News Releases

09.20.17

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Heating Assistance is Available to Low-Income Families in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to release funds through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to ensure support is available to help low-income families heat their homes in the winter months. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven works to support the program through annual funding bills each year and helped secure $23 million in assistance for North… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Hoeven Meets with Ag Undersecretary of Trade Nominee, Working to Ensure Fair Treatment of American Farmers & Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently met with Ted McKinney, the nominee to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Hoeven served as a member of the Senate-House Conference Committee that crafted the final farm bill of 2014, which directed USDA to create the undersecretary of trade position. The senator stressed t… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Hoeven Amendment to Provide More UAS Pilot Training Options for National Guard Approved in NDAA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an amendment he authored that ensures National Guard unmanned aircraft pilots receive timely training by leveraging the expertise of civilian contractors, like General Atomics, which has a unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training facility at Grand Sky Technology Park. "This legislation supports our troops, modernizes our military and helps ensure th… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Modernize Nuclear Defenses, Urges Support for Minot's Missions with General Rand

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, this week urged General Robin Rand, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to support the nuclear missions at the Minot Air Force Base. The senator has worked throughout his tenure to ensure the base has the tools it needs to be successful in its missions. Hoeven successfully included the following priorities for Minot in the appropriations bill for Fiscal Year… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $700,000 to Support Health Services 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 has awarded four grants totaling more than $700,000 to improve and expand services at community health centers in North Dakota. The funding is distributed as follows: Coal Country Community Health Centers in Beulah - $175,700 Family HealthCare in Fargo - $175,700 Northland Community Health Center in Turtle Lake - $175,701 Valley Community … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Hoeven Announces $255,000 Grant to Support UTTC Business Development Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $255,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to support its business development center. The center provides services to minority-owned businesses, helping them to take advantage of market opportunities to support job creation in tribal communities. "Business development centers like UTTC's connect our small businesses with the expertise they … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Hoeven: Judge Ralph Erickson Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that United States District Judge Ralph Erickson, who has been nominated to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today. Hoeven introduced Judge Erickson at the Judiciary Committee hearing in July and highlighted his strong record of upholding the rule of law. Hoeven urged the committee to approve Judge Erickson's nomination and move it to the full Senate for confirmation. "The… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Hoeven Honors Marian Kadrie of Fargo as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Marian Kadrie of Fargo has been selected for the Angel in Adoption award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to helping children. "Marian has throughout her life shown an outstanding commitment to improve the lives of others," Hoeven said. "She worked for many years with students in Fargo and Moorhead, and at the same time, she and her husband opened up their home to children in need. In total, Marian has fostered more than 300 ch… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Hoeven Announces more than $36 Million in Airport Funding for Williston, Bismarck, Dickinson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding three grants totaling more than $36 million to support airports in North Dakota. Today's funding is made available through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which Hoeven helped maintain in the Senate's Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill, and is distributed as follows: Williston B… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Hoeven: Secretary Mattis' Review of Minot's Nuclear Deterrent Part of Countering North Korean Aggression

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement, marking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the Minot Air Force Base. In July, Hoeven extended an invitation to Mattis to visit the state and drove home North Dakota's vital contributions to the nation's defense, specifically highlighting the state's nuclear and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) missions. "Minot Air Force Base is crucial in deterring aggression against the United States, and I'm pleased that Secretary Matt… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Hoeven Honors Marian Kadrie of Fargo as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Marian Kadrie of Fargo has been selected for the Angel in Adoption award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to helping children. "Marian has throughout her life shown an outstanding commitment to improve the lives of others," Hoeven said. "She worked for many years with students in Fargo and Moorhead, and at the same time, she and her husband opened up their home to children in need. In total, Marian has fostered more than 300 chil… Continue Reading


09.12.17

Hoeven: CBP Signs Lease at Air Base Ensuring Continued CBP Operations in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signed a lease to move into a new facility on the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB). The move to a newly renovated facility will ensure continuity for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) border patrol operations and training. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $8 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funding for the facility to ensure that CBP continued conducting its U… Continue Reading


09.11.17

Hoeven Honors Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Hoeven congratulated Mund, who made history last night, becoming the first Miss North Dakota to win the crown. Mund served as an intern in Senator Hoeven's office from August through December 2016. Below is an excerpt from the Senator's speech on the Senate floor: "Cara is truly impressive, and we're proud to have her representing North Dakota and now our entire nation. "Following gr… Continue Reading


09.11.17

Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: "While the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11 always weighs heavily on our nation, it is also a reminder of our best qualities. Firefighters, police officers and first responders put their lives on the line to help others. Communities across the country and nations around the world expressed solidarity with the victims and their loved ones. … Continue Reading


09.11.17

Hoeven Statement Congratulating Miss North Dakota Cara Mund on Being Crowned Miss America

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement congratulating Miss North Dakota Cara Mund on being crowned Miss America 2018. Mund interned in the Senator's Washington, DC office from August to December 2016. "Congratulations to our former intern Cara Mund on being crowned Miss America 2018. Mikey and I were watching the pageant on TV and cheering for Cara throughout the competition. She did a fabulous job and we could not have been more excited when she won. Cara is well… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Hoeven: VA Providing $4.9 Million Grant to Build New All Nations Cemetery Near Fort Yates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive $4.9 million in funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build the All Nations Veterans Cemetery near Fort Yates, which will serve 2,264 tribal Veterans and their families. "This new Veterans cemetery will help ensure our tribal Veterans receive the recognition they deserve for their selfless service and are laid to rest … Continue Reading


09.07.17

Hoeven Statement on Legislation to Provide Hurricane Relief, Raise Debt Ceiling and Fund Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to provide emergency funding for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, raise the debt ceiling to ensure the United States meets its fiscal obligations and to fund the federal government through December 8. "This legislation has strong bipartisan support in the Senate and will ensure that we quickly provide aid to those who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey and preparing for Hurricane Irma," said Hoeven.… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Hoeven: Air Force Secretary's Visit Gives her Firsthand Knowledge of Nuclear Mission, Need for Updated Arsenal & Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, marking her visit to the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven met with Wilson during her recent confirmation process, where he invited her to visit North Dakota and urged her to support modernizing the nuclear triad and updating the helicopters used to secure the missile fields at the base. "The Minot Air Force Base is critical to our nation's nuclear deterrent and serves as an important stop for Secretary Wil… Continue Reading


09.06.17

Hoeven: President Makes Case for Tax Reform to Strengthen North Dakota Economy, Provide Families with Tax Relief

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined President Donald Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, to make the case for tax reform. "We appreciate the president and members of his cabinet coming to North Dakota to discuss the importance of reforming the tax code for families and businesses across our state and nation," said Hoeven. "Today's speech highlighted North Dakota's role in powering our nation's economy and how tax reform w… Continue Reading


09.05.17

Hoeven Statement on President's DACA Announcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. "Despite the fact that immigration policy should be legislated by Congress, the Obama administration unilaterally established DACA. Congress needs to work to find a legislative solution that permanently addresses this issue in a fair manner, and at the same time ensure that our bord… Continue Reading

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