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Hoeven Announces More Than $1.4 Million for Northland Health Partners in Central North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,405,277 to Northland Health Partners Community Health Center. "Community health centers are important for helping ensure health care access in rural areas and for low-income households, and today's funds will support the vital work of Northland Health Partners in central Nort… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Cramer Cosponsor Legislation to Improve Access to Respirators

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help increase access to respirators during the current coronavirus outbreak. The Health Care Workforce Protection Act, which was introduced by Senator Deb Fischer, would help ensure that manufacturers and distributors can produce Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved respirators, which are necessary for medical personnel responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outb… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Progress on North Dakota's Priorities with Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven discussed with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt their shared efforts to advance North Dakota's priorities, thanking the secretary for working with him to address a wide range of issues, including: Providing an appeals process for landowners impacted by the wetlands easements under the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committ… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Savanna's Act to Help Address Cases of Missing and Murdered Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after helping secure U.S. Senate passage ofSavanna's Act, legislation he cosponsored that requires reporting on missing and murdered Native Americans. The bill, which is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota who was tragically murdered in 2017, also directs the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to consult with Indian Tribes while deve… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Funds for Economic Development Planning in Northwestern North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $210,000 to the Tri-County Regional Development Council to serve the following counties: Divide, McKenzie and Williams. These funds will benefit the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) to strengthen the regional economy. "Public-private partnerships greatly benefit the economy," said … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Red Trail Energy to Begin Drilling a Stratigraphic Well for Carbon Sequestration, Will Enable Ethanol Exports to States Like California

RICHARDTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Red Trail Energy will begin the drilling of a stratigraphic well, designed with the intent to be permitted as a Class VI injection well and used to sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the company's ethanol plant in Richardton, North Dakota. The drill pad for the well is already complete, and drilling is expected to begin in early April. The injection well will extend more than a mile underground, with drilling taking approximately 23 da… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FWS Finalizes Appeals Process for Wetlands Maps

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released guidance to finalize an administrative process to appeal wetlands maps and resolve questions regarding compliance with wetlands easements. Further, the agency has directed its personnel to help ensure landowners' activities are not needlessly restricted… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Tester Introduce Legislation to Extend Program to Help Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) this week introduced legislation to extend the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) until August 2024, a program in ten facilities across North Dakota, Montana and Nevada that develops and tests health care delivery and reimbursement models for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in hyper-rural counties. The participating facilities in North Dakota include: Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin. McKenz… Continue Reading


Hoeven Makes the Case for Strengthening Missions in Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo to Air Force and Space Force Leaders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week met in a classified briefing with Gen. David Goldfein and Gen. John Raymond, the chiefs of staff for the Air Force and Space Force, respectively, and other Air Force leaders to discuss national security threats across the globe and the important role that North Dakota's bases play in defending the nation. Hoeven discussed the two nuclear missions in Minot with the military leaders, as well as th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Congress Approves Funding to Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after Congress approved emergency funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus. The legislation funds preparedness and treatment efforts, including vaccine research and development, support for state and local health agencies, as well as for necessary medical supplies. "Congress approved this funding on a bipartisan basis to ensure that our nation is doing… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Energy Secretary to Visit North Dakota in May, Commits to Include Coal Country in Trip

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven confirmed Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's visit to North Dakota in May for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and secured a commitment from him to include coal country as part of the trip. The senator first invited Brouillette to the state during his confirmation process last year. "We appreciate Secretary Brouillette's commitment to come to North Dakota's coal c… Continue Reading


Amendment to Repeal the Extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) with U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced an amendment to the American Energy Innovation Act repealing the extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC). "For years we have been promised the wind PTC would be phased out, yet some in Washington jammed it through despite our opposition," the Senators said. "Instead of continuing the wind PTC, baseload coal should be fairly valued to ensure we have grid reliability and resiliency." The wind … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $1,743,299 to the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency serving Steele, Traill, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties to support Head Start services. "Today's funds will allow the southeast region of our state to ensure children and families have access to the resources, services and early … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $40 Million in Loans for Rural Electric Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Nodak Electric Cooperative more than $29.7 million in loans to build and improve 247 miles of power lines, including investments in smart grid technologies, to serve the Grand Forks area and 13 surrounding counties. USDA also awarded Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative $10 million in loans to build and improve 84 miles of powe… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pressing FERC to Fairly Value Coal as Baseload Power, Urges Treasury Secretary for Timely Implementation of 45Q Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, this week continued his efforts to support coal's contributions to the reliability of the nation's electrical grid. To this end, the senator: Helped advance the nomination of James Danly to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Hoeven has been pressing FERC to ensure coal is valued fairly as a reliable source of baseload power. Last November, during Danly's… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Secretary to Review Nuclear Missions in Minot

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett will visit the Minot Air Force Base this Thursday. Hoeven invited Barrett to the state during her confirmation process last year and outlined to her the importance of the state's missions, including the two nuclear missions in Minot. Barrett's visit builds on Defense Secretary Mark Esper's visit to the base last month, where Hoeven stressed the impor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Harold Hamm's Career & Contributions to North Dakota's Energy Leadership

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined leaders from the University of North Dakota (UND), its alumni association and foundation and the North Dakota Petroleum Council in presenting Harold Hamm, founder and Executive Chairman of Continental Resources, with an honorary doctorate from the university. The senator remarked on Hamm's entrepreneurial spirit and his many contributions to growing North Dakota's role as a global leader in energy production, including pioneering hydraulic fracturing… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines $285 Million in Disaster Assistance for Sugar Cooperatives with Red River Valley Growers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today outlined the $285 million in disaster assistance for sugar cooperatives he secured to help growers impacted by disasters. Hoeven was joined by Red River Valley sugar beet growers to discuss the importance of the assistance for producers. "Our sugar beet growers faced unprecedented losses in the past year, and as they head into spring planting, they need this cash to keep their operations going,… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Peterson Secure $285 Million in Disaster Assistance for Sugar Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Representative Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced that sugar cooperatives will receive $285 million in disaster assistance to help growers impacted by disasters. Additionally, they worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide coverage under the Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Plus (WHIP+) Program for producers impacted by excess moisture… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Rise of North Dakota's Tech Sector, Efforts to Support Entrepreneurship & STEM Education

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Great Northern Regional Robotics Competition today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as a member of the Entrepreneurship Caucus to grow North Dakota's technology sector and highlighted its impacts across the other sectors of the state's economy, providing students with a wide range of career opportunities. The senator stressed that technology serves as the third wave of the state's economic growth, following expansions in agriculture and energy, and the impor… Continue Reading

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