News Releases

08.25.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Students Safely Returning to University, Restore Education Benefits for Guard and Reserve Members

FARGO, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to: Support students in safely returning to school this fall. NDSU has received nearly $28 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to address the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Restore full education benefits for members of the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG). Establish a federa… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Reviews Red River Valley Inlet Construction, Outlines Efforts to Advance Flood Protection for the Region

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today reviewed the construction of the Red River Valley flood protection project's inlet and control structure with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and local leaders. The senator discussed the project's progress and outlined his efforts to ensure adequate funding to keep construction moving forward, including: Funding the Army Corps' construction account above the president'… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Three Affiliated Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. This funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through an Indian Community Development Block Grant, and will… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Hoeven Working to Ensure Ag Assistance, CCC Funding Used As Effectively As Possible

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a virtual roundtable with North Dakota agriculture producers, commodity groups and Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials, including Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs Bill Beam, to discuss efforts to: Ensure the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) andremaining Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding are used a… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Statement on District Court Ruling Allowing ND Lawsuit to Recover Costs From DAPL Protests to Move Forward

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for North Dakota denied the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) motion to dismiss North Dakota's lawsuit that seeks to recover the costs related to the illegal protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The court is allowing four of the state's five claims to move forward. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven previously secured $10 million in Fiscal Year 2017 through the… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven: Restoring Name of White Horse Hill Honors Heritage of Spirit Lake Tribe

ST. MICHAEL, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today joined the renaming ceremony of White Horse Hill National Game Preserve. Hoeven helped introduce and pass legislation, sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer, to restore the traditional Dakota name of the area, which lies within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. The site had previously been named for General Alfred Sully, a military officer during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars who committ… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Alzheimer's Research at UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,420,768 to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's funding comes from the National Institute on Aging and will be used to support research into the relationship between intestinal inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. "This new grant to UND will support efforts researching and studying the impacts and causes of Al… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Discusses Wetlands Appeals Process With FWS Director & Local Landowners

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator Kevin Cramer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith and local landowners and producers to discuss FWS guidance released earlier this year, which clarified pre-1976 wetlands easement boundaries and provided a process to appeal wetlands maps. The agency finalized the guidance in March, after H… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Longtime ND Legislator Bill Bowman

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Senator Bill Bowman. "Bill Bowman built a proud legacy, supporting key priorities to grow our state's economy, including our agriculture and energy sectors," said Hoeven. "As a dedicated public servant, he fulfilled multiple roles at the local and state level. I am grateful for his service to our state and nation, and the many years we were able to work together. It was an honor to se… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Hoeven: FAA Selects UND for UAS Collegiate Training Initiative

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to serve in its Unmanned Aerial Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) program. The UAS-CTI program was established by Congress under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which used the model of the agency's existing CTI pr… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Research Funding to UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has awarded $209,860 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new grant will fund research regarding veterinary treatment for protection against tick-borne infections or diseases that may be transmitted to humans. "This funding will support research at UND to h… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Hoeven: USDA Moves Up Haying and Grazing for Cover Crops to September 1

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) agreed to move up the date for the haying and grazing of cover crops to September 1 in 23 counties with a significant number of prevented plant acres. Hoeven recently met with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on the issue and outlined the im… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Economic Recovery Grants for Tribes in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded three grants to tribes in North Dakota. These funds are made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support the tribes' efforts to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Details of… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Statement After EPA Finalizes Updates to Methane Rules

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized updates to its methane rules for oil and gas wells. "We appreciate the EPA's efforts to remove the previous administration's costly and duplicative methane rules for oil and gas wells," said Hoeven. "EPA's final rule will help to reduce unnecessary compliance costs borne by consumers, while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. At the same time, … Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Statement on Israel, UAE Peace Agreement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Trump announced a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "We appreciate the commitments made by Israel and the UAE to normalize their diplomatic relationship, and the Trump administration for bringing these two countries together for this historic announcement. This agreement will improve the efforts of all three countries to oppose Iranian aggression and enhance regional stability and pr… Continue Reading


08.13.20

ND Delegation: Administration Approves North Dakota Request for Additional Flexibility to Use CARES Act Funding for Low-Income Rental Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance allowing the State of North Dakota to use Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds for low-income rental assistance. The North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Commerce previously established a temporary rental assistance program for households with 60 percent o… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Hoeven Meets With USDA Under Secretary Northey

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, along with Senator John Boozman, this week met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey to urge USDA to utilize the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and remaining Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding as effectively as possible to assist farmers and ranchers… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces PHMSA Funding for Emergency Response Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three grants to North Dakota through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Details are as follows: North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, Division of Homeland Security - $229,448 from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program t… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces $2.4 Million to Mohall Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2.4 million to the Mohall Municipal Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grant will support efforts to extend and widen the runway to meet operational needs and FAA standards. "This grant will ensure Mohall Municipal Airport is able to maintain operation in a safe, … Continue Reading


08.12.20

Hoeven Announces DOL Funding to United Tribes Technical College, North Dakota Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), through the Employment and Training Administration, has awarded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to United Tribes Technical College and four tribes in North Dakota. Details are as follows: DOL WIOA Adult Funding for Native Americans Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $297… Continue Reading

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