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Hoeven Announces Over $4 Million to Improve Access to Opioid Abuse Treatment in North Dakota

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $4,020,043.00 to the State of North Dakota to help improve access to opioid abuse treatment in the state. Today's funds are awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. "Opioid abuse has affected too many of our communities," Hoeven said. "He… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Empower Economic Growth, Improve Public Safety & Ensure Better Access to Education, Health Care & Housing for Tribal Members

BISMARCK, N.D. - At United Tribes Technical College's (UTTC) Tribal Leaders Summit today, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, outlined his ongoing efforts on behalf of Tribes to: Support greater economic opportunity and self-governance. Improve public safety. Ensure better access to quality education, health care and housing, including for Native American veterans. Hoeven also commended the work of the UTTC leaders and staff over its 50-year history,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Receives Top Honor From National Guard Association of the United States

DENVER, COLO. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today received the National Guard Association of the United States' (NGAUS) Harry S. Truman Award for 2019, the association's highest honor, in recognition of his leadership providing National Guard members, veterans and their families with the support they deserve. The award was presented at the NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, attended by more than 2,000 Army and Air Nati… Continue Reading


North Dakota Delegation Statement on Sandia Study on Bakken Crude

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong released the following statement regarding Sandia National Laboratories' study that found Bakken crude has comparable physical, chemical and combustion characteristics as crude from the Permian Basin and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The Sandia study bolsters the delegation's efforts to overturn a Washington State law requiring crude oil unloaded in the state to meet a 9 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $2.6 Million to Support Rural Infrastructure Development in North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a total of $2,629,853 in grants to three North Dakota communities. Details of the funding are as follows: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - $2,000,000 - The funds will be used to improve the tribe's water treatment plant, replacing aged and essential equipment to allow for safe, clean water distribution. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Fill Vacant Forest Service Positions in North Dakota, Alleviate Energy Permit Delays

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen and local ranchers and energy producers in Watford City. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven secured a commitment from Christiansen to visit the state in order for her to receive firsthand feedback on the agency's management of natural resources on the National Grasslands, including access for multiple uses like grazing and energy developm… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on EPA's Proposed Methane Rule Update

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding the EPA's proposed methane rule update: "This revision of the EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry will remove costly, duplicative regulations," Hoeven said. "We all want to make the best use of our natural resources, which is why we will continue working to streamline the approval process for energy infrastructure, like gas-gathering lines, to help producers in North Dak… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Maintain Supreme Court Independence, Urges Justices to Rule Impartially & Uphold the Constitution

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined his Senate Republican colleagues in opposing threats to pack the U.S. Supreme Court and, in a letter to the Supreme Court, urged the Justices to faithfully and impartially follow the law when taking up cases and issuing rulings. "It is imperative that the Supreme Court Justices follow the rule of law and do not issue rulings based on political pressure. The independence of the judiciary is an important safeguard for our Constitutional rights, an… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Nomination of Daniel Traynor to be U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump nominated Daniel M. Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. "Dan Traynor has more than two decades of diverse legal experience and is well-qualified to serve the people of our state as a District Court Judge," said Hoeven. "Dan has represented North Dakotans in federal, state and tribal courts, including handling appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court. We look f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Completion of CBP Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base

EMERADO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) newly-renovated unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training center at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Due to growing operations on the base, the CBP facility was previously required to relocate, however, an adequate facility was not available. As a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $8 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funding to ensure the CBP … Continue Reading


Hoeven Breaks Ground on New Unity Medical Center in Grafton

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local leaders and health care professionals in Grafton to break ground on the new Unity Medical Center (UMC). The $23 million facility will house a new surgery center, rehabilitation services center, emergency room, all private patient rooms, a rural medical training and education center and a medical library. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure a $16.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $6.5 Million in Funds for Replacing Bridges Across Rural North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) on behalf of its Bridge Rural Repair (BRR) Program has awarded the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) $6,511,000. Hoeven has been working to secure the funding including a letter to DOT in support of the NDDOT's application for the funding, which … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Authorization for General Atomics at Grand Sky UAS Park

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo today, Senator John Hoeven announced that General Atomics, a tenant of the Grand Sky UAS Research and Development Park, has received a certificate of authorization (COA) to conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights within 60 miles of the Grand Forks Air Force Base without a visual observer or a chase plane. Hoeven made the announcement during a panel discussion he arranged at the event with U.S. Air Force Chief of… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secured $27 Million for New Indoor Firing Range at Minot Air Force Base, Helps Break Ground on Project

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped local and military leaders break ground on a new indoor firing range at the Minot Air Force Base. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $27 million for the range in Fiscal Year 2018. In addition, Hoeven advocated for the firing range to be elevated on the Air Force's list of military construction priorities. The range is the third busiest range in the Air Force and is used to pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Trade Agreement to Open Up Japanese Market to $7 Billion in U.S. Agriculture Products

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the President announced a trade agreement in principle between the United States and Japan. "We've been encouraging the Administration to finalize negotiations with Japan, which is our nation's third largest agriculture market," said Hoeven. "We appreciate the President and his trade team for securing this new trade… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces FCC Authorizing $591 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband in North Dakota Over the Next Decade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authorized $591 million in funding over the next decade to support broadband in rural North Dakota. Benefiting 41,578 rural homes and businesses, the funds will be used to maintain, improve and expand affordable broadband. The funding is provided from the Universal Service Fund, which is funded through fees on carriers. "Improving our broadband infrastructure and services in communities across … Continue Reading


Hoeven Delivers Keynote at Burdick Job Corps Graduation

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today delivered the keynote graduation address to the summer 2019 class of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps, and commended the 74 graduates for their hard work in completing programs in the following fields: Auto, Business Construction Technology, Culinary, Carpentry, Certified Nursing Assistant, Office Administration, and Welding. Hoeven also marked the 25th anniversary of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center. Prior to serving as President of the Bank of N… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Bolster Voluntary, Locally-Led Conservation Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the America's Grasslands Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to make the conservation title under the 2018 Farm Bill more farmer-friendly, while also bolstering voluntary and locally-led conservation programs. Hoeven serves as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and is a member of the Agriculture Committee, and through these roles, he continues working to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of the fa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure DOE Awards $10 Million for Final Phase of Project Tundra's Design Study, Promptly Funds 3rd Phase of Carbonsafe Initiative

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials to North Dakota to highlight the efforts of the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND) and its partners. Specifically, the senator is working to ensure the DOE: Awards $10 million for the final phrase of the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for Project Tundra, a post-combustion technology to retrofit existing power plants, being led by the E… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Aldevron Groundbreaking Highlights Benefits of Tech Entrepreneurship

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the first phase of Aldevron's 189,000 square foot expansion, which will consist of increased production capacity, warehouse space and a research and development center. The new facility will connect to the $30 million headquarters the company opened last year and be built over the next two years, allowing Aldevron to employ more than 1,000 people in the Fargo area. Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne started Aldevron in a single la… Continue Reading

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