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09.25.15

Hoeven Celebrates Groundbreaking for Xcel Energy's Courtenay Wind Farm

COURTENAY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today celebrated the groundbreaking of Xcel Energy's new Courtenay wind farm. The 200 megawatt project, located about 30 miles north of Jamestown, spans 25,000 acres and will have 100 Vestas wind turbines upon its completion in 2016. When fully operational, it will have the capacity to serve approximately 105,000 homes. During his time as Governor, Hoeven worked to establish a comprehensive energy plan for the State of North Dakota. The plan - Empower North… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Hoeven: HUD Awards Nearly $350K in CDBG Funds to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $345,707 to the City of Grand Forks through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. CDBG supports state and local efforts to ensure access to decent housing and suitable living environments and expand economic opportunities, primarily for moderate- and low-income households. "Today's grant will support… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Hoeven Announces $440K Grant to Circle of Nations School to Prepare Native Youth for College, Careers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Department of Interior, has awarded $440,217 to the Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton through the Native Youth Community Project. The funds will promote college and career readiness for Native youth in grades four through eight by promoting school engagement and commitment to learning through academic, soci… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Hoeven Statement on His Holiness Pope Francis' Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress in a historic speech this morning: "The pope's address to Congress was truly inspirational," Hoeven said. "During his speech, he encouraged us to move forward together, as one nation, with a renewed spirit of solidarity in doing just that. When he brought up the Golden Rule - do unto others as you would have them do unto you - that was a special moment for … Continue Reading


09.24.15

Hoeven Statement on Voting for a Bill to Prevent a Government Shutdown and Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding his vote for a continuing resolution that would have ensured the continued the operation of the U.S. government and also defund Planned Parenthood: "Today, I voted for a continuing resolution that would have fully funded the U.S. government and at the same time defunded Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, the legislation did not pass. To ensure that women's health care needs are met, the legislation reallocated Plann… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Hoeven Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Crime Prevention, Victims' Services in North Dakota

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 a total of $1.6 million to the North Dakota Council on Abused Women and the North Dakota Attorney General to support a collaborative effort between them aimed at ending human trafficking. The funds are awarded as follows: North Dakota Council on Abused Women - $900,000 - The funds, made available through the DOJ's Enhanced Collaborati… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Hoeven Announces More than $200K for North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services

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 $213,978 to the North Dakota Council on Abused Women through its Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program. This program works to provide support to member rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters through funding, training, technical assistance and public awareness. "We should do all we can to supp… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Hoeven Statement on His Holiness Pope Francis' Visit to the United States

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement as Pope Francis begins his official visit to the United States. The pope will address a joint session of Congress tomorrow at 11 a.m. CT. "We are very much looking forward to the pope's visit," said Hoeven. "This an historic event, as it is not only Pope Francis' first visit to our country, but also the first time a pope has spoken before Congress. We look forward to his message tomorrow. Pope Francis is not only the leader o… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Hoeven Announces More than $150K in Federal Funding for Cavalier Fire Department

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $152,429 to the Cavalier Fire Department. The funds will be used to provide professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities and supplies that support firefighting and emergency medical services operations and safety. "It's important to ensure that ou… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Hoeven: FAA Awards Williston $27 Million for Sloulin Field Relocation

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the city of Williston's request to relocate Sloulin Field International Airport and plans to award the city $26.6 million in grants for the project this year. The FAA yesterday signed off on a finding of no significant impact, allowing the project to advance. The news came this afternoon in a call with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We pushed hard for this funding because relocating… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Hoeven Announces $500K DOL Grant to Prevent Fraud in North Dakota Unemployment Insurance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly $500,000 to North Dakota to improve the integrity and performance of the state's unemployment insurance program. The funds will support the expanded use of DOL's State Information Data Exchange System and other strategies to improve the efficiency of the program, prevent fraud and reduce and reclaim improper payments. "In North Dako… Continue Reading


09.22.15

Hoeven Statement on the Interior Department's Decision Not to Designate the Sage Grouse as an Endangered Species

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Interior Department's announcement that it will not list the greater sage grouse an endangered species: "The Interior Department's finding that the greater sage grouse does not warrant a designation as an endangered species is the right decision. State and local governments know and value their natural resources and have effectively responded to a reduction in sage grouse numbers by creating tailored manage… Continue Reading


09.22.15

Hoeven Statement in Response to Today's Senate Vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in response to today's Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy: "Today, I voted in support of a measure that would protect unborn children at 20 weeks, or approximately five months into a pregnancy, who are capable of feeling pain from late-term abortions. If born, a child at this stage of development can survive with medical intervention. … Continue Reading


09.22.15

Hoeven Announces $840K DOJ Grant to Address Violence Against Women, Support Victim Safety & Services

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 a two-year grant of $840,625 to the North Dakota Department of Health to develop and implement effective, victim-centered strategies for law enforcement, prosecution, courts and victim services to address violent crimes against women. The funds are made available through DOJ's STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. "Through t… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $625K to City of West Fargo, Fargo Police Department to Support Additional Officers, Meet Safety Needs of Growing Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a total of $625,000 to the City of West Fargo and the Fargo Police Department. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program, which supports the hiring of new officers, provides funds to rehire officers who were laid off due to budget cuts or rehire officers who were scheduled to be l… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $380K to Protect Children from Online Threats, Support DNA Analysis

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 two grants totaling $382,065 to support forensic analysis programs in North Dakota to protect children from crimes committed over the Internet and to ensure the timely analysis of DNA. The funds are awarded as follows: ND Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force - $232,065 to provide training and equipment to six affiliate ag… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Hoeven: Grand Forks Growing into Premier Hub for UAS Technology with New Grand Sky Tenant General Atomics

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo in Grand Forks today, Senator John Hoeven celebrated a year of accomplishments for the UAS community in North Dakota and announced Grand Sky's newest tenant, General Atomics, which has signed a 10-year lease to build a 1,600 square foot hangar and establish a new UAS training academy at the business and technology park. The senator also set out his agenda to continue advancing the region as a premiere hub of UAS research, d… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Hoeven: General Atomics, Grand Sky Development Sign Lease Agreement for UAS Training Academy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven announced that aviation technology leader General Atomics (GA) and Grand Sky Development Co. have signed a 10-year lease agreement committing GA to establish an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy at Grand Sky, the county's new business and technology park. The agreement also includes an option for another 10 years. The lease is still pending approval by Grand Forks County and the Air Force. General Atomics, manufacturer of the Predator and Rea… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $500K to University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $500,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will support a collaboration between the Tribal Judicial Institute at UND's School of Law and the National Tribal Judicial Center, which works to provide training and technical assistance for the Tribal Court Assistance Program. … Continue Reading


09.19.15

Hoeven Announces $800,000 HUD Grant for Spirit Lake Housing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $800,000 to the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation. The funds are made available through HUD's Community Development Block Grant MOLD Grant program and will help remediate and prevent mold in housing at Spirit Lake. "Every child and every individual in North Dakota should have a clean and healthy home to live in," Hoeven… Continue Reading

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