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04.10.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow to Receive Centennial Leadership Award from the National Parks Conservation Association

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) today will receive the Centennial Leadership Award at the National Parks Conservation Association’s Salute to the Parks. The award recognizes Senator Stabenow’s leadership in protecting the country’s national parks, national heritage areas, and the Great Lakes. “In Michigan, we are caretakers of two national lakeshores, one national park, three national forests, as well as wildlife refuges, a marine sanctuary, historical parks and landmarks, a … Continue Reading


04.09.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Robert J. White to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Robert J. White to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. White was nominated by President Biden on January 10. On February 8, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering his nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here. A video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here. “Robert White h… Continue Reading


04.08.24

Senator Stabenow to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer’s Association

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Stabenow will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association for her work to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, fund research for this disease, and support people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and families.  “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease for patients, caregivers, and families. It has stolen away too many loved ones,” said Senator Stabenow. “The Alzheimer’s Association and their dedicated advocates have played a … Continue Reading


03.23.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Investments for Michigan

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today passed a funding bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led efforts to include investments in mental health and substance-use disorder services, child care and early learning programs, national defense, and key priorities for our local communities. This bill includes funding for several federal agencies including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State, and the legislative branch. “I wa… Continue Reading


03.22.24

Senator Stabenow Celebrates Impact of Affordable Care Act Ahead of 14-Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Ahead of the 14-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Senator Stabenow is celebrating the historic impact this law has had on people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow was a key member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during the passage of the Affordable Care Act and authored multiple provisions that improved the health care system across the country. “While writing the Affordable Care Act, we were optimistic about the lives we could save if Americans h… Continue Reading


03.08.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Wins for Michigan

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today passed a funding bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led efforts to include investments in the Great Lakes, health care, nutrition programs, and key priorities for our local communities. This bill includes funding for several federal agencies including the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Energy, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administ… Continue Reading


03.07.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on the State of the Union

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we’ve made major progress in growing our middle class over the past three years. We’ve created nearly 15 million new jobs, including 351,000 in Michigan! Wages are up. The stock market is up. And new small businesses are up. Prescription drug costs are going down. The wealthy and corporations are pa… Continue Reading


03.05.24

Senator Stabenow Announces Dan Carmody, CEO of Eastern Market, as her State of the Union Guest

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her guest for the 2024 State of the Union address will be Dan Carmody, CEO of Eastern Market Partnership. Carmody leads the nonprofit that has transformed Detroit’s Eastern Market, one of the nation’s oldest continuing farmers market, into a leading regional food hub and job creator while increasing access to affordable healthy food throughout Michigan and North America. “It has been an honor and pleasure to partner with… Continue Reading


02.13.24

Stabenow Statement on Senate Passing Bill to Protect our National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement after a critical bipartisan national security bill passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation provides crucial aid to Ukraine in the war against Russia, helps Israel defend itself from Hamas, delivers critical humanitarian aid to innocent civilians in Gaza, and includes support for our allies in the Indo-Pacific. This bill also includes policy to limit the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. “The Senate did the right thing today by passing … Continue Reading


02.08.24

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Judicial Nominee Robert White in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced Robert White to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing considering his nomination to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. White was nominated by President Biden on January 10. In her introduction, Senator Debbie Stabenow said, “It’s no surprise that the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary unanimously rated Mr. White as well-qualified. H… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement: “Fentanyl is wrecking communities and destroying families. It’s past time we stop drug trafficking at our southern border, address other critical border problems, and keep our country safe. That’s why Democrats have been engaged in good-faith negotiations with Republicans to create a bipartisan bill that will address the problems at the border directly as well as other critical national security issues. The good news is we accompli… Continue Reading


02.06.24

Great Lakes Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the Great Lakes Task Force - led by Senators Debbie Stabenow and J.D. Vance in the Senate and Representatives David Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, Bill Huizenga, and Debbie Dingell in the House - introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration… Continue Reading


02.06.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the most significant investment ever made to restore and prote… Continue Reading


02.05.24

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation To Keep Teachers in the Classroom

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a new bill today to help teachers pay off their student loans faster. The Teacher Debt Relief Act would allow teachers to simultaneously enroll in both the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Currently, federal law prohibits simultaneous enrollment. Michigan schools have experienced severe teacher shortages that impact the ability of students to learn and the wellbeing of teachers. Nearly hal… Continue Reading


02.01.24

Stabenow, Peters, Moolenaar, and Dingell Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Tuberculosis Infections in Surgical Transplants

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), along with U.S. Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-02) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Shandra Eisenga Human Cell and Tissue Products Safety Act, to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis through transplanted human cell and tissue products (HCTP). Last year, an outbreak of tuberculosis in transplanted bone graft material led to serious health complications and deaths for … Continue Reading


01.26.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congressional Management Foundation

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Management Foundation today announced that Senator Debbie Stabenow will receive the 2024 Democracy Award for Members of Congress in Lifetime Achievement. Senator Stabenow will receive the award for her decades of work improving the lives of people in Michigan and across the country. The Congressional Management Foundation recognized Senator Stabenow’s decades of leadership, during which she has been known for her unrivaled work ethic, ability to build bipartisan coa… Continue Reading


01.26.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Conservation Champion Award

Lansing, MI - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) was recently honored with the Conservation Champion Award at Pheasants Forever’s 2024 Michigan State Convention. The award recognizes Stabenow’s decades of service to conservation, and her tremendous success in advocating for the natural world in her home state and across the nation. “Senator Stabenow has been a leader and an inspiration for decades,” said Marilyn Vetter, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s president and CEO. “Not only was she t… Continue Reading


01.25.24

Stabenow & Peters Introduce Bills to Name Ann Arbor and Mount Clemens Post Offices After Distinguished Michiganders

WASHINGTON, D.C. -?U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Gary Peters?(MI),?Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced two bills to name U.S. Postal Service facilities after distinguished Michiganders. One bill would designate the post office located at 2075 West Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the “Robert Hayden Post Office.” Robert Hayden was the first African American national Poet Laureate, the first Black faculty member at the University of… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Northern Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Northern Michigan for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Genesee and Bay Counties to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Genesee and Bay counties for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they… Continue Reading

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