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  • Senator Stabenow, Congresswoman Miller Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Stop Asian Carp

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation to stop Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes, which put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk. Invasive species pose a grave threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem and the region's $7 billion recreational fishing and $16 billion recreational boating industries. The Defending Our Great Lakes Act will give federal agencies broad authority to take immediate actions to stop the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species. This legislation will also require key agencies to work with regional stakeholders to institute long-term measures to stop the spread of invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.
    Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 Read More
  • Stabenow, Peters Announce $7.9 Million Grant for Great Lakes Cleanup

    Michigan's U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $7.9 million to fund habitat restoration projects in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC). The Great Lakes Commission will lead a regional partnership in coordination with NOAA, the Great Lakes states and local agencies.
    Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on Announcement of New Michigan National Guard Cyber Protection Team

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the selection of the Michigan National Guard for a Cyber Protection Team.
    Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Kirk Announce Senator Klobuchar as Vice-Chair of Great Lakes Task Force

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, announced today that Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will join Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) as Vice-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force. The Task Force is a bipartisan working group that advocates for the protection of our Great Lakes. As Vice-Chair, Senator Klobuchar will assist in leading efforts to provide agency oversight and advance legislative initiatives and funding priorities.
    Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on Announcement to Fund Detroit-Windsor Bridge Plaza

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding a deal between the Obama Administration and Michigan and Canadian leaders to fund the Detroit-Windsor Customs plaza.
    Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Joins Local Partners to Highlight $20M Public/Private Investment in Saginaw Bay Watershed

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today joined local agriculture and conservation partners in Frankenmuth to highlight a historic $10 million public investment that will be matched by a $10 million private sector investment to improve water quality in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, Michigan's largest watershed. Support for this project comes through the 2014 Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which Sen. Stabenow and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack launched in Bay City last year.
    Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 Read More
  • U.S. Senators Stabenow, Peters, Donnelly Highlight $13.6M Public/Private Investment in St. Joseph Watershed

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) visited Pier 33 Marina in St. Joseph today to highlight a historic $6.8 million public investment that will be matched by a $6.8 million private sector investment to improve water quality in the St. Joseph Watershed, the third-largest River Basin of Lake Michigan. The Senators were joined by state and local partners from Michigan and Indiana to discuss how the new St. Joseph Watershed Conservation Partnership will help farmers improve soil quality, water quality, and wildlife habitat in the watershed.
    Monday, Feb 16, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Urge President Obama to Keep A-10 Fleet Running

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today urged President Obama to reconsider the Obama Administration's fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet, which is located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. In a letter to President Obama, Senators Stabenow and Peters highlighted the importance of the A-10 fleet in military combat and requested that further research be conducted before a decision is made to retire the fighter jets.
    Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Cosponsor Great Lakes Protection Bill

      Senator Stabenow is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act.
    Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Introduces the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act

      Senator Stabenow and Grassley's bipartisan bill improves maternity care, and reduces health care costs.
    Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Agricultural Research Measure Advances in Senate

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded her colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee for advancing a measure to support agricultural research. The measure, previously known as the Charitable Agricultural Research Act, was introduced by Sens. Stabenow and John Thune (R-SD) last Congress and encourages the creation of public-private partnerships to boost funding and spur innovation for agricultural research. This will allow colleges like Michigan State University to continue their work to help make sure there is a safe and steady food supply for the world's growing population. Sen. Stabenow is a senior member on the Senate Finance Committee where the measure received bipartisan support.
    Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create Job Opportunities in America’s Hardest-Hit Cities

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation that will spur economic growth and create job opportunities in 30 cities by improving the Empowerment Zone program. The Empowering Jobs Act of 2015 will extend the Empowerment Zone program for two years and make the program more effective by expanding the way businesses and local governments can take advantage of their allocations of tax-exempt bonds. The Stabenow-Blunt bill will ease the requirements for how these bonds can be used and encourage more businesses to invest in America's hardest-hit cities.
    Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow's bill will hold countries accountable for manipulating their currency

      Senator Stabenow: "When China and Japan cheat, Michigan workers and businesses lose."  
    Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on One-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Farm Bill

      Senator Debbie Stabenow celebrates the one-year anniversary of her 2014 Farm Bill.
    Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on Great Lakes Cuts in President Obama’s Budget

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement on Great Lakes funding in President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget.
    Monday, Feb 2, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Applauds National Investment in Beginning Farmers Project

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a $750,000 grant for Michigan State University to help train and support beginning farmers. The funding, which comes through the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, was authorized by Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill.
    Monday, Feb 2, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Call for Increased Funding for Harbor Maintenance, Great Lakes Navigation Projects

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to direct additional funding to Great Lakes navigation projects in FY2015. In a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and Lt. General Thomas Bostick, Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers, Sen. Stabenow and Sen. Peters along with 9 colleagues called for additional resources to address the backlog of dredging and maintenance projects across Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
    Monday, Feb 2, 2015 Read More
  • Stabenow, Peters Denounce Republican Opposition to Protecting Michigan’s Environment

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters expressed disappointment after their amendment to protect Michigan's environment and enhance oversight over aging pipelines in the Great Lakes, such as those underneath the Straits of Mackinac, was defeated today. The amendment, which was offered during Senate consideration of legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, was opposed by a majority of Republicans.
    Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities Closures

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. Sen. Stabenow joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 11 other senators in authoring this amendment to legislation currently before the Senate. The amendment would also re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail.
    Monday, Jan 26, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow and Kirk Elected Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) were elected by their Great Lakes colleagues to Chair the Senate Great Lakes Task Force. The Task Force is a bipartisan working group that advocates for the protection of our Great Lakes.
    Monday, Jan 26, 2015 Read More
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