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07.30.19

Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation today introduced legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Representatives a… Continue Reading


07.26.19

Stabenow, Portman, Baldwin, Joyce, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), member of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding fo… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Agreement between California and Auto Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the agreement reached between Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Company, Volkswagen, BMW, and the State of California on future emissions and fuel economy standards: "I applaud these four auto companies for reaching an agreement that is good for our workers, manufacturers, and suppliers. This agreement will help reduce carbon emissions, promote innovation, and benefit consumers. The Trump Administration … Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Medicare Negotiation Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee vote on her amendment to let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices for seniors: "Today, the Republican Majority on the Senate Finance Committee missed the opportunity to truly cut prescription drug prices for our seniors. They all voted "no" on my amendment to allow Medicare to use the bargaining power of 43 million seniors to get the lowest prices for Americans. "We kn… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Peters, Stabenow & Alexander Bill to Promote Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' approval of bipartisan legislation they reintroduced to support research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies. The Vehicle Innovation Act would bolster investment in more energy efficient cars and trucks to help increase fuel mileage and decrease our nation's dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th … Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow, Alpena Community College Announce $500,000 to Expand Opioid Treatment in Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $500,000 in new funding for Alpena Community College to expand telemedicine opioid treatment at 25 locations throughout Northeastern Michigan. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural D… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Announces over $50,000 to Expand Rural Opioid Treatment in Clare and Kalkaska Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced over $50,000 in new funding to improve access to quality opioid treatment through new telemedicine resources in Clare and Kalkaska counties. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Dev… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Benton Harbor, Cassopolis

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN - Last week, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with providers, patients, and other stakeholders in Southwest Michigan to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow first toured the Benton Harbor VA Clinic before meeting with officials at the Benton Harbor InterCare Community Health Network Clinic. She then toured the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network and met with providers and b… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Michigan Congressional Delegation Tours Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Draws Attention to Critical Project that Will Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

Joliet, IL -Eleven Members of Michigan's Congressional delegation today toured the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, IL to highlight a critical project that will protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a final plan, which will give Congress the ability to authorize and fund permanent solutions to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Today's vi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate Passes Stabenow Legislation Addressing PFAS Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of her legislation and other measures to address PFAS contamination in Michigan and across the country. These measures passed the Senate as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The House of Representatives is expected to take up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in the coming weeks and both chambers will then work on a conference agreement. Contamination from PFAS chemi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Stabenow Announces Senate Passage of Her Legislation to Improve Transition for Returning Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her legislation to make sure returning servicemembers have access to community resources when they transition back to civilian life passed the Senate as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The House is expected to take up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in the coming weeks and both chambers will then work on a conference agreement. Stabenow's legislation would allow servicemem… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Stabenow, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund New Community Partnerships to Address High Rate of Maternal and Infant Mortality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced the bipartisan Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide funding for new community partnerships to address the high rate of maternal and infant mortality. The United States has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world and one of the highest rates of infant mortality. "The high rate of maternal and infant mortality in this country is completely unacceptable; we must… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Senators Stabenow, Roberts Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Gaps in Housing Stipends for Student Veterans

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced bipartisan legislation to end gaps in housing stipends for student veterans. Under current law, the end of an academic semester can lead to reductions or gaps in monthly housing stipends for student veterans because stipends cannot be paid when the recipient is not actively enrolled in classes. The Student Veterans Housing Act ensures that veterans utilizing Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits contin… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Relief for Farmers, Urge Further Access to Disaster Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and Gary Peters (MI) today praised the announcement of new relief for Michigan farmers who have been unable to plant their crops. Last week, the Senators wrote a letter to ask the USDA to help Michigan farmers by increasing flexibility with Federal Crop Insurance rules and allowing … Continue Reading


06.18.19

Stabenow, Peters, Bergman Announce Over $550,000 for Moran Iron Works in Onaway

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and U.S. Representative Jack Bergman (MI-1) today announced that Moran Iron Works in Onaway will receive $564,300 to purchase a PythonX CNC plasma cutting system. The machine will replace three outdated pieces of machinery and allow the company to take on an additional marine project each year. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration's Small Shipyard Grant program… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Stabenow, Cummings Call for Government Accountability Office Review of Potential Patent Infringement by Gilead Pharmaceuticals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, today called for a Government Accountability Office review of how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prevents pharmaceutical companies from infringing on government-owned patents. They also called for a review of how HHS could use the process of licensing… Continue Reading


06.17.19

Senator Stabenow Announces Dairy Farmers Can Now Sign Up for Farm Bill Benefits

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced Michigan's dairy farmers can now sign up for affordable benefits through Dairy Margin Coverage. The program provides improved support for dairy farmers facing financial uncertainty. Stabenow authored improvements in the 2018 bipartisan Farm Bill to support Michigan dairy farmers and strengthen the agricultural economy. "Michigan's dairy ind… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Stabenow, Peters Urge USDA to Help Michigan Farmers Facing Delayed Planting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After historic rainfall has prevented many Michigan farmers from planting their crops this year, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action to help affected farms across the state. "Consistent rain and wet weather have created challenging planting conditions for farmers across Michigan this spring," wrote the S… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Wyandotte, Ann Arbor

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN - Last week, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with providers, patients, and other stakeholders in Southeast Michigan to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow first met with the Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs (SUDDs) Downriver Coalition in Wyandotte. She then delivered remarks at the grand opening of Vibrant Life Senior Living, Superior Township. Over 900,000 people, or 17%… Continue Reading


06.07.19

Senator Stabenow Applauds Progress in Protecting Michigan Cherry Growers from Unfair Trade

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded another positive step forward to protect Michigan's cherry industry from unfair trade practices by other countries. On June 6, the U.S. International Trade Commission made a unanimous preliminary determination that the U.S. cherry industry had been harmed by unfair imports from Turkey. This is an important step towards placing anti-dumping and … Continue Reading

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