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09.24.20

Hoeven: HHS Awards Funding for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Treatment in North Dakota

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 funding to two North Dakota entities: North Dakota State Department of Human Services - $4,000,000 to provide mental health support services and crisis counseling to North Dakota residents impacted by last year's flooding. University of North Dakota (UND) - $194,478 to expand substance use disorder education and training … Continue Reading


09.24.20

Hoeven Announces USDA NIFA Funding to Three North Dakota Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded funding to three entities in North Dakota: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $549,983 from the Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program (AgVets) to sup… Continue Reading


09.23.20

House Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Improve VA Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to strengthen mental health services and suicide prevention efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 will improve outreach to veterans, including those in rural, hard-to-serve… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Statement After Agreement Reached to Provide Funding For Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after an agreement was reached to provide Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) reimbursement as part of legislation to fund the government that is being considered by Congress this week. Yesterday, the House released draft funding legislation without the regular reimbursement of the CCC. As chairman of the Agriculture Approp… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Mountains Plains Youth Services Inc.

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 Justice (DOJ) has awarded the following grants: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $900,000 awarded from the Office of Violence Against Women, to respond to and assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault as well as ensure perpetrators are held accountable. Mountains Plains Youth Services Inc. - $750,000 awar… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Outlines Progress on Nuclear Modernization, Need for Credible Deterrent

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today outlined the need to continue modernizing the nation's nuclear forces, highlighting the progress he has helped achieve through his role on the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Hoeven made the remarks during a virtual nuclear triad conference hosted by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's Task Force 21. The senator stressed ongoing efforts by the nation's adversaries to surpass America's nuclear capabilities and how the investments Congress has made,… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Funding to Spirit Lake Tribe and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

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 Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $607,630 to the Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten and $767,680 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. Today's funding will be used by each tribe to respond to and assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence as well … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4 Million in Justice Department Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded the following grants: North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - $4,268,738 made available through the Crime Victims Fund, to provide crime victim services across the state. Cass County - $59,274 made available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven: House Passes Savanna's Act, Bill Goes To President To Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Savanna's Act, legislation he cosponsored that requires reporting on missing and murdered Native Americans. The bill, which is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota who was tragically murdered in 2017, also directs the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to consult with Indian Tribes while … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Statement After House Introduces CR Without Critical CCC Funding for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the text of a continuing resolution without critical funding for farmers and ranchers. The House CR does not include the regular reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which is routinely reimbursed in annual appropriations bills. The CCC funds vital farm bill programs, including countercyclical safety net p… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the President's intent to nominate an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court: "When a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court in an election year and the Presidency and the Senate are controlled by the same party, the precedent has been for the President's nominee to get a vote on confirmation. That is the case in this election year and we should go forward accordingly. "In 2016, we had a different situation. We had divided… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Two DOJ Grants to North Dakota Groups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded the following grants: $437,957 to the North Dakota Attorney General's Office. This grant will be used to support state and local law enforcement crime prevention and response programs and initiatives including training, equipment and supplies, personnel, technical assistance and information systems. … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Pathfinder Services of ND Inc.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $200,000 to Pathfinder Services of North Dakota, Inc. in Minot. This grant was made available under the Parent Training and Information Centers Program and will be used to provide information and training opportunities for parents of children with disabilities. "This grant will ensure Pathfinder Services is able to continue providing resources tha… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Presses FERC Nominees to Ensure a Fair Value for Coal as Reliable Source of Baseload Power

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week stressed to Mark Christie and Allison Clements, nominees to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the essential role of baseload power in supporting the affordability and reliability of the grid. The senator highlighted recent issues with rolling blackouts in California due to the lack of fuel diversity in its electricity generation, and accordingly, urged the nominees to ensure a fair value for baseload power sources like coal that … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Statement on Observing POW/MIA Recognition Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day. "No amount of time can pass that families, communities and our nation will forget the American soldiers who have been held captive or remain missing," said Hoeven. "Just this week, North Dakota had the opportunity to welcome home Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner, who has been missing since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, he will finally be laid to rest at the State Veterans… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to ND Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded $423,402 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services in Bismarck. Today's grant, authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, will be used to support improvements to the juvenile justice system through prevention and intervention efforts. Thi… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven: USDA Releases Details on CFAP 2, Sign Up to Start Monday, September 21

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2, relief for farmers and ranchers provided using the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding Hoeven secured in the CARES Act. USDA estimates it will provide about $13.2 billion when payment limitations are applied. Hoeven ha… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Statement After POTUS Announces CFAP 2.0

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after President Trump announced a second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide relief for farmers and ranchers. CFAP 2.0 is being provided using the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding Hoeven worked to secure in the CARES Act. USDA estimates it will provide about $13.2 billion when payment limitations are applied. "We … Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven: Minot Receives $6.3 Million Grant for Children's Discovery Center

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a $6.3 million grant to the City of Minot for construction of the Magic City Discovery Center, an interactive children's museum that will provide science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) educational opportunities for Minot families, including those stationed at Minot Air Force Base. The funding, which Hoeven helped advance as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee and… Continue Reading


09.17.20

North Dakota Senators Help Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for Military Spouse Licensing Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) helped introduce the "Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act" today, a bipartisan bill requiring states to recognize the occupational license from another state of a service member's spouse if the service member and their spouse are moved across state lines. "Our military families make significant sacrifices in service to our nation, including entire households often having to relocate due to new military orders," said Senator … Continue Reading

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