News Releases

02.16.16

Hoeven: HUD Allocates More Than $20 Million to Support Affordable Housing for Tribes in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $20.4 million to assist Native American tribes in North Dakota with affordable housing activities. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant program and can be used for housing services, management, crime prevention, safety and affordable housing development - which includes buying, building and rehabilitating housing. "Adequate housing is vi… Continue Reading


02.16.16

Hoeven Helps Dedicate New Watford City High School, Lauds Local Educational Control

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - During the dedication of the new Watford City High School today, Senator John Hoeven congratulated parents, teachers and administrators on the completion of the community's new high school, praising their initiative and hard work in meeting the growing needs of local students. The $53 million facility has the capacity to serve 800 students and is one of several local projects that arose out of the region's historic growth. Since 2009, K-12 enrollment in Watford City schools … Continue Reading


02.12.16

Hoeven Announces $132,000 in Grants for Economic Development Strategies For Dickinson and Minot Areas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $66,000 grant each to the Souris Basin Planning Council, which serves the Minot area, and the Custer Regional Council for Development, which serves the Dickinson area. The grants will be used to implement comprehensive economic development strategies which will help bring together the public and private sectors in each are… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Hoeven: HUD Awards $2.1 Million to Support Public Housing Across North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded 15 grants totaling $2.1 million to public housing authorities across North Dakota. The funds are made available through HUD's Capital Fund program, which supports management improvements as well as the development, financing and modernization of public housing. "Our state continues to have a strong job market and high demand for workers," Hoeven said. "As families come to… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Hoeven: Congress Passes Pro-Business Legislation to Ensure Fair Treatment for U.S. Companies, Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Congress has passed pro-business legislation to ensure that U.S. companies and producers are treated fairly under international trade agreements. Hoeven worked to include a provision in the bill to provide U.S. honey producers with compensation from unfair foreign trade practices. Additionally, the legislation makes permanent the ban on states and localities taxing Internet access. "This pro-business legislation makes sure that our companies… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Railway Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $1 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation through its Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program. The funds will be used to upgrade grade crossings on the energy corridor in North Dakota with active warning signals at five locations: 126th Ave NW of Epping; 86th… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Hoeven Statement on the Death of Officer Jason Moszer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven extended his condolences today to the family and friends of Officer Jason Moszer, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in north Fargo. "Mikey and I extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Moszer during this difficult time. Officer Moszer went above and beyond in his duty to protect and serve, and in 2012 demonstrated his selflessness when he risked his own life to pull two children from an apartment f… Continue Reading


02.10.16

Hoeven Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Stay President Obama's New Rules on CO2 Emissions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after being informed that the Supreme Court has stayed enforcement of President Obama's plan to severely reduce the nation's use of coal until after legal challenges are resolved. As a result of the decision, the September deadline for states to submit plans to the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer in effect. "The Supreme Court's decision was logical and welcome. I believe the coalition of 27 states, including Nort… Continue Reading


02.10.16

Hoeven: Congress Passes Strong Sanctions on North Korea

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support pending legislation imposing sanctions on North Korea in the wake of that country's recent nuclear bomb test and long-range missile launch. Following North Korea's nuclear test last month, a Minot-based B-52 deployed to Guam conducted a low-altitude flight over the Korean peninsula with a squadron of South Korean F-16s in a show of force and unity with our allies. The Senate approved the legislati… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven: Corps Work Plan Includes Funding to Begin Construction on Permanent Flood Protection Project for the Red River Valley

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the permanent flood protection‎ project for the Red River Valley as one of six that will begin construction in Fiscal Year 2016. The Corps' work plan, which the senator worked to both authorize and fund, includes $5 million Congress appropriated for the current fiscal year to get the project started and is contingent on addressing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources process. "Today'… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven: Corps Chooses Minot for New Permanent Flood Protection Study

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the city of Minot and the Souris River Basin for one of its new permanent flood protection studies in Fiscal Year 2016. The Corps' work plan includes $200,000 in funding pursuant to a congressional appropriation to get the study started. This funding is in addition to $500,000 included in the administration's Fiscal Year 2017 budget for Minot flood protection. "This gets us over an important hurd… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven: LaMoure to Receive Nearly $4 Million for Sanitary Sewer Upgrade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide $3.9 million pursuant to a congressional appropriation to upgrade the LaMoure sanitary sewer system. The Corps included the LaMoure project in its Fiscal Year 2016 work plan, which it released today. Hoeven serves on the Energy and Water Appropriations Committee where he worked to include funding for projects like LaMoure. "The City of LaMoure has been working hard to deal with the effects of an … Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces $900,000 HUD Grant for Spirit Lake Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Spirit Lake Tribe. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant program and will help to improve housing and provide economic opportunities. "All North Dakotans deserve access to affordable, quality housing and economic opportunities," Hoeven s… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $200K in Federal Funding to Promote Community and Economic Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a total of $198,000 to the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council and the North Central Planning Council. The funds will be used to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) in order to promote private capital investment and job crea… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's 2017 Budget

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's 2017 budget proposal: "The budget that President Obama released today does not recognize the nation's crucial need to get its fiscal house in order and is more of the same: more spending, more taxes and more government. Under the president's budget the cost of living and running a business would increase because of his proposed $10 per barrel tax on crude oil. Spending would also grow, … Continue Reading


02.09.16

Hoeven Announces an Additional $17.4 Million in Bureau of Reclamation Funding for Rural Water Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Garrison Diversion Unit in North Dakota an additional $17.4 million in funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. The senator said that with a previous $7.4 million Bureau of Reclamation award for rural water, North Dakota will receive nearly $24.8 million for essential water supply projects. Hoeven serves o… Continue Reading


02.08.16

Hoeven Statement on HHS' Announcement It Will Not House Unaccompanied Children from Central America in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will not use Grand Forks Airforce Base (GFAFB) as a site to house unaccompanied minors from Central America. Last month, Hoeven spoke with Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary for HHS, to express his concern over the Obama administration's consideration of GFAFB as a site to house unaccompanied children. "I believe HHS has arrived at a similar conclu… Continue Reading


02.08.16

Hoeven Presses for Great Accountability and Empowerment at Indian Health Service

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make better use of their funding to empower Native Americans to access better health care services and IHS staff to report and address problems within the agency. Hoeven's comments come in response to the persistent issues at IHS' Great Plains Area office, formerly the Aberdeen Area office, wh… Continue Reading


02.05.16

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Proposed $10 Per Barrel Tax on Crude Oil Production

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposal to impose an additional tax of $10 a barrel on crude oil: "It makes no sense to put a $10 per barrel tax on oil at a time when American companies are competing in a global market and fighting just to stay in business. The tax will not only cost American jobs and impede the American economy, but also raise prices for consumers at the pump. "In… Continue Reading


02.05.16

Hoeven: Grand Forks Air Force Base Well Positioned for Future UAS Training, Arctic Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Thursday discussed key missions for Grand Forks Air Force Base with General Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, following the general's visit to Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) this week. Hoeven and Carlisle discussed the Air Force's commitment to the battlefield communications mission that is performed by the Global Hawk Block 20, the role the Global Hawk Block 40 can play in a possible Arctic mission, as well as future training for… Continue Reading

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