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11.07.19

Senator Stabenow Announces More Than $12 Million to Expand Double Up Food Bucks throughout Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $12.5 million in new federal funding to expand Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan. The grant was funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, which Stabenow expanded and made permanent in the 2018 Farm Bill. "Double Up Food Bucks helps families in Michigan purchase more fruits and vegetables while supporting Michiga… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Stabenow, Peters Will Vote to Stop Expansion of Health Care Plans without Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) will vote today on a resolution to protect people with pre-existing conditions. This is critical for Michigan families because 4.1 million people in Michigan have a pre-existing condition. The resolution, cosponsored by all 47 Senate Democrats, would roll back a Trump administration rule that the Administration is using to greenlight short-term "junk insurance" plans that don't protect people with pre-existing conditions. The rule a… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Stabenow, Peters Urge CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

WASHINGTON, DC - Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) joined their colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Stabenow and Peters demanded an update on the steps CMS will take to address demonstrated gaps in data pertaining to blood lead level … Continue Reading


10.28.19

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman John Conyers Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman John Conyers Jr. "Congressman John Conyers spent his entire life working for the people of Michigan. From serving in our armed forces, to leading the fight for civil rights and representing Detroit in Congress for more than 50 years, John was consistently at the forefront of the critical issues impacting families. Throughout his lifetime of service, he never lost sight of th… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Stabenow Statement on the UAW-GM Agreement

"I am grateful that both parties have come to an agreement that prioritizes job security, fair pay, and strong benefits. This is good news for our workers, Michigan's families, and our economy. Michigan workers built the middle class in this country and make our economy stronger every day."… Continue Reading


10.21.19

Stabenow, Blunt Lead Bipartisan Effort to Extend Funding for Community Health Centers

Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.), co-chairs of the Senate Community Health Centers Caucus, led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). The letter, which was cosigned by 25 senators, calls for immediate passage of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2019, which would reau… Continue Reading


10.20.19

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Governor Bill Milliken

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Governor William Milliken. "Governor Bill Milliken was one of the most amazing public servants I've ever worked with. He set the bar for integrity, dedication, and kindness. His passion for Michigan and our Great Lakes was unsurpassed. I was honored to call him my friend." ### … Continue Reading


10.18.19

Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Capito, and Menendez Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and a bipartisan group of Senators urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by Stabenow, Colli… Continue Reading


10.15.19

Stabenow, Peters Call on Secretary DeVos to Undo Rule that Guts Protections for Defrauded Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week called on the Trump Administration to undo a newly-proposed rule that guts protections for defrauded students seeking debt relief. In a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senators Stabenow and Peters urged Secretary DeVos to abandon the proposed rule and resolve the backlog of current "borrower defense" claims. Borrower defense is a long-standing authority that is supposed to provide ch… Continue Reading


10.09.19

In Bay City, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

BAY CITY - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan at a press conference in Bay City. Speakers discussed the impact of the climate crisis on fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation in Michigan as well as how Michigan is leading efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient future. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's Great Lakes, public health, agriculture and our economy," said Senator Staben… Continue Reading


10.08.19

In Lansing, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a roundtable discussion with local public health and environmental stakeholders to discuss the impact of the climate crisis in Michigan, which is outlined in a new report she released on the climate crisis in Michigan. Participants at the event discussed the impact of the climate crisis on public health and how Michigan is leading efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient future. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impact… Continue Reading


10.07.19

In Grand Rapids, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan during a bus tour of energy efficient and sustainable infrastructure projects in Grand Rapids. Stabenow made stops at the Circuit West sustainability project, Roosevelt Park Neighborhood, Inner City Christian Federation, and Brewery Vivant. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's public health, our Great Lakes, agriculture and our economy," sai… Continue Reading


10.07.19

Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Protect Michiganders with Preexisting Health Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the Trump Administration to protect Americans from health insurance plans that discriminate against people with preexisting medical conditions, including 4.1 million Michiganders. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Peters, Stabenow and their Senate colleagues highlighted the need to reverse the Administration's rule on… Continue Reading


10.04.19

In Detroit, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

DETROIT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan at a press conference with stakeholders in Detroit. Speakers discussed the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan and how clean energy can be part of the solution. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's public health, our Great Lakes, agriculture and our economy," said Senator Stabenow. "While there is no silver bullet to address this crisis, Mic… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a roundtable discussion with agriculture and conservation leaders in Traverse City to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan agriculture, which is outlined in a new report she released on the climate crisis in Michigan. Participants at the event discussed the impact of the climate crisis on local growers and how agriculture can be part of the solution. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Mic… Continue Reading


09.17.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.3 Million in Support of Fire Departments in Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,332,004 for fire departments in 5 communities across Southeast Michigan to upgrade outdated equipment and recruit new firefighters. These grants include $471,838 for the City of Northville, $443,106 for the City of Auburn Hills, $254,545 for Northville Township, $113,334 for Hazel Park, and $49,181 for the City of Roseville. These grants come from both the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firef… Continue Reading


09.13.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $343,000 in Support of Fire Departments in Flushing, Albee Twp.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $274,727 for the Flushing Fire Department and $69,047 for the Albee Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Genesee and Saginaw counties put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new res… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Stabenow, Peters, Stevens, Walberg, Kildee Call on Russian Government to Release Michigander Paul Whelan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and Representatives Haley Stevens (MI-11), Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Dan Kildee (MI-05) today called on the Russian government to release Michigan native Paul Whelan, who has been detained without evidence presented-despite repeatedly extending his pre-trial detention. The Members also urged Congress to pass their bipartisan, bicameral resolution introduced this week condemning the Russian government. "Paul Whelan needs… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Stabenow, Peters, Dingell Announce $7.5 Million Federal Grant for Michigan’s Mobility Ecosystem

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced a $7.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for partnership between the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan, and the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The funding will go towards the research, development and testing of self-driving technologies in both the world-class facilities at the University of M… Continue Reading


09.06.19

Senator Stabenow Applauds New Initiative to Encourage Donations of Surplus Milk to Local Food Banks

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, applauded the announcement of a new USDA grant program that encourages milk producers to partner with food banks and charities to donate surplus milk. The Milk Donation Reimbursement Program, which Senator Stabenow authored in the 2018 bipartisan Farm Bill, will make $9 million available the first year and $5 million available each year afterwards to help … Continue Reading

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