Yearly Archives: 2015
Heitkamp Announces Federal Funding for Rural Water in St. John
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced more than $50,000 in federal funding for emergency water assistance for the city of St. John to make sure community members have critical access to water.
Hoeven Announces $1.5 Million DHS Grant to Fund Flood Protection for Fargo Waste Water...
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.5 million to the City of Fargo from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the department’s annual budget and has worked to secure funding to protect the region from flooding.
Heitkamp’s Bipartisan Legislation to Promote & Protect Rural Water Supplies is Signed into Law
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced the President signed into law her bipartisan legislation to help make sure small and rural towns across the country have access to clean drinking water
Hoeven: IRS, Treasury Agree to Increase Expensing Threshold on Purchase of Tangible Property From...
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has agreed to raise the safe harbor threshold for expensing the purchase, acquisition or improvement of tangible property from $500 to $2,500 for many small businesses and family-owned farms and ranches. The change will ease the compliance burden for taxpayers who do not maintain applicable financial statements and would have otherwise faced complex capitalization rules for many basic, common purchases, such as machinery and equipment parts, computers and smart phones.
HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTIONS OF DISAPPROVAL ON EPA POWER PLANT RULES
Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed two resolutions of disapproval relating to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon dioxide rules. S.J. Res 23, is a resolution of disapproval for the final 111(b) rule for new electric power plants and S.J. Res. 24, is a resolution of disapproval for the final 111(d) rule for existing electric power plants.
Hoeven: FEMA Awards More Than $3.1 Million to City of Minot Water Treatment Plant...
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.1 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.
Hoeven Announces More Than $250K to North Dakota Housing Authorities to Promote Family Self-Sufficiency
Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded three grants totaling $255,502 to housing authorities in North Dakota to help families increase their earned income and reduce their need for rental subsidies and other assistance
Hoeven Holds Community Roundtable, Reviews Progress on Watford City’s New High School & Housing...
Senator John Hoeven today held a community roundtable at Watford City High School to take questions from students and area residents. There were approximately 100 high school students, including Watford City High School’s senior class and two classes of social studies/government students. Scott Hennen, host of What’s on Your Mind, served as the event moderator
Hoeven Helps Dedicate New $33.5 Million NDSU Greenhouse Research Complex
As a member of the Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Hoeven continues his efforts to support the work of land-grant institutions and similar facilities to meet the needs of the state’s agriculture producers. On average, NDSU has received about $10 million per year in formula funds and competitive grants since 2010 to support research and extension activities.
TESORO CONTRIBUTES $5.3 MILLION TO HOUSING INCENTIVE FUND
The HIF provides low-cost financing to developers of affordable rental housing. The Industrial Commission, consisting of Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, oversees NDHFA, the fund administrator.