News Releases

08.17.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Research Funding to UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has awarded $209,860 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new grant will fund research regarding veterinary treatment for protection against tick-borne infections or diseases that may be transmitted to humans. "This funding will support research at UND to h… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Hoeven: USDA Moves Up Haying and Grazing for Cover Crops to September 1

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) agreed to move up the date for the haying and grazing of cover crops to September 1 in 23 counties with a significant number of prevented plant acres. Hoeven recently met with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on the issue and outlined the im… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Economic Recovery Grants for Tribes in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded three grants to tribes in North Dakota. These funds are made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support the tribes' efforts to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Details of… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Statement After EPA Finalizes Updates to Methane Rules

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized updates to its methane rules for oil and gas wells. "We appreciate the EPA's efforts to remove the previous administration's costly and duplicative methane rules for oil and gas wells," said Hoeven. "EPA's final rule will help to reduce unnecessary compliance costs borne by consumers, while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. At the same time, … Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Statement on Israel, UAE Peace Agreement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Trump announced a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "We appreciate the commitments made by Israel and the UAE to normalize their diplomatic relationship, and the Trump administration for bringing these two countries together for this historic announcement. This agreement will improve the efforts of all three countries to oppose Iranian aggression and enhance regional stability and pr… Continue Reading


08.13.20

ND Delegation: Administration Approves North Dakota Request for Additional Flexibility to Use CARES Act Funding for Low-Income Rental Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance allowing the State of North Dakota to use Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds for low-income rental assistance. The North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Commerce previously established a temporary rental assistance program for households with 60 percent o… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Meets With USDA Under Secretary Northey

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, along with Senator John Boozman, this week met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey to urge USDA to utilize the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and remaining Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding as effectively as possible to assist farmers and ranchers… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces PHMSA Funding for Emergency Response Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three grants to North Dakota through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Details are as follows: North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, Division of Homeland Security - $229,448 from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program t… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces $2.4 Million to Mohall Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2.4 million to the Mohall Municipal Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grant will support efforts to extend and widen the runway to meet operational needs and FAA standards. "This grant will ensure Mohall Municipal Airport is able to maintain operation in a safe, … Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces DOL Funding to United Tribes Technical College, North Dakota Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), through the Employment and Training Administration, has awarded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to United Tribes Technical College and four tribes in North Dakota. Details are as follows: DOL WIOA Adult Funding for Native Americans Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $297… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Hoeven: USDA to Release Remaining Ag Assistance Payments to Producers With Approved CFAP Applications

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will begin releasing the remaining 20 percent of payments to producers with approved applications under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Further, USDA is extending the CFAP application deadline until September 11, 2020, and is expanding eligibility to cover additional commodities, inclu… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Hoeven & Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Authorize Funds for Joint U.S.-Israel Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today introduced the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) Act, bipartisan legislation to authorize funding for collaborative agricultural and scientific research in areas of mutual interest to the United States and Israel. The BARD program was first established in 1977 by an agreement between the U.S. government and the Israeli government, but has operated without formal authorization, with … Continue Reading


08.11.20

Hoeven Announces $15 Million to NDDOT Bus Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded, as part of DOT's Buses and Bus Facilities Program, $15 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This grant will support NDDOT's work to replace, rehabilitate or purchase buses and related equipment to benefit rural transit systems across the state, including in the thr… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Hoeven, Boozman: DOD, VA to Restore Full Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today announced that the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to enable members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. This achieves the goals of Hoeven and Boozman's bill, the Montgomery GI Bill Parity Act, which Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Kevin Cramer (… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Hoeven Statement on President's Executive Orders Providing Additional COVID Relief

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive orders to provide additional relief to Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The President acted to provide relief to Americans impacted by the pandemic," said Hoeven. "Given the stalemate in discussions on the next phase of COVID-19 relief, the President is using all options to provide support to the American people. The President's executive orders will provide an additional $400 in … Continue Reading


08.06.20

Hoeven: FSA Offers Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers With Payment Deferral Option

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced it will provide Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers with a one-time annual installment payment deferral option for loans with terms up to 10 years. The FSFL program provides producers with low-interest financing to build or u… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Head Start Funding

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 $1,722,785 to Housing, Industry, Training, Inc. (HIT) to continue supporting West River Head Start services in Mandan. "This funding will help children in low-income households gain access to resources and services that will help prepare them to succeed in school," said Hoeven. -###-… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Improve VA Mental Health Treatment Options

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to improve outreach to veterans and offer new mental health treatment options under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among other things, the legislation builds on Hoeven's work to expand a… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Hoeven Announces Student Support Grants to Five North Dakota Institutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Student Support Services (SSS) funds to five colleges and universities in North Dakota. These grants will support the following list of schools in their efforts to assist low-income, first-generation or students with disabilities as they complete college requirements to obtain their degree and graduate. SSS funding may also be used to provide grant … Continue Reading


08.05.20

Hoeven: D.C. Circuit Court Vacates DAPL Shutdown Order

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the district judge's shutdown order for the Dakota Access Pipeline, enabling it to continue operating during appeal of the district court's order for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare an environmental impact statement. "The Dakota Access Pipeline is critical infrastructure for our state's energy industry, providing a safe and efficient transportation option f… Continue Reading

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