News Releases

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


07.06.16

Hoeven: GMO Labeling Bill Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Senate has advanced compromise legislation to address the GMO labeling issue, setting the legislation up for a vote on final passage later this week. The Senate voted 65-32 to invoke cloture on the bill today. Hoeven has been working with Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to find a bipartisan agreement that averts a costly… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $450,000 to Enhance North Dakota Airports

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 three grants totaling $449,766 to enhance airports in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: • Carrington Municipal Airport Authority - $208,800 - To fund the rehabilitation of the runway, the general aviation apron and Taxiway A as well as maintain the structural integrity of the pa… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $150,000 CDC Grant to Minot State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has awarded $155,703 to Minot State University to support efforts to streamline data entry and ensure patients receive needed follow-up heath care services. "Duplicate data entry can cost both patients and healthcare providers time and money," Hoeven said. "Today's gra… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Hoeven Announces DHS Anti-terrorism Grant Opportunities for Local Communities, Higher Ed Institutions and Private Organizations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who chairs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that DHS will issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity announcing the new Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program. The FY16 funding dedicated to this effort is $10 million, as part of a total $50 million effort to counter complex, coordinated terrorist attacks and violent extremism. "These grants are designed to support community-led initiatives across the country and… Continue Reading


07.05.16

Hoeven Working to Meet Ranchers' Needs, Ensure Multiple Use in National Grasslands

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior to continue collaborating with ranchers and preserve access for multiple use on the national grasslands and other public lands. Hoeven drove home the tremendous value that grazing generates for taxpayers and local economies. According to the Public Lands Council, grazing activities on federal lands are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $7… Continue Reading


07.05.16

Hoeven Announces $640,000 in Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Pursuing Health Care, Nursing Degrees at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded a total of $640,000 to the University of North Dakota to provides scholarships to disadvantaged students pursing a degree in health care, nursing and other health professions. "As North Dakota continues to grow, so does our need for skilled nurses and other health care professionals," Hoeven said. "These scholarships will not only help young disadvantaged students get a good e… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Senator John Hoeven 2016 Independence Day Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Independence Day has come to mean many wonderful things over the centuries. It is first and foremost a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation, but it has also come to be a warm and happy occasion to enjoy time with friends, family, good food and special public celebrations with fireworks and patriotic music in cities large and small across our state. "The Fourth is … Continue Reading


07.01.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $33 Million in Federal Funding to Support the Education Needs of Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Education (DOE) has released expected funding amounts to support the education needs of individuals with disabilities. The funds, made available through the DOE's Office of Special Education, will be awarded to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The funds are awarded as follows: • Special Education - Grants to States - $29,926,082 - To help the st… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $240,000 in DOT Funding to Support Pipeline Safety Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a total of $240,307 to the State of North Dakota through its State Base Grants program. The program supports state pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each state's total program expenses for a calendar year based on its performance. "As we work towards building an 'all-of-the-above' energy plan for ou… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Hoeven: Department of Veterans Affairs to Open First VA National Cemetery in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased 4.82 acres of land in Cass County, ND, and will open the first VA national cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery, which is being developed under the VA's Rural Initiative, will serve approximately 24,388 veterans, their spouses and eligible family members located within a 75-mile radius of Fargo. "North Dakotans have a long and proud tradition of serving in our nation's armed forces… Continue Reading


06.30.16

Hoeven: FEMA to Grant Extension on Removing Drayton Levee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that, at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would grant a request from Drayton for a six month extension before the city must remove an earthen levee built on land acquired through the Hazard Mitigation Program. Hoeven spoke with Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation at FEMA, who agreed to work with the senator and the city to secure the extension. Meanwhile, as chairman of the Department… Continue Reading

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