News Releases

10.05.15

Hoeven: Air Force to Study Options to Train Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilots

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven told General Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, that he backs a new Air Force study to review options to train pilots for remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). Hoeven said he believes the study will help to highlight the value of Grand Sky technology park at Grand Forks Air Force Base as a key hub to train U.S. Air Force pilots to fly RPAs. The Air Force faces significant challenges in training enough pilots to meet the demand for unmanned a… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Hoeven Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the U.S. and 11 other nations reached an agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). "We will review the details of this agreement in the coming months to ensure that TPP will benefit North Dakota farmers, manufacturers and businesses as well as the overall U.S economy. We need to ensure that this agreement promotes open and fair trade for the United States." -###-… Continue Reading


10.03.15

Hoeven Speaks at U.S. Cattlemen's Association & I-BAND Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today told members of the U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) and the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND) that they are good stewards of the land and water and he is working on legislation at the federal level that will enable them to continue their good management. "North Dakota's farmers and ranchers have a long and successful history of good environmental stewardship, and they provid… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Hoeven, Thune Place Friendly Wager on Outcome of this Weekend's NDSU VS SDSU Football Game

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and John Thune (R-S.D.) today agreed to a friendly wager for this weekend's football game between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and South Dakota State University (SDSU). NDSU and SDSU both moved to Division I in 2003, and their annual meeting has come to be known as the Dakota Marker game. The winner gets to take home the Dakota Marker, a 75-pound model replica of the original quartzite monuments that used to frame the border between the two states. Hoev… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Hoeven Statement on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate failed to break a filibuster of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which the Senate Appropriations Committee approved in a bipartisan vote of 21 to 9 in May. The measure was blocked today along party lines by a 50 to 44 vote. Only one Democrat, Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, voted for the measure. "The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill is one of … Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $300K Grant to Minot State University in Support of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $289,518 grant to Minot State University to support its Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program II (ASTEP II). This program will help youth with intellectual disabilities living in rural communities transition into post-secondary education programs, resulting in improved employment opportunities and greater life skills an… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven: PHMSA Awards North Dakota Universities Nearly $400K to Support Pipeline Safety Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a total of $399,607 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) and to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to research new technologies and ideas that will improve the safety of our country's transportation pipelines. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Ene… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven and Governor Meet with EPA, Call for Answers on New Carbon Dioxide Rule

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, Governor Jack Dalrymple and a representative from Congressman Kevin Cramer's office, along with leaders from North Dakota's coal industry, met today with Janet McCabe, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator in charge of issuing the new carbon dioxide rule, to press the agency to explain how the state is expected to meet the reductions required under the recently released rule. The leaders called on the EPA to provid… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven Statement on a Wyoming Federal Judge's Preliminary Injunction Against DOI Fracking Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to a Wyoming federal judge's preliminary injunction against the Interior Department's new fracking regulations: "The Department of the Interior needs to recognize that states have successfully regulated oil and gas development within their boundaries for years and they should be allowed to continue to do so. We in North Dakota have been a national leader in creating rules requiring transparency and responsible sta… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven Holds Oversight Hearing on TSA to Address Security Lapses Identified in Inspector General's Report

WASHINGTON - At a hearing Tuesday, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee overseeing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), called on the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to address lapses in security at the agency in a timely and effective way to ensure the safety of the traveling public. The hearing followed up on a leak of covert testing results conducted by the DHS Inspector General on TSA passenger checkpoints. The IG's… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in HHS Grants to Provide Job Training, Strengthen Family Relationships

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $2,272,955 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds are awarded as follows: Cankdeska Cikana Community College - $1,272,956 - The funds, awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, will support the college's "Next S… Continue Reading


09.29.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.4 Million in HHS Grants to Boost Health, Safety in 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 Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $2,487,502 to boost public health and safety throughout North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: Turtle Mountain Community College - $2,285,882 - The funds, awarded by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, will support the Health Education Access through Rural Training (… Continue Reading


09.29.15

Hoeven: Washington Elementary in Valley City Selected as a National Blue Ribbon School

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected Washington Elementary School in Valley City as a National Blue Ribbon School in recognition of its overall academic achievement. "Academic excellence is achieved not only by the hard work of our state's teachers and children, but through the support of their families and community," Hoeven said. "Washington Elementary and the community of Valley City have earned their Blue Ribbon award by creatin… Continue Reading


09.29.15

Hoeven, Senators, Western Governors Meet to Move 6-Year Highway Bill; Bill Includes More Than $1.6 Billion for ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Senate colleagues today met with a group of four western governors to advance a six-year federal highway bill. The governors were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the Commerce and Appropriations committees to develop a strategy for passing a long-term transportation bill that will give states the certainty they need to begin large infrastructure projects. The Senate passed a new six-year highway bill in July that will provide North Dakota with more th… Continue Reading


09.29.15

Hoeven Announces $125K in Rural Business Development Grants for North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded three grants totaling $125,000 through its Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. These awards will support technical assistance, training and other activities to help develop or expand small businesses in rural communities. The awards are as follows: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - $77,000 Pembina C… Continue Reading


09.28.15

Hoeven Announces $100K in Federal Funding for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to Address Suicide, Substance Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Indian Health Services Office has awarded $100,000 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds are made available through HHS' Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI), which works to promote effective prevention and treatment approaches to methamphetamine abuse and suicide prevent… Continue Reading


09.28.15

Hoeven Statement on Voting for a Senate Measure to Continue the Operations of the U.S. Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to move forward legislation to ensure the continued operation of the U.S. government. The measure passed with a large bipartisan majority: "Today, I voted to move forward a Continuing Resolution that will fund the United States government, thereby averting a government shutdown. Although we were not able to defund Planned Parenthood with this legislation, I have consistently voted to do so and will continue that … Continue Reading


09.28.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $400K Toward $27 Million in FAA Funds to Support Williston Airport Relocation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $381,686 to the City of Williston to support the relocation of the Sloulin Field International Airport. Today's award builds on the $26.6 million in grants Hoeven announced last week, following a call with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "Our communities need up-to-date transportation infrastructure that will support their long-te… Continue Reading


09.27.15

Hoeven Pays Tribute to Returning Soldiers at Fargo Freedom Salute

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored members of the North Dakota National Guard's 231st Brigade Support Battalion Logistical Support Element (BSB LSE), who recently returned from a nearly yearlong deployment overseas. The fifteen soldiers provided support for U.S. Central Command units by managing supplies, maintenance, transportation and preparing cargo for movement. "We are very grateful to welcome these fifteen soldiers back home," said Hoeven. "All deployments require tremendous … Continue Reading


09.25.15

Hoeven Announces More than $400K in Federal Funding for the North Dakota Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile 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 total of $400,124 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services. The funds, awarded by the DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will be used to support the continued operation of an Attendant Care Program, which provides supervision as an alternative to detention for young people. Th… Continue Reading

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