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03.30.16

Hoeven: NSF Awards Nearly $650K to North Dakota State College of Science to Bolster STEM Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $648,463 to North Dakota State College of Science. The funds will be used to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Scholars Scholarship Program, Academic Support Network and Career Success Network. The program aims to recruit academically-talented STEM students with demonstrated financial need, retain STEM scholars and … Continue Reading


03.29.16

Hoeven Continues Push to Make More Long-Term Care, Private Health Care Services Available to Veterans

BISMARCK, N.D. - During a tour and roundtable at the Baptist Health Care Center in Bismarck today, Senator John Hoeven stressed the importance of improving access to local long-term care (LTC) services for veterans. The senator highlighted the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act, legislation he sponsored with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The Hoeven bill, which was approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in December, would open more LTC services for veterans clos… Continue Reading


03.28.16

Hoeven Holds Roundtables in Bowman and Amidon

BOWMAN AND AMIDON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held roundtables in Bowman and Amidon where he discussed his current priorities in the Senate and addressed issues important to each community, including Bowman's new airport, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS), a new hospital and clinic in Bowman, grazing issues on the National Grasslands and the Air Force's Powder River Training Complex. "Agriculture is a staple of these southwestern North Dakota comm… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $3 Million to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $3,290,245 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The funds will be used to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which work to promote the school readiness of children from low-income families. "By investing in programs to promote school readiness for chi… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Hoeven Addresses Forward Devils Lake, Outlines Work to Advance Economic Growth, Jobs

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told a gathering of Forward Devils Lake, the region's economic development organization, that whether you're working on the federal, state or local level, job creation has to be job number one. Devils Lake is poised for growth, he said, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, Hoeven is working to support their efforts to grow the local economy and create good jobs for residents. "We're working hard to create a busin… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Hoeven Delivers Keynote Address at Central Power Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today delivered the keynote address at Central Power Electric Cooperative's annual meeting to outline his work to prevent costly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, offer strong support to rural communities and advocate for infrastructure projects that will help the nation build a comprehensive energy plan. In recognition of the senator's leadership on issues impacting rural residents, Central Power leaders honored Hoeven with the Gary M. William… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Hoeven Celebrates Minot Fire Station Grand Opening; Senator Helped Secure $3.2 Million for Construction of the $3.4 Million Facility

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local leaders and residents to celebrate the grand opening of Minot's $3.4 million fire station at 55th Street. The new facility was funded in large part by $3.2 million in disaster recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-DR) funds, part of a measure introduced by the senator and authorized by Congress in 2011 as part of a consolidated appropriations bill. Hoeven authored the legislation and secured its passage through his roles both on the… Continue Reading


03.22.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $800K to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for Diabetes Treatment, Prevention

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $807,902 grant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for diabetes treatment and prevention programs. The funds are made available through HHS' Special Diabetes Program for Indians. "Chronic conditions like diabetes carry severe impacts on the quality of life of our state's residents," Hoeven said. "Toda… Continue Reading


03.22.16

Hoeven Working to Support MAFB Priorities

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with leaders at Minot Air Force Base to help advance work being done under the Nuclear Force Improvement Program and to ensure initiatives move forward to modernize the B-52 fleet, replace the UH-1N helicopter and upgrade the nuclear cruise missile. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the senator is working to support Minot's missions as the Senate begins work this spring on Fiscal Year 2017 defense authorization and appropriations legi… Continue Reading


03.21.16

Hoeven Visits Port of Pembina, Working to Secure $5.7 Million for New APHIS Inspection Facility

PEMBINA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations at the Pembina Port, the fifth busiest port along the U.S./Canadian border. Specifically, Hoeven reviewed the existing Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) facility, which poses logistical challenges for U.S. inspectors. Hoeven is working to secure funding to replace the inspection station with a new, modern facility. In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the original … Continue Reading


03.21.16

Hoeven Working to Support Domestic Manufacturers Like Motor Coach Industries in Pembina

PEMBINA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited the Motor Coach Industries, Inc. (MCI) plant in Pembina, where he outlined his work to help companies like MCI grow and thrive. MCI manufactures a line of commercial buses for charter and tourism companies; law enforcement; universities; and state, federal and municipal public transportation systems. In December, Hoeven worked to pass the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST), which reauthorized the nation's transportation programs … Continue Reading


03.18.16

Hoeven Announces $2.4 Million in HHS Funds for Head Start, Diabetes Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants totaling $2.4 million for Head Start and diabetes programs in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency - $1,528,800 to support the agency's Head Start services for children from birth to five years of age. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Ind… Continue Reading


03.17.16

Hoeven Continuing Effort on Appropriations to Secure Funding for Red River Valley, Minot Area Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met again today with Col. Daniel Koprowski, Commander of the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers, to advance permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley and Minot regions. The senator is continuing his effort as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure funding for the projects. "We have funding in place both for the Minot region, as well as for the Red River Valley, to move flood protection forward for this year," Hoeven said. "Now, as … Continue Reading


03.17.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $1 Million to Support Head Start Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $1,075,791 to TGU Towner School District #60. The funds will be used to support the school district's Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. "It's important to ensure that all children have access to the services … Continue Reading


03.16.16

The Senate Should Give the People a Voice on the Next Supreme Court Appointment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the people should have a voice in who will replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Under the U.S. Constitution, the president has the right to appoint, but the Senate has the right to consent or not. In fact, presidents have made 160 nominations for the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed only 124 of them. And of the 36 failed nominations, the majority of them, 25, received no up-or-down vote. "The American people need to have an opportu… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Sheila Schafer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven extended his condolences today to the family and friends of Sheila Schafer, who spent a lifetime promoting North Dakota, notably the historic western city of Medora. "Mikey and I extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sheila Schafer during this difficult time. For years, Sheila worked tirelessly to promote North Dakota, especially the city of Medora. She and her husband, Harold, rebuilt many parts of the historic city, … Continue Reading


03.15.16

Hoeven Statement on National Agriculture Day 2016

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate to recognize and thank the nation's farmers and ranchers on National Agriculture Day. The entire week of March 14 is National Agriculture Week: "Today, on National Agriculture Day, I want to celebrate and thank America's agriculture producers. That includes those in my home state of North Dakota, who provide us with the lowest cost, highest quality food supply - not just in the world, but in… Continue Reading


03.15.16

Hoeven Announces $1.5 Million FEMA Grant to Fund Flood Protection for Fargo Wastewater Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.5 million to the City of Fargo from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the department's annual budget and has worked to secure funding to protect the region from flooding. Today's grant will support flood protection for the City of Fargo's waste … Continue Reading


03.14.16

Hoeven Presses VA Secretary to Support Veterans Choice Improvement Bill, Resolve Issues With Third Party Administrators

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Senator John Hoeven pressed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald to improve the Veterans Choice Program and resolve scheduling issues with the third party administrators. Hoeven thanked the secretary for agreeing to send a top VA official to meet with representatives from the Fargo VA to see firsthand issues veterans face when scheduling non-VA care appointments through the Choi… Continue Reading


03.11.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $1 Million to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $1,090,300 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College. The funds will go towards supporting the college's American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and Early Head Start programs. "It's important to make sure that children have access to t… Continue Reading

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