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  • Senator Stabenow Receives National Association of Community Health Centers Award

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the National Association of Community Health Centers' "Distinguished Community Health Champion Award" for her commitment to community health centers, which offer critical health services to families who would otherwise go without care. Sen. Stabenow received the award from the Michigan Primary Care Association during a tour of Jackson's Center for Family Health.
    Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Statement on Announcement to Improve U.S.-Cuba Relations

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, who participated in a February 2013, Congressional Delegation to Cuba, today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration announcement regarding the restoration of economic and diplomatic ties with Cuba following the release of American Alan Gross and others, including dozens of political prisoners.
    Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Arrest of Owners, Employees Involved with Distributing Tainted Steroids

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement on the arrest of two co-founders and 12 former employees of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 2012, NECC was responsible for distributing contaminated steroids that resulted in more Michigan deaths than any other state.
    Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Read More
  • Senate Passes Stabenow, Udall Measure to Review Health Services for Military Women

    The Senate today passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (NDAA), which includes a provision authored by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Mark Udall that will review whether women in the military have access to quality health services. The Stabenow-Udall amendment to the NDAA will require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a comprehensive review of both the access to, and quality of women's health services for active servicewomen and other women, including military spouses. The review will include a specific focus on maternity care and quality measure standards. Once the review is completed, Congress will receive recommendations about how to improve health services for military women living in the United States and abroad.
    Friday, Dec 12, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act

    Senator Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act, bipartisan legislation designed to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of invasive Asian carp. In announcing the legislation, Sen. Stabenow, Rep. Camp, and Rep. Slaughter issued the following statements.
    Friday, Dec 12, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Pension Proposal Attached to Government Funding Bill

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the pension proposal attached to the government funding bill.
    Friday, Dec 12, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Michigan State University Decision to Honor George Will at Commencement

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement in regard to Michigan State University's (MSU) decision to select George Will as one of the University's December 2014 Commencement Speakers and to present him with an honorary doctorate.
    Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Report Detailing the CIA’s Use of Torture

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement in response to the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's illegal use of torture and other extreme interrogation, rendition, and detention practices following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 Read More
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Convenes U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on Water Quality

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today examined different ways farmers and ranchers can help protect water quality in the Great Lakes as part of a hearing of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.
    Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds Investment to Bring Local Food to Michigan Schools

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement to award two Michigan schools with funding to implement innovative projects that will bring locally grown food to school cafeterias. This funding comes through USDA's Farm to School Program, which helps schools source healthy school foods like fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy. The Farm to School Program also educates students about how food grows through school garden programs and farm visits. Sen. Stabenow authored the 2014 Farm Bill, which was signed into law by President Obama earlier this year and significantly expands support for Michigan farmers by creating new opportunities to sell locally grown and organic products.
    Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Encourages Dairy Farmers to Enroll in New Farm Bill Program Before Next Week’s Deadline

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, encouraged Michigan dairy farmers to register by Dec. 5 for a new dairy risk management program made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program gives Michigan farmers the certainty and tools they need to continue supplying milk products to consumers in Michigan and across the country.
    Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Immigration Reform

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration policy.
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 Read More
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Initiative to Expand Quality Health Care, Train New Doctors in Michigan

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Central Michigan University College of Medicine to help connect people in rural areas with quality health care. The $297,671 grant will help train doctors in rural clinics and hospitals across the state. The funding, which comes through the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program, was authorized by Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill.
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 Read More
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Initiative to Expand Quality Health Care in Northern Michigan and the UP

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Munson Medical Center to help connect people in rural areas with quality health care. The $217,629 grant will benefit 27 counties in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The funding, which comes through the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program, was authorized by Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill.
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 Read More
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Initiative to Expand Quality Health Care in Saginaw, Shiawassee Counties

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Memorial Hospital in Owosso to help connect people in rural areas with quality health care. The $110,000 grant will be used to provide telemedicine between the hospital and five primary and specialty care office sites in Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties. The funding, which comes through the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program, was authorized by Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill.
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 Read More
  • New, State-of-the-art Veterans Facility Opens in West Michigan

      Sen. Stabenow participated in the grand opening for the Wyoming VA Health Care Center.
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Co-Leads Group of 11 Women Senators Urging the Administration to Make Combating Heart Disease a Priority

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, along with 11 other women Senators, urged the Administration to prioritize combating heart disease, which is the number one killer of women in Michigan. In a series of letters to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, NIH Director Francis Collins, and CDC Director Tom Frieden, the bipartisan group of women Senators explained that women's heart disease continues to be under-researched, frequently misdiagnosed, and often left untreated. This is in part because heart distress is more difficult to diagnose in women than men.
    Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Child Care Legislation

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today voted with a bipartisan group of 88 Senators to pass a bill that will strengthen health and safety protections and improve the quality of care for child care assistance programs that are available to families.
    Monday, Nov 17, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Benishek, Peters Introduce Bill to Stop $100 Million Increase in Electric Bills for Upper Peninsula Families, Small Businesses

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-1), and Congressman Gary Peters (MI-14) today introduced legislation that would require additional oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), allowing the agency to stop a pending $100 million annual electric rate increase for families and businesses in the Upper Peninsula. This legislation follows a recent regulatory decision made by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) that would force consumers in the Upper Peninsula to pay for 99 percent of the Presque Isle Power Plant's operating costs. This decision by NERC upended an earlier FERC finding that UP customers should be responsible for 14 percent of the power plant's operating costs. FERC shares oversight responsibilities and has a mandate to consider utility cost allocation issues.
    Monday, Nov 17, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on Announcement to Award John Dingell With Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement congratulating Congressman John D. Dingell on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
    Monday, Nov 10, 2014 Read More
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