News Releases

09.02.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Address Oil & Gas Permit Backlog on Dakota Prairie Grasslands

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today discussed the importance of ensuring access to federal lands for multiple uses, including energy development, and outlined his efforts to address the backlog of oil and gas leasing permit requests on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. Hoeven made the remarks at a roundtable with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment James Hubbard, North Dakota energy producers and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials. Ho… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts With Sec. Brouillette to Support North Dakota's Role as Global Energy Leader

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today held roundtables with U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and representatives from North Dakota's electric utilities, lignite coal industry and oil and natural gas producers. Hoeven, who serves as a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, outlined his efforts to support the state's energy industry and continue growing North Dakota as a glob… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Assist Housing Needs for North Dakota Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), has awarded $100 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Program (ICDBG-CARES) competitive funding to Indian Tribes and Tribal Housing Authorities. The ICDBG-CARES funding helps address… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Statement on Army Under Secretary Recommending DOJ Settle With North Dakota Over DAPL Costs Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enter into negotiations to settle the State of North Dakota's lawsuit that seeks to recover the costs related to the illegal protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. This follows a court ruling from last month that allowed four of the state's five claims to move forward. As a member of the Senate Appropriations… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Hosts Energy Secretary for Review of Minot Air Force Base Nuclear Missions

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Committees, today hosted Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for a review of Minot Air Force Base's nuclear missions. The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for refurbishing and extending the life of the nation's nuclear warheads, including those placed on the intercontinental ballistic missiles (IC… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to UND EERC, Red Trail Energy Partnership for Carbon Capture Research

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been awarded nearly $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through their Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Research and Development Program. This grant, which Senator Hoeven worked to secure, supports the engineering design of a hybrid capture sys… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $32.3 Million to North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding, from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to North Dakota Airports. These amounts include both discretionary and entitlement AIP grant funds, as well as funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to increase the federal cost share to 100 percen… Continue Reading


08.31.20

ND Congressional Delegation Urge Approval of North Dakota Disaster Declaration Request for Severe Summer Weather

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration: "Historic storms caused significant damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure across northern North Dakota this summer. A presidential disaster declaration would unlock welcome federal assistance to aid the state and the affected communities in recovering. We appreciate Gover… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Hoeven: USDA Extends Waivers Offering Free Meals to Children Through End of Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option will continue serving free meals to students through December 31, 2020. Today's announcement grants flexibility to the summer meal programs, helping to ensure children continue to have access… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in Grand Forks, Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office on Violence Against Women, has awarded funding to two North Dakota groups. Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks - $500,000 through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program to support programs offering legal assistance to survivors of domestic abuse or violence. CAWS North Dakota in Bismarck - $243,61… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Hoeven Statement After BLM Schedules Lease Sale for Tracts Adjacent to Coyote Creek Mine

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scheduled a lease sale to award 320-acres of federal coal adjacent to the Coyote Creek Mine southwest of Beulah. The lease tracts contain an estimated 5.23 million tons of federal coal. "We appreciate BLM working to make these federal resources available, which will help support jobs and economic growth in the region," sai… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Response Efforts in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded more than $5.1 million to state and tribal entities in North Dakota through the State and Tribal Opioid Response Programs. This funding will support state and community-led efforts to provi… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Hoeven & Cramer to Host Energy Secretary Brouillette in Minot Next Week

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will host U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette in Minot on Tuesday, September 1. The senators and secretary will review ongoing efforts to modernize the nation's nuclear forces, including the dual nuclear missions at the Minot Air Force Base, and hold roundtable discussions with the state's electric utilities and coal, oil, and natural gas producers. Specific event details will be released in the coming days. "North Da… Continue Reading


08.27.20

USDA Implements Hoeven's 2018 Farm Bill Reform to Require Site Visits for Wetlands Determination Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule requiring a site visit for participants who appeal wetlands determinations under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The senator secured the requirement as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee, part of his efforts to ensu… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for North Dakota Department of Health

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), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $403,556 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding is available through the Preventative Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Program and will be used to support local preventative health efforts across the state. "The North Dakota Dep… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Hoeven: Emerging Digital Academy Receives $100,000 in CARES Act Funds to Provide Accelerated Training in Coding

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Emerging Digital Academy, a 20-week coding program operated by Emerging Prairie in Fargo, will receive a $100,000 grant to provide scholarships and outreach for displaced workers seeking to develop the technical skills needed to make a career change in the state. Hoeven made the announcement while delivering keynote remarks at the academy's first-ever graduation. The award was made available through the ND Smart Restart Technical Skills … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Four North Dakota Community Health Centers

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), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded funding to four North Dakota Community Health Centers. Details are as follows: Family Healthcare Center in Fargo - $225,476 Spectra Health in Grand Forks - $218,269 Northland Health Partners Community Health Center in Turtle Lake - $191,122 Coal Country… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Students Safely Returning to University, Restore Education Benefits for Guard and Reserve Members

FARGO, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to: Support students in safely returning to school this fall. NDSU has received nearly $28 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to address the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Restore full education benefits for members of the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG). Establish a federa… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Reviews Red River Valley Inlet Construction, Outlines Efforts to Advance Flood Protection for the Region

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today reviewed the construction of the Red River Valley flood protection project's inlet and control structure with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and local leaders. The senator discussed the project's progress and outlined his efforts to ensure adequate funding to keep construction moving forward, including: Funding the Army Corps' construction account above the president'… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Three Affiliated Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. This funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through an Indian Community Development Block Grant, and will… Continue Reading

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