News Releases

10.25.16

Hoeven Announces More than $1 Million in Funding for North Dakota Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has awarded $1,039,904 to the state of North Dakota to improve schools. The funding is made available through ED's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program which awards states funds, which they can then allocate to schools in greatest need of additional funding to enhance student achievement. "The successful future of our state and nation begins with our ab… Continue Reading


10.20.16

Hoeven, F-M Leaders Meet with OMB Director, Army Corps to Continue Efforts to Secure Permanent Flood Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven this week along with Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams met with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who oversees the Army Corps of Engineers. Hoeven arranged the meeting with OMB and the Corps to continue efforts to secure comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley. "We met with OMB Director Donovan and the Corps to ensure tha… Continue Reading


10.20.16

Hoeven Presses Corps to Issue Easement, Resolve Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with the head of the Army Corps of Engineers, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Lowry Crook, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to press the Corps to issue a final easement allowing construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed. "I met with Secretary Darcy in person to make the case that we need to get the situation with the Dakota Access Pipeline resolved," said Hoeven. "T… Continue Reading


10.18.16

Hoeven Announces More than $2.5 Million in USDA Funds for North Dakota Specialty Crops

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 the North Dakota Department of Agriculture with more than $2.5 million dollars to support the state's specialty crops industry. The funding will support 28 projects to research and develop specialty crops, which include fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, sunflowers, potatoes and horticulture products, including honey. The … Continue Reading


10.17.16

Hoeven: Veterans Care Coordination Initiative Will Help Veterans Access Health Care Closer to Home

WEST FARGO, N.D. - At a North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined a new pilot program he pressed to implement called the Veterans Care Coordination initiative. Effective October 4, veterans seeking care through the Veterans Choice Program are now able to coordinate all of their health care needs through the Fargo Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center rather than Health Net, a third party contractor headquartered in California. "The whole id… Continue Reading


10.12.16

Hoeven: Fire Departments Can Apply for FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding opportunity. Fire departments, first responders, city and county governments and other eligible entities can apply for the funding. "These funds will support first responder programs that wil… Continue Reading


10.11.16

Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Expand Access to Palliative Care at North Dakota Cancer Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his efforts to expand palliative care, including cosponsoring a bill to improve palliative and hospice care. He discussed his work on the issue at the second annual North Dakota Cancer Summit, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The summit focused on using palliative care to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious illnesses. "In addition to being life threatening, the symptoms of cancer and other seriou… Continue Reading


10.10.16

Hoeven Helps Break Ground for New Williston Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA), a new $231 million facility that will accommodate the economic and demographic growth in the region. The senator worked to secure $54.6 million in federal funding, as well as language in the Department of Transportation appropriations bill to relocate and expand the airport. Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced last month that the Federal Aviation … Continue Reading


10.09.16

Hoeven Statement on Appellate Court's Decision to Allow Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after an appellate court issued a decision upholding U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg's ruling that construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline project can continue: "Today's decision by a three judge appellate panel reaffirms Judge Boasberg's ruling that the proper process was followed and construction can continue on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Obama administration and the Army Corps of Engineers now need to work to… Continue Reading


10.06.16

Hoeven Announces More than $290,000 in Grants to Support Substance Abuse Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Center for Mental Health Services has awarded two grants totaling $290,587 to the Spirit Lake Tribe and the North Dakota Federation of Families. The funds will be used to support mental health and substance abuse resource services. The awards are as follows: • Spirit Lake Tribe - $195,587• North Dakota Federation of Families - … Continue Reading


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

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