News Releases

05.25.17

Hoeven: Army Corps Work Plan Supports Minot Flood Study, Sewer Upgrades in Petersburg

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water, today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 work plan includes funding to support the flood protection study for Minot and sewer upgrades in Petersburg. Specifically, the plan provides: $900,000 to support the Corps' feasibility study for flood protection in the Souris River Basin, which will help identify the best options for mitigating flood risks in the Mi… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Hoeven, Heitkamp and Cramer: Army Corps Work Plan Includes $20 Million for Permanent Flood Protection in Fargo-Moorhead

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 work plan includes $20 million for permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funding will support the construction of an inlet structure, as well as the design of further flood control features and environmental mitigation projects. "This funding is part of our ongoing efforts to bring federal, local, public and privat… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Hoeven, Wyden Reintroduce Move America Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today reintroduced the Move America Act,legislation that will bring billions of dollars of investment to state and local governments to help grow and repair America's aging infrastructure. Move America expands tax-exempt private activity bonds and creates a new infrastructure tax credit, helping fund infrastructure projects through private-public partnerships. This would lower overall costs and give state and local governments fle… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Hoeven Statement on CBO Score for House Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score for the House of Representatives' health care legislation: "Obamacare has raised costs and limited health care choices for Americans. Our goal for health care reform is to provide Americans with access to patient-centered health care, and health insurance at an affordable cost with more choice and competition. We are writing our own health care bill in the Senat… Continue Reading


05.23.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Head Start Funding for Minot School District

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 $1,725,911 to the Minot Public School District. The funds will help support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Minot community which provide education and early child development resources to families that help better prepare their children for school. "Minot Head Start programs help prepare children i… Continue Reading


05.23.17

Hoeven, Heitkamp and Cramer to Hold Service Academy Informational Evening in Bismarck

WASHINGTON - The offices of Senator John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer will be hosting an informational Service Academy Evening at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck on May 24th. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will feature representatives from the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and Military Academy-West Point. "As Members of Congress, we are glad to be able to nominate North Dakota's best students to attend our nation's prestig… Continue Reading


05.23.17

Hoeven: President's Budget Proposal Provides Strong Support for Military But Does Not Adequately Support Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the president's proposed budget: "We support the President's focus on rebuilding our military, securing our border and providing strong support for our veterans. We also continue working to find savings where we can by reforming agencies like the EPA. However, as we said earlier, the President's budget for agriculture does not work. "Cuts to programs li… Continue Reading


05.22.17

Hoeven to OMB Director: Level Playing Field for Public-Private Partnership Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today pressed Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to ensure that OMB accounts for innovative funding methods, like public-private partnerships (P3), when calculating the benefit-cost ratio of Army Corps of Engineer projects. Currently, OMB does not give due credit to projects that secure non-federal funding. The agency calculates the federal benefit-cost ratio of a project using t… Continue Reading


05.22.17

Hoeven Announces More than $1.5 Million Grant for Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,564,211 to Valley Community Health Centers (VCHC) in Grand Forks. The funds will help provide medical services to individuals in the Grand Forks area. "Today's funds will enable VCHC to provide quality health care at an affordable rate for uninsured and underserved individuals in Grand Forks and the surrounding commun… Continue Reading


05.19.17

Hoeven to Secretary Mattis: Develop UAS Traffic Management System, Finish Radar Upgrade at Hector Field

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today pressed the Department of Defense (DoD) to use Fiscal Year 2017 funding to advance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technologies, including developing an unmanned traffic management system in conjunction with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration and prioritizing completion of the radar upgrade at Hector Field in Fargo. "Unmanned aircraft, both large and small, represent the future of aviation. The fund… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Hoeven Announces $2.4 Million Grant for Devils Lake Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,400,000 to the Devils Lake Airport Authority. The funds will be used to purchase aircraft rescue and firefighting safety equipment, and to rehabilitate two runways and a taxiway. "Today's funds will help shore up infrastructure at the Devils Lake Airport so that it can continue to support valuable commercial and general aviation,… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Hoeven Statement on Deputy AG Rosenstein's Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel: "As we've said, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee and the FBI should investigate to get the facts. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the FBI investigation as Special Counsel is a good choice. The Senate Intelligence Committee will also c… Continue Reading


05.15.17

Hoeven Announces Flexibility in Hours of Service Rule for Those Transporting Livestock

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing flexibility, at Hoeven's request, within DOT's Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for truckers hauling livestock. Agriculture groups had expressed concern that without this flexibility, DOT's Hours of Service regulation woul… Continue Reading


05.15.17

Hoeven Commemorates Fallen North Dakota Peace Officers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today is cosponsoring a resolution commemorating National Police Week as May 15 - 21. The resolution honors and lists by name all 143 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2016, including Fargo Officer Jason Moszer who was killed in February 2016. Officer Moszer's name was engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which was formally dedicated on Saturday during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall. Hoeven is joining… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Hoeven Secures Commitment from Air Force to Upgrade ND Air Guard from Predator to Reaper in Coming Months

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to upgrade the North Dakota Air Guard's unmanned aircraft from Predators to the MQ-9 Reaper in the coming months. Earlier this month, North Dakota Adjutant General Al Dohrmann notified the senator that the active duty Air Force had signaled they would deploy the Reapers overseas, rather than sending them to the Air Guard in North Dakota, Arizona and Texas. Without the aircraft, the Fargo Air Guard would have lost… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Hoeven China to Import U.S. Beef, Natural Gas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it has reached an agreement to export U.S. beef and natural gas to China. Prior to the April meeting of President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Hoeven pressed the Administration to reach an agreement to allow U.S. beef into China. The senator has also been working to cut the red tape holding back the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), including at a meetin… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $775,000 Substance Abuse Grant to UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $775,294 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to support mental health and substance abuse services. "Supporting mental health and substance abuse services will help us address the challenges associated with substance abuse, includin… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Hoeven Secures Commitment from VA Secretary to Expand Access to Long-Term Care Services

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dr. David Shulkin to support his legislation, the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act, to expand veteran access to long-term care services. The senator's bill, which passed the Veteran's Affairs Committee during the last session of Congress, would allow the VA to enter … Continue Reading


05.11.17

Hoeven: Creation of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Good News for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today released the following statement after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. Hoeven served as a member of the Senate-House Conference Committee that crafted the final farm bill of 2014, which directed USDA to create the undersecretary of trade position. "Our far… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): "Trade is an essential part of our state's economy, supporting our farmers, ranchers, energy producers and manufacturers," Hoeven said. "Robert Lighthizer has extensive experience in trade policy and foreign affairs and served as deputy trade representative under President Reagan, where he negotiated roughly two dozen international agreemen… Continue Reading

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