News Releases

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


09.25.15

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Provide Certainty for Health Care Providers, Reduce Costs, Empower Veterans to Access Care Closer to Home

BISMARCK, N.D. - While delivering the keynote address at the North Dakota Medical Association's (NDMA) annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts in Congress to find cost-effective solutions to promote certainty for health care providers, reduce health care costs and ensure access to care. Hoeven highlighted legislation signed into law earlier this year and other bills he has cosponsored that support a higher quality, lower-cost health care system for the nation, including: Me… Continue Reading


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

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