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04.23.20

Hoeven Announces $33 Million in CARES Act Funding to Support ND K-12 Education Agencies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $33,297,699 to the State of North Dakota for addressing the learning needs of K-12 students during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Today's funding comes from the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSER) made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide flexibili… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Hoeven Announces CDC COVID-19 Funding From CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding $5,075,000 to the State of North Dakota. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support the state in efforts to reopen including enhancing testing capacity, conducting contact tracing and working with health care systems to manage and monitor system capacity. This comes in a… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Hoeven, Colleagues Working to Support Oil and Gas Industry

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the case to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette and U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell about the importance of providing oil and gas producers with access to credit through the 13(3) lending program. Senator Hoeven was joined by Senators Jim Inhofe, Dan Sullivan, Kevin Cramer, John Barrasso and Roger Wicker in pressing the Administration to … Continue Reading


04.23.20

Hoeven: $1.25 Billion in Federal Assistance Can Be Used For Unemployment Insurance Fund

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the State of North Dakota will be able to utilize the Coronavirus Relief Fund to relieve pressure on the state's unemployment insurance program. The senator, at the request of Governor Doug Burgum, has been working with the Administration to ensure that the State is able to utilize the $1.25 billion it will receive from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help offset the rise in unemployment insurance costs. Hoeven raised the issue directly… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Economic Development Planning in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded funding to four North Dakota groups. Today's funds will be used to establish a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) to support private capital investment and job creation in the respective regions. Details are as follows: Economic Development District Planning Award Red River Regional Council - $192,500 to serve parts… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding for UND to Help Combat COVID-19 in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $3,035,412 to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's funding, made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be distributed via HRSA's Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program to the UND Center for Rural Health and will … Continue Reading


04.22.20

Hoeven, Smith Lead 41 Additional Senators in Pressing Treasury, SBA to Ensure Eligibility of Rural Electric Cooperatives in Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tina Smith (D-MN) led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to clarify that rural electric cooperatives are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support small businesses and help them maintain payroll and cover during expenses the pandemic. Rural electric cooperatives ha… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Reviews $19 Billion Ag Assistance Program with North Dakota Producers, Gathers Input for Administration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a video conference with North Dakota producers and commodity groups on the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week. Hoeven hosted the discussion to gather input to bring back to the administration as it works to finalize the details of the program in the coming days. Today's conference comes as part of a seri… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Announces Second Half of CARES Act Funding to ND Higher Education Institutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the second half of payments to institutions of higher education in North Dakota. The funding is made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be awarded to universities and colleges to fund IT capacity and programs which support remote learning environments. Hoeven previously announced the first tranche … Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Statement After Reps. Fletcher, Burgess Introduce House Companion Bill Providing $3 Billion to Purchase U.S. Crude for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after U.S. Representatives Lizzie Fletcher and Michael Burgess introduced the House companion bill to legislation Hoeven is leading in the U.S. Senate to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Earlier this month, Hoeven lead a bicameral and bipartisan group in announcing the legislation. Click here for the bill text. "Our nation's oil industry… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven: Senate Passes Agreement Providing Additional Funding for Health Care, Small Business Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate approved legislation providing additional funding for small businesses, health care providers, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. Hoeven spoke with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the agreement on Sunday and is urging the House to pass the vital funds as quickly as possible. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to include a provision to ens… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Leading Legislation on Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today regarding the importance of supporting U.S. oil and gas producers and stabilizing U.S. oil markets. During a call with President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday, Hoeven discussed his legislation on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and pressed Secretary Mnuchin to work with Energy Secretary Brouillette to ensure that energy producers have… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration Beginning Implementation of Final WOTUS Replacement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began the process of implementing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which serves to replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The administration announced the NWPR in January, after repealing the WOTUS rule last year and removing the patchwork of regulations that were in place due to litigation aga… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $3,107,060 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Today's funding, from the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start, supports Head Start services through the American Indian and Alaska Native Program. "This funding will support school readiness and educational services through Head Start to fu… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven: USDA to Provide $16 Billion in Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers, $3 Billion in Agriculture Purchases

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to support farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: $16 billion in direct payments for farmers and ranchers, funded using the $9.5 billion emergency program Senator Hoeven secured in the CARES Act and $6.5 billion in Credit Commo… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven: Treasury Working With VA to Send Out CARES Act Payments to Veterans Automatically

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Treasury announced that it would work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure veterans receive their recovery rebate checks provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension benefits will receive the payments automatically without additional paperwork required. The CARES Act provides payment… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven Leads COVID-19 Response Discussion with Labor Secretary, ND WSI Directors & Business Leaders

BISMARCK, N.D. - During a video conference with the Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC) today, Senator John Hoeven led a discussion on the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with North Dakota business leaders and administration and state officials, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia as well as officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI). Hoeven outlined t… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Behavioral Health Grants to North Dakota from CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded funding to two groups in North Dakota. Today's funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The North Dakota State Department of Human Services has received $2 million for crisis intervention services and mental health and substance use disorder treatment. This funding will support … Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven Working to Support North Dakota Health Care Providers in Fight Against COVID-19, Outlines CARES Act Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought together North Dakota health care providers and administration officials to discuss the assistance passed by Congress to support efforts to combat COVID-19 as well as administrative actions put in place to assist health care providers as they address the pandemic. This includes the following programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which the senator outlined to the state's health care leaders: $150 billio… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven to Serve on President's Economic Task Force

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after being selected as a member of President Trump's Congressional Economic Task Force, which will help provide counsel to the President on the re-opening of America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senator, and a bipartisan group of Senators, spoke with the President earlier today and Hoeven also spoke with Larry Kudlow, the President's Economic Advisor. "We had a good conversation today about the importance of bo… Continue Reading

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