News Releases

05.01.17

Hoeven: Funding Agreement Provides Flexibility in School Meal Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that he secured language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funding agreement that provides schools with greater flexibility in meeting the whole grains and sodium requirements under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) school meal programs. "The language included in the fun… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Hoeven Secures Funding to Help with DAPL Protest Costs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota will receive up to $15 million in federal funding to help reimburse the state for costs incurred as a result of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Hoeven worked to include grant funding in the Department of Justice's budget as part of the Fiscal 2017 funding legislation announced today. The state must submit an application to the Department of Justice (DOJ), which will provide $… Continue Reading


04.29.17

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Help Veterans at Disabled American Veterans Annual Convention in Mandan

MANDAN, N.D. - At the Disabled American Veterans annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his work to provide veterans with timely, quality health care options closer to home. Last week, the President signed legislation Hoeven cosponsored to extend the Veterans Choice Program, which was set to expire in August. Hoeven also continues his efforts to build on the success of the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA, which he secured and worked to implement with federal … Continue Reading


04.28.17

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators and Representatives in Urging Secretary of Defense to Replace UH-1N Helicopters

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus, this week joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in urging Secretary of Defense James Mattis to replace old UH-1N "Huey" helicopters with newer, more capable helicopters. Huey helicopters provide security for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) located around Minot Air Force Base. "We need to replace the Air Force's old and outdated Huey helicopte… Continue Reading


04.26.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.9 Million in Health Research and Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences have awarded two grants totaling $1,906,918 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and North Dakota State University (NDSU) respectively. Details of the awards are as follows: • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $1,471,918 Head Start Grant - The fu… Continue Reading


04.26.17

Hoeven Outlines Importance of North Dakota's Air Force Missions in Meeting with USAF Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven this week met Heather Wilson, the nominee to serve as secretary of the U.S. Air Force, to underscore the importance of North Dakota's Air Force missions in defending the nation. Hoeven pressed for Wilson's support to continue modernizing the nuclear mission at Minot, Global Hawk and unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in Grand Forks, as well as a future Arctic mission, and the North Dakota Air Guard's Intelligence Targeting mission. Wilson, an Air Force… Continue Reading


04.26.17

Hoeven Statement on President's Executive Order Promoting Agriculture, Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the President signed an executive order today recognizing the importance of the nation's agriculture industry and creating a taskforce, led by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, to promote agriculture and rural America. The executive order requires an interagency review to identify improvements to promote American agriculture and improve quality of life in rural America. "Our nation's farmers and ranchers pro… Continue Reading


04.24.17

Hoeven: Secretary Perdue Will Be Good Advocate for Agriculture, Rural America

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Georgia Governor George "Sonny" Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hoeven has been working to move Perdue's nomination through the Senate to ensure that the nation's agriculture sector is well-represented. "I look forward to working with Secretary Perdue to support our nation's farmers, ranchers and rural communities," said Hoeven. "Secretary Perdue has committed to adva… Continue Reading


04.21.17

Hoeven: Northrop Grumman Facility Will House Pilot Training and UAS Research and Development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and industry leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Northrop Grumman's new 36,000 sq. ft. facility at the Grand Sky Technology Park. The global aerospace and defense technology giant's new building will be used to conduct unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development, pilot, operator and maintenance training, mission analysis and aircraft maintenance. The company expects the facility to house 100 employees by the end… Continue Reading


04.20.17

Hoeven Joins Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing at Celebration of 30th Anniversary and Expansion of Its Dickinson Facility

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing (KMM), as well as state and local officials, at a celebration of KMM's 30th anniversary and of the grand opening of an expansion of its facility in Dickinson. "Today we celebrate the hard work and innovation that has characterized the work of KMM and its employees over the last 30 years, and there is no more fitting way to celebrate this important anniversary than with the grand opening of an expansion of KMM's D… Continue Reading


04.20.17

Hoeven: North Dakota Receives $2 Million in Cures Act Funding to Combat Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded North Dakota $2 million in funding to help fight opioid addiction. This is the first year of funding that is provided under the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that Hoeven worked to pass in December, and can be used to support treatment, prevention and recovery activities, such as prescription drug monitoring programs, training health care providers and expanding access to opioi… Continue Reading


04.19.17

Hoeven Outlines Work to Support North Dakota's Coal Industry

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, spoke at the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting and outlined his efforts to support the state's lignite industry. The senator's work includes stopping the stream buffer rule, beginning the roll back of the so-called clean power plan, rescinding the moratorium on federal coal leasing and repealing the royalty rate increase for federal coal. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has also been w… Continue Reading


04.19.17

Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Extend Veterans Choice Program Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that legislation he cosponsored and Congress passed earlier this month to extend the Veterans Choice Program, which was set to expire in August, has been signed into law by the president. Hoeven was invited to the White House for the bill signing, but was unable to attend due to obligations in North Dakota. "Our legislation to extend the Veterans Choice Program is part of our efforts to expand veterans' access to health care options closer to ho… Continue Reading


04.18.17

Hoeven Honors UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring Bruce Gjovig, director of the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation. Gjovig, who founded the Center for Innovation in 1984, is retiring in May. "Bruce has served UND and North Dakota with dedication, and we are grateful for the work he has accomplished," said Hoeven. "For more than three decades, Bruce has cultivated the Center into an award-winning innovation hub that has helped more than a thou… Continue Reading


04.18.17

Hoeven Outlines Work to Provide Regulatory Relief, Build Pro-Business Climate at Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a business roundtable at the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce with business leaders and CEOs from the Bismarck-Mandan region. Hoeven outlined his work to provide regulatory relief and build a better business climate for the nation's job creators. Hoeven was also presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies in the Senate. The senator has received the awar… Continue Reading


04.18.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.1 Million Grant to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency to Support Early Childhood Education and Wellness

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start has awarded $1,076,128 to the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo. The agency serves Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties. The funds will help support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in these areas, helping to prepare children for school and provide families with additional… Continue Reading


04.17.17

Hoeven Marks 20th Anniversary of 1997 Red River Flood, Helps Break Ground on Permanent Flood Protection for the Region

HORACE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local leaders in the metro area to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 flood in the Red River Valley. The ceremony included a groundbreaking for the construction of the inlet structure for Fargo-Moorhead's permanent flood protection. The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the first contract for construction of the flood protection in December, which Hoeven announced. "Emergency measures are not enough to protect lives and property against th… Continue Reading


04.17.17

Hoeven Announces More than $1.1 Million CDC Grant to Help Improve the Health of North Dakotans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,119,874 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds will be used by the state to promote school health and to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and obesity and risk factors for these diseases. "Today's funds will be used to help to prevent serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and obe… Continue Reading


04.12.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $265,000 FEMA Grant for North Dakota Firefighter's Association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $264,698 to the North Dakota Firefighter's Association. The funds, awarded through FEMA's FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to support the State Fire Training Academy. "Today's award will help the North Dakota Firefighter's Associati… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million to Repair Roads and Transportation Infrastructure in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration has awarded four grants totaling $1,016,595 to rebuild roads and repair transportation infrastructure in North Dakota. The awards are as follows: · Spirit Lake Tribe - $536,690 - The funds are allocated through the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding (TTPSF) program and will be used to improve … Continue Reading

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