News Releases

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


06.30.16

Hoeven: Senate Passes Resolution Honoring American Cowboys

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed a resolution declaring Saturday, July 23 as National Day of the American Cowboy. Hoeven cosponsored the resolution, introduced by Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., to honor cowboys across the United States. "Cowboys have shaped our nation's history and culture through their grit and independent spirit," Hoeven said. "North Dakota author Louis L'Amour said, 'Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content,' and the Ame… Continue Reading


06.30.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Department of Defense to Swiftly Replace UH-1N Helicopters

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today joined a bipartisan group of 10 Senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), in urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N helicopters as soon as possible. While these helicopters are responsible for protecting our nation's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fleet, including those located around the Minot Air Force Base, the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command has deemed the… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Hoeven: FEMA Awards $7.4 Million to North Dakota to Implement State Security Strategy, Prepare for Emergencies and Protect Borders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota will receive a total of $7.4 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to help protect communities from catastrophic events, prepare for emergencies and secure the country's borders. As chairman, Hoeven oversees funding for FEMA and the other agencies at DHS. "Events in Fargo, Minot, Bismarck and elsewhere in our st… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Hoeven Supports Funding for Veterans and Combating the Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding appropriations to support Veterans Affairs and combat the Zika virus: "We need to 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. This funding was attached to legislation that will actually provide a 4 percent increase in funding for veterans compared to last year. Unfortunately the bill… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $2 Million for Infrastructure Rehabilitation for ND 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 $1,958,927 to airports in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: • Stanley Municipal Airport Authority - $926,632 - To fund an extension of the airport taxiway by 2,000 feet to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway and to support the… Continue Reading


06.27.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards UND More Than $300,000 to Combat Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $312,750 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support research aimed at fighting drug abuse and addiction. "The University of North Dakota is an internationally-recognized research institution, and today's funding will go towards important research aimed at combating amphetamine abuse,… Continue Reading


06.24.16

Hoeven: Senate-House Committee Approves Bill to Combat Zika

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate-House conference committee charged with reconciling their two versions of the bill has agreed to provide provides $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus. The legislation was approved by the House last week and the Senate is expected to vote on it Tuesday. When combined with funds already reprogrammed for the Zika response activities, the United States will have committed a total of $1.6 billion to fighting the Zika virus this … Continue Reading


06.24.16

Hoeven: Department of Energy Provides $300,000 Grant for Carbontec to Develop Bio-Mass Iron Production

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Energy has approved a $300,000 grant for Carbontec Energy Corporation of Bismarck to partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Purdue University to develop technologies for using biomass-based heating to produce high-quality iron nuggets. "This research supports our all-of-the-above approach to energy development," said Hoeven. "By increasing the effectiveness and uses of biomass energy, we can make what would… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Hoeven: Agriculture Committee Has Bipartisan Proposal to Address GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Ag Committee has unveiled a compromise proposal to address the GMO labeling issue. Hoeven has been working with Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to reach a bipartisan agreement to avert a costly patchwork of different state labeling requirements for genetically modified food products and to ensure that consumers have access to info… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Hoeven Updates Grand Forks Air Force Civic Leaders on Push for Role in Arctic Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the Grand Forks Air Force Civic Leaders Program to update them on a possible role for Grand Force Air Force Base in U.S. Northern Command's (NORTHCOM) Arctic mission. The meeting comes a week after Hoeven talked to the new NORTHCOM Commander, U.S. Air Force (USAF) General Lori Robinson, to review how Grand Forks Air Force Base and its unmanned aerial system (UAS) Global Hawk mission could contribute to NORTHCOM operations in the Arctic r… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $4.8 Million to Support Emergency Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response has awarded $4,895,387 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds are part of the CDC's Hospital Preparedness Program, and the Department of Health will use the funds to fortify emergency preparedness in communities throughout the state. "The North Dakota State… Continue Reading

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