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01.26.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce $6.6 Million in Federal Funding to Help Purchase New Beaver Island Ferry

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded $6,628,285 in federal funding to help purchase a new passenger ferry to provide transportation between Beaver Island and Charlevoix. The grant funding is through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Ferry Service Rural Communities Program, which was established by the 2022 bipartisan infrastructure law that Peters and Stabenow … Continue Reading


01.20.23

Senator Stabenow Nominates Two Michigan Students from Flint and Essexville to Military Academies

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated two Michigan students from Flint and Essexville for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY 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 confid… Continue Reading


01.20.23

Senator Stabenow Nominates Student from Upper Peninsula to Military Academy

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated Mackenzie Primeau from Iron Mountain for admission at 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 Mackenzie will represent Michigan and our country well." Students seeki… Continue Reading


01.20.23

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 Military Academy at West Point, NY, 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 e… Continue Reading


01.20.23

Senator Stabenow Nominates Two Michigan Students from Mid-Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated two Michigan students from Mid-Michigan 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 will repre… Continue Reading


01.20.23

Senator Stabenow Nominates Six Michigan Students from West Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated six Michigan students from West Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator … Continue Reading


01.20.23

Senator Stabenow Nominates 17 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 17 Michigan students from Southeast Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, 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 exc… Continue Reading


01.17.23

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $40,000 to Support Bertrand Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Bertrand Township Fire Department will receive $42,857 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase a new compressor to update their self-contained breathing apparatuses. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and comm… Continue Reading


01.11.23

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 to Support Athens Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Athens Township Fire Department will receive $331,039 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase radios and a compressor to update their self-contained breathing apparatuses. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, an… Continue Reading


01.05.23

Senator Stabenow Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2024

WASHINGTON-Senator Stabenow released the following statement announcing that she will not seek re-election and will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of her term on January 3, 2025: "Inspired by a new generation of leaders, I have decided to pass the torch in the U.S. Senate. I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election and will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of my term on January 3, 2025. "As part of my own new generation, I was elected to the Ingham County Commission in 1974 at t… Continue Reading


01.03.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Lower Health Care and Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders Going Into Effect January 1st

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several Inflation Reduction Act provisions will go into effect on January 1, 2023, cutting costs for Michiganders across the state. A $35 monthly cap on the cost of insulin for Medicare recipients and free vaccines for seniors on Medicare are among the measures that will take effect in the new year. Stabenow and Peters helped pass into law the Inflation Reduction Act in August. "This year, Senator Pete… Continue Reading


12.29.22

Senator Stabenow Applauds Treasury Department Guidance on Clean Vehicle Credit

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today applauded the U.S. Department of Treasury for releasing additional information on clean vehicle credit (30D tax credit) provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: "As I said when the Inflation Reduction Act passed, the clean vehicle credit language as written was unworkable and may lead to more auto jobs overseas than less. That's why I applaud the Treasury Department for addressing this in its guid… Continue Reading


12.22.22

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Wins for Michigan

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate today passed the federal budget bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led the efforts to include investments in the Great Lakes, health care, child nutrition, and key priorities for our local communities. The budget bill now is considered by the U.S. House of Representatives before being signed into law. "This budget will continue to fuel Michigan's economy and help communities in every region of our state. From protecting our Great Lakes, to in… Continue Reading


12.22.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that their bipartisan bill, the National Heritage Area Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. The bill would support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act reauthorizes MotorCities and the 44 other National Heritage Areas set to expire by 2024 for another 15 years, ensuring long-term security… Continue Reading


12.21.22

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announces $184,500 to Support Colon Township and Hart Area Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Colon Township and the Hart Area Fire Department will receive $184,500 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve operations and safety. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Colon Township will receive $132,500 to replace their self-contained breathing apparatuses. The Hart Area Fire Department w… Continue Reading


12.21.22

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announces $230,400 to Support the New Baltimore Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the New Baltimore Fire Department will receive $230,452 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to replace their self-contained breathing apparatuses. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow… Continue Reading


12.19.22

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $200,000 to Create the Saginaw Food Club

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award Saginaw Community Foundation $280,542 to create the Saginaw Food Club. These funds, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, are awarded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program. The Saginaw Food Club will act as a grocer… Continue Reading


12.16.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. The Senators secured major water infrastructure investments for Michigan in the final bill. The Water Resources Development Act authorizes projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to modernize the Soo Locks, stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and… Continue Reading


12.08.22

Stabenow, Peters Secure Major Water Infrastructure Investments to Address Serious Risks to Michigan’s Economy and Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Gary Peters (D-MI) secured major water infrastructure investments for Michigan in the final bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill authorizes projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to modernize the Soo Locks, stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve water quality in Michigan. The House and Senate are expected to pass the b… Continue Reading


12.06.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Confirmation of Judge F. Kay Behm

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Judge F. Kay Behm to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. On July 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow's remarks can be found here, and a video of Senator Peters' remarks can be found here. "Judge Behm has been a thoughtful public s… Continue Reading

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