News Releases

04.15.21

Hoeven Announces Funding to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - 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 $1,757,581 to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks. Today's funding, available through a Health Center Cluster grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help support health care services in the region. "Today's grant will help Valley Community Health Centers continue their efforts to pr… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Hoeven Working to Secure Funding to Bring Satellite Operations to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven advanced efforts with the Space Development Agency (SDA) to bring a new low-Earth orbit satellite mission to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. At the hearing, Hoeven confirmed with Barbara McQuiston, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, that SDA is working to stand up a satellite operations center in Grand Forks. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee,… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Hoeven Announces Research Funding to University of 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 (HHS), through the National Institute on Aging, has awarded $1,230,093 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new funding will be used to support research regarding aging as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. "This new grant will help support important research opportunities at UND by examining risk factors associated with aging," s… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to help attract, develop and retain highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. Agencies across the federal government face growing cyber threats, but struggle to hire qualified cybersecurity employees. Accordingly, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would create a civilian personnel rotation program fo… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Hoeven: USDA Awards $500,000 to NDSCS to Support Workforce Training for Local Meat Processors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $500,000 to North Dakota State College of Science. Today's funding will be used to provide career and technical training to expand the meat processing workforce, with an emphasis on supporting small scale, local processors. "By expanding the capacity of local meat proc… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Hoeven Statement on DAPL Hearing

FARGO, ND - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after a U.S. District Court hearing today on the Dakota Access Pipeline: "The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital infrastructure that provides tremendous energy and economic benefits for our state and nation. DAPL has safely operated for nearly four years, providing essential access to market for Bakken crude, including substantial oil production from the Fort Berthold Reservation and the Three Affiliated Tribes. DAPL is key in ensuri… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Hoeven Secures Funding and Flexibility to Raise I-29, Advance Red River Control Structure and Keep Red River Valley Flood Protection Project on Schedule

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar and Governor Doug Burgum, today announced that he has secured the funding and flexibility to enable the Army Corps of Engineers to raise I-29, advance the Red River Valley Control Structure and ensure that the permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley stays on schedule. Hoeven worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to bid the I-29 road raise portion of the project first, which will save money and keep the p… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Hoeven Statement on Biden Executive Action on Guns

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on President Biden's executive action on guns: "We need to ensure that law-abiding Americans have the ability to defend themselves as provided under the Constitution. Infringing on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens will not prevent violence. Instead, the administration should focus on fully enforcing the gun laws that are already on the books, and ensuring communities have resources to address mental healt… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Hoeven: EDA Awards $1 Million Grant to Develop Tech Accelerator in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1,079,646 to the City of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority. This grant will be used to convert the former Grand Forks Herald building into a technology accelerator to assist startups in developing new innovations and bringing them to market. The senator urged EDA to make … Continue Reading


04.07.21

Hoeven Helps Advance Efforts for New Sanford Hospital and Clinic at Former Sloulin Field Airport

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with Williston Mayor Howard Klug and Dr. Michael LeBeau, President and CEO of Sanford Health's Bismarck region, and other officials to discuss the redevelopment of Williston Square, the former Sloulin Field International Airport property. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured more than $114 million in federal funding to relocate and build the new Williston Basin Internationa… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Hoeven Working to Maintain America's Energy Leadership

TIOGA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today held a roundtable discussion with local energy producers in western North Dakota to review ongoing developments in the region's energy industry and outline his efforts to maintain America's leadership in energy production. To this end, Hoeven is working to: Secure approval for WBI Energy's North Bakken Expansion Project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Push back on th… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Hoeven Reviews Northern Border with Local Sheriffs

BOWBELLS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today reviewed operations along the northern border with Burke County Sheriff Shawn Brien, Divide County Sheriff Zachary Schroeder, Renville County Sheriff Roger Hutchinson, and other local law enforcement officials. The officials outlined the challenges of securing the northern border and preventing illegal border crossings and showed the senator the Short Creek Crossing, an area where the B… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Hoeven Announces Economic Relief Funding to Additional North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced additional North Dakota airports will receive funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed by Congress in December. Hoeven previously announced additional airports to receive funding, which will be used to supplement the cost to clean, sanitize and combat the spread of pathogens at … Continue Reading


04.01.21

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $600,000 to the State of North Dakota. This grant will support efforts to reevaluate air transportation needs in North Dakota and update the existing study of airport systems throughout the state as needed. "Access to air transportation plays a key role in North Dakota's economy, and this… Continue Reading


03.31.21

Hoeven Statement on Biden Infrastructure Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on the Biden administration's over $2 trillion infrastructure plan. "Investing in our nation's infrastructure is a bipartisan priority in Congress and there is broad support for updating our roads, bridges, railways, broadband and other vital infrastructure. While there are priorities in this proposal that have bipartisan su… Continue Reading


03.31.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Price Transparency, Competition in Livestock Markets

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently helped introduce bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to increase transparency and competition among meat packers. The legislation requires that a minimum of 50 percent of a meat packer's weekly volume of beef slaughter be purchased on the open or spot market. "Our ranchers play an … Continue Reading


03.29.21

Hoeven, Bennet Introduce Legislation to Ensure HOS & ELD Regulations Work for Ag Haulers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today announced they have reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Further, the bill would delay enforcement of the ELD rule until the required reforms are formally proposed by the Transportation Secretary. This bill follows Hoeven's successful effort… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Hoeven: Border Security is Vital to National Security

MCALLEN, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today joined a delegation led by Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to review the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the southern border. The senators met with border patrol agents, reviewed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations and processing facilities, visited border crossings and held a roundtable with local officials. "Our nation is facing an unprecedented crisis at the … Continue Reading


03.25.21

Hoeven Votes to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve legislation to extend the deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until May 31, 2021. The legislation has now passed both chambers of Congress and will go to the president to be signed into law. "The PPP has been a central part of our effort to support families and businesses during this public health emergency. This program has enabled people to keep their jobs and benefits, and allowed emp… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Hoeven: GRE Takes Big Step Forward on Coal Creek Power Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after Great River Energy notified its employees that they are entering into formal negotiations to sell Coal Creek Station to a new operator, ensuring its operation beyond 2022. Hoeven has been working with the company to help make it happen and to advance carbon capture and sequestration efforts. "Coal Creek Station is one of the most efficient power plants in… Continue Reading

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