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01.15.21

Hoeven: FSA Expands CFAP 2 Eligibility, Updates Payment Calculations

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's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced expanded eligibility and updated payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact the FSA between Ja… Continue Reading


01.15.21

ND Delegation: Interior Signs Record of Decision for ENDAWS, Final Step In Federal Environmental Review

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. This is the final step of the federal environmental review process and provides the required authorization for the state to construct the project's infrastructure and facilities. "We appreciate Interior and BO… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Announces Nearly $62 Million to North Dakota Department of Transportation Through COVID-19 Relief, $18 Million for Bridge Repair Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will distribute nearly $62 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) through end-of-year COVID-19 relief legislation. NDDOT will also receive $18 million to support the construction and repair of bridge infrastructure. Through his role on the Senate THUD Appropriations C… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded grants in North Dakota, including: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $1,540,000 grant through the Water and Waste program to finance water supply improvements for residents and replace two aged water storage tanks. City of Mott - $30,000 grant t… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Statement on OCC's Final Rule on Fair Access to Credit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a final rule that would ensure fair access to financial services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, foreign branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. The rule would prevent larger banks, with $100 billion or more in assets, from refusing banking services, including lending, to businesses and consumers based on anything other than … Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Outlines COVID-19 Agriculture Relief, Quality Loss Adjustment Program to North Dakota Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a virtual roundtable with North Dakota producers, commodity groups and Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials to discuss the COVID-19 relief and disaster assistance that he recently secured for farmers and ranchers. Specifically, Hoeven worked as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to: Include nearly $13 billion of agriculture assistance in the COVID-19 relief legislation passed by Congress in December. Finalize the Quality… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Congress Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Measure to Ban Surprise Medical Billing

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Congress passed legislation to ban surprise medical billing, similar to a bipartisan bill that Hoeven is cosponsoring, along with Senator Kevin Cramer. Further, Hoeven joined his colleagues in urgingSenate leadership to include this measure in the year-end legislation, which Congress passed last month. "When facing an emergency, people may not have the time or ability to ensure that the care they receive is rendered… Continue Reading


01.11.21

Hoeven: 45Q Tax Credit in Place to Help Coal Producers, Provide Important Revenue Stream

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today issued the following statement after securing two big advancements this month to put in place the 45Q tax credit to help coal producers. Specifically, the senator: Secured the final 45Q regulations from Treasury, which were announced last week. The senator has urged President Trump, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Energy Secretary Dan… Continue Reading


01.06.21

Hoeven Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement condemning the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: "America is the beacon of freedom and democracy in the world. That is why it is very important that we have returned to the Senate and House chambers to finish our work tonight. We are a nation of laws and we must enforce our laws. We condemn those who occupied the Capitol and the acts of violence and destruction. We are grateful for our law enforcement officials and all those who … Continue Reading


01.06.21

Hoeven Joins Scott in Introducing Legislation Establishing Election Integrity Commission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing legislation establishing a committee to examine the integrity of the November 2020 election and make recommendations to state legislatures to improve the security, integrity and administration of federal elections. Senator Kevin Cramer also helped introduce the bill. "After the 2020 election, too many North Dakotans and Americans have concerns about irregularities in the presidential election. This legislatio… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Hoeven: USDA Finalizes Quality Loss Adjustment Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) released details for for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program. As chairman of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to expand disaster assistance programs to cover quality losses and added eligible disaster events under the… Continue Reading


01.04.21

Hoeven Statement on Electoral College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today regarding the joint session of Congress on the Electoral College: "Like the majority of North Dakotans, I support President Trump and have worked with the President to advance policies important for North Dakota and our nation. After the recent election however, many North Dakotans and Americans remain concerned about irregularities in the presidential election, particularly in regard to mail-in voting. That's why I support e… Continue Reading


01.04.21

Hoeven: VA Selected for Fisher House, Will Support Veterans' Families & Caregivers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System was selected for priority construction by the Fisher House Foundation. Once built, the Fisher House will provide free accommodations to the families and caregivers of veterans receiving care at the Fargo VA Medical Center. Hoeven worked to advance the Fargo VA's application, stressing the critical support that families provide during periods of serious illness and urgin… Continue Reading


01.01.21

Hoeven Statement on Vote to Approve NDAA in Support of Servicemembers, North Dakota Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ensuring servicemembers will receive the pay and benefits they have earned and supporting critical missions in North Dakota. The legislation has now received the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers of Congress and will enter into law. Hoeven worked to include provisions to: Support servicemembers, including authorizing a 3 … Continue Reading


12.30.20

Hoeven: FEMA Awards Funding to ND Department of Health, ND Department of Emergency Services

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $6.4 million to the North Dakota Department of Health and $2.2 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. These grants were made available under the Stafford Act for Emergency Protective Measures and will be used to assist with expenses related to the state's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) … Continue Reading


12.30.20

Hoeven Announces $1.7 Million to Northland Health Partners Community Health Center

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 $1.7 million to Northland Health Partners Community Health Center in Turtle Lake. This funding was made available through the Health Center Cluster grant program and will be used to support health care services in the Turtle Lake community. "This funding w… Continue Reading


12.30.20

Hoeven Announces DOD Funding to UND for Augmented Reality Tech Research & Development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract for $5 million to the University of North Dakota (UND) and AM General to develop augmented reality (AR) systems for Army vehicles, which would provide soldiers with access to more and better battlefield data as a display on the windshield. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured this funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill and has… Continue Reading


12.28.20

Hoeven Statement on the Death of Former ND Representative Lyle Hanson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Representative Lyle Hanson. "Representative Hanson was an active member of his community and a devoted public servant for our state. He will be remembered for his long service as a state legislator, his work as an educator, his contributions to local athletics and his broad volunteerism. Notably, I appreciate his advocacy for North Dakota's beautiful outdoors and his passion as … Continue Reading


12.24.20

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Lonnie Laffen

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Senator Lonnie Laffen. "Both in his career and as a public servant, Senator Laffen was dedicated to the growth and development of North Dakota. He was a distinguished leader in his industry and has left a lasting legacy, through the many structures he has helped design, his contributions to future generations of architects and his service as a state legislator. I appreciate the … Continue Reading


12.23.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Farmers' Access to Credit, Support Ag Economy Until Conditions Improve

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Farm Credit Council Board of Directors and outlined his efforts to ensure agriculture producers have adequate access to credit and support the farm economy through unprecedented challenges in recent years, until the nation returns to stable production conditions where farmers and ranchers can sell their products at fair market rates. Accordingly, as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agricult… Continue Reading

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