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09.27.17

Hoeven Announces $456,000 Loan, Nearly $193,000 Grant to Support Updated Water System for Elgin

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved a loan of $456,000 and a grant of $192,847 to the City of Elgin. The funds will support the replacement of non-functioning water gate valves in the city's water system, which currently force the system to be shut down for the entire city during repairs. Additional valv… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Hoeven Announces More than $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Address Sexual Assault and Help Sexual Assault Survivors

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 $1,552,903 to the North Dakota Department of Health and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. Details of the awards are as follows: North Dakota Department of Health - $869,993 - The funds are awarded through DOJ's Services, Training, Officers and Prosecution (STOP) Violence Against Women For… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Outlines Support for Grand Forks AFB in Meeting with 319th Air Base Commander

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Colonel Benjamin W. Spencer, Commander of the 319th Air Base Wing of Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) to review base operations and outline the senator's work to support the base's missions, including support for the base's RQ-4 Global Hawk intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as well as the newly renovated building for Customs and Border Patrol operations on base. Hoeven has also been working to secure a mission for Grand Forks… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Honors Fargo's Marian Kadrie as Angel in Adoption at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored Marian Kadrie of Fargo whom he nominated to receive the Angel in Adoption award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to helping children. "I was glad to meet with Marian today as she was honored for her many years of tremendous commitment to foster children in Fargo-Moorhead," Hoeven said. "Marian's efforts as a teacher and foster mother have improved the lives of hundreds of young people throughout her life. She demonstrates leadership in … Continue Reading


09.26.17

Hoeven Statement on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill and CBO Analysis

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) health care reform legislation and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis. "Obamacare has raised health care costs and limited choice, which is why we're working to provide relief for American families. We need to reform our health care system to provide Americans with access to patient-centered health care and health insurance at an affordable rate," said Hoeven. "This legislation … Continue Reading


09.25.17

Hoeven: New Watford City Post Office Open for Business

WATFORD CITY - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) new, expanded Watford City Post Office located at 1204 4th Avenue NE is now open for business. "We've been working to make this new post office a reality," said Hoeven. "Watford City's expanded postal facility will help to meet the needs of the community and provide better service for residents and businesses now and into the future." The 9,000-square-foot building provides much-needed parking space for c… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $830,000 in Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault, Help Public Defenders and Prosecutors Continue to Serve Local Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded three grants totaling $830,917 to the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Bank of North Dakota. Details of the awards are as follows: Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks - $450,000 - These funds are awarded by the DOJ's Office on Violence Against W… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Hoeven Helps Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administration to Strengthen Response to Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, this week helped lead a bipartisan letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Jonodev Chaudhuri, chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission, to strengthen federal officials' ability to recognize and respond to human trafficking and domestic violence in Indian Country. The group stressed the high rate of violent crimes, including intimate partner violen… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Hoeven Marks Ribbon Cutting for 119th Air Wing Intelligence Targeting Facility

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Major General Al Dohrmann, the Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG), and members of the 119th Air Wing to mark the ribbon cutting for the Intel, Surveillance and Reconnaissance facility at Hector Field in Fargo. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $7.3 million for the new facility in the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. The 119th Air Wing's intelligence… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Executive Order Imposing Additional Sanctions, Financial Pressure on North Korea's Trade Partners

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the president signed an executive order placing additional sanctions targeting those doing business with North Korea. The order specifically allows the Secretary of the Treasury to take action against persons and entities that engage in international trade with North Korea, as well as the financial institutions facilitating this trade. "This order forces people, businesses and banks to choose between doing business with… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $637,000 to North Dakota Attorney General

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $637,240 in grants to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General. The details of the funds are as follows: $257,273 to support the automation of data submission by North Dakota State's Attorneys to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to ensure accurate and timely criminal history records. $232,877 to support the ND Internet Crimes… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: MDU Investing In $14 Million Energy Infrastructure, Will Provide Bobcat & Gwinner Region with Reliable, Affordable Energy

GWINNER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) and Bobcat in announcing a new contract to invest nearly $14 million in natural gas service in southeastern North Dakota. The pipeline is expected to run 21 miles from the Alliance pipeline near Milnor, North Dakota, to Bobcat's production facility in Gwinner. "Reliable and affordable energy is critical to every family and business in our nation," Hoeven said. "This is especially true for energy-intensive industri… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $1 Million to Support Sex Offender Registries for Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $1 million in grants to tribes in North Dakota to help protect the public from convicted sex offenders. The funds are awarded through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program and will help the tribes maintain and enhance their sex offender registries. The details of the awards are as follows: Standing Rock Sioux T… Continue Reading


09.21.17

Hoeven Announces $11.2 Million Grant to Support Comprehensive Literacy Education in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $11.2 million to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) to support literacy instruction for students from birth through high school. This is the first year award of an anticipated three year grant and supports subgrants from NDDPI to local education agencies and other eligible entities. "These funds will help local educators impl… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Heating Assistance is Available to Low-Income Families in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to release funds through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to ensure support is available to help low-income families heat their homes in the winter months. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven works to support the program through annual funding bills each year and helped secure $23 million in assistance for North… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Hoeven Meets with Ag Undersecretary of Trade Nominee, Working to Ensure Fair Treatment of American Farmers & Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently met with Ted McKinney, the nominee to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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. The senator stressed t… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Hoeven Amendment to Provide More UAS Pilot Training Options for National Guard Approved in NDAA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an amendment he authored that ensures National Guard unmanned aircraft pilots receive timely training by leveraging the expertise of civilian contractors, like General Atomics, which has a unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training facility at Grand Sky Technology Park. "This legislation supports our troops, modernizes our military and helps ensure th… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Modernize Nuclear Defenses, Urges Support for Minot's Missions with General Rand

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, this week urged General Robin Rand, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to support the nuclear missions at the Minot Air Force Base. The senator has worked throughout his tenure to ensure the base has the tools it needs to be successful in its missions. Hoeven successfully included the following priorities for Minot in the appropriations bill for Fiscal Year… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $700,000 to Support Health Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded four grants totaling more than $700,000 to improve and expand services at community health centers in North Dakota. The funding is distributed as follows: Coal Country Community Health Centers in Beulah - $175,700 Family HealthCare in Fargo - $175,700 Northland Community Health Center in Turtle Lake - $175,701 Valley Community … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Hoeven Announces $255,000 Grant to Support UTTC Business Development Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $255,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to support its business development center. The center provides services to minority-owned businesses, helping them to take advantage of market opportunities to support job creation in tribal communities. "Business development centers like UTTC's connect our small businesses with the expertise they … Continue Reading

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