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  • 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
  • Senator Stabenow Becomes Top Democrat on Senate Health Subcommittee

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance voted to make Senator Debbie Stabenow the Ranking Member on the Health Subcommittee. Senator Stabenow is a champion for policies that will improve our health system and lower the cost of care for families and businesses in Michigan and across the country.
    Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 Read More
  • Stabenow, Peters Introduce Measures to Protect Michigan’s Environment

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced two amendments to protect Michigan's environment and provide more information on potential risks surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline. These two measures would amend legislation currently before the Senate authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, to call for a study on the potential health and environmental risks of petroleum coke as a result of refining oil transported through the Keystone XL Pipeline and enhance oversight over aging pipelines around the Great Lakes, such as those underneath the Straits of Mackinac.
    Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Honored by Outdoor Life Magazine

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, was honored with the Open Country Award in the January 15th edition of Outdoor Life Magazine for being an ally of hunters and anglers in the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Outdoor Life is a national sportsmen's magazine that supports hunting and fishing in the U.S. She received the award today.
    Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on State of the Union Address

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address:
    Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on Obama Administration Announcement to Invest in Infrastructure, Clean Drinking Water

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement applauding the Obama Administration's announcement to invest in public-private partnerships that will help improve America's infrastructure, ensure drinking water is safe for everyone and create access to broadband networks for families across the country.
    Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud $500,000 Grant for Flint to Revitalize South Saginaw Corridor Neighborhood

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro's announcement that Flint will receive $500,000 to help transform and revitalize the city's neighborhoods, making them safer for families and more prosperous for local businesses. This support comes through the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant program, which is focused on improving housing, education, health and public safety in local communities.
    Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Announces Historic $40 Million Investment in Conservation Projects Across Michigan, Great Lakes Region

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a historic $40 million investment in critical conservation projects across Michigan and the Great Lakes Region supported by over 130 local partners. This major investment is a direct result of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, created in Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, to protect our Great Lakes and invest in water, land, and wildlife conservation across the country. Three Michigan projects were awarded that will address water quality concerns in Western Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay, and the St. Joseph River. One project will address wildlife habitat in Michigan's Upper Peninsula forests and another will improve forest health throughout the state.
    Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Michigan State University’s Role in New High-Tech Manufacturing Hub

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Obama's announcement that Michigan State University's Composite Materials and Structures Center and Composite Vehicles Research Center will serve as an automotive manufacturing center under the new Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation. This Institute will promote high-tech manufacturing and job growth in Michigan and across the country.
    Friday, Jan 9, 2015 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support to Conserve Wildlife Habitats in Abbaye Peninsula and Huron Bay

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support to conserve wildlife habitats in the Abbaye Peninsula and Huron Bay of Lake Superior in Baraga County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Keweenaw Land Trust received a $1,000,000 grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The grant will be used to purchase 1,374 acres of coastal wetlands and near shore aquatic habitats, including approximately a mile of Lake Superior shoreline, which support a diversity of mammal and bird species like raptors, waterfowl, and black bears.
    Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Statement on President Obama’s visit to Michigan

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement on President Obama's visit to the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne. Michigan is a leader in manufacturing job growth, creating 133,000 manufacturing jobs since 2009. Overall, the American auto industry has added more than 500,000 jobs since mid-2009. Senator Stabenow championed the effort in the Senate to rescue the auto industry and authored the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program in 2007. Ford received a $5.9 billion retooling loan in 2009, which the company used to retool the Michigan Assembly Plant to make hybrid and plug-in versions of the Ford Focus and Ford C-Max.
    Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Welcomes Gary Peters to U.S. Senate

      "Gary is a fighter who always puts Michigan first, and I couldn't ask for a better partner in the U.S. Senate."
    Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 Read More
  • Stabenow Statement on China’s Decision to End Illegal Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding China's decision to end illegal restrictions on rare earth minerals, which are used in many U.S. made-products. Since 2012, the U.S. Trade Representative has been fighting to end these restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Senator Stabenow was among the first to urge the Administration to address the problem of China's illegal export regulations through WTO action.
    Monday, Jan 5, 2015 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Nominates 52 Michigan Students to Military Academies

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 52 Michigan students for placement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.
    Monday, Dec 22, 2014 Read More
  • 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
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