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Hoeven Announces $1 Million Head Start Grant to Mayville State University

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 $1,038,570 to Mayville State University. Today's grant, through the Office of Head Start, will be used to provide Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership services to infants, toddlers and low-income families. "Today's grant will support continued efforts to provide important resources and services to children in the Traill Co… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passage of Security Resources

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate approved a security supplemental appropriations bill. The legislation provides resources for the National Guard, Capitol Police, and for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, which authorizes visas for eligible Afghan nationals who supported the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan. "This legislation provides necessary resources for the Department of Defense, in… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges HHS to Withdraw Proposed Obamacare Abortion Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to withdraw the Biden administration's proposed rule that would allow combined payments for abortion coverage in taxpayer-funded health plans purchased on the Obamacare exchanges. The letter mentions the separate payment and separate accounting requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration's r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Proceeding to Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting to proceed to debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package. "Investing in our roads, bridges, railways, airports, broadband, flood protection and other traditional infrastructure is a bipartisan priority, which is why I voted to proceed to debate on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. As I've said throughout the negotiations, there is broad support for a targeted infrastructure package to update our tradition… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $2 Million Research Grant to University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, has awarded $2 million to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's grant will be used to support research into host-pathogen interactions, including how viruses can sustain themselves within host organisms. "The benefits of research at UND reach beyond our state, and today's gra… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce Legislation to Provide Emergency CRP Haying Flexibility

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in helping introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to allow timely haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. In response to historic drought conditions, the CRP Flexibility Act would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authority to allow emergency haying be… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Western State Lawmakers Urging USDA to Support Additional Drought Relief for Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort to urge U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide additional relief to farmers and ranchers impacted by historic drought. The letter also encourages USDA to work with Congress to provide technical assistance as lawmakers craft additional authorities and appropriations t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Frank Kendall as the Secretary of the Air Force. As part of his confirmation process, Hoeven spoke with Kendall earlier this summer and invited the Secretary to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the state's vital missions. "We look forward to working with Secretary Kendall now that he is confirmed," said Hoeven. "During his confirmati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Indian Education Professional Development Funding to Three ND Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded funding to three North Dakota colleges and universities. These grants, available through the Indian Education Professional Development program, will be used to provide training and help increase the number of qualified individuals serving Native American students. Details are as follows: University of Mary - … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Cavalier Air Force Station to Join U.S. Space Force

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Cavalier Air Force Station will join the U.S. Space Force on July 30. The site will be re-designated as the Cavalier Space Force Station and will continue to serve in the tracking of Earth-orbiting objects. This aligns with the senator's efforts to ensure a role for North Dakota, including the Cavalier station and the Grand Forks Air Force Base, in standing up the Space Force. To … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Plan to Allow Completion of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration released a plan to allow the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas produced in Russia to the European market. "The Biden administration continues to undermine North American energy production, including canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, all while cutting a deal to allow the Nord Stream 2's completion, supporting Russian energy delivery to Europe. This approach … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senate GOP Caucus in Urging President Biden Not to Increase Taxes on Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and the entire Senate Republican caucus, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in urging President Biden not to increase taxes on farmers and ranchers. The senators outlined the devastating effect this action would have on multi-generation operations and urged the administration to reconsider the proposal. "These [proposed] changes are a significant tax … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Extension of Travel Restrictions at U.S.-Canada Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration extended restrictions on nonessential travel across the U.S.-Canada border until at least August 21. "The Biden administration is refusing to take the steps needed to ensure our southern border is secure, while at the same time maintaining travel restrictions on our northern border, despite Canada's increasing vaccination rates. This approach is not making our country safer and serves to undermi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of Maintaining Stepped-Up Basis for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Agriculture Committee, today joined a group of Republican Agriculture Senators to speak on the Senate floor and outline the negative impact of the Biden administration's proposed tax increases and elimination of stepped-up basis on the nation's farmers and ranchers. The senator urged the administration to abandon its tax plans and maintain step-up-in-basis as well as the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Second Amendment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and 24 additional senators, in signing an amicus brief in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The brief states that the right to bear arms is included in the Constitution and the Framers made a policy choice explicitly removing the ability to question that choice from state and federal legislators. The brief argues that the State of New York's regulations that make it difficult to carry a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort to Support Cuban Fight for Freedom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), along with 143 other members of Congress, in sending a letter to the leaders of the member nations of the Organization of American States and the European Union, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and other democratic nations urging them to support the Cuban people. The efforts called for by the letter include denouncing Cuba's illegitimate regime and holding it a… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Army Awards Contract for Construction of 119th Wing's New Operations Center in Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a more than $13 million contract to Gast Construction Company, Inc. in Fargo to build the new Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations center for the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $17.5 million for the construction of the new facility, which is needed to support new advance… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Construction Begins on North Bakken Expansion Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after WBI Energy began construction on the North Bakken Expansion Pipeline. Hoeven worked to secure federal approval for the $260 million natural gas expansion project, which will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for operators in the region. "With construction now s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Helping to Introduce Resolution to Support Cuban Protestors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after joining Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce a resolution supporting the Cuban people's ongoing protest against the current regime. "This resolution makes clear that we support the people of Cuba who are bravely standing up against the communist regime," said Hoeven. "We stand with the people of Cuba as they demand freedom and a better future." The resolution: Expresses support for the people of Cuba Calls on t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Administration Should Keep in Place Title 42 Covid Health Order

WASHINGTON - At a press conference this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, joined his colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to keep in place the Title 42 Public Health Order, an important tool that allows immigration officials to return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Media reports indicate the administration plans to revoke the policy at the end of the month. In March, the senator tr… Continue Reading

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