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06.13.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Vote to Protect the Freedom to Use IVF

WASHINGTON—Senator Stabenow released the following statement after today’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the Right to IVF Act, which would establish a nationwide freedom to use IVF, expand fertility treatments available to service members and veterans, and lower the costs of IVF treatment. “For the second week in a row, Republicans blocked a bill to protect women’s reproductive freedoms. Republicans have continued their efforts to erode our reproductive freedoms since the fall of Roe, including th… Continue Reading


06.13.24

Stabenow Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Mifepristone

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling rejecting further restrictions to the safe abortion pill, Mifepristone. “Mifepristone is safe, effective, and has been used by women for decades. I’m breathing a sigh of relief that the Supreme Court will not restrict this option, at least for today. It is important to note that this ruling does not stop new legal challenges or further restrictions by this court. We have a continuing obligati… Continue Reading


06.11.24

Senator Stabenow Receives Inaugural University of Michigan President’s Medal of Excellence

ANN ARBOR — Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) received an Inaugural University of Michigan President’s Medal of Excellence from University of Michigan President Santa Ono today at a ceremony at the University of Michigan. Senator Stabenow was recognized for her decades of leadership on health care, manufacturing, agriculture, the Great Lakes, and making Michigan a better place to live and work.  “From fighting for affordable health care and conducting ground-breaking medical research, to advancing… Continue Reading


06.09.24

Senator Stabenow Named Grand Marshal of Motor City Pride

DETROIT— Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) served as Grand Marshal for the 2024 Motor City Pride March and Parade on Sunday, June 9, in recognition of her decades of commitment to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community and championing their fights for freedom and equality. She is also being recognized for her tireless service and dedication to citizens across Michigan. Motor City Pride is Michigan’s largest Pride celebration, with over 65,000 participants at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. “It’s my honor … Continue Reading


06.05.24

Senator Stabenow Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for her Leadership in Transforming Behavioral Health Services in our Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow received the Lifetime Achievement award from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for her tireless work to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder care for millions across the country. Her focus has been on funding behavioral health care the same way we fund physical health care. “Our behavioral health initiative is a proven success story and is transforming community services across our country. The National Council for Mental W… Continue Reading


06.05.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Vote to Protect Access to Contraceptives

WASHINGTON—Senator Stabenow released the following statement after today’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the Right to Contraception Act, which would guarantee the right for people to obtain and use contraceptives and for health providers to provide contraceptives. “Once again, Republicans blocked a bill to protect women’s reproductive freedoms. Since the fall of Roe, Republicans have continued their assault on our reproductive freedoms, including attacking access to contraception. I voted for the … Continue Reading


06.04.24

Senator Stabenow Announces 10 New States to Receive Full Medicaid Funding to Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

WASHINGTON— Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the creator of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, announced that ten new states across the country have been selected to join the successful initiative to fully-fund high quality mental health and substance use disorder services through Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. With the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, all states and the District of Columbia became eligible to submit applications to participate. In Mar… Continue Reading


05.23.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Wins in Water Infrastructure Bill to Protect Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, secured major wins for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill will authorize projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve navigation in waterways. The bill was passed out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which Senator Senator serves on, and now heads to the… Continue Reading


05.14.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement to Increase Tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, including electric vehicles and semiconductor chips. Senator Stabenow joined the President at his announcement at the White House today.  “I was pleased to join the President today for his announcement of new trade measures to protect American manufacturers and workers. Chinese electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government. With a leve… Continue Reading


05.14.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement to Increase Tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, including electric vehicles and semiconductor chips. Senator Stabenow joined the President at his announcement at the White House today.  “I was pleased to join the President today for his announcement of new trade measures to protect American manufacturers and workers. Chinese electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government. With a leve… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Senators Stabenow & Peters Announce More Than $61 Million in Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Replacement Across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Michigan will receive more than $61 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help Michigan communities identify and replace the estimated 203,670 lead service lines that are in use across the state. This investment is made available through the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which is funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law the Senators helped enact. “Michigan knows all too … Continue Reading


05.01.24

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Passage of Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, co-chair of the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters applauded the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passage of their bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024. The legislation extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the most s… Continue Reading


04.25.24

Senate Passes Stabenow & Peters Bills to Name Post Offices After Distinguished Michiganders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three bills authored by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to name U.S. Postal Service facilities after distinguished Michiganders have passed the Senate. One bill would designate the post office located at 90 McCamly Street South in Battle Creek, Michigan as the “Sojourner Truth Post Office.” Sojourner Truth was an inspiring advocate for abolition and women’s suffrage in the nineteenth… Continue Reading


04.25.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Launch of New Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the announcement of a new Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan, which will ensure that Michigan’s workers, unions, and businesses who power our auto industry continue to lead the clean energy future. This hub will help provide existing workers and factories with the tools and support they need to play a leading role in the transition to electric vehicles. “Michigan workers are the best in the world. President Biden’s d… Continue Reading


04.23.24

Stabenow Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Protect our National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement after a major bipartisan national security bill passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation provides critical aid to Ukraine, supports Israel’s defense against Hamas and Iran, delivers critical humanitarian aid in Gaza, and supports American allies in the Indo-Pacific. This bill also limits the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. “Today’s vote sends a message at a critical time in our history about America’s standing in the world - that we a… Continue Reading


04.23.24

Senators Stabenow & Peters Applaud $51 Million in Federal Funding for Great Lakes Cleanup Project in Rouge River Near Detroit

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded a $51 million federal investment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support a Great Lakes cleanup project in the Lower Rouge River Old Channel. Funding for the project comes in part from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which Senator Stabenow authored in 2010 and Senator Peters helped lead in the House. Since its inception, Senators Stabenow and Peters have supported efforts to acceler… Continue Reading


04.10.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow to Receive Centennial Leadership Award from the National Parks Conservation Association

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) today will receive the Centennial Leadership Award at the National Parks Conservation Association’s Salute to the Parks. The award recognizes Senator Stabenow’s leadership in protecting the country’s national parks, national heritage areas, and the Great Lakes. “In Michigan, we are caretakers of two national lakeshores, one national park, three national forests, as well as wildlife refuges, a marine sanctuary, historical parks and landmarks, a … Continue Reading


04.09.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Robert J. White to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Robert J. White to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. White was nominated by President Biden on January 10. On February 8, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering his nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here. A video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here. “Robert White h… Continue Reading


04.08.24

Senator Stabenow to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer’s Association

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Stabenow will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association for her work to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, fund research for this disease, and support people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and families.  “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease for patients, caregivers, and families. It has stolen away too many loved ones,” said Senator Stabenow. “The Alzheimer’s Association and their dedicated advocates have played a … Continue Reading


03.23.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Investments for Michigan

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today passed a funding bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led efforts to include investments in mental health and substance-use disorder services, child care and early learning programs, national defense, and key priorities for our local communities. This bill includes funding for several federal agencies including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State, and the legislative branch. “I wa… Continue Reading

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