News Releases

10.30.20

Hoeven Congratulates Sweetwater Elementary School on Second National Blue Ribbon Award

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined a virtual celebration to congratulate students and staff at Sweetwater Elementary School in Devils Lake on being designated as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, receiving their second National Blue Ribbon Award. The school first received the award in 2014, with Hoeven joining the community's celebration that year as well. During the ceremony, Hoeven honored the students and teachers for receiving their second Blue Ribbon School Award and ex… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven Announces Loan Guarantee to I.O.O.F. Retirement Village Group

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development, has approved a loan guarantee of $2,385,000 to the I.O.O.F. Retirement Village Group, LP. Today's award was made available through the Multi-Family Housing Loan program and will be used to acquire and renovate 78 units of housing in Devils Lake. "With thi… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Department of Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded $344,775 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). This new grant will be used to support maternal and child health services in North Dakota. "This grant from HHS will support the North Dakota Department of Health and their efforts to provide vital … Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven: North Dakota IPP to Become Permanent, Working Toward First Statewide UAS Flights Without Visual Observers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), including the initiative in North Dakota, will begin its transition to a permanent program. Now the BEYOND program, this permanence helps ensure the state can continue to develop the technology, practices and legal framework needed to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven: We Built North Dakota's Pro-Business Environment to Attract Investments Like New Amazon Fulfillment Center

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Governor Doug Burgum and representatives from private industry groups in outlining Project Force, the new Amazon fulfillment center under development in north Fargo. Hoeven worked with the city to advance the project, having worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get the permit approved in a timely manner to ensure construction could move forward without delay. The 1.3 million square foot facility is expected to ope… Continue Reading


10.29.20

Hoeven: USDA Rural Development Awards $6.9 Million to Reservation Telephone Cooperative to Build Broadband Infrastructure in Western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Clare Carlson, Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) CEO Seth Arndorfer and Reservation Telephone Cooperative CEO Shane Hart in announcing a federal grant of $6.9 million under the ReConnect program to build broadband infrastructure in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Reservation Telephone Cooperative, a member company of DCN, will use the funding, along with $2.3 million of i… Continue Reading


10.29.20

ND Delegation: EPA Approves Three Dicamba Registrations Through 2025

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved new five-year registrations for two dicamba products, XtendiMax and Egenia, and extended the registration of an addition dicamba product, Tavium Plus, until 2025. "This is a welcome relief for producers, including North Dakota's soybean growers, who have faced numerous challenges in recent months. This decision provi… Continue Reading


10.28.20

ND Delegation to FEMA: Accept Minot's Appeal of Flood Insurance Rate Map

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week pressed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to grant the City of Minot's appeal of FEMA's preliminary flood insurance rate map for the City of Minot and Ward County. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, the delegation urged FEMA to work with local stakeholders to ensure that the flood map accurately reflects the flood risk, and to accept Minot's appeal. "Accurate flood insura… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Investments in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Office of Rural Development, has awarded Community Facilities Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans to four North Dakota entities: Cooperstown Medical Center - $20,964,000 loan and a $2,000,000 loan guarantee to construct a new multi-purpose medical facility. City of Willisto… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Hoeven Outlines Way Forward for State's Leadership in UAS Efforts to Update Reaper & Global Hawk Aircraft Based In North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today kicked off the 14th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit and led a virtual panel discussion with Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson. Hoeven invited the two officials to the summit to highlight important opportunities for strengthening North Dakota's leadership in unmanned technology. Further, Hoeven outlined the state's unique UAS e… Continue Reading


10.27.20

Hoeven Announces Rural Development Funding Awarded to Three North Dakota Cities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Office of Rural Development, has awarded three North Dakota cities with water and waste disposal loans and grants: City of Larimore - $26,366,500 loan for water, sewer and storm sewer upgrades for the city. City of Plaza - $1,529,000 loan and a $785,000 grant to help finance the construction of a water tower and the repla… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Confirms Justice Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Senate approved the nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "As both a law professor and a judge, Justice Barrett has shown a deep respect for the Constitution and a commitment to upholding the law rather than trying to legislate from the bench. During the confirmation process, she made it clear that she will be impartial and fa… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Hoeven Introduces Senate Resolution Honoring October 26th as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate declaring today, October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed," a day to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who are and have been deployed on behalf of the United States Armed Forces. Hoeven was the first governor in the United States to support a formal proclamation declaring a Day of the Deployed in 2006, and has continued to lead the effort honoring the day in the U.S. Senate. "Today… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Hoeven Statement on Israel, Sudan Normalizing Diplomatic Relations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump announced that Sudan will begin the process of normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel. This comes as part of the administration's broader effort to support stability for Sudan's transitional government, integrate it into the international community and ensure it is working to combat terrorism in the region. Sudan is the third nation to officially recognize the State of Israel this year. Last month,… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Hoeven: DOL Provides Regulatory Relief for Health Care & LTC Providers That Serve Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) extended a moratorium on certain hiring regulations for Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP) providers, providing regulatory relief for facilities that treat veterans, including long-term care (LTC) facilities, while the senator continues working to secure a permanent solution. This follows conversations Hoeven has held with Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Veterans Affai… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven & Udall: President Trump Signs the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed S. 209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act of 2019, into law. "We welcome our bipartisan legislation being signed into law, as it gives greater … Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven Announces Rural Development Loans Awarded to Two ND Electric Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Office of Rural Development, has awarded loans to two North Dakota electric co-ops: Cass County Electric Cooperative - $45,000,000 loan to build and improve 785 miles of line to benefit more than 8,300 consumers. Central Power Electric Cooperative - $23,997,000 loan to support improvements to the transmission system to ben… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven Statement After Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, and advanced the nomination to the full Senate. Hoeven met with Judge Barrett earlier this month to discuss her judicial philosophy and this week spoke on the Senate floor in support of her nomination. "Judge Barrett has a strong record on the bench … Continue Reading


10.21.20

Hoeven & Cramer Honor Service of Senator Mark Andrews with Senate Resolution, Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Senator Kevin Cramer introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Mark Andrews, former U.S. Senator for the State of North Dakota. The senators also delivered remarks on the Senate floor in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to North Dakota and the nation. "As we reflect on the legacy of Mark Andrews, we are grateful for his lifetime of service on behalf of the people of North Dakota. He was a dedicated champi… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Hoeven Statement After Targeted COVID-19 Relief Package Blocked in the Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats again blocked consideration of a COVID-19 relief package that would provide targeted relief for health care, education and economic needs, including $20 billion for the nation's farmers and ranchers that Hoeven worked to include as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee. The legislation would support COVID-19 testing and vaccines, and provide up to a $300 federal unemployment boost, … Continue Reading

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