News Releases

06.05.20

Hoeven: Treasury Clarifies PPP Eligibility for Telecommunications Cooperatives

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued guidance making telecommunications cooperatives with less than 500 employees eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Hoeven has been working with the administration to ensure cooperatives, which provide vital services to many communities in North Dakota, are able to access the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) p… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Hoeven Statement on Department of Justice Advancing Antitrust Inquiry Into Beef Industry

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formally requested information from meatpacking companies over potential antitrust violations. Hoeven has been pressing the administration, including Attorney General William Barr, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach, to improve transparency and pricing in … Continue Reading


06.04.20

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Decision to Vacate the Registrations of Three Dicamba Herbicides

BISMARCK, N.D. - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issuing a decision to vacate the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, three dicamba herbicides: "As Commissioner Doug Goehring said, this ruling could not have come at a worse time. The Ninth Circuit's decision presents a significant challenge for North Dakota's soybean producers who may have already put seed… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding Released for Three Additional Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to three additional airports. Today's grant was previously announced by Hoeven on April 14. Devils Lake Regional Airport - $1,352,800 Beach Airport - $20,000 Crosby Municipal Airport - $20,000 "This funding from the CARES Act w… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven: EPA Proposes Reforms to Provide Transparency, Certainty When Issuing New Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed reforming its cost-benefit analysis for new regulations issued under the Clean Air Act to provide more transparency and certainty. The agency is seeking to develop future analyses in a consistent manner that includes all relevant information, helping to ensure the agency's actions are justified and supported by the latest in economic, engineering, biological and physical scien… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven Honors Service of Grand Forks Police Officer Holte with Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor the life and service of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte, who was killed in the line of duty last week. "As an officer in Grand Forks and a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota National Guard, Officer Holte served our nation on multiple fronts," said Hoeven. "Through his leadership, courage, and work ethic, he displayed the best our state has to offer while also helping… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility to Small Businesses Under Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after helping pass the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, legislation to enable small businesses to better benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and support a stronger recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Among other things, the bill would extend the PPP loan forgiveness period and allow a greater portion of the loan proceeds to cover approved non-payroll expenses. The … Continue Reading


06.02.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Four North Dakota Police Departments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program to four law enforcement departments in North Dakota. Today's funding will be used by each department to support the hiring of additional law enforcement officers. Details are as follows: Lincoln Police Department - $250,000 Mandan Police Department - $250,000 Renvi… Continue Reading


06.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Department of Ag

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $304,400 to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. This funding through the Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) will provide the state with additional resources to address environmental priorities and help strengthen the partnership between the EPA and North Dakota. "Today's grant will continue to support the state's efforts … Continue Reading


06.01.20

Hoeven Statement on EPA's Final Rule to Modernize & Clarify Section 401 of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule to modernize and clarify the existing requirements for water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. This action comes as a result of the President's Executive Order 13868 "Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth," which was issued on April 10, 2019. "We've worked hard to advance regulatory relief to strengthen our nation's ec… Continue Reading


05.31.20

Hoeven Statement Regarding Last Night's Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after protests in Fargo turned violent last night: "The Constitution guarantees Americans with the right to peacefully protest. At the same time, our nation is founded on the rule of law and we must protect lives and property. It's unfortunate that the protests last night turned violent. We appreciate the efforts of Mayor Mahoney and other local officials, Governor Burgum and law enforcement to protect lives and prevent furth… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Hoeven Statement on U.S. Ending Support for the World Health Organization

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the U.S. would end its support for the World Health Organization (WHO): "China has not been transparent and the WHO has not held China responsible for its actions. The President's action today is about holding China and the WHO accountable," said Hoeven. "We need transparency and accountability, which is why I support the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee ov… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Hoeven Statement on President Signing Never Again Eductation Act into Law

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law. Hoeven cosponsored the Senate companion to the bill, which authorizes funding to develop and improve Holocaust education programs, and he supported Senate passage of the House bill earlier this month. "The Holocaust is one of the greatest tragedies of the modern era, and this legislation provides federal resources to ensure we never forget the circumstan… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven: Treasury Issues 45Q Tax Credit Rules, Supporting Development of CCUS Technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued rules implementing the 45Q tax credit, supporting the development of commercially-viable carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. Last week at a meeting with President Trump, Hoeven outlined the importance of the 45Q tax credit directly with the President and Treasury responded and rele… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Statement on Death of Grand Forks Police Officer

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement of condolence after the death of a Grand Forks Police Officer, who was killed in the line of duty: "Mikey and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the officer who gave his life in the line of duty. We are praying for the officer's loved ones, the injured deputy and the peace officers working to keep our communities safe. We honor this officer's service and sacrifice, and will keep his … Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Hospital Foundation for COVID-19

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 $1,072,968 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation. Today's funding, being administered via the Hospital Preparedness Program, was made available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and will be used to help health care systems and professionals in the state continue to ad… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Discusses Final Implementation of $16 Billion in Direct Assistance with North Dakota Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a video conference with North Dakota producers and commodity groups on implementation of the $16 billion in direct agriculture assistance provided under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Hoeven is encouraging farmers and ranchers to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices by phone or e-mail as soon as possible to begin t… Continue Reading


05.27.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Hettinger

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $228,000 loan and a $185,650 grant to the City of Hettinger. Today's funding will be used to repair a lagoon cell to allow treated water to be retained and used for irrigation as well as reduce future costs for maintenance and required hours to complete the treatment process. "This funding will permit H… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven Announces $2.6 Million DOT Grant to Fund Transportation Research at NDSU

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,632,700 to the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funding includes the fifth and final round made available under DOT's University Transportation Centers (UTC) program included in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven: USDA Direct Assistance Application Period Starts Today, Signup Runs Through August 28

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of the application period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's $16 billion in direct assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The signup period runs through August 28, 2020, and producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by phone or e-mail to apply. Additional information, including app… Continue Reading

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