News Releases

10.06.16

Hoeven Working to Support Farmers and Ranchers, Create Strong Business Climate, Provide Veterans with Care Close to Home

LANGDON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable discussion with Langdon community leaders to outline his efforts in Washington to help North Dakota farmers and ranchers; create a strong business climate for small business; and care for North Dakota veterans. Following the roundtable, Hoeven joined leaders at Cando Pasta to review operations at the North Dakota pasta plant. "We're working to support our producers and small businesses by creating a better businesses climate and prov… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Hoeven: North Dakota's Coal Industry Continues to Lead in Innovation, Needs Regulatory Certainty

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting today in Bismarck, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to support the state's energy industry and ensure that affordable and reliable energy is available for consumers and businesses. "Our state's coal industry provides affordable, reliable electricity for the whole region," Hoeven said. "We are working to support them as they develop new, innovative technologies, such as commercially-viable carbon sequestration, which will he… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Hoeven Announces More than $1.7 Million in USDA Funds for Rural Economic Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a loan of $1,000,000 to build medical facilities in Hazen and grants totaling $718,117 to support economic growth in rural North Dakota communities. The funds are awarded as follows: Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) The Rural Economic Development Loan program funds rural projects through local utility organizations.… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Hoeven, Daines Introduce Legislation to Encourage Carbon Sequestration

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today announced that they have introduced legislation to encourage carbon sequestration. The CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act of 2016 aligns tax guidelines with existing federal regulations to ensure taxpayers are better able to utilize the Section 45Q carbon sequestration tax credit. By accelerating work on carbon sequestration projects, this bill is helping to provide one of the energy technologies needed to utilize America's abu… Continue Reading


10.04.16

Hoeven Announces the Veterans Care Coordination Initiative at Fargo VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a new pilot program, called the Veterans Care Coordination initiative. Effective this week, veterans seeking care through the Veterans Choice Program will now be able to coordinate all of their health care needs through the Fargo Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center rather than with Health Net, a third party contractor headquartered in California. Making the Veterans Choice Program Work for Veterans The Veteran Choice Program (VCP) allow… Continue Reading


10.04.16

Hoeven Announces $625,000 in DOJ Grants to Support Grand Forks and West Fargo Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded two grants totaling $625,000 to the Grand Forks Police Department and the City of West Fargo. The funds, awarded through the DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), are awarded as follows: • Grand Forks Police Department - $500,000 - The funds will be used to hire four law enforcement officers.• City of West Fargo - $12… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation to Help Ensure Airport Space Remains Available for National Guard RPA Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Air Force Caucus, today announced that Congress has passed legislation to allow Air Force and Air National Guard units to continue to lease space at airports, even if those units are only using the facilities to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The legislation fixes a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant requirement that says airport owners or operators can only be eligible for airport improvement grants if they hav… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Hoeven Announces $200,000 USDA Grant to Support Rural Communities in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $200,000 to the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC). The funds, part of USDA's Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program, will be used to provide technical assistance for cooperatives and mutually-owned businesses including grocery stores, child care facilities in Beulah and Hazen and c… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $500,000 in DOT Grants to NDSU, State of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded two grants totaling $494,331 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the State of North Dakota. The grants are awarded as follows: • NDSU - $300,000 - To develop a pipeline coating that can prevent corrosion for the lifetime of the pipeline. NDSU was one of three u… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Hoeven: Senate Designates October 26 as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D), along with Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), today announced that the U.S Senate has passed a resolution declaring October 26 as the "Day of the Deployed" and encouraging Americans to pay tribute to the nation's deployed service members and their families. The resolution passed unanimously in the Senate. "Our nation asks a great deal of our service members and their families, especia… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Hoeven Encourages Ag Researchers, Industry to Apply for Specialty Crop Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $48.1 million available through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative. This program supports research and extension projects to address challenges in plant breeding, pest management, production efficiency, new innovations and technology and… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Hoeven Announces $2.1 Million in FEMA Funding to North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.1 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES). The funds are a reimbursement for the expenses incurred by the state for managing federal disaster assistance programs during the 2011 floods, which impacted 39 counties in the state. As chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the annual budget for FEMA and oth… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Hoeven Statement on Voting to Continue U.S. Government Operations, Support Veterans and Combat the Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve compromise legislation that will fund the continued operation of the United States government, provide record funding for our veterans and support efforts to combat the Zika virus. The measure passed with a large bipartisan majority: "Today, I voted to approve a Continuing Resolution that will fund the U.S. government at the current year's level through December 9, 2016, which prevents a government shu… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Hoeven Statement on Senate Override of the President's Veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate overrode President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA): "With today's vote, the U.S. Senate stood with the families of the victims of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This legislation will allow 9/11 victims' families to sue foreign nations for any role they may have had in the death of their loved ones based on their involvement in terrorist activities in the Un… Continue Reading


09.27.16

Hoeven Statement on a Measure to Continue Government Operations that Did Not Get Enough Votes to Pass Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after legislation to fund the continued operation of the United States government did not get enough votes to pass in the Senate. "Today, I voted to advance a Continuing Resolution that would have funded the U.S. government at the current year's level until December 9, 2016. The measure includes $1.1 billion in emergency funding that will be used for vaccine development, mosquito control and healthcare services to address the… Continue Reading


09.26.16

Hoeven Welcomes DOD Secretary's Commitment to Updating Nation's Nuclear Triad During Minot Visit

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Air Force Caucus, today welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to Minot Air Force Base and lauded the secretary's reaffirmation of the Pentagon's commitment to modernize the nation's nuclear triad. Minot Air Force Base is the only base in the nation with two legs of the triad, hosting both the B-52 bombers of the 5th Bomb Wing and the Minutemen Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of the 91st … Continue Reading


09.23.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Grants to Support Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded two grants totaling $1,223,917 to the North Dakota Department of Health. "Victims of domestic violence can feel like there is nowhere to turn," Hoeven said. "There is help, and today's grants will be used to fund support services for sexual assault victims and will help prevent future violence." The firs… Continue Reading


09.23.16

Hoeven: Court Decision Ensures Farmers Have Access to Affordable Fertilizer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said a D.C. Court of Appeals decision to stop the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) new anhydrous rule is a positive step for farmers in North Dakota and across the nation. The court decision prevents OSHA from going forward with its anhydrous rule until it follows the proper notice-and-comment procedures. "We stopped OSHA's anhydrous ammonia regulation from being implemented in Fiscal Year 2016, and we have legislation moving right … Continue Reading


09.22.16

Hoeven Calls on DOD Secretary to Reaffirm Commitment to Nation's Nuclear Triad at Task Force 21 Nuclear Conference

WASHINGTON - In remarks before the 2016 Task Force 21 Triad Conference, Senator John Hoeven today called on U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to reaffirm the department's commitment to modernizing the nation's nuclear triad. Hoeven made the call ahead of Carter's scheduled visit Monday to Minot Air Force Base, home to both the B-52 bombers of the 5th Bomb Wing and the Minutemen Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of the 91st Missile Wing. The secretary is scheduled to deliver a spe… Continue Reading


09.22.16

Hoeven Announces Almost $340,00 Grant to Support Alliance for Sexual Assault Victims in North Dakota Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $336,976 to the First Nations Women's Alliance in Devils Lake, a domestic violence and sexual assault coalition supporting North Dakota's tribes. Today's grant will be used to fight domestic violence and sexual assault against Indian women which includes enhancing victim services, increasing awareness and … Continue Reading

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