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  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $226,000 to Support Northern Michigan Farmers Markets and Local Food Initiatives

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $226,068 in support for four Northern Michigan farmers markets and local food initiatives. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
    Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Nearly $150,000 to Support Southeast Michigan Farmers Markets and Local Food Initiatives

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $149,794 in support for three Southeast Michigan farmers markets and local food initiatives. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
    Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $190,000 for Two Ingham County Farmers Markets

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $190,038 in support for the Michigan Farmers Market Association in East Lansing and Allen Neighborhood Group in Lansing. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
    Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for the Chesaning Farmers Market, Tuscola County Food Hub

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $26,656 in support for the Chesaning "Market off Broad" and Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation in Caro. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
    Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $183,000 to Support Local Food Initiatives in West Michigan

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $183,300 in support for Sprout Urban Farm in Battle Creek and Local First Educational Foundation in Grand Rapids. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
    Monday, Sep 29, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $1.2 Million Grant for Village of L’Anse

    The Village of L'Anse will receive a federal grant of $1,281,910 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. L'Anse will use the funds to support the development of the new US-41 L'Anse Industrial Park.
    Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $1.5 Million Regional Grant for Highland Park Fire Department

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced a $1,568,160 regional grant for the Highland Park Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This support, which comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help train firefighters in Wayne County.
    Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Advance Michigan Manufacturing Community

    Advance Michigan Manufacturing Community, a partnership of more than 30 organizations in the 13-county Southeast Michigan region, will receive $200,000 from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced today. The funds will be used to develop long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development.
    Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for Michigan State University Food Processing Plant

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and U.S. Senator Carl Levin today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will support the construction of a leading independent food processing facility at Michigan State University. Michigan State University's Food Processing and Innovation Center project will receive nearly $3 million to renovate an existing building on campus where businesses that employ 10 to 100 people can grow and develop.
    Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Nearly $26 Million to Fund New Buses in Detroit

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Detroit Department of Transportation to help buy 50 new buses and connect people with jobs, training, and vital services. The $25,925,548 Ladders of Opportunity Initiative Grant comes through the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.
    Monday, Sep 22, 2014 Read More
  • Levin, Stabenow Introduce Senate Companion to Kildee House Resolution Opposing Permanent Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today introduced a Senate resolution urging the administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to build a permanent nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes Basin. The measure is a companion resolution to one introduced by Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, earlier this month. The Senate resolution is co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
    Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 Read More
  • Michigan Delegation Pushes for Emergency Disaster Declaration

    Today, a bipartisan group of thirteen members of the Michigan congressional delegation wrote to President Obama urging support of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's request for a Presidential disaster declaration, following flash floods caused by record rainfall in early August.
    Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Marquette Fire Department

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $50,624 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
    Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: Seven More Michigan Counties Declared Free of Bovine Tuberculosis

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared that seven Northern Michigan counties are free of bovine tuberculosis, which is a serious threat to Michigan's agriculture industry and rural economy. Since Sen. Stabenow's initial call on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in 2011 to address the spread of the disease, Michigan livestock producers have received increased resources to battle the epidemic. USDA's announcement that seven more counties are "tuberculosis free" is welcome news for livestock producers and Michigan's economy.
    Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 Read More
  • Senate Republicans Block Bill to Lower Student Loan Payments for Millions of Americans

    Senate Republicans today blocked legislation co-authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow that would lower the student loan payments of more than 25 million Americans, including nearly one million in Michigan alone. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, introduced by Senator Stabenow, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and others, would allow people to refinance their existing loans at the lower rates available to new borrowers during the 2013-2014 school year. The effect would be significant savings for borrowers on their monthly loan payments. The legislation is fully paid for and would save taxpayers billions of dollars by enacting the Buffett Rule, which ensures that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes. Senate Republicans also blocked the passage of this bill in June.
    Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Forecasting Harmful Algal Blooms

    Researchers at the University of Michigan will receive a federal grant of $653,097 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop tools to predict water quality and forecast harmful algal blooms (HABS) in the Great Lakes, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The grant will also support outreach activities to let the public know about the presence of HABS.
    Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 Read More
  • Senate Republicans Once Again Block Passage of Bill that Would Guarantee Equal Pay for Women

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republicans today blocked a final vote on legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have helped reduce gender discrimination by empowering women to negotiate for equal pay, close loopholes courts have created in the law, and create strong incentives for employers to obey the laws by strengthening federal enforcement efforts. This is the second time just this year that Senate Republicans filibustered this commonsense legislation.
    Monday, Sep 15, 2014 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Participates in M-1 RAIL Community Celebration, Highlights New Federal Support for Rail Project

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today participated in a community celebration to highlight additional federal support for the M-1 RAIL project. Sen. Stabenow and Southeast Michigan's Congressional Delegation helped secure $12.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will allow the transit project to be finalized by the end of 2016. In 2013, Sen. Stabenow and her colleagues also helped secure a $25 million federal grant to invest in M-1 RAIL and have worked closely with business and community leaders, philanthropic partners, Wayne State University and others on the project.
    Monday, Sep 15, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $5 Million for Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Rehabilitate Taxiway

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to rehabilitate its taxiway. The $5,000,000 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
    Monday, Sep 15, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Project to Study Effects of Climate Change on the Great Lakes

    Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $321,448 grant for the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, will help researchers study the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes' water quantity and quality.
    Monday, Sep 15, 2014 Read More
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