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09.24.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3,000,000 in Support for Fire Departments in Dearborn Heights and Ann Arbor Township

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Dearborn Heights Fire Department will receive $1,870,020 and the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department will receive $1,434,122 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Dearborn Heights and Ann Arbor put their lives on the line to protect… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Senator Stabenow Announces $5.7 Million Investment for Land and Water Conservation in Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $5,700,000 in federal funding, matched by private investment, that will help reconnect broken streams and revitalize rivers to improve fish habitats and protect forest and farm land in Northern Michigan. This funding come from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which was authored by Senator Stabenow in the Farm Bill. The proje… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Stabenow, Peters Push to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable During Pandemic as Part of Bipartisan Senate Effort

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) called on the Trump Administration - with a bipartisan group of Senators - to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for undermining programs for safety net health providers during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators and their colleagues pressed the Department to penalize companies that set prices at levels higher than permitted by… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Senator Stabenow Statement on Filling Vacant Supreme Court Seat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on filling the vacant Supreme Court seat after Justice Ginsburg's passing: "The new majority on the United States Supreme Court will make decisions that directly impact our daily lives and our way of life as Americans-on fundamental issues like health care, reproductive choice, voting rights, environmental protections and civil rights. This is a pivotal time for our country. It's critical that the people of Mich… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $15.5 Million in Federal Funding for Pedestrian Safety Crossings Along Michigan Line Rail Corridor

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $15,619,365 to complete infrastructure improvements for pedestrian rail crossings along the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo. Over the past four years, 12 pedestrians have been struck by trains along the Michigan Line, in addition to many near-misses. MDOT's project will improve rail crossing safety and help prevent trespassing at… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow tonight released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Tonight we have lost an incredible voice for justice. As a lawyer and professor, Justice Ginsburg broke barriers for women. As a Justice of the Supreme Court, she helped build a better nation for all Americans. Justice Ginsburg spent her lifetime working to protect our people and our democracy. We must honor her legacy by continuing her fight.… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $113,000 in Federal Funding for Applegate, Adrian Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Applegate Volunteer Fire Department will receive $90,476 for vehicle acquisition and the Adrian Fire Department will receive $22,727 in federal funding for operations and safety purposes. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Applegate and Adrian put their lives on the line to protect our families,… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Stabenow, Casey: Undercover GAO Investigation Shows How Consumers were Misled Into Purchasing “Junk Plans”

Washington, D.C. - Following a request from U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate "junk" health insurance plans being sold online, GAO found that junk plans were deceptively marketed to consumers as covering pre-existing conditions when the plans did not. The report details a "secret shopper" investigation, in which GAO made 31 undercover calls to insurance sales representatives, posing as consumers looking for hea… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1,700,000 Million in Support for the Sterling Heights Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Sterling Heights Fire Department will receive $ 1,766,993 in federal funding to hire new staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Sterling Heights Fire… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Independent GAO Report Confirms Trump Administration Payments for Trade Damages Favored Large Southern Farms over Michigan Farmers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced a new report from the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found the Trump Administration's payments to farmers harmed by the President's trade turmoil ultimately favored the South over Michigan farmers and crops, and funneled money to large agricultural operations over smaller farms. The report is the result of … Continue Reading


09.09.20

Report: Economic Justice - Fighting Racial Disparities during COVID-19 and Beyond

Senator Stabenow today released a report outlining why communities of color are suffering higher rates of unemployment and other consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights how the Senate Democrats' Economic Justice Act is an important step in providing urgent support to communities in need and creating meaningful change for a more equitable future. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Bishop International Airport Will Receive over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Improvements

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $2,128,504 to Bishop International Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Th… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Detroit Metro Airport Will Receive Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funds for Improvements

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,957,480 to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go towards infrastructure improvements including the purchase of … Continue Reading


09.02.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce over $100,000 in Federal Funds for Airports Across Northern Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $130,920 to airports across Northern Michigan. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cherry Capital Airport will receive $72,420 to purchase two zero-emissions on-road utili… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce over $8 Million in Federal Funds for Airports Across the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $8,702,392 to airports across the Upper Peninsula. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta County Airport will receive $1,848,736 to install an emergency generator and r… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $802,314 in support for Fire Departments across Southeast Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental program, and the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program. The City of Dearborn Fire Department will receive $90,400 to purchase emergency response equipment, personal protective eq… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $600,000 in Support for the Village of Baraga Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $677,738 for the Village of Baraga Fire Department to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Baraga put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first responders the equipment they nee… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Senator Stabenow, Michigan Education Leaders Secure School Meal Flexibilities to Feed Students

LANSING, Mich- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reversed its decision and will take action to provide healthy meals to students through December 31, 2020. Last week, Senator Stabenow joined State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and other leaders to urge the USDA to make this change and extend flexibilities that allow Michigan schools to feed children d… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $279,000 in Support for the Richland Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Richland Township Fire Department will receive $279,631 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Richland Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources w… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $250,000 in Support for the City of Yale & Brown City Area Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Yale Fire Department will receive $163,333 and the Brown City Area Fire Department will receive $87,047 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Brown City and Yale put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and c… Continue Reading

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