News Releases

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


08.20.15

Hoeven Outlines Six-Year Highway Bill for Builders and Contractors; Measure Moves Nearly 160 New Projects

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined the Senate's new six-year highway bill at an open house of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The measure will provide North Dakota with more than $1.6 billion. Hoeven said the formula is favorable to North Dakota and increases highway funding for the state to $270 million, about $30 million a year more than it currently receives. The Senate also passed a 90-day, short-term House measure that extends highway funding until October 29 whil… Continue Reading


08.19.15

Hoeven: Department of Justice to Enhance Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched the initial phase of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) to allow tribes to access national crime information databases for criminal and civil purposes. "The Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information will help tribal law enforcement access databases that are critical to helping solve crimes and keepin… Continue Reading


08.19.15

Hoeven: USDA Awards Nearly $1 Million Grant for City of Rolette, Approves Loan of More Than $1 Million

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program has awarded $929,000 in federal funding and a $1,181,000 loan to the City of Rolette through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The funds will be used to support water and sewer line improvements and to help build a new well for the city. "The period of growth we're experiencing across North Da… Continue Reading


08.19.15

Hoeven: FEMA Awards More Than $230,000 to Enhance Fire Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $232,953 to the Buffalo Rural Fire Protection District and the Linton Fire District. The award is made under the FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and is round 14 of AFG Program announcements. As chairman, Hoeven oversees the annual funding for … Continue Reading


08.19.15

Hoeven Statement on EPA's Proposed Regulation of Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Drilling

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed regulations to cut methane emissions from oil and gas drilling by 40% to 45% by 2025. "Instead of issuing additional rules and regulations, the Administration should work with Congress to pass commonsense legislation that will help our nation produce more energy with good environmental stewardship. That includes passing legislation to improve the process… Continue Reading


08.19.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $300,000 in Federal Funding for Sitting Bull College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Native Americans has awarded $294,736 to Sitting Bull College to support its native language immersion and restoration program. The funds are made available through HHS' Esther Martinez Initiative, which seeks to revitalize Native American languages. "Tribal languages are critical to pre… Continue Reading


08.18.15

Hoeven Announces $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1,000,000 to the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority to rehabilitate its runway and taxiway lighting systems. The updates will enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. "As North Dakota's economy continues to grow, so have our state's transportation needs," Hoeven said. "Today's grant from the FAA will help to ensure safe airfield operations during low visibil… Continue Reading


08.18.15

Hoeven: CDC Awards More Than $1 Million to North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,072,585 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funding will be used to support scientific and health research to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, obesity and strokes. "It's important for us to invest in research that will help us to better understand how we can prevent and treat chronic disease… Continue Reading


08.18.15

Hoeven Presses EPA Administrator on New More Costly Carbon Emissions Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to press for an explanation into the agency's new, more costly carbon emissions rule that will require North Dakota to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent, a dramatic increase from the approximate 11 percent reduction called for in the proposed rule. Hoeven called on the Administrator to meet with the state's industry to justify the increase and explain how the agency expec… Continue Reading


08.17.15

Hoeven Hosts FEMA Head in Minot, Presses for Affordable Flood Insurance Rates

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for a meeting and tour of local flood protection projects with local and county officials in Minot. Hoeven oversees FEMA's budget as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security. The senator organized the meeting to review FEMA's flood mapping efforts and to press the agency to align flood mapping … Continue Reading


08.17.15

Hoeven Announces $400K Grant for Carbon Capture and Storage Research at UND's EERC

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the National Energy Technology Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $400,000 grant to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will support the development of a safe and efficient intelligent monitoring system for the geological storage of carbon dioxide. The proposed system will provi… Continue Reading


08.17.15

Hoeven Announces USDA Funding for Central Power Cooperative

MANDAN, N.D. - Speaking at a press conference in Mandan, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah in announcing a $46 million loan to the Central Power Electric Cooperative to make important infrastructure improvements. "As North Dakota's economy and population continue to grow, it has become increasingly important to continue devel… Continue Reading


08.14.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $385,000 Grant to Support Outdoor Recreation, Conservation in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded nearly $385,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in North Dakota. "We live in a beautiful state with a strong outdoor heritage," said Hoeven. "These funds will help us to continue to be good stewards of our land and protect and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in North Dakota."… Continue Reading


08.14.15

Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $6 Million to City of Minot Flood Water Treatment Plant for Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $6 million to the City of Minot through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hoeven serves as the chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, where he oversees the department's annual budget. The funds will be used to build two road closures - log structures which, in the event of a flood, close the gap in a … Continue Reading


08.14.15

Hoeven Statement on Administration Approval of Oil Exports to Mexico

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after reports that the U.S. Department of Commerce will approve applications to exchange light, sweet U.S. crude for heavier Mexican crude. In February, Hoeven and a bipartisan group of senators pressed the Department of Commerce to approve applications for exchanges with Mexico. The senator has been working to lift the 40-year old ban on the export of crude oil. "The Administration has acted on our request and approved an ex… Continue Reading

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