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04.14.20

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding for North Dakota Airports in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON - 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 $85,019,530 in funding to North Dakota airports. Today's funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to directly help airports including with debt payments, payroll, utilities and capital expenditures. The full list of airports can be found h… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Group in Urging Treasury and VA to Send Out Veterans' CARES Act Checks as Quickly as Possible

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S Department of Veterans Affairs to provide recovery rebate checks to veterans as quickly as possible by automatically sending payments to veterans who do not file tax returns - similarly to how Treasury is sending payments to Social Security recipients who do not file tax returns. Click here for the senators' letter to Treasury Secretary Stev… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Announces Child Care Funding in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $6,037,905 in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding to the State of North Dakota. Today's funding, made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will aid families and child care providers across the state during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. … Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Medical Research at North Dakota State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded $435,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funds will support research into the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. "This award will support the continued good work of researchers at NDSU and is an investment in the future health and well-being of our residents," said Hoeven. "It's vital we continue w… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Statement After DOE Announces Contracts for Storage in Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is negotiating contracts with nine U.S. companies to store U.S. crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Hoeven is leading the Senate version of bicameral, bipartisan legislation to provide $3 billion to purchase U.S produced crude oil for the SPR. "Oil and gas producers in North Dakota and across… Continue Reading


04.13.20

Hoeven Announces COVID-19 Response Funding for ND Hospital Foundation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $430,311 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation. Today's funding supports coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response activities within the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program. "Today's funds support the North Dakota Hospital Foundation and its efforts … Continue Reading


04.12.20

Hoeven Statement on Agreement to Cut Oil Production

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil-producing nations reached an agreement to cut oil production by nearly 10 million barrels per day (bpd). Hoeven has been working with the administration to put an end to the oil price war and spoke with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday to discuss the progress of his negotiations. Further, the senator this week… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to ND Higher Education Institutions to Help Students Impacted By COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education will award a total of $11,438,044 to institutions of higher education in North Dakota to help students and colleges and universities impacted by coronavirus. The funding is made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be awarded to universities and colleges to provide emergency grants to students. This is the first… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Hoeven Announces First Tranche of HHS CARES Act Funds to North Dakota Hospitals Responding to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded the first tranche of HHS funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to 841 providers and health care systems in North Dakota. Today's funds, totaling $91,064,579, will be used to support health care-related expenses including lost revenue attributable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and will h… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Hoeven & Thune Outline CARES Act Assistance to Help Small Business, Start-Ups Maintain Payroll & Overcome Pandemic Challenges

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and John Thune today held an online discussion with entrepreneurs and small business founders from North Dakota and South Dakota to outline the assistance provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Further, the senators reviewed their ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of the law works for small businesses, provides sufficient funding to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and makes sure businesses c… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Hoeven Statement After Reports OPEC+ Nations Agree to Cut Production by 10 Million BPD

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after reports that the teleconference between OPEC members and Russia, as well as other oil producing nations, led to an agreement to cut global oil production by 10 million barrels per day. "We've been working with the President and Administration to end the global oil price war, and we appreciate their efforts," said Senator Hoeven. "It is important that Saudi Ar… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Hoeven: We Need to Support Small Businesses, Approve Additional Paycheck Protection Program Funding

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after legislation to provide an additional $250 billion in funding for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus was blocked. The senator stressed the importance of approving additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help small businesses and their employees weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Small busines… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven: USDA to Initiate Oversight into Beef Price Disparities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Packers and Stockyards Division will extend its oversight to investigate price disparities between box and live beef during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoeven has raised the issue in conversations with Perdue and joined with a bipartisan groups of senators, led by Senator Mik… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven Urges Treasury Secretary to Provide Flexibility to States in Coronavirus Relief Fund

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today urged U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to provide states with flexibility when implementing the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The fund was authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide each state with a minimum of $1.25 billion in funding to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoeven advanced this effort along with 16 of his fellow senators, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Jo… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Turtle Mountain STEM Infusion Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $535,959 to Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) to support the TMCC STEM Infusion Project. "This investment will help enable TMCC students to pursue education and experience in the STEM fields," said Hoeven. "STEM education plays a vital role ensuring our students have the skills and … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support U.S. Oil & Gas Industry in Call With North Dakota Petroleum Council, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today hosted Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg and Small Business Administration (SBA) North Dakota District Director Alan Haut in a video conference with the North Dakota Petroleum Council and its members, where the senator outlined: His efforts to support the domestic oil industry and end the global oil price war. This includes bipartisan, bicameral legislation Hoeven … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Hoeven Announces COVID-19 Funding for Community Health Centers From CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $2,943,740 in funding to Community Health Centers in North Dakota. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support health care professionals and facilities as they prepare and respond to COVID-19. Details are as follows: Family Healthcare Center - $960,350 Coal Country Comm… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Senator Hoeven, Representatives Fletcher & Burgess Introducing Legislation Providing $3 Billion in Funding to Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve with U.S. Crude Oil

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Representatives Lizzie Fletcher and Michael Burgess, today announced that they are introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives respectively to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The legislation aligns with the request made by President Donald J. Trump and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to fill the SPR. … Continue Reading


04.06.20

Hoeven, Klobuchar and Colleagues Urge Administration to Ensure Continuity of Food Supply by Supporting Farmers During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), wrote a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, urging the Administration to ensure the continuity of our country's food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by providing needed relief to farmers. Klobuchar and Hoeven were joined on the letter by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and 38 bipartisan colleagues. "We write to ask that you take action to ensure the… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Presses DOE to Advance Final 45Q Tax Credit Rules

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today spoke with Department of Energy Under Secretary Mark Menezes and Steve Winberg, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, to advance the final 45Q Carbon Capture Tax Credit rules, which are integral to the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, including Project Tundra. "Getting 45Q implemented soon and properly will not only advance carbon capture but pro… Continue Reading

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