News

07.30.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Honor Senator Carl Levin in the U.S. Senate

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Senator Levin's Life and Work on Behalf of Michigan Families WASHINGTON-Senators Stabenow and Peters today honored the life of former Senator Carl Levin. The Senators spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate highlighting Senator Levin's service to the people of Michigan, fierce commitment to truth and justice, and ability to work with everyone to get things done. The Senators authored a resolution memorializing Senator Levin and his legacy, which unanimously passe… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Senator Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of Senator Carl Levin: "Senator Carl Levin was a champion for truth and justice and a tireless advocate for the people of Michigan. He always believed that our government could be a force for good, and he spent his career showing all of us how it's done. Senator Levin was also my friend, and it was truly an honor to represent Michigan alongside him for 14 of the 36 years that he served in the Senate.… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters and Congressmen Gomez, Kildee, Larson Introduce New Bill to Invest in America’s Downtowns

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), and U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Dan Kildee (MI-05), and John B. Larson (CT-01) today introduced a new bill to invest in America's changing downtowns and business districts following the COVID-19 crisis. The Revitalizing Downtowns Act will create the Qualified Office Conversion Tax Credit to convert unused office buildings into residential, commercial and mixed-used properties. "As our workplaces change beca… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters and Congressman Kildee Introduce New Bill to Invest in Michigan’s Downtowns

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced a new bill to invest in Michigan's changing downtowns and business districts following the COVID-19 crisis. The Revitalizing Downtowns Act will create the Qualified Office Conversion Tax Credit to convert unused office buildings into residential, commercial and retail properties. "As our workplaces change because of the COVID-19 crisis, we will see more unused buildings… Continue Reading


07.28.21

After Fighting for Long-Term Investments in Selfridge & Michigan’s Military Installations, Peters and Stabenow Welcome Pentagon’s Commitment

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced that they secured significant commitments from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that ensures the military's commitment to Selfridge Air National Guard Base as a key facility to our national security. In a letter that was sent to both Senators, the U.S. Air Force highlighted the long-term roles that the A-10 and KC-135 missions currently at Selfridge will contin… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Senators Stabenow, Scott and the National Hockey League Announce Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with the National Hockey League (NHL), today announced that the bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree passed the U.S. Senate. O'Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Hockey," O'Ree played professional hockey for 22 years, including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. The Senators are leading the effort to award the Congressiona… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $13 Million in Federal Funds for Gerald R Ford International Airport

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 $13,930,267 to Gerald R Ford 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. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebound… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Capital Region International Airport

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 $2,760,494 to 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. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebound… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funds for Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport

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 $1,143,178 to Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebou… Continue Reading


07.23.21

Stabenow, Peters Resolution Calling for Immediate Release of Michigander Paul Whelan from Russian Authorities Unanimously Passes Senate

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced their bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Michigander Paul Whelan from authorities under the Russian government passed in the U.S. Senate unanimously. The resolution calls on the Government of the Russian Federation present credible evidence or immediately release him from prison. A companion resolution was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11… Continue Reading


07.23.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Chippewa County International Airport Will Receive Over $5.2 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $5,271,043 to Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. This funding will go toward the reconstruction and expansion of the airport's terminal building to improve operations and efficiency for travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport. "Having reliable and safe air service is important to Michigan tourism, commerce, and… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funds for Houghton County Memorial Airport

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 $1,122,990 to Houghton County Memorial Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebound fro… Continue Reading


07.14.21

Stabenow, Peters Press for Additional Support for Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today pressed for additional action to provide relief for Michigan restaurants and bars that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In their letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Senators highlighted concerns they have heard from small business owners regarding the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and urged the SBA to address challenges faced by businesses that applied for support from the Fund and provide additional in… Continue Reading


07.08.21

Senator Stabenow, Representative Slotkin Join With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow and Representative Slotkin were leaders in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. They were joined by Lansing Mayor Andy Shore… Continue Reading


07.08.21

Senator Stabenow Joins With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow was a leader in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. She was joined by Sonja Forte, the Executive Director of Baxter Community Center, Candance Cowling, the Executive… Continue Reading


07.07.21

Stabenow, Peters Welcome Over $12.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Michigan Head Start Programs Across State

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $12.7 million in funding to Michigan Head Start programs across the state through the American Rescue Plan, historic legislation both senators helped enact. This funding will help programs build back to fully operational, in-person services this fall as well as support vaccination of Head Start staff and families. "Head Start programs prov… Continue Reading


07.07.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $14 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that five Michigan community behavioral health organizations in West Michigan have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics will receive a total of $14,890,664 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. These clinics join 24 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured $135 million in f… Continue Reading


07.07.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $8 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that four Michigan community behavioral health organizations in Southeast Michigan have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics will receive a total of $8,831,602 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. These clinics join 24 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured $135 million … Continue Reading


07.06.21

Senator Stabenow, Representative Kildee Join With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow and Representative Kildee were leaders in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. They were joined by Ja'Nel Jamerson, the Executiv… Continue Reading


07.06.21

Senator Stabenow, Representative Lawrence Join With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow and Representative Lawrence were leaders in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. They were joined by Gilda Jacobs, Executiv… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 79