News Releases

03.04.16

Hoeven Introduces Amendments to Strengthen Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven spoke on the Senate floor to press colleagues to support two amendments he has introduced to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The Hoeven legislation will strengthen the overall bill by providing law enforcement with additional resources to address security vulnerabilities at the northern border that could be exploited by drug traffickers. "The numbers drive home the problem," Hoeven said. "In 2014, 61 percent of all overdose deaths in the United Sta… Continue Reading


03.03.16

Hoeven, Manchin Make Case for Their Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Before Environment and Public Works Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) this week made the case before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for their bipartisan legislation that will create a states-first approach to regulating coal ash. The measure provides both certainty for the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash and, for the first time, an enforceable state permit program for the disposal of coal ash. This legislation, builds on the senators' past efforts to find a … Continue Reading


03.01.16

Hoeven Announces $435,000 Grant to NDSU for Cancer Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $435,000 grant to North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Chemistry and Biochemistry Department to support research into the fundamental nature and causes of cancer. Today's award is the first portion of an expected three-year project and is made available through NIH's Academic Research Enhance… Continue Reading


03.01.16

Hoeven: Ag Committee Advances Plan to Address GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the committee has advanced new legislation to address GMO labeling. The measure will avert a costly patchwork of different state labeling requirements for genetically modified food products, while providing consumers with more information about the food they buy at the grocery store. The key, Hoeven said, is to find a way to provide accurate information to the public in a format that works and … Continue Reading


03.01.16

Hoeven: NSF Awards Nearly $1 Million to Support Small Business Innovation, Agriculture Research in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling $951,110 to Renuvix, a Fargo-based biotech company co-founded by Dr. Chisholm, a Senior Research Scientist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), and the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds are awarded as follows: Renuvix - $750,000 - To support research and development for cost-effective, environmentally f… Continue Reading


02.29.16

Hoeven Congratulates Minot Airport On Opening of New Terminal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated all those who have been working on Minot International Airport's new terminal on the first day of flights from the facility. "The expansion of the Minot Airport is an investment that will not only support the growth North Dakota has already enjoyed, but also the growth that will come in the future," Hoeven said. "I extend my appreciation to all the talented people who have been working to create the new terminal, as well as the larger airport… Continue Reading


02.29.16

Hoeven: Grand Forks Recognized as Great American Defense Community

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Association of Defense Communities has recognized the City of Grand Forks as a Great American Defense Community. Earlier this month, Hoeven wrote a letter to the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) outlining the city's support and enthusiasm for Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and the development of Grand Sky technology park, urging them to consider Grand Forks for this special honor. "The Grand Forks community actively seeks way… Continue Reading


02.29.16

Hoeven Gets Pledge to Bring Interior Official to N.D., Continues Work to Prevent Energy Regulation Overreach

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven got a commitment from Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to send a key official to North Dakota to meet with coal industry leaders. At Hoeven's urging, Secretary Jewell agreed to: Bring Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assistant Secretary Janice Schneider to the state to see firsthand the impact of the bureau's proposed Stream Protection Rule. Grandfather in pending… Continue Reading


02.29.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Housing Services Across North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded grants totaling $1,923,067 to support a wide variety of housing services across North Dakota. The funds are made available through HUD's Continuum of Care program, which supports the efforts of non-profit organizations as well as state and local government to address homelessness for individuals and families, especia… Continue Reading


02.26.16

Hoeven Welcomes Interns to His Washington, Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has welcomed Taylor McMillin to his Washington, D.C. office and Megan Gilbertson to his Fargo office. The interns work with the senator and his staff on a variety of legislative, communications and administrative projects. "Internships provide young people with the opportunity to gain professional experience while also getting an inside look at our legislative process," Hoeven said. "My staff and I are happy to welcome Taylor and Megan to… Continue Reading


02.26.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards $125K to North Dakota Department of Human Services to Promote Child Health and Well-Being

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 $125,000 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The funds will be used to support the North Dakota Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSCO), which works to facilitate partnerships between Head Start agencies and other state entities that provide ser… Continue Reading


02.26.16

Hoeven: USDA Approves Loan, Grants to Support Rural Development in Cass and Grant Counties

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a grant of $1,338,000 to the City of Arthur in Cass County and a grant of $30,000 to the City of Elgin in Grant County. Rural Development also approved a loan of $1,687,000 to the City of Arthur. "One of the most important ways we can support development in the rural parts… Continue Reading


02.24.16

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Plan to Close the Military Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Obama's plan to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "All too recent incidents of violence in Europe, the Middle East and even here in the United States, notably in San Bernardino, California, clearly underscore the fact that we continue to be in a global war against terrorism. Having seen firsthand the Guantanamo Bay site, I believe we need to maintain a secure and professi… Continue Reading


02.23.16

Hoeven, 33 Senators, 171 Representatives File Amicus Brief, Urge Circuit Court to Overturn EPA's New CO2 Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today, along with 33 Senate and 171 House colleagues, filed an amicus brief in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. The bipartisan "friend of the court" brief supports suits filed by 27 states, including North Dakota, seeking to overturn the EPA's final carbon dioxide emissions rule. A copy of the brief can be found here. "Our brief to the court points to statutes that clearly require the administration to secure … Continue Reading


02.23.16

Hoeven: USDA Awards More Than $130K to North Dakota State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded more than $130,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The funds will be used to support pest-resistant wheat research at NDSU's School of Natural Resource Sciences.… Continue Reading


02.19.16

Hoeven Hosts Roundtable in LaMoure to Review, Advance Sewer System Update

LAMOURE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable in LaMoure with local officials, including Mayor Craig Good and the city council members, to review the city's plans for a new sanitary sewer system and discuss the next steps in advancing the project. Earlier this month, Hoeven announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers included the LaMoure project in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 work plan and will be providing $3.9 million toward the system. Hoeven serves on the Energy and Water … Continue Reading


02.19.16

Hoeven Legislation Honors the Bison as the U.S. National Mammal

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown to showcase the historical and cultural significance of the bison as part of his efforts to make the bison the national mammal of the United States. Hoeven and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the National Bison Legacy Act, legislation to designate the American bison as the national mammal of the United States. Hoeven presented the museum with an official copy of the legislation, which was app… Continue Reading


02.18.16

Hoeven Lauds ND's Growing Biotech Industry at BioND Annual Meeting

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today lauded North Dakota's growing biotechnology sector at a large gathering of industry leaders and cited the success of Aldevron as a model of entrepreneurship in the field. Hoeven spoke today at the annual meeting of BioND, an organization that supports the biotechnology and life science industries in North Dakota. BioND members are involved in the development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products a… Continue Reading


02.17.16

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $2 Million to Establish NDSU's Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Pancreatic Cancer

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 of General Medical Sciences has awarded a $2,061,095 exploratory grant to establish a Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies in Pancreatic Cancer at North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Today's award is the first portion of an expected five-year project. "Almost all… Continue Reading


02.16.16

Hoeven: ND to Receive $6.85 Million to Implement State Security Strategy, Help Prevent Terrorism, Prepare for Emergencies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota will receive $6.85 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to help prevent terrorism, protect communities from catastrophic events and prepare for emergencies. As chairman, Hoeven oversees funding for FEMA and the other agencies at DHS. Specifically, North Dakota will receive $3.74 million from FEMA's State Homela… Continue Reading

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