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08.16.17

Hoeven Hosts Seventh Annual State of Technology Conference, Continues Advancing New Connections to Spark Innovation in North Dakota's Tech Sector

FARGO, N.D. - At the 2017 State of Technology Conference today, Senator John Hoeven drove home how technological innovations are reaching all corners of North Dakota, acting as the third wave in the state's economic growth and creating opportunities in both emerging and traditional industries. Hoeven stressed that North Dakota continues to see growth in local, high-tech products and services, like CoSchedule and uCodeGirl. CoSchedule is currently the fastest-growing startup in the state, with mo… Continue Reading


08.16.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $340,000 in Rural Development Funds for Expansion of Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton

WASHINGTON - 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's (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded $341,000 to Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton. The funds will be used as part of a more than $3.4 million expansion to the plant which includes constructing a new fermenter and cooling tower cell. "Earlier this year, Tharaldson Ethanol produced t… Continue Reading


08.16.17

Hoeven Hosts NORTHCOM Commander at Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted U.S. Air Force (USAF) General Lori Robinson, leader of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Commander, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), for a meeting and tour at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Sky Technology Park. "We've worked hard to build a UAS ecosystem that can't be found anywhere else in the world," Hoeven … Continue Reading


08.15.17

Hoeven: President Signs Executive Order Providing Regulatory Relief for Infrastructure Development

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the president signed an executive order to streamline the environmental review and permitting process for major infrastructure projects. "Our nation's infrastructure needs to be repaired and updated in order for us to continue having a competitive economy," Hoeven said. "It is important that we ensure our infrastructure programs are solvent and we advance creative, bipartisan solutions like the Move America Act to help … Continue Reading


08.15.17

Hoeven Secures $10 Million to Help Cover Costs of DAPL Protest

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded North Dakota $10 million to help reimburse the state for the costs of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure the funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget for the DOJ's Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance program earlier this year. The senator has consistently worked with the DOJ since May to ensure the state… Continue Reading


08.15.17

Hoeven: New Data Center Will Be Vital Tech Infrastructure for North Dakota, Help Bring National Companies to the Region

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on Midco's new Tier III data center in Fargo. The $12 million facility is expected to be completed and operational in 2018, the first center of its kind in the region. It will provide secure data services, such as website hosting and data storage, which are crucial to many modern businesses. This makes the center an important piece of infrastructure that will help attract companies to the state from across the country, including from se… Continue Reading


08.15.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $3.7 Million in Health and Education Funding for North Dakota Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has awarded three grants totaling $3,683,838 to Turtle Mountain and Cankdeska Cikana Community Colleges and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The funds are for varying projects and details are as follows: Turtle Mountain Community College - $2,285,882 - The funds will be used to support a Health Education Access throug… Continue Reading


08.14.17

Hoeven: Expanded West Fargo Postal Facility Helps Process Mail More Efficiently

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the expanded U.S. Postal Service (USPS) auxiliary service facility in West Fargo and marked the first year of operations there. Hoeven also helped present awards to postal workers and install new postmasters for positions throughout the state. "The men and women of USPS work hard to ensure mail and packages are delivered in good condition and on time," Hoeven said. "As our state grows, it's important for USPS to have infrastructure in place f… Continue Reading


08.14.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $4.6 Million in Funding for Fargo & Dickinson Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4,609,757 to Hector International Airport in Fargo and Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. These funds are in addition to the more than $3.2 million the two airports received last week and will be used to support the same projects. Details of today's awards are as follows: Hector International Airport - $3,05… Continue Reading


08.13.17

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Expand Ag Producer Loans, Loan Gurantees to North Dakota Community Banks

FARGO, N.D. - At the annual convention for the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his legislation, the Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act, to raise the limits for loans and loan guarantees under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hoeven recently reintroduced the bill, which would increase the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) loan guarantee amount from $1.39 million to $2.5 million and double the amount of direct loans from $300,000 to $600,000. … Continue Reading


08.12.17

Hoeven: $2.1 Billion in Additional Funding for Veterans Choice Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the president signed into law legislation providing an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice program. Hoeven helped pass the bill through the Senate earlier this month. "This funding for the Choice Program will allow veterans to continue accessing the care they need in their home communities," Hoeven said. "We will continue working to make improvements in the care and services available to our veterans, includ… Continue Reading


08.11.17

Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2017 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for his 2017 State of Technology Conference. The event is being held at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo next Wednesday, August 16. The senator holds his annual conference with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to highlight breakthrough technologies and the local innovators creating them. The conference has served as a catalyst for new innovation and investment in the state, including the Dakota Fiber Initiative, wh… Continue Reading


08.11.17

Hoeven: Court Rules Northwest Area Water Supply Project May Proceed

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation's Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) project fulfilled the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Accordingly, the court has dismissed the lawsuits brought against the project, lifted the injunction and allowed the project to proceed. "The Northwest Area Water Supply proje… Continue Reading


08.11.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $220,000 Grant for Center for Rural Health at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $219,036 to the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to support the center's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program which helps provide education and clinical opportunities for health professional students. "Today's HRSA grant will help ensure the Center for Rural… Continue Reading


08.11.17

Hoeven Joins Minot Community to Mark Completion of $30 Million Water Treatment Plant Flood Protection Project

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined city and state officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the $30 million flood protection project to protect the City of Minot's Water Treatment Plant. The senator secured 75 percent of the total cost in federal funding to complete the project. "We worked hard to secure $22.5 million in federal funding for this project to protect the water treatment plant and ensure that the Minot community will have access to a clean water s… Continue Reading


08.10.17

Hoeven Outlines Assistance Available to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by Drought

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today convened a roundtable with agriculture producers, commodity groups and state officials in Dickinson to outline his efforts to ensure all possible assistance is being made available to farmers and ranchers facing severe drought. Hoeven urged affected producers to work with federal, state and local offices to make use of the programs through the U.S. D… Continue Reading


08.10.17

Hoeven Statement on President Declaring Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the President's announcement that he plans to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency: "Opioid addiction has presented significant challenges for individuals, families and communities across North Dakota and the nation. By declaring the opioid epidemic as a national emergency, the president has made it a priority to combat this crisis and ensure that our law enforcement, educators and health care provider… Continue Reading


08.09.17

Hoeven: CCS Will Help Shape Nation's Energy Future

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for a tour and energy roundtable at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). Hoeven stressed the potential benefits for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to reduce emissions for both traditional and renewable energy sources. "The efforts of the EERC are vital to ensuring the energy security of our nation," Hoeven… Continue Reading


08.09.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Funding for Fargo & Dickinson Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3,256,500 to Hector International Airport in Fargo and Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. Details of the awards are as follows: Hector International Airport - $2,812,809 - The funds will be used to reconstruct and rehabilitate taxiways at the airport. Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport - $443,691… Continue Reading


08.09.17

Hoeven: EPA Must Support Modern Agriculture, Not Burden Family Farms

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today led an agriculture roundtable with Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hoeven organized today's meeting, which was held at Bateman Farm near Grand Forks, with agriculture producers and commodity groups from around the state to ensure Pruitt has a firsthand understanding of the modern costs of agriculture… Continue Reading

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