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10.21.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over 1 Million Families Have Received Tax Cuts this Year from the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced new data showing over 1 million Michigan families have received tax cuts this year because of the American Rescue Plan. In October, 1,021,000 Michigan families received payments totaling $453 million. Since the payments began on July 15, Michigan families have received a total of $1.8 billion. Studies show that these tax cuts have helped support the immediate needs of Michigan families such as food, clothes and child care, an… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the vote to begin discussion on the Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act would set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in. "Today's vote was deeply concerning but unfortunately, not surprising. We already know that Republicans are doing everything they … Continue Reading


10.18.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colin Powell, who broke barriers over and over again during a lifetime of public service. He was a man of strong principles and always put his country first. My prayers are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Dale Kildee

LANSING-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Dale Kildee: "I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend, Dale Kildee. Dale and I served together in the U.S. House and I witnessed every day how much he loved working for the people of Michigan. He was a wonderful man-extremely kind, generous and committed to his home community of Flint and working men and women across Michigan. My heart goes out to his beloved wife … Continue Reading


10.13.21

Senator Stabenow, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist and Director Hertel Announce Launch of Transformational Mental Health and Addiction Initiative in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel today announced the start of a transformational behavioral health initiative in Michigan. Starting this month, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in Michigan will begin to be reimbursed through Medicaid for the full cost of providing services-the same… Continue Reading


10.08.21

Senator Stabenow, Senator Peters, Governor Whitmer and State Superintendent Rice Announce Over $1 Billion for Michigan Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice today announced that Michigan schools will receive $1,242,589,506 in federal funding to support students, teachers and staff. This will help Michigan schools continue to expand early childhood learning opportunities, improve literacy, and improve the safety and wellness of students. These funds are possible because of the American Rescue Plan that Senator S… Continue Reading


10.06.21

U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Michigan Judicial Nominees in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering their nominations to be federal judges in Michigan. On June 30, President Biden nominated Judge Kumar and Judge Beckering to serve as U.S. District Court judges for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan, respectively. A video of the hearing can be found here. If Judge Shalina Kum… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Michigan

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of President Biden's visit to Howell, Michigan: "Welcome back to Michigan, President Biden! Our Build Back Better agenda has Michigan on every page. Whether it is the single-largest-ever investment in the Great Lakes or creating more good-paying jobs by getting more Michigan-made electric vehicles on the road, this agenda is full of major priorities for our state. "We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to move our … Continue Reading


10.01.21

Senator Stabenow and Governor Whitmer Announce $1,922,131 Investment to Improve Water Quality in the Saginaw Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a new $1,922,131 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. This significant investment is one of 17 projects in Michigan made possible by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow in the Farm Bill. "Bringing together lo… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Senator Stabenow, Governor Whitmer, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Announce $5,393,506 for Climate Action and Reforestation in Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a new partnership with local organizations to address the climate crisis through planting trees on 16,400 acres in 27 counties in Northern Michigan. This significant investment is one of 17 projects in Michigan made possible by the Regional Conservation Part… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $800,000 in Funding for Center For Family Health, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $839,438 in funding to support Center For Family Health, Inc. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. This funding comes f… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $3 Million in Funding for Arenac, Genesee, Isabella, and Saginaw County Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $3,606,521 in funding to support community health centers in Arenac, Genesee, Isabella, and Saginaw Counties. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, … Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $6 Million in Funding for Southeast Michigan Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $6,715,200 in funding to support community health centers in Southeast Michigan. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. T… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $4 Million in Funding for Northern Michigan Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $4,157,068 in funding to support community health centers in Northern Michigan. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. Th… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $1 Million in Funding for Upper Peninsula Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $1,303,044 in funding to support community health centers in the Upper Peninsula. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. … Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $7 Million in Funding for West Michigan Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $7,145,225 in funding to support community health centers in West Michigan. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. This f… Continue Reading


09.25.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Women’s Health Protection Act

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) issued this statement following the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act in the House of Representatives. The bill would protect a woman's right to make her own reproductive health decisions. "Every woman in our country has the right to make her own reproductive health choices. The Supreme Court's decision on Texas' harsh abortion ban was an appalling attack on these personal freedoms. I strongly support Roe v. Wade and applaud the House of Representat… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Report: The Cost of Inaction on the Climate Crisis - Extreme Weather Events, Loss of Life, and the Ever-Increasing Costs of Recovery

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report detailing the cost of inaction on the climate crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $140,000 for New Buffalo and Allegan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $139,000 in grants for two rural West Michigan communities. The City of New Buffalo will receive a grant for $40,000 to reconstruct their waterfront and municipal marina. The City of Allegan will receive a grant for $99,000 to finish their downtown development project. These funds come from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3 Million in Support for Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Public Health Institute will receive $1,408,797 to provide smoke detectors and develop online fire prevention tools for Michigan schools. The Fire Department Safety Officers Association will also receive $1,500,000 in federal funding to support community fire prevention education and training. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety Gr… Continue Reading

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