News Releases

09.14.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $650,000 to Assist Victims of Crime 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 $650,366 to assist victims of crime in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: University of North Dakota (UND) - $550,000 - The funds, awarded by the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women, will allow UND and its project partners, the Spirit Lake Victim Assistance Program and the Lake Crisis Resource Center, to incr… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven, Heinrich Introduce National Bison Legacy Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that they are introducing bipartisan legislation, the National Bison Legacy Act, to make the American bison the national mammal of the United States. The bill also recognizes the historical, cultural and economic significance of the bison, the largest land mammal in America. "The bison is one of the most powerful and inspiring symbols of America and it is only fitting that it serve as our national mammal," s… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $150,000 to Burleigh County Sheriff's Office to Reduce the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $150,000 to the Burleigh County Sheriff's office to help improve public safety. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which facilitates collaboration between the criminal justice, mental health, substance abuse and juvenile justice systems to increase… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven: VA Awards More than $900,000 to NDCHP to Help Veterans, Families Secure Permanent Housing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $902,472 grant to the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People (NDCHP) to help veterans and their families secure permanent housing. The funds are made available through the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. This is NDCHP's fifth year receiving funds through th… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States: "Fourteen years ago, our country withstood the most horrific attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day, and the terrorists who committed these acts hoped to weaken our great nation. But on that day, and on the days, weeks, months and years that followed, Americans have come together, strengthened in our resolve… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.26 Million in Federal Funding for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced federal grants totaling more than $3.26 million for ten North Dakota airports. "In order to support our communities' ongoing growth, we need to have quality transportation infrastructure in place," Hoeven said. "Today's awards will support continued efforts to meet the demand for transportation and other aviation services, helping ensure future prosperity and safety." The funding, awarded th… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Announces North Dakota Selected for Grants through USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Agriculture, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected North Dakota as one of 21 states to receive grants through the agency's Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. Hoeven, then-governor, first launched the state's blender pump program in 2009, resulting in 200 pumps being installed. As senator, Hoeven has continued to champion biofuels infrast… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Joins Appareo Systems to Dedicate New Manufacturing Facility

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Appareo Systems to dedicate the company's new manufacturing facility. Appareo, a Fargo-based electronics and software design and manufacturing company, purchased the building in December, 2014. The expansion is located in the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Technology Park and more than doubles the company's headquarters and manufacturing space. "Our state is home to many hard-working innovators, whose efforts diversify our econom… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety 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 has awarded a total of $1,242,785 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, the North Dakota Attorney General's Office and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to boost public safety. The funds are awarded as follows: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $399,300 - The funds, made available through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Imp… Continue Reading


09.10.15

Hoeven and a Bipartisan Majority of Senators Oppose President's Deal With Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and a bipartisan majority of the Senate today voted to oppose the president's deal with Iran. However, more than 40 Democrats voted on a partisan basis to support President Obama's agreement and filibuster the resolution of disapproval. "Today a bipartisan majority of the Senate voted to oppose the president's agreement with Iran," said Hoeven. "The resolution of disapproval was filibustered on a partisan basis, preventing the voice of the American people from b… Continue Reading


09.10.15

Hoeven: HHS Awards More than $100,000 to Youthworks for Runaway and Homeless Youth Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families / ACYF - Family and Youth Services Bureau has awarded $100,412 to Youthworks, a private agency providing a variety of services to youth and families in North Dakota. The funds will be used to support a Basic Center in Fargo, which will work to address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth, includin… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Working to Improve Health Care for Our Veterans

Senator John Hoeven has worked extensively to improve veterans' access to health care and extended care in their local communities. Hoeven and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S.2000), legislation that allows the VA to enter into provider agreements with qualified health care and extended care facilities. The bill enables more local providers to accept veteran patients without having to comply with burdensome and often times exp… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Hoeven Announces More than $700,000 in Loans and Loan Guarantees for Projects in Walhalla and Finley

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Agriculture, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a conditional commitment for a guaranteed loan of $647,000 for S&S Grain in Walhalla and a loan of $64,000 for the City of Finley - a total of $711,000. Hoeven also announced a $51,000 grant for the City of Finley, which will use both the grant and loan for their water tower replacement project. … Continue Reading


09.08.15

Hoeven: FAA Awards More Than $1 Million to Linton Municipal Airport Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1,329,066 to Linton Municipal Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway in order to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. The funds will also support the construction of 584 feet of taxiway so that aircraft no longer need to back-taxi on the runway. Funds will also go towards constructing 320 feet of taxiway to provide ac… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Hoeven Hosts Veterans Health Care Roundtable

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable meeting to update area veterans on his work to improve veterans' access to health care and extended care in their local communities. The roundtable included veterans, representatives from local veteran service organizations, Veterans Service Officers (VSO) and representatives from the Fargo Veterans Administration Medical Center. "North Dakota is a very large state, which can make it a real hardship for our veterans in rural areas to … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $700K to CVIC in Grand Forks for Prevention & Intervention for Youth Experiencing Domestic, Sexual Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a $699,988 grant to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. The award will build upon CVIC's existing programs to prevent and intervene with youth and young adults experiencing domestic and sexual violence. "Today's award will support vital services for young people to not only interve… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Hoeven Reviews Progress on Minot's New Airport, Downtown Construction Projects

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven along with Minot Airport and city leaders today reviewed progress on Minot International Airport's new terminal building and other important construction projects at the airport. The senator also reviewed a multi-million dollar downtown construction project designed to replace aging and damaged infrastructure from the 2011 flood. In total, Minot will receive approximately $32 million in federal funding to fund the airport project and $23 million to finance infr… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Hoeven: NDSU Receives More than $2.6 Million for STEM Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2,643,673 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to support NDSU's "Gateways - ND: Advancing Learner-Focused Instruction to Catalyze Student Success" program, which works to improve student learning by incorporating an innovative model for the professional development of instructional staff and faculty at the col… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Hoeven, City, State Officials Break Ground for $29 Million Flood Protection Project for Minot's Water Treatment Plant

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with city and state officials, today broke ground on a new multi-million flood protection project for the city of Minot's new hazard mitigation water treatment plant. The project entails construction of a floodwall and modifications to infrastructure to protect the city's water supply from flooding of the Mouse/Souris River and to maintain the plants' ability to provide safe drinking water to residents during incidents of high water. "The Minot flood of … Continue Reading


09.02.15

Hoeven: National Park Service Awards Nearly $400K for New Visitor Center at Fort Ransom State Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Park Service has awarded $388,794 to the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department to construct a visitor information center at Fort Ransom State Park. The state will match the award, bringing the total project cost to $777,588. The federal funds are made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is funded primarily through off-shore oil lease revenue. … Continue Reading

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