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08.28.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $7 Million in Federal Funds for Tribal Colleges in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $7 million in formula grants to tribal colleges across North Dakota. The funds are made available through the department's Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, which provides basic support for the education and training of American Indian students in career technical education programs and institutional support for tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical inst… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven Announcse Nearly $300K Grant for Biomedical Research at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $298,875 for pharmacological research at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The grant will support research into drug delivery systems through NDSU's School of Pharmacy. "Our research institutions are drivers of innovation, leading to economic growth and a higher q… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $350,000 to Support Sex Offender Registration, Boost Public Safety in ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $333,675 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General from its Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. The ND Office of the Attorney General will use the funds to help ensure timely registration of sex offenders by using electronic submission systems, which will reduce local law enforcement staff time spent on registratio… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven: FAA Awards More Than $1 Million to Enhance North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a total of $1,302,762 to the City of Kindred, Golden Valley County Airport Authority, Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority, Jamestown Regional Airport Authority and Oakes Municipal Airport Authority. "North Dakota's airports play a major role in our state's economic success," Hoeven said. "These grants will go towards funding improvements at airports across the state, which will help the… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Statement on Today's Injunction Blocking the EPA's Waters of the United States Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson's injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its new Waters of the United States rule: "Today, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota agreed with 13 states, who believe the EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule to be an unconstitutional regulatory overreach exceeding the authority Congress gave it to create rules for the Clean Water Act. If imple… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Announces $250,000 Grant to UND for Renewable Energy Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $250,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to fund research to improve energy generation by batteries and solar panels through studying how algae and similar plants absorb and use energy, as well as use oils from these plants for fuel. "America needs an all-of-the-above energy plan to ensure a strong and secure future," Hoeven said.… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Announces Final Rule Opening Four Wildlife Refuges in Northeastern North Dakota for Sport Fishing

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule expanding fishing opportunities at four wildlife refuges in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District in North Dakota. The rule would allow sport fishing for the first time at the Ardoch National Wildlife Refuge, the Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge, the Rose Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Silver Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuges are open immediately. Ice f… Continue Reading


08.26.15

Hoeven, Chamber Kick Off 2015 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce today kicked off the 2015 State of Technology Conference in Fargo, an annual event focused on making Fargo and the Red River Valley a hub of technology entrepreneurship for the country. Hoeven was joined at the kickoff for the event by Tony Grindberg, Aviation Business Unit Manager at Appareo Systems. Grindberg announced that the company is poised to submit its next generation air traffic control technology t… Continue Reading


08.25.15

Hoeven: DOT Awards More than $260,000 to Enhance Mohall, Hettinger Municipal Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $262,712 to the City of Mohall and to the Adams County Airport Authority to support improvement projects at Mohall Municipal Airport and Hettinger Municipal Airport, respectively. "As North Dakota's population and economy continue to grow, it's important for us to invest in infrastructure that will meet our state's needs," Hoeven said. "Today's funding reflects our ongoing efforts to improve… Continue Reading


08.25.15

Hoeven Announces $2 Million DHS Grant to Fund Flood Protection for Fargo Wastewater Treatment Plant

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2 million grant from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to the City of Fargo. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the department's annual budget. Today's funds will go towards improving Fargo's wastewater system to reduce the risk of sewer backup during flooding. "It's important f… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Hoeven: USDA Awards More Than $900,000 in Grants, $1 Million Loan to Benson County and $330,000 Loan to Stutsman County for Water Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development has awarded two grants totaling $910,000 to Benson County to fund improvements to the City of Leeds' sanitary sewer. Benson County also received a $1.08 million loan to support the project. The funds are made available through USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program as well as its Rural Energy … Continue Reading


08.24.15

Hoeven: NSF Awards More Than $800,000 to NDSU, UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $800,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the University of North Dakota (UND). "Securing our nation's future begins by laying a strong foundation for our young people and making sure that our future workforce is equipped with the training and tools they need to be successful," Hoeven said. "Today's funding will suppo… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Hoeven Statement on Governor Jack Dalrymple's Announcement That He Will Not Run for Another Term

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple's announcement that they will not run for another term as governor: "Governor Jack Dalrymple, a friend and colleague for many years, has spent a large share of his life serving the people of North Dakota with distinction in one capacity or another. Having served 16 years in the legislature, 10 years as my partner and lieutenant governor and more than five years as go… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $285,000 SBA Grant to North Dakota Trade Office to Help North Dakota Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $287,694 to the North Dakota Trade Office through the SBA's State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program. Among other things, the funds will be used to help eligible small businesses participate in international trade and gain access to Big Iron's International Visitor Program, ExporTech training and market research. "North Dakota is a fast-growing exporter, with a 42 percent increa… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Hoeven: Bureau of Reclamation Issues Record of Decision for Northwest Area Water Supply Project

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) Project, selecting the preferred alternative which uses Lake Sakakawea as the primary water supply. Hoeven has been pressing the federal agencies to sign the ROD and advance the project. NAWS will bring water to a ten county area of northwestern North Dakota, as far north as Sherwood, to Bottineau in the east, and Renville, B… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $100,000 to North Dakota State Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) has awarded $105,326 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds will be used to support efforts that work to promote health and prevent disease, injury and disability. "Investing in programs like this will not only help to keep North Dakotans in good he… Continue Reading


08.20.15

Hoeven Announces $5.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Hettinger, Mohall Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4.2 million to Adams County Airport Authority to rehabilitate the runway at Hettinger Municipal Airport and $1.5 million to the City of Mohall to construct an apron and extend the taxiway for Mohall Municipal Airport. "As North Dakota's economy continues to grow, so have our state's transportation needs," Hoeven said. "These DOT grants will support important airport improvements to ensure p… Continue Reading


08.20.15

Hoeven: FDA Awards $125,000 to North Dakota Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Agriculture, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded $125,000 to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to support its North Dakota Drug Residue Prevention Program. The program works to protect the health and safety of livestock and pets, maintain the integrity of animal bi-products for human consumption and protect consumers' interests in the quality … Continue Reading


08.20.15

Hoeven: Minot International Airport Receives $840,000 FAA Grant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $842,409 to Minot International Airport. The grant will be used to update the airport's layout and master plans to address key issues, goals and objectives that are critical to the airport's future development. "North Dakota's transportation needs continue to grow at a rapid rate," Hoeven said. "Today's funding will allow officials… Continue Reading


08.20.15

Hoeven Announces Agenda for the 2015 State of Technology Conference in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for the 2015 State of Technology Conference, an annual business technology event. The conference will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Avalon Events Center West. Hoeven and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce are hosting the forum to highlight technological innovations in North Dakota's key industries and to help the state's businesses find ways to use technology to grow and increase success. This year's conferen… Continue Reading

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