News Releases

07.14.16

Hoeven: Department of Commerce Awards $125,000 to Help ND Manufacturers Stay at the Forefront of Innovation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $125,000 to Impact Dakota, previously known as the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The funds, awarded by NIST's Hollings MEP program, will support manufacturers as they work to meet the changing needs of the industry. "In today's rapidly changing and increasingly globalized world, it's important for us to invest in programs t… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $432,000 Grant to Support Medical Research at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $432,300 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to research new ways to efficiently create compounds that contain nitrogen. Nitrogen containing compounds have wide application and are part of many medical drugs. "NDSU is constantly doing research to improve our lives, including medical research to help us live healthier" Hoeven said. … Continue Reading


07.14.16

Hoeven Supports Funding for Veterans and Combating the Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding today's vote to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's effort to combat the Zika virus: "It's important that we combat the Zika virus, which is why I voted today for legislation to provide $1.1 billion in addition to the $589 million already in place, for a total of more than $1.6 billion. The Zika funding was attached to legislation that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Affairs por… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Hoeven: Judiciary Committee Recommends Jennifer Puhl for Seat on 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has favorably reported out Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Puhl to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. At a committee hearing last month, Hoeven introduced Puhl to committee members and encouraged them to approve her nomination. "Jennifer Puhl is well qualified to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and we're pleased that the committee has favorably reviewed her," said Hoeven. "As an Assistant U.… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Hoeven Statement on Today's Filibuster of the National Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a vote to bring the National Defense Appropriations bill to the floor for debate and a vote was blocked for the second time: "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I worked with my colleagues to pass a strong National Defense Appropriations bill. Recognizing its importance, the committee passed the measure unanimously, with bipartisan support. "Today, however, for the second time, the bill did not get the… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Hoeven Amendment to Authorize UAS Test Sites for Three Years Included in FAA Extension

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate and House have agreed on an extension of the FAA Reauthorization, which includes the senator's proposal to provide a longer-term authorization for the nation's six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites. This reauthorization includes the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, headquartered in Grand Forks. The measure now goes to the president for signature. Under current law, the test sites' authorization would have expired next ye… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Hoeven Working with STRATCOM Commander to Advance Nuclear Missile Upgrades

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, met Tuesday with U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), to discuss the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile program, which would develop nuclear cruise missiles to replace the existing Air Launched Cruise Missile carried on the B-52s at Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven also underscored the importance of replacing aging UH-1N helicopters currently providing security for… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Hoeven: Congress Passes Bill to Help Prevent, Treat Drug Addiction, Help Law Enforcement Combat Drug Crime

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has concurred with the House to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), bipartisan legislation that will help combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing communities across the nation. The senate passed its CARA bill in March. "Both the Senate and House have now passed this important legislation, which will help us fight the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic that has impacted communities acr… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Hoeven Organizes Letter Calling on DoD to Reaffirm Commitment to Modernizing the Nation's Nuclear Triad

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released a bipartisan letter he organized calling on Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to reaffirm the department's commitment to modernize the nation's nuclear triad. The bipartisan letter signed by 14 senators follows several statements indicating the Obama administration is backing away from support for the nuclear modernization program. "The three legs of the nuclear triad combine to form a very effective deterrent," Hoeven said. "The three legs - land-b… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Energy Bill with Hoeven Provisions Now Headed for Senate-House Conference Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Energy Committee, today announced that the U.S. Senate and House have agreed to go to conference to reconcile their respective versions of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. The Senate-passed bill includes legislation authored and introduced by the senator to help streamline energy regulations and address common problems faced by energy producers and consumers. Once conferees agree, the measure will need to be voted on in both the Senat… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Hoeven, Congressional Delegation Meet with Williston Officials to Help Secure Funding for New Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today met with Williston leaders to help advance federal support for the city's new airport expansion and relocation project, Sloulin Field International Airport. Hoeven said he will continue to work to secure additional funding for the city's airport expansion and relocation project. Last year, the senator worked to secure $27 million for the project. "Williston continues to be an important hub for the e… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $5.8 Million in Grants to Support Airport Improvements in Eastern North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded three grants totaling nearly $5.8 million to support improvements at airports in eastern North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: • Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND - $5.4 million - The grant will support the reconstruction of 1,700 feet of taxiway that has reached the end of its useful life.• Lisbon Municipal … Continue Reading


07.11.16

Hoeven: HUD Awards More Than $7.7 Million to Enhance Housing Options in North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $7.7 million to enhance housing options in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program - To support the development of viable urban communities by providing low- and moderate-income individuals with a suitable living environment and expanded economic … Continue Reading


07.11.16

Hoeven: Flood Protection Agreement Brings Safety and Certainty to the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined area leaders and Lowry Crook, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, in Fargo to mark the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven wrote and secured language in the year-end funding bill authorizing and funding new construction activity that was needed to advance flood protection in the Red River Valle… Continue Reading


07.11.16

Hoeven Presses USDA to Replenish FSA Loan Programs to Ensure Farmers and Ranchers Have Access to Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture and Agriculture Appropriations Committees, requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) replenish Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs to ensure that the nation's producers have access to necessary credit during the current period of low commodity prices. Farmers across the nation experiencing cash flow issues are increasingly turning to the FSA Loan Program for assistance. The increased need for these pr… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Hoeven Statement on Thursday's Filibuster of the Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a vote to bring the National Defense Appropriations bill to the floor for debate and a vote: "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I worked with my colleagues to pass a strong National Defense Appropriations bill. The measure passed out of committee unanimously, with bipartisan support. Yesterday, however, the bill did not get the 60 votes necessary to bring it to the floor for de… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Hoeven Announce DOT Grant Totaling Nearly $3 Million for Fargo Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $2,940,000 to the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority. The funding will be used to rehabilitate Taxiway A3 and Taxiway T. "Hector Airport serves thousands of North Dakotans and people from around the country and the world each year, and it's important to invest in infrastructure projects tha… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Enhance Security at MAFB, Replace Helicopters & Upgrade ICBM Fleet

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Col. Colin Connor, the new commander of the 91st Missile Wing at the Minot Air Force Base, to review the needs of the base and ensure the security and effectiveness of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fleet. Col. Connor accepted the command last month from Col. Michael Lutton, who was then promoted to Brig. Gen., after serving as a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow at the Pentagon. "The Minot Air Force Base hosts two legs of … Continue Reading


07.07.16

Hoeven: Senate Passes Ag Biotech Labeling Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has approved compromise legislation to address the agriculture biotechnology labeling issue. Hoeven worked with Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to forge the bipartisan agreement and prevent a patchwork of costly state labeling requirements. Hoeven said the legislation, which will now go to the House of Representatives, … Continue Reading


07.06.16

Hoeven Amendment to Extend UAS Test Sites for Three Years Included in FAA Extension

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate and House have an agreement on an extension of the FAA Reauthorization bill through September of 2017. The measure includes the senator's proposal for a longer term authorization for the nation's six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites, extending their authorization for three years. This includes the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, headquartered in Grand Forks. Under current law, the test sites' authorization would have e… Continue Reading

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