News Releases

07.06.20

Hoeven Statement on DAPL Court Ruling

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shutdown beginning August 5 while the U.S. Army Corps completes an environmental impact statement: "The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital energy infrastructure for North Dakota and our nation. The pipeline is equipped with the latest safeguards and technology, and after undergoing years of thorough state regulatory reviews and an extensive federal e… Continue Reading


07.04.20

Hoeven Statement on Independence Day 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Mikey and I wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. We live in the greatest country in the world and enjoy tremendous liberties and freedoms. Today as we honor the birth of our great country, we express our gratitude to our veterans, military members and their families for their service and sacrifice on our behalf. We are forever indebted to those who have given th… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven, Boozman, Smith & Sinema Introduce Flexible Financing for Rural America Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, legislation that would allow electric cooperatives and small, rural telecommunications providers to refinance their Rural Utilities Service (RUS) debt at current market rates without penalty. By taking advantage of today's lower interest rates, rural cooperatives and businesses would gain flexibility in managing their … Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong: Oakes Test Area Title Transfer to Be Final After 90-Day Congressional Review

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong, today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has notified Congress of its intent to transfer the title of the Oakes Test Area to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District (DSID). This begins the 90-day Congressional review period, after which the transfer will be final and the facility will be owned and operated by the DSID. Hoeven hosted a call with the delegation and officials from t… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,153,419 to the Towner-Granville-Upham (TGU) School District #60 and $1,114,033 to the Community Action Partnership, Inc. in Dickinson. Today's grant awards were made available through the Office of Head Start at HHS and will be used to promote school readiness and assist children as they prepare for school. "Head Start hel… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Announces Research Funds to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded funding to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for two research projects. Details are as follows: $49,250 to enhance research and extension programs on beef cattle production systems and develop improvements in beef cattle sustainability. $32,847 for NDSU's Department of A… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Statement After DOT Extends Skywest Airlines Contract to Serve Jamestown, Devils Lake Through June 2023

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation renewed SkyWest Airlines' contract to provide air service to the Jamestown Regional Airport and Devils Lake Regional Airport through June 30, 2023. Under the contract, SkyWest, flying for United Airlines, will continue to offer 12 round trips per week to Denver. There will be no change from previous contracted services. "We appreciate the Administration extending SkyWest's contract to p… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven: USMCA Goes Into Effect Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force today, with the agreement being fully implemented by the three nations. "We appreciate the administration for their work to secure this agreement and bring it to full implementation," said Hoeven. "USMCA ensures that Canada will no longer be able to automati… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Brownfields Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $176,800 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). Today's grant will be used to fund the Brownfields State Response Program and support efforts to survey and inventory hazardous substances at brownfield sites throughout the state, continuing efforts to remediate and redevelop these properties. "This grant will prov… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Apprenticeships, Job Training for Seniors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made the following two awards to North Dakota entities: $889,285 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The funds will be used to support work-based job training opportunities for lower-income, unemployed individuals 55 years of age and older. North Dakota is one of seven grante… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $9.5 Million in Funding From FEMA to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $9.5 million in funding to North Dakota to support homeland security efforts. Details are as follows: $4,287,500 from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) will be used to support efforts to prevent, prepare for, protect against and respond to acts of terrorism. $3,151,693 from the Emergency Management Performance… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces Preparedness and Response Funding for North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded $1,071,922 to the North Dakota Department of Health for their Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement. This funding is in addition to previous funds awarded by the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program to the North Dakota Department of Health and t… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding for Projects at Three North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding to three North Dakota airports. Today's grants include funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with intentions to award the full Federal share amount regarding each project. Details are … Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven: FAA Releases Funding for Three North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized grant awards and released funding to three North Dakota airports. Today's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) supplemental grants were previously announced by Hoeven last year and will benefit three North Dakota airports, including: Hector Int… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of Family Assistance has awarded $1,717,460 to Turtle Mountain Community College. This funding will be used to support the Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) Project which supports training for low-income individuals to enter the health care field… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces Two HHS Grants to Support Research at NDSU, Update Food Regulatory Standards

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to North Dakota entities: North Dakota State University (NDSU) will receive $145,000 to conduct research regarding the detection of pancreatic cancer. North Dakota Department of Health will receive $69,000 to support efforts to update the national retail food regulatory program standards and help ensure safe pra… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding for UAS Research in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $782,115 to the Scientific Applications and Research Associates, Inc. (SARA) to research unmanned aerial systems (UAS) detect and avoid capabilities. This research will be conducted through the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The grant is made possible using $6 million in funding Hoeven secured … Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven: Department of Energy to Establish Coal Innovation Centers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $122 million competitive funding opportunity to establish coal products innovation centers. The new centers are funded through the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, for which Hoeven has helped ensure strong funding through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee. Further, the innovation centers align closely with projects at the Univer… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Belcourt County

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations and Senate Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $3,389,800 grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Today's funding will be used to make essential infrastructure improvements to the Belcourt County water treatment plant to enhance water quality in the region. "Today's grant will permit the Turtle Mountain Band… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Statement on Improvements to Malting Barley Endorsement for Federal Crop Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors approved changes to the malting barley endorsement for federal crop insurance. Hoeven raised the issue to USDA officials, including RMA Administrator Martin Barbre, and ur… Continue Reading

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