News Releases

08.23.18

Hoeven: North dakotan Awarded Nearly $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the North Dakota Department of Health nearly $1.5 million for diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs. The funds support the evaluation and implementation of strategies to prevent and manage these diseases, especially among populations that are disproportionally affected. "Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Strong FY19 Defense Appropriations Bill that Invests in North Dakota Missions, Accelerates Nuclear Modernization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the full Senate has passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 defense appropriations bill, which includes important priorities he secured to bolster North Dakota's military missions. Hoeven priorities in the legislation include: Fully funding a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members. Modernization of the nation's nuclear forces by providing new engines and other upgrades for the B-52 … Continue Reading


08.23.18

Hoeven: NOAA to Include Western North Dakota in NEXRAD Study & Commits to Adjust Radar in Minot to Improve Coverage

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will include western North Dakota in its study of gaps in the agency's Doppler radar (NEXRAD) coverage. Further, at a meeting Hoeven held with first responders and local leaders in Watford City earlier this month, NOAA Director of Congressional Affairs John Sokich committed to adjust the radar system in Minot to expand low-level coverage in western North Dakota, which would improve se… Continue Reading


08.22.18

Hoeven Statement Following First Meeting of ND Working Group Developing Bid for ND to Host ERS & NIFA Locations

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Farm Bill conference committee, today released the following statement after his office organized a working group to develop a proposal for North Dakota to host new locations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The consortium is being led b… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Hoeven Forms ND Working Group to Develop Bid to Host New ERS & NIFA Locations

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Farm Bill conference committee, today announced that he has formed a working group to develop a proposal for North Dakota to host new locations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The group will meet Wednesday at 10 am CT in Senator Hoeven'… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Hoeven: Administration Releases Plan to Replace One-Size-Fits-All Regulations on Coal Power Plants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration released a proposal to replace the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) costly rules for coal-generating power plants. Last year, Hoeven joined the president in implementing an executive order to roll back the regulations, which unfairly targeted North Dakota and required a 45 percent reduction in the… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Hoeven: FMCSA Issues Proposed Flexibility Under HOS Rules for All Types of Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), today issued the following statement after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a proposal to provide flexibility under its Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for all types of commercial drivers. This follows a bipartisan letter Hoeven sent to the FMCSA, urging the agency to provide regulatory relief and ensure the HOS rules promot… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.1 Million To Support Research At NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling over $3.1 million to support research at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Details of the awards are as follows: Bee Research - $2,854,451 - The funds will be used to research how bees survive harsh winters to improve management and population prediction. The research will be conducted by a collaborative team of scien… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Hoeven Hosts USAF Secretary Heather Wilson at Grand Sky for First UAS Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Flight

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson at Grand Sky, North Dakota's premiere unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development park, for the first flight of an unmanned aircraft that goes both beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator and without a chase plane. The flight is being conducted by General Atomics and comes on the heels of an announcement made by Hoeven and General Atomics CEO Linden Blue last week that the comp… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Hoeven Statement on Nomination of Drew Wrigley to Be U.S. Attorney for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the president nominated former Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley to again serve as the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota. "Drew is well-qualified to serve as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, having already served in this position for nearly a decade," said Hoeven. "He has a strong record of investigating and prosecuting federal crimes in North Dakota and has helped provide justice for victims and their families during his prior s… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Hoeven: Department Of Energy Awards $1 Million For Spirit Lake Wind Turbine Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1 million to help the Spirit Lake Tribe install a wind turbine. The tribe will provide a little over $3.1 million in additional funds for the $4,190,975 project, which will install a 1.5 MW wind turbine on the Fort Totten reservation. "This investment by the Department of Ene… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $8.2 Million For Victims Of Crime In North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded two grants totaling $8,230,751 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The funds are awarded from the Crime Victims Fund, with $162,000 set aside for the state to compensate victims of crime and the remainder dispersed to community organizations that provide direct services to victims. "Today's funding will help victim… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.8 Million To Secure Slopes Near University Of Mary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2,844,888 grant to the State of North Dakota. The funds, awarded through FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive (PDMC) Grant Program, will cover 75 percent of the nearly $3.8 million cost of a bank stabilization project at the University of Mary. "By supporting efforts to shore up infrastructure, FEMA can help prevent dangerous… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Hoeven Nominates Darin & Toni Claus From Milnor As Angels In Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated Darin and Toni Claus from Milnor to represent North Dakota as the state's 2018 Angels in Adoption. As Angels in Adoption, Darin and Toni can attend the Angels in Adoption program this fall in Washington, D.C. "Darin and Toni's commitment to provide a loving home for children in need is an inspiration, and their work to adopt and foster has changed the lives of those whom they have welcomed into their home," Hoeven said. "Ou… Continue Reading


08.13.18

Hoeven Statement After President Signs FY2019 NDAA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee as well as the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the President signed into law the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "The president signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides strong support for our nation's military and our service members," said Hoeven. "It provides a p… Continue Reading


08.13.18

Hoeven Outlines North Dakota’s Innovative Energy R&D for Secretary Perry, Highlights Opportunities Like Project Tundra & Allam Cycle to Advance Nation’s Energy Security

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today hosted Energy Secretary Rick Perry for tours of the Falkirk Mine and Great River Energy's (GRE) Coal Creek Station and a roundtable with the state's energy leaders. Throughout the event, the senator stressed how the state's implementation of innovative technologies are helping to produce more energy at a lower cost and with better environmental … Continue Reading


08.13.18

Hoeven: FAA Approves Authorization For Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Operability For Large UAS At Northern Plains Test Site

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a two-year certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to fly large unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond the visual line of sight of the operator. The COA allows large UAS to fly 30 nautical miles around the Grand Sky technology park without a chase plane and will help to advance development, testing and evaluation of new UAS applications. On Friday, … Continue Reading


08.12.18

Hoeven Outlines Work to Provide Consumers with Greater Financial Choices, Expand Ag Producer Loans, Loan Guarantees

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the annual convention for the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his work to provide consumers with more financial options, as well as his provision in the Senate farm bill that raises the limits for loans and loan guarantees under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "We're working to support our community banks, because these small financial institutions provide important services in local communities, whether it's a fami… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven: North Dakota Should Put Forward Bid to Host New ERS & NIFA Locations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of both the Agriculture Committee and the Farm Bill conference committee, today said North Dakota should put forward a bid to host the new locations for the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This follows Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's announcement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) reorganization plan, which includes… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven Updates Patterson Lake Homeowners on Plan to Pass Provision Enabling Them to Purchase Lots

DICKINSON, N.D. - In a meeting with Patterson Lake homeowners and area officials today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his provision to enable homeowners to purchase their lots. Hoeven included the Patterson Lake provision in a package of bills to be added to the Senate's Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which he expects the Senate will pass by Labor Day. "By enabling Patterson Lake homeowners to purchase their land, we can help them secure their properties for future investment," Hoeven s… Continue Reading

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