News Releases

09.20.16

Hoeven Announces More than $775,000 in Funding for Jamestown Airport and Nearly $3.7 Million in Additional Funding for Bismarck and Williston Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $779,400 to the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority, as well as a total of $3,678,033 in funding to the City of Williston and Bismarck Municipal Airport. Today's funds come in addition to more than $37.4 million in funding for the Williston and Bismarck airports that Hoeven announced last wee… Continue Reading


09.19.16

Hoeven Announces $350,000 DOJ Grant to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $350,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. CVIC will use the funds to provide support services and housing for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. "Victims of domestic violence need to be protected and that includes ensuring they have a safe place to live," Hoeven said. "Today's grant will help … Continue Reading


09.19.16

Hoeven Honors Minot's Michelle Tweten Schmidt as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Michelle Tweten Schmidt of Minot has been selected for the Angel in Adoption award, a national honor recognizing her outstanding commitment to helping children. "Michelle's passion for helping children is evident in both her professional work and her personal life," said Hoeven. "As a special education paraprofessional, Michelle has spent more than two decades helping to educate special needs students. At the same time, she's opened her home… Continue Reading


09.19.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $217,000 in HHS Grants for Community Health Centers in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded four grants totaling $216,568 to support improved and expanded services at community health centers in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: Family HealthCare Center - Fargo - $65,810 Northland Community Health Centers - Turtle Lake - $50,310 Valley Community Health Centers - Northwood - $50,227 Coal Coun… Continue Reading


09.17.16

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Upset Win Over Iowa Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, IOWA - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University Bison football team on their 23-21 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes. North Dakota State has won the past six times it has faced an FBS opponent. "The NDSU Bison once again demonstrate the spirit and skill that wins games and leaves fans cheering right into the final minutes. The last quarter was classic Bison, coming up from behind and winning with an amazing 37-yard field goal … Continue Reading


09.17.16

Hoeven Statement in Response to the Corps' Issuance of a Permit to Protest on Federal Land

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers' granting a permit on federal land south of the Cannonball River for protest activity, and his request to the Department of Justice for more assistance for state and local law enforcement: "The tribe now needs to work with law enforcement and comply with the requirements in the Corps permit to ensure that protests are peaceful and within the law. Also, the Corps and Administration nee… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Hoeven Announces Almost $1 Million Grant for Minot International Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $990,460 to Minot International Airport for airport improvements. Specifically, the funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, demolish the old terminal building and replace airfield visual guidance lights. "Minot's airport has a tremendous economic impact on the surrounding community, more than $250 million every year," Hoeven said. "Today… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $11.4 Million FAA Grant to Refurbish Bismarck Airport Runway

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $11,461,493 grant to the Bismarck Municipal Airport to rehabilitate the airport's large 13/31 runway. Bismarck Airport is the second busiest airport in North Dakota and one of only eight airports in the state that offers commercial airline service. "More than 100,000 people fly into Bismarck usin… Continue Reading


09.15.16

Hoeven: FAA Awards Williston $26 Million for New Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $26 million for the City of Williston's airport expansion and relocation project. Today's funding is in addition to the $27 million Hoeven worked to secure for the project last year. "Williston's new airport is a vital piece of transportation infrastructure for the entire region," said Hoeven. "We're working hard to secure funding … Continue Reading


09.15.16

Delegation, Governor Call on Administration to Provide Federal Law Enforcement Resources to Protect Public

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple today called on the U.S. Justice Department to provide law enforcement resources to ensure public safety during ongoing demonstrations in North Dakota. In a conference call with officials from the Department of Justice, Interior and the Army Corps of Engineers, the delegation and governor asked specifically for: • Immediate additional federal law enforcement officers to assist local … Continue Reading


09.15.16

Hoeven: Bill Includes Hoeven Provisions to Enable Lake Tschida Trailers to Remain, Limits Fees for Rentals on Reservoirs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The legislation includes Hoeven provisions that will benefit North Dakota and the nation. Hoeven Amendment Enables Trailer Home Owners to Remain on Lake Tschida The Hoeven amendment enables trailer home owners around Lake Tschida to stay on their lots. The agency has issued permits for trailer houses to be located around the lake for decades, but the Bureau of Reclamatio… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $360,000 to Fund Airport Improvements in Grafton, Devils Lake

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $364,814 to the Grafton Municipal Airport Authority and the Devils Lake Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: • Grafton Municipal Airport Authority - $247,535 - To update the airport's master plan narrative report and layout plan to address the airport's future development.• Devils Lake Airport Authority - $… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Hoeven Announces $218,000 DOJ Grant to Support Drug Court in Richland County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $218,547 to Richland County. The funds will support the county's Drug Court program and allow for expanded court services, including mental health, family support, educational, vocational and job training services. "Families across the nation continue to face tragedies due to addiction and overdose, especially due to rising incidence of op… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $5.8 Million in USDA Loans, $607,000 Grant to Support Rural Water Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing three loans totaling $5.8 million and a grant of $607,500 to support rural water projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which supports infrastructure for drinking water systems, sanitary sewer and waste systems and sto… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $400,000 Grant to North Dakota Department of Corrections

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $400,279 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections' (NDDOC) Division of Juvenile Services. The NDDOC will use the funds to support Attendant Care Programs in communities throughout North Dakota. The Attendant Care Program provides supervision of about 700 youth annually and provides services to help reduce the number of youth in the j… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp Encourage North Dakota Students to Apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today encouraged North Dakota students to apply for the 2017 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), which will be held March 4-11, 2017. Each year, this competitive, merit-based program brings 104 of the most outstanding high school students - two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity - to Washington, D.C., for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people … Continue Reading


09.11.16

Hoeven Statement on the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to commorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11: "Today, we honor the lives lost, both in the 9/11 attacks and also in the days since as our nation has sought to combat terrorism. While we reflect on the tragic events 15 years ago, we are reminded of the best qualities of our nation and our people. "This day evokes the images of our first responders striving to protect their communities, even in the face of great danger. We recall… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.4 Million in NSF Grants for NDSU-Tribal College Engineering Partnership Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development has awarded a total of $2,475,000 to support continued collaboration between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and four tribal colleges in the state: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Sitting Bull College and Turtle Mountain Community College. Each school received $495,000.… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Hoeven, Boozman Review Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance Operations at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), co-chairs of the Senate Air Force Caucus, today reviewed Air Force operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Their visit included a meeting with Lieutenant General Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, as well as a series of briefings on Air Force weapons, operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The one day trip was part of a series of Air Force briefings and s… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Hoeven Announces $1.25 Million in NSF Grants to Improve UAS, Agricultural Data Management, Expand Research Opportunities

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 $1.25 million to support research and workforce training at North Dakota universities. The details of the awards are as follows: • UAS & Plant Science Data Applications in Agriculture - $995,739 - The funding will support efforts at the University of North Dakota (UND) to improve the management, accessibility,… Continue Reading

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