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01.12.16

North Dakota Entrepreneurial Leader Joins Hoeven for the 2016 State of the Union Address

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this evening hosted Greg Tehven of Fargo, Executive Director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie, as his guest at President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address. Emerging Prairie is a digital-media company that highlights startups, technology and innovation and supports the region's entrepreneurial activities by operating a wide variety of events and initiatives, such as Drone Focus, the Prairie Den co-working space and 1 Million Cups (1MC) Fargo, t… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Hoeven Statement Following President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress and the American people this evening: "In his final address to the nation this year, President Obama spoke about his legacy and his commitment to expansive government, which means higher taxes, more regulation and more spending. The president spoke about working together, but to do that, he needs to work with Congress on in… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp: Senate Passes Resolution Celebrating Fifth Consecutive NDSU Bison Football National Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution they introduced honoring the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning its fifth consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship. The resolution congratulates the Bison football team and commends the NDSU players, coaches and staff for their hard work and dedication. It also recognizes the students, alumni and loyal fans that supported the Bison during th… Continue Reading


01.11.16

Hoeven: North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park Ranks Fifth on NY Times Worldwide List of "Places to Go in 2016"

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today commended the New York Times travel editor's choice of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in North Dakota as fifth on its list of 52 worldwide destinations to visit in 2016. Only Mexico City, Bordeaux, France, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta and the Caribbean city of Coral Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands ranked ahead of TRNP. "Western North Dakota gets a lot of attention because of its vibrant energy economy, but few people outside o… Continue Reading


01.09.16

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Today's Historic Fifth NCAA Division I Football Championship Win

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University Bison football team's historic victory over Jacksonville State (Ala.) Gamecocks to win the FCS national championship. The Bison's 37-10 win marks the first time any team has won five straight national football championships. "The NDSU Bison cap a great season not only with a championship win, but a place in division history by winning five in a row. The Gamecocks played a st… Continue Reading


01.09.16

U.S. Senator John Hoeven Delivers Weekly Republican Address

BISMARCK, N.D. - In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) urges the President to use his State of the Union Address to the Nation to lay out how '…he will unleash the creativity and drive of the American people.' Hoeven goes on to say that the United States needs to compete in the global energy arena as a means of combatting terrorism. 'And ISIL is relying upon the sale of oil and gas to fund its brutal terrorist activities in the Middle East and beyond. Part of defeating… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven To Deliver National Republican Weekly Address Saturday

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven will deliver the National Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, January 9. Using innovative energy development as an example, he will discuss the importance of empowering our great people and our country to compete and win. That means reducing the regulatory burden, reforming and simplifying the tax code and getting our fiscal house in order. "As we look to the future, we need to recognize that the greatest strength of our country is the ingenuity, resourcefuln… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven Invites Fargo Entrepreneurial Leader to State of the Union

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Greg Tehven of Fargo, Executive Director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie, will be his guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12. Emerging Prairie is a digital-media company that highlights startups, technology and innovation and supports the region's entrepreneurial activities by operating a wide variety of events and initiatives, such as Drone Focus, the Prairie Den co-working space and 1 Mill… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $620,000 for Diabetes Prevention Program for Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that Indian Health Services (IHS) has awarded $620,774 to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The funds will be used to support a demonstration program to help prevent diabetes in tribal members. "Diabetes is a major health challenge for Native Americans, and programs like this can help them live healthier lives," Hoeven said. "Today's grant to the T… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Outlines Legislative Accomplishments Supporting ND Rural Electric Cooperatives

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven outlined key legislative accomplishments in support of the state's electric cooperatives today at the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) Annual Meeting. The senator worked to pass water heater legislation, to prevent costly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and to support infrastructure loans and other Rural Utilities Service (RUS) programs. In recognition of the senator's leadership, NDAREC leaders honored Hoeve… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $320,000 For Diabetes Prevention Program for North Dakota Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that Indian Health Services (IHS) has awarded $323,285 to the Trenton Indian Services Area office in Trenton, N.D. which serves Native Americans in northwest North Dakota. The funds will be used to support a demonstration program to help prevent diabetes in tribal members. "It is vitally important to ensure that North Dakotans and our Native… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Statement on The Administration's Final Dietary Recommendations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their final Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Hoeven and a group of Senate colleagues pressed the USDA and HHS to base their recommendations on nutritional science and not on extraneous considerations like an environmental agenda. The group also pressed for recognition of the role of lean red meat in a heal… Continue Reading


01.06.16

Hoeven Statement in Response to TransCanada's Announcement That It Will Sue the U.S. Over Denial of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to TransCanada Corporation's announcement that it intends to take legal action against the president's decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project. "Unfortunately, the president's arbitrary decision to turn down the Keystone XL pipeline means we do not have this important energy infrastructure project under construction, or the jobs and other benefits that go with it, but also the American taxpa… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Hoeven Reviews Efforts to Improve Veteran Access to Local Health Care, Long-Term Care

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable with local veterans, officials from the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital System, area health care providers and county-level veteran service officers to outline his efforts to improve veterans' access to health care. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Hoeven worked with his colleagues in Congress last month to secure funding to improve services at the VA and advance legisla… Continue Reading


01.04.16

Hoeven Working to Support Greater Opportunities, Quality of Life for Persons With Disabilities

BOTTINEAU, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured Annie's House, an adaptive winter sports facility for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities at Bottineau Winter Park. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven works to support programs to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities, ensuring they have access to vital services and empowering them to exercise greater self-determination. To this end, the senator helped secure increased funding in Fi… Continue Reading


01.04.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $400,000 In Housing Grants to Support North Dakota Native American Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $408,120 in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) grants to the Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians tribes. Standing Rock received $234,178 and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received $173,942. "We need to ensure that North Dakota's veterans and our Native American veterans continue to have access to safe… Continue Reading


01.04.16

Hoeven Leads Veterans Roundtable in Bottineau, Highlights Progress on Improving Veterans Access to Local Health Care

BOTTINEAU, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable in Bottineau to update area veterans on his efforts to improve veterans' access to health care and extended care in their local communities. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA), Hoeven worked with his colleagues in Congress last month to secure funding to improve services at the VA and advance legislation to improve veterans' access to non-VA health care and extended car… Continue Reading


12.30.15

Hoeven Reviews December Legislative Accomplishments, North Dakota Priorities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable in Bismarck with local officials and business leaders to outline key legislative accomplishments that he worked to advance throughout the year and that Congress included in legislation passed this month. Hoeven worked with his congressional colleagues to address North Dakota's priorities and meet the needs of the state's families, schools, businesses and farmers across a wide variety of areas, including energy, tax, education, transpor… Continue Reading


12.29.15

Hoeven: Senate Passes Measure to Update FAA Medical Certification, Protect Pilots' Due Process Rights

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, a measure he cosponsored that updates the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) medical certification for most general aviation pilots, providing a safe and transparent process to help ensure more healthy, qualified and trained pilots can fly. The bill expands the 3rd class medical exemption for recreational pilots flying light sport aircraft and broadens the protections provided in the o… Continue Reading


12.23.15

Hoeven Holds Meeting with Minot Leaders to Plan Next Steps for Comprehensive Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. -Senator John Hoeven today hosted a meeting with state and local officials to plan the steps going forward for building comprehensive flood protection for Minot and the region. The senator outlined key provisions in the year-end funding legislation Congress passed last week that will support their efforts. In addition, he outlined provisions in the measure to support Minot Air Force Base and provide tax relief for farmers, ranchers and small businesses. "In the year-end funding legi… Continue Reading

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