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Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million Grant to UND's Rural Health Information Hub

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) has awarded nearly $3 million to the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly known as the Rural Assistance Center, at the University of North Dakota. The funding will support the hub in providing access to information, tools and resources to assist rural health care providers from across the nation in meeting the needs of their… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Reliable, Affordable Electric Grid, Need for Baseload Power Sources like Coal

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today helped break ground on the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and Bismarck State College's (BSC) new lineworker training facility. The more than 26,000 sq. ft. facility will build on the 50 years of partnership between the college and NDAREC, supporting enhanced, year-round training opportunities for the region's electric industry. The construction is funde… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOD Restores Concurrent Use of Tuition Assistance & GI Bill Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has signed a memorandumenabling members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. This process was initiated in August, following Hoeven's efforts with the Trump administration to ensure Guard and Reserve servicemembers receive the full education benefits to which they are entitled. Ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Border Security Issues to Border Patrol Chief, Working to Secure Cameras, Mobile Towers and Additional Personnel for Northern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, recentlyspoke with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Chief Rodney Scott to outline challenges and secure support to address security issues at the border. This follows Hoeven's meeting with local law enforcement officials from Burke, Divide and Renville counties. The senator recently reviewed both the northern and southern borders. Specifically, Hoeven and Chief Scott discussed improving Northern Borde… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses New MQ-9 Operations Facility, Future of 119th Wing's Reaper Mission with Air Guard Director

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Director of the Air National Guard Lieutenant General Michael Loh and North Dakota Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, today reviewed the North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Wing's operations based at Hector Field in Fargo. Hoeven previously invited LTG Loh to visit North Dakota to learn firsthand about the important role the 119th Wing plays in supporting military operations around the globe. The senator outlined opportunities to support and enhance t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Reviews Minot's Dual Nuclear Missions with USAF Chief of Staff, Global Strike Commander, Bipartisan Group of Senators

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Air Force (UASF) leaders and a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues, today reviewed the dual nuclear missions of the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The officials included: General Charles Brown, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, who has now toured both the Minot Air Force Base and the Grand Forks Air Force Base in his first year as chief. General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Glo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impact of Administration's Oil & Gas Moratorium to BLM Deputy Director

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined to Nada Culver, Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the impact of the Biden administration's oil and gas leasing moratorium on the country's economic and national security, as well as revenues for federal, state, local and tribal governments. "Locking away taxpayer-owned energy reserves costs our nation good-paying jobs and limits the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Leads Bipartisan Group of 25 Senators in Pressing FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today led a bipartisan group of 25 senators in pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects u… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today voted to approve the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, legislation he cosponsored that reauthorizes funding for important water and wastewater programs, including revolving loan programs and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Hoeven has advocated for WIFIA to provide low-cost financing for water infrastructure projects… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Grand Farm Director at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Brian Carroll, Director of the Grand Farm Research and Education Initiative, at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee on opportunities to diversify farm income and strengthen rural economies. The senator invited Carroll to discuss Grand Farm's efforts to develop and implement the next generation of precision agriculture technologies. His full testimony can be found here. This aligns with, and bolsters, Hoeven's continued e… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $1.5 Million Grant to UND EERC to Advance Lignite Coal Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $1.5 million to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). Today's funding will support continued efforts to develop and test methods for extracting rare earth elements and critical minerals, as well as producing nonfuel carbon-based products, from lignite coal, exp… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer Help Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week helped introduce legislation, led by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and joined by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), to completely phase out the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy sources, like wind. The bill specifies that any new projects would need to begin construction by the end of this year in order to qualify for the credit, as is the case under current law. The senators introduced similar legislatio… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Corps to Support Continued Operation of DAPL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Brigadier General Peter Helmlinger, Commander of the Northwestern Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to help ensure the continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The senator stressed the impact a shutdown would have on the State of North Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes, which rely on DAPL for the safe and efficient transportation of Bakken crude to market. Today's conversation builds on Hoeven's recent effort… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Wyden Introduce Move America Act to Provide Innovative Financing Sources for Local Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) this week reintroduced the Move America Act, bipartisan legislation that will bring billions of dollars of investment to state and local governments to help grow and repair America's aging infrastructure. Move America expands tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds and creates a new infrastructure tax credit, helping fund infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. This would lower overa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President's Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress: "President Biden tonight outlined more spending and higher taxes. With the nearly $2 trillion proposal he laid out today, the Biden administration has now proposed $6 trillion in spending and over $3 trillion in tax increases in just his first 100 days in office. "Instead of expanding government, increasing taxes and adding to our debt and deficit, we should focus on gro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Reinstating Duplicative, Costly Methane Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate approved a Democrat-led effort to reinstate Obama-era methane rules for oil and gas wells. Last August, the EPA under the Trump administration issued updates to the methane rules for oil and gas wells that removed duplicative regulations while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. Today's vote removes the most recent rule, reimpo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Two Ag Research Grants to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded two grants to North Dakota State University (NDSU). NDSU will receive $500,000 to support the research and study of oats and challenges causing quality and yield loss as well as $180,000 to explore the enhancement of protein content in red spring wheat to ultimately impro… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota's Growth a Result of Good Economic Opportunities, A High Quality of Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2020 Census, showing a record high population for North Dakota of 779,094 residents, having grown by nearly 16 percent since 2010. "For more than two decades, we've worked in North Dakota to build a vibrant and growing economy. We created a legal, tax and regulatory environment that encouraged investment and innovation. At the same time, we have unleashed the potential … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Conservation Funding to Little Missouri Grazing Association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded $648,131 to the Little Missouri Grazing Association. Today's grant, through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), will be used to restore and enhance rangelands in the Prairie Grasslands. Hoeven previously made the case to NRCS to support these efforts to help… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment From Deputy Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Visit North Dakota, See Grand Farm Firsthand

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, the nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to visit North Dakota and learn firsthand about Grand Farm, a project led by Emerging Prairie to develop and demonstrate the next generation of precision agriculture technology. Hoeven stressed the importance of initiatives like this in helping farmers reduce costs and improve yield… Continue Reading

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