News Releases

08.09.16

Hoeven Works to Retain Jamestown Regional Medical Center's Critical Access Designation

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary designee Mary Wakefield to help ensure that Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) retains its Critical Access Hospital designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Recently, the North Dakota Department of Health received notice from CMS's Denver Regional office that Jamestown Regional Medical Center's Critical Access status may be revoked due to its close proximit… Continue Reading


08.08.16

Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Help Farmers Maintain Operations, Empower Local Economic Growth, Ensure Veterans Have Access to Healthcare

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a series of meetings with local leaders in Rugby, Mohall and Bowbells to update them on his efforts to help North Dakota farmers and ranchers, especially in light of low commodity prices; create a strong business climate for small business; and advance the energy industry in North Dakota. Hoeven also engaged the officials, from both public agencies and private industry, on challenges the communities are currently facing and ways the senator can suppor… Continue Reading


08.06.16

Hoeven Marks Significance of the American Bison at the North Dakota Buffalo Association's 25th Anniversary Banquet

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today emphasized the economic and cultural significance of bison at the 25th anniversary banquet of the North Dakota Buffalo Association (NDBA) in Jamestown. In April, Congress approved legislation Hoeven sponsored which designated the bison as the national mammal. "A symbol of strength and dignity, the bison reflects the pioneering spirit exemplified by Americans throughout our history," Hoeven said. "The bison has long been regarded as sacred by many Nati… Continue Reading


08.05.16

Hoeven to Burdick Job Corps Graduates: Your Hard Work, Perseverance and Dedication Exemplify the Values of Our State

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the summer of 2016 graduating class of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps to commend them on their achievements and honor their commitment to their studies. Founded in 1964, the Job Corps program provides free education and training to low-income young adults, while also helping to place them in jobs after graduation. "For more than 20 years, the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center has prepared young people with the skills and knowledge they need … Continue Reading


08.05.16

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Support Farmers, Create New Opportunities for North Dakota Ag Industry

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and industry leaders to dedicate the new $30 million expansion of AGT Foods and Ingredients' facility in Minot. AGT's 33,000 sq. ft. expansion adds 20 additional jobs in the community and will further support the export of local pulse crops, including lentils, peas, beans and chickpeas, to countries around the globe. AGT is one of the world's leading suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients with locations in ov… Continue Reading


08.05.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards $112,000 to Enhance Safety at Mott Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $112,000 to Mott Municipal Airport Authority. The grant will fund the instillation of the replacement lighted wind cone and the replacement airport beacon, which provides pilots with critical airfield location information. "Our airports support economic activity and also our residents' quality of life," Hoeven said. "In order to make sure that the… Continue Reading


08.04.16

Hoeven: NSF Awards More than $300,000 to North Dakota State Univesrity

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $325,571 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will support research aimed at developing an abundant, non-toxic material for color displays and solar cells in electronic devices. The team conducting the research will also participate as mentors in Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE), a pro… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Hoeven Working to Ensure EAS for Dickinson, Support Farmers and Ranchers, Create Strong Business Climate, Advance Energy Industry

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable discussion with the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce to brief community leaders on his efforts in Washington and to gather input from chamber members on their priorities. He outlined his work to ensure continued air service to Dickinson; help North Dakota farmers and ranchers; create a strong business climate for small business; and advance the energy industry in North Dakota. - WORKING TO ENSURE ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE FOR DICKINS… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $55,000 to Enhance Operations and Safety at Linton, Hazen Fire Departments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $55,000 to enhance operations and safety at the Linton and Hazen fire departments. Specifically, the funds will go towards professional training, equipment for wellness and fitness programs, personal protective equipment, facility modifications and supplies t… Continue Reading


08.02.16

Hoeven Unveils Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic at Law Enforcement Roundtable

MANDAN, N.D. - At a roundtable he hosted with federal, state and local law enforcement in Mandan, Senator John Hoeven today unveiled legislation he authored to keep harmful and addictive synthetic drugs from being sold in the United States. The Illegal Synthetic Drug Safety Act of 2016, which Hoeven recently introduced with Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and has been endorsed by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, closes a loophole in current law that enables companies to circumvent … Continue Reading


08.01.16

Hoeven Working to Recruit Raytheon to Grand Forks, Showcases Dynamic UAS Tech Environment in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Raytheon Company executives for a tour of Grand Sky Technology Park, followed by a roundtable at the Center for Innovation with Grand Forks leaders in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sector. The senator highlighted the infrastructure and expertise in North Dakota's UAS sector and the opportunities for Raytheon to develop its radar and sensing technologies, as well as other high-tech electronic products, in the vibrant UAS technology environm… Continue Reading


08.01.16

Hoeven: New Air Force RFPs for Cruise Missile Upgrade, New ICBM Program Another Step Forward

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today called the Air Force's Request for Proposals (RFP) for an upgrade to the cruise missile used by the B-52 bomber and new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program a major step forward. The missions, both of which are based at Minot Air Force Base, is the only military base in the nation with two legs of the nuclear triad. "This is a good step forward for these two projects," Hoeven said. "Now, we'll continue to advocate for the two programs and wor… Continue Reading


08.01.16

Hoeven Working to Make Sure Farmers Have Access to Affordable Fertilizer

HANNAFORD, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met managers of Central Plains Ag Services and farm group leaders in Hannaford to update them on his work to ensure reliable and convenient access to anhydrous fertilizer for farmers in the 2017 growing season. Last December, the senator introduced and worked to pass legislation in the year-end funding bill preventing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from implementing a regulation forcing agricultural retail facilities to comply… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Hoeven Honors Service of Two North Dakota Veterans

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored the service of two North Dakota veterans at military medal presentation ceremonies in Carrington and Jamestown. Hoeven presented a Purple Heart for Vietnam veteran James Laurie in Carrington. In Jamestown, the senator presented the third-highest military decoration, the Silver Star, posthumously to the family of Reinholdt Hofmann, who was killed in action during World War II. "These military medals are some of the highest honors that our natio… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Hoeven Working to Help Jamestown Regional Medical Center Provide Access to Quality Rural Health Care

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local officials to mark Jamestown Regional Medical Center's (JRMC) fifth anniversary in its modern facility. The senator is working in his role on the Appropriations Committee to support the work being done at JRMC and other hospitals like it, including an increase in the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill to $152.6 million. "Hospitals like the Jamestown Regional Medical Center are essential to the wellbeing and quality of lif… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Hoeven: General Atomics Flies First Flight at Northern Plains UAS Test Site

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At a ceremony with Air Force, state, local and industry officials today, Senator John Hoeven said General Atomics' inaugural unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site is an important milestone because it is the first step to the company training hundreds of UAS pilots from around the world in North Dakota. General Atomics, manufacturer of the Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft, both of which are based in North Dakota, plans to train up to 6… Continue Reading


07.27.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $360,000 Grant for NDSU to Conduct Technology Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) has awarded $362,865 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to conduct research to develop wireless communication technologies including bio-medical scanners, wearable weapons scanners and extreme environment circuits for use in outer space. "Today's CNS grant to NDSU will fund research for a variety of a… Continue Reading


07.27.16

Hoeven Announces $2.5 Million Grant for UND's EERC to Test CO2 Storage Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Appropriations committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $2.5 million to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will allow EERC to test a new, low-impact method to monitor the underground storage of CO2, which has the potential to provide more cost-effective and timely surveys compared to traditional seismic monitoring. … Continue Reading


07.27.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $160,000 to Enhance Safety at 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 two grants totaling $166,500 to the Rugby Municipal Airport Authority and the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: • Rugby Municipal Airport Authority - $85,500 - To fund the design of the full rehabilitation of Runway 12/30's lighting system, which requires… Continue Reading


07.27.16

Hoeven: Army Corps Needs to Make New Permits Compliant with Court Stay on Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to comply with the nationwide stay on the implementation of the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Last month, the Corps issued proposed revisions to the standards for Nationwide Permits (NWP), a permit under the Clean Water Act that provides a streamlined process for projects on private lands that have minimal impact on U.S. waters and which are up for rene… Continue Reading

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