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04.29.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Michigan Farmers Who Experience Delays in Planting Due to Bad Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that farmers can plant beneficial cover crops without facing crop insurance penalties when bad weather prevents them from planting their crops for the season. The Cover Crop Flexibility Act of 2021 was inspired by Senator Sta… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Senator Stabenow on President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following President Biden's Joint Address to Congress. "During President Biden's first 100 days in office, more than 1.3 million jobs have been created-the strongest job growth for any president in history in their first 100 days. President Biden has also exceeded his own goal of administering 200 million vaccines and partnered with Democrats in Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan, which has been a lifeline for fam… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $7,400,000 Investment to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Region’s Farmland

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a new $7,400,000 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve farmland, water quality, and recreation opportunities near Lake Erie. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together … Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $3,429,770 Investment to Improve Water Quality and Fishing in West Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a new $3,429,770 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and fishing habitats in Ottawa County. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together local leaders to … Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $5,702,452 Investment to Improve Water Quality and Farmland in Gladwin and Midland Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced a new $5,702,452 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and farmland along the Tittabawassee River. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together local leade… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Stabenow, Peters Help Senate Pass Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Legislation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today voted in support of legislation to address the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The legislation, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will expedite the review of violent hate crimes against Asian Americans that have risen with the spread of COVID-19 and seek to prevent such incidents from occurring. The legislation would not only appoint a point person at the Department of Justice to… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Senators Stabenow, Brown and Baldwin Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Health Care Subcommittee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today reintroduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "If you're between the a… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Bryce Harlow Award for Her Lifetime of Work Improving the Lives of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow was selected to receive the prestigious Bryce Harlow Award, which honors an elected official whose career is built on championing the principles of integrity, dedication and professionalism - echoing the work and life of the late Bryce Harlow. In their announcement, the Bryce Harlow Foundation details Senator Stabenow's work as a leader in creating jobs, supporting American workers and lowering the cost of health care. Senator Stabenow has spent her… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduces New Bill to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of lawmakers today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. The bipartisan bill reduces medical complications for these patients by creating a new way to fund dementia care through Medicare. This new mod… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces New Bill to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. The bipartisan bill reduces medical complications for these patients by creating a new way to fund dementia care through Medicare. This new model … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $175 Million in Federal Funding for Michigan Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will be providing $175,863,073 to the state of Michigan as part the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). This funding comes after the Senators successfully led efforts to enact significant funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed into law last month. Peters and Stabenow also championed the original language that establ… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce West Michigan Airports Will Receive Over $8 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,006,702 to Muskegon County Airport, $5,506,539 to Gerald R Ford International Airport, and $1,617,904 to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports. "These investments will… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Upper Peninsula Airports Will Receive Over $5 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,007,549 to Ford Airport, $1,020,062 to Sawyer International Airport, $1,008,477 to Houghton County Memorial Airport, $1,008,286 to Chippewa County International Airport, and $1,006,476 to Delta County Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the sprea… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Northern Michigan Airports Will Receive Over $3 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,009,869 to Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport and $2,369,965 to Cherry Capital Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Sta… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport Will Receive Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,782,970 to the Capital Region International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "This investment will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebou… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports Will Receive Over $27 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $27,639,316 to Detroit Metro Airport and $116,859 to Willow Run Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help o… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Genesee and Saginaw County Airports Will Receive Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,524,588 to MBS International Airport and $2,456,351 to Bishop International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports. "These investments will make air travel safer … Continue Reading


04.01.21

Senator Stabenow Highlights Expansion of Comprehensive Community Mental Health and Addiction Services for Residents in Southeast Michigan

Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was in Detroit to highlight her efforts to transform the way we deliver comprehensive behavioral health services in our country and what this transformation means for residents in Southeast Michigan. Stabenow toured Southwest Solutions and met with their service providers and partners. A photo of her visit can be found here. Since 2018, Stabenow's efforts have resulted in $112 million in federal funding for 24 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics … Continue Reading


03.31.21

Senator Stabenow Highlights Expansion of Comprehensive Community Mental Health and Addiction Services for Kent County Residents

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was in Grand Rapids to highlight her efforts to transform the way we deliver comprehensive behavioral health services in our country and what this transformation means for residents in Kent County. Stabenow toured Network180 and met with their service providers and partners. A photo of her visit can be found here. Since 2018, Stabenow's efforts have resulted in $112 million in federal funding for 24 Certified Community Behavioral Heal… Continue Reading


03.31.21

Senator Stabenow on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement on President Biden's American Jobs Plan that he announced today. "The American Jobs Plan starts by focusing on making things in America, which means something for Michigan is written on every page! This plan includes investments in American manufacturing, creating an American supply chain for products and technologies, strengthening Buy American laws, promoting electric vehicles and more. "To say this plan is long ov… Continue Reading

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