News Releases

09.29.17

Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Outline Tax Relief Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to outline his priorities for tax relief legislation. "Reforming our tax code will help families and businesses across our state and nation, and get our economy going and growing," said Hoeven. "Secretary Mnuchin and I had a good discussion about our priorities for tax reform and the importance of providing tax relief for individuals and families. Tax reform will grow our economy, create more jobs and he… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Hoeven: Congress Passes Extension of FAA Programs, Provides Hurricane Tax Relief

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped pass a short-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill helps ensure important aviation projects will be able to continue in North Dakota, including the construction of the new airport in Williston. The House of Representatives voted to pass the bill shortly after the Senate. The legislation now goes to the president to be signed into law. "This six-month extension was necessary with Congress' efforts to pass a long-… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Hoeven Outlines Importance of Strengthening Nuclear Detterent at Task Force 21 Nuclear Conference

WASHINGTON - In remarks before the 2017 Task Force 21 Triad Conference, Senator John Hoeven today outlined key priorities for the Nuclear Posture Review, the blueprint for the nation's strategic deterrent that is currently being worked on by the administration. The senator also highlighted the important role that Minot Air Force Base, home to both the B-52 bombers of the 5th Bomb Wing and the Minutemen III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of the 91st Missile Wing, plays in keeping the … Continue Reading


09.28.17

Hoeven: Judge Erickson's Confirmation Will Help Uphold Our Founding Principles & the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Senate confirmation of Judge Ralph Erickson for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to the confirmation vote, Hoeven outlined Erickson's strong judicial record on the Senate floor. The senator introduced Judge Erickson at the Judiciary Committee hearing in July and worked consistently since that time to move Erickson's confirmation through committee and the full Senate. "Judge Erickson has a distinguished record of service to our st… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in Funding to Support Sexual Assault Survivors and Help Address Sexual Assault in North Dakota's Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded four grants totaling $2,051,106 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe and the First Nations Women's Alliance in Devils Lake. Details of the awards are as follows: Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold - $893,098 - The funds will be used to… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Hoeven: CBP, UND Aerospace to Match Student Pilots with Federal Career Opportunities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will partner with the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace to create a pathway program providing federal career opportunities for students learning to fly both manned and unmanned aircraft. Under the program, sophomore and junior student pilots will be hired by CBP as aviation enforcement trainees. Upon graduation and accumulation of flight hours, CBP will convert these students into full-time CB… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Hoeven Announces $456,000 Loan, Nearly $193,000 Grant to Support Updated Water System for Elgin

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved a loan of $456,000 and a grant of $192,847 to the City of Elgin. The funds will support the replacement of non-functioning water gate valves in the city's water system, which currently force the system to be shut down for the entire city during repairs. Additional valv… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Hoeven Announces More than $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Address Sexual Assault and Help Sexual Assault Survivors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded two grants totaling $1,552,903 to the North Dakota Department of Health and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. Details of the awards are as follows: North Dakota Department of Health - $869,993 - The funds are awarded through DOJ's Services, Training, Officers and Prosecution (STOP) Violence Against Women For… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Outlines Support for Grand Forks AFB in Meeting with 319th Air Base Commander

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Colonel Benjamin W. Spencer, Commander of the 319th Air Base Wing of Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) to review base operations and outline the senator's work to support the base's missions, including support for the base's RQ-4 Global Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as well as the newly renovated building for Customs and Border Patrol operations on base. Hoeven has also been working to secure a mission for Grand Forks… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Honors Fargo's Marian Kadrie as Angel in Adoption at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored Marian Kadrie of Fargo whom he nominated to receive the Angel in Adoption award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to helping children. "I was glad to meet with Marian today as she was honored for her many years of tremendous commitment to foster children in Fargo-Moorhead," Hoeven said. "Marian's efforts as a teacher and foster mother have improved the lives of hundreds of young people throughout her life. She demonstrates leadership in … Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Statement on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill and CBO Analysis

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) health care reform legislation and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis. "Obamacare has raised health care costs and limited choice, which is why we're working to provide relief for American families. We need to reform our health care system to provide Americans with access to patient-centered health care and health insurance at an affordable rate," said Hoeven. "This legislation … Continue Reading


09.25.17

Hoeven: New Watford City Post Office Open for Business

WATFORD CITY - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) new, expanded Watford City Post Office located at 1204 4th Avenue NE is now open for business. "We've been working to make this new post office a reality," said Hoeven. "Watford City's expanded postal facility will help to meet the needs of the community and provide better service for residents and businesses now and into the future." The 9,000-square-foot building provides much-needed parking space for c… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $830,000 in Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault, Help Public Defenders and Prosecutors Continue to Serve Local Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded three grants totaling $830,917 to the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Bank of North Dakota. Details of the awards are as follows: Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks - $450,000 - These funds are awarded by the DOJ's Office on Violence Against W… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Hoeven Helps Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administration to Strengthen Response to Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, this week helped lead a bipartisan letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Jonodev Chaudhuri, chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission, to strengthen federal officials' ability to recognize and respond to human trafficking and domestic violence in Indian Country. The group stressed the high rate of violent crimes, including intimate partner violen… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Hoeven Marks Ribbon Cutting for 119th Air Wing Intelligence Targeting Facility

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Major General Al Dohrmann, the Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG), and members of the 119th Air Wing to mark the ribbon cutting for the Intel, Surveillance and Reconnaissance facility at Hector Field in Fargo. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $7.3 million for the new facility in the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. The 119th Air Wing's intelligence… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Executive Order Imposing Additional Sanctions, Financial Pressure on North Korea's Trade Partners

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the president signed an executive order placing additional sanctions targeting those doing business with North Korea. The order specifically allows the Secretary of the Treasury to take action against persons and entities that engage in international trade with North Korea, as well as the financial institutions facilitating this trade. "This order forces people, businesses and banks to choose between doing business with… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $637,000 to North Dakota Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $637,240 in grants to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General. The details of the funds are as follows: $257,273 to support the automation of data submission by North Dakota State's Attorneys to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to ensure accurate and timely criminal history records. $232,877 to support the ND Internet Crimes… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: MDU Investing In $14 Million Energy Infrastructure, Will Provide Bobcat & Gwinner Region with Reliable, Affordable Energy

GWINNER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) and Bobcat in announcing a new contract to invest nearly $14 million in natural gas service in southeastern North Dakota. The pipeline is expected to run 21 miles from the Alliance pipeline near Milnor, North Dakota, to Bobcat's production facility in Gwinner. "Reliable and affordable energy is critical to every family and business in our nation," Hoeven said. "This is especially true for energy-intensive industri… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $1 Million to Support Sex Offender Registries for Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $1 million in grants to tribes in North Dakota to help protect the public from convicted sex offenders. The funds are awarded through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program and will help the tribes maintain and enhance their sex offender registries. The details of the awards are as follows: Standing Rock Sioux T… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven Announces $11.2 Million Grant to Support Comprehensive Literacy Education in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $11.2 million to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) to support literacy instruction for students from birth through high school. This is the first year award of an anticipated three year grant and supports subgrants from NDDPI to local education agencies and other eligible entities. "These funds will help local educators impl… Continue Reading

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