News Releases

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


09.18.15

Hoeven Statement on the Seventh Anniversary of TransCanada's Permit Application for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to mark the seventh anniversary of TransCanada's initial permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline, which was submitted on September 19, 2008: "After seven years of delay, it is clear that President Obama intends to deny TransCanada a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would move 830,000 barrels of oil a day, including 100,000 from North Dakota's Bakken region. That's 830,000 barrels a day that won't have t… Continue Reading


09.18.15

Hoeven Presses EPA Administrator on Transparency and Accountability in Regulatory Process

WASHINGTON - At a Senate committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to provide greater transparency and accountability in the EPA's regulatory process. Hoeven called for the EPA to meet with North Dakota industry to explain the EPA's carbon dioxide regulations and account for the agency's greatly increased requirements for North Dakota. Under the agency's proposed rule, North Dakota was set to reduce carbon dioxide … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Hoeven: USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Awards $65,000 to United Tribes Technical College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $65,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC). The funds will be used to support UTTC's Generating Research in Agriculture for Students in STEM program. "Science, technology, engineering and math have a variety of applications and are critical to preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow," Hoeven said. "Today's g… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $600,000 to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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 $612,608 to the First Nations Women's Alliance in Devils Lake and the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. The First Nations Women's Alliance received $312,608 through the DOJ's Grants to Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program, which supports the development and operation of nonprofit… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven Announces More than $500K Grant to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to Support Employment Training for Persons with Disabilities

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 has awarded a five-year grant of $521,823 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for vocational rehabilitation services. The services will help Native Americans with disabilities on or near the reservation prepare for and engage in gainful employment or self-employment. "Services like vocational rehabilitation are an important part in empo… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: UND Selected to Participate in DOE Feasibility Study

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to participate in a project that will study the feasibility of using salty water, or brine, from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water. UND will also receive funding from the DOE to develop and validate methods to manage the pressure and flow of CO2 in saline formations through… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

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 (DOJ) has awarded a total of $982,401 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds are awarded as follows: Public Safety and Community Policing - $665,156 - To advance public safety by providing support to local law enforcement so they can hire new officers, implement technological improvements and build community-based… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: Letter Signing Ceremony Seals Major Wheat Sale Agreement with Taiwan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that Taiwan's miller industry has committed $544 million to purchase U.S. wheat exports over the next two years. The Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) will import 70,000 tons, or 2.5 million bushels, of U.S. wheat every month to be distributed among all the millers. Representatives of the TFMA and U.S. Wheat Associates signed a letter of intent at the U.S. Capitol today. As in years past, … Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $400,000 to Support Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks

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 $400,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. The funds will be used to provide victims of crime with assistance in obtaining emergency protection orders, direct legal representation and consultation in family and other related civil cases. The Center will also continue to provide legal representation and a… Continue Reading


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

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