News Releases

02.05.16

Hoeven Announces $200K in Federal Funding to NDSU to Support Ag Research

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 a total of $200,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The funds have been awarded as follows: $150,000 for research to develop a new approach to address wheat t… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Hoeven Introduces North Dakota Native Dr. Mary Wakefield at Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Devils Lake, North Dakota native Dr. Mary Wakefield at a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing and urged his colleagues to confirm her to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), second in command of the federal agency. "Dr. Wakefield understands firsthand the challenges associated with providing quality, affordable and accessible health care services, particularly in rural and tribal communities. Th… Continue Reading


02.02.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $673K in Federal Funding to Support NDSU Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded $673,606 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to help fund research on growth rates and body size variation in bees. Bee body size predicts pollination performance, and by improving our understanding of bees' physiological traits, researchers can draw conclusions on pollinator health and performance. … Continue Reading


02.01.16

Hoeven Meets with New Air Force Under Secretary Lisa Disbrow

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met with newly confirmed Under Secretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow to discuss key defense issues and North Dakota's role ahead of her upcoming visit to the state. The Senate approved her nomination earlier last month. "I am pleased that Undersecretary Disbrow is going to see in person the missions the Air Force performs in Minot and Grand Forks," Hoeven said. "I wanted to highlight several things we've been working on at both bases and offer my support to t… Continue Reading


02.01.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Dickinson Area

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson with $2,081,217 in federal funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the region. The funds were awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, which works to promote the social and economic wellbeing of families, children and communities. "Investing in early education programs helps to ensure that w… Continue Reading


01.29.16

Hoeven Announces $9 Million in Available Funding to Ease Wetland Compliance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $9 million available through the Wetland Mitigation Banking Program. The funding supports a market-based approach to help farmers comply with wetlands mitigation requirements. Hoeven served on the House-Senate conference committee that negotiated the 2… Continue Reading


01.29.16

Hoeven Offers Amendments to New Energy Legislation to Promote Jobs, Economic Growth, National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today offered amendments to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, that will help to streamline energy regulations and advance coal ash recycling. "To build the right kind of energy plan for our country, we need to both reduce the regulatory burden and build the energy infrastructure - the pipelines, transmission lines, roads and rail - that will help us to move energy around the country as safely as possi… Continue Reading


01.27.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Jamestown

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,745,426 in federal funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Jamestown. The funds were awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, which works to promote the social and economic wellbeing of families, children and communities. "It's important for us to invest in programs that help build a strong foundation for our children to succeed," sa… Continue Reading


01.22.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp Congratulate North Dakota Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected Sara Hatlewick of Jamestown and Alexis Vannett of Fargo to serve as delegates to the program's 54th annual Washington Week. The program, which features 104 student delegates from across the country, will be held March 5 - 12. "North Dakota's students do an excellent job both in the classroom and in their communities," the senators said in a joint statement. … Continue Reading


01.22.16

Hoeven: We Must Reduce the Regulatory Burden, Empower Our Energy Industry to Compete in the Global Market

WASHINGTON - During a Senate Energy Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of empowering America's energy industry to compete in the global market. While speaking with witnesses from both private and federal organizations, including the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hoeven highlighted how burdensome federal regulations impede and increase the costs of domestic energy development, which hinder the nation's exports, reduce economic growth and undermine… Continue Reading


01.22.16

Hoeven Statement Following Commissioner Tony Clark's Announcement That He Will Not Seek Another Term at the FERC

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after Commissioner Tony Clark announced he would not seek another term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): "Commissioner Tony Clark, a native North Dakotan, brought an understanding of the complexities of the energy industry and the needs of the American people to the FERC. He was the right person at the right time for the job, and provided invaluable insights and expertise to the position. I worked closely wi… Continue Reading


01.21.16

Hoeven, Manchin Introduce Updated Coal Ash Recycling Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation that will create a states-first approach to regulating coal ash that provides both certainty for the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash and an enforceable state permit program for the disposal of coal ash. This legislation, which will be considered at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, builds on the senators'… Continue Reading


01.21.16

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Repeal Waters of the U.S.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, speaking on the Senate floor today, urged his colleagues to override President Obama's veto of Congress' Resolution of Disapproval to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule. Joined by three of his colleagues, Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Hoeven stressed the rule's severe impacts and excessive scope as well as the agency's lack of legal authority to issue such a broad regulation. T… Continue Reading


01.20.16

Hoeven: Ag Committee Votes Unanimously to Advance Child Nutrition Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the committee has unanimously approved the "Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016." The measure includes an agreement the senator worked for that will help to ease regulatory mandates on whole grains and sodium to alleviate unintended challenges facing school meal programs. "We worked with the School Nutrition Association and National School Boards Association on an agreem… Continue Reading


01.19.16

Hoeven: Agreement Reached on School Nutrition Standards

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that he and colleagues have reached an agreement to improve nutrition standards for school meals. The agreement benefits students while easing some regulatory mandates on whole grains and sodium to alleviate unintended challenges facing school meal programs. The agreement, forged in collaboration with the Senate Agriculture Committee, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the White House and the… Continue Reading


01.19.16

Hoeven: Minot Awarded $74.3 Million in HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the city of Minot has been awarded $74.3 million in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which made $1 billion available on a competitive basis to increase the safety and security of communities that have experienced natural disasters. The senator notified Minot Mayor Chuck Barney of the award this afternoon. Minot was one of 13 communities selected from 40 applications to re… Continue Reading


01.15.16

Hoeven Statement in Response to the Administration Moratorium on Federal Coal Leases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the administration's announcement that it will review the federal coal program and suspend issuing new coal leases: "Today, President Obama announced a moratorium on federal coal leases. He is again trying to go around Congress by imposing regulations that will slow down the leasing process and add expense in order to prevent coal mining on public and private lands. That's a problem because it will destroy jobs… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven Announces Availability of Nearly $2.8 Million in Federal Funds for Coal Mine Reclamation in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at the U.S. Department of Interior has made nearly $2.8 million available for coal mine reclamation projects in North Dakota. The funds are provided through the Abandoned Mine Land Fund, which is maintained in part through the per-ton fee levied on all coal produced in the U.S. "North Dakota has demonstrated time and agai… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $500,000 Grant for NDSU to Develop Improvements For Wind Farm Power Grids, Educate K-12 Students

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Electrical, Community and Cyber Systems (ECCS) has awarded $502,810 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to help NDSU engineering students research and develop plans to better incorporate wind farm power into America's grid systems and conduct two Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops in th… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven: Legislation Prevents New OSHA Regs Threatening to Limit Supply of Fertilizer for Farmers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he worked to include language in legislation Congress passed in December that prevents the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from imposing new restrictions on fertilizer sales that would cause many retailers to stop selling to farmers at rural locations. The rule threatened to limit the supply of anhydrous ammonia, a nitrogen fertilizer that is critically important to producers. OSHA had planned to revoke a "retail" exem… Continue Reading

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