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09.17.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.3 Million in Support of Fire Departments in Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,332,004 for fire departments in 5 communities across Southeast Michigan to upgrade outdated equipment and recruit new firefighters. These grants include $471,838 for the City of Northville, $443,106 for the City of Auburn Hills, $254,545 for Northville Township, $113,334 for Hazel Park, and $49,181 for the City of Roseville. These grants come from both the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firef… Continue Reading


09.13.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $343,000 in Support of Fire Departments in Flushing, Albee Twp.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $274,727 for the Flushing Fire Department and $69,047 for the Albee Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Genesee and Saginaw counties put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new res… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Stabenow, Peters, Stevens, Walberg, Kildee Call on Russian Government to Release Michigander Paul Whelan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and Representatives Haley Stevens (MI-11), Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Dan Kildee (MI-05) today called on the Russian government to release Michigan native Paul Whelan, who has been detained without evidence presented-despite repeatedly extending his pre-trial detention. The Members also urged Congress to pass their bipartisan, bicameral resolution introduced this week condemning the Russian government. "Paul Whelan needs… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Stabenow, Peters, Dingell Announce $7.5 Million Federal Grant for Michigan’s Mobility Ecosystem

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced a $7.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for partnership between the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan, and the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The funding will go towards the research, development and testing of self-driving technologies in both the world-class facilities at the University of M… Continue Reading


09.06.19

Senator Stabenow Applauds New Initiative to Encourage Donations of Surplus Milk to Local Food Banks

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, applauded the announcement of a new USDA grant program that encourages milk producers to partner with food banks and charities to donate surplus milk. The Milk Donation Reimbursement Program, which Senator Stabenow authored in the 2018 bipartisan Farm Bill, will make $9 million available the first year and $5 million available each year afterwards to help … Continue Reading


09.04.19

Stabenow, Peters Welcome $27.9 Million in Federal Funding for Michigan to Address Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s announcement today that it will award a $27.9 million federal grant to Michigan to address the opioid crisis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will receive this funding to help affected families and communities combat the ongoing epidemic through expanded access to treatment and prevention efforts as well as real-time data. "Families all a… Continue Reading


08.29.19

In Traverse City, Senator Stabenow Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today discussed her bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference in Traverse City. Stabenow was joined by Bob Lambe, Executive Secretary of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Brett Fessell, River Restoration Specialist of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Amy Beyer, Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance; and Glen Chown, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Regio… Continue Reading


08.28.19

Senators Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Stop Choosing Oil Companies over Michigan Farmers

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) joined five Senators to urge the Administration to support a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Michigan farmers. The President recently took action to benefit oil companies and undercut American-grown biofuels. On August 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued 31 small refinery hardship waivers, which al… Continue Reading


08.23.19

In Saginaw, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

SAGINAW - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw. Stabenow was joined by Rich Bowman, Director of Working Lands of The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, David Lossing, Chair of the Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition, and Nikki Ghorpade, Government Affairs Representative of Ducks Unlimited to highlight the importance of GLRI funding to o… Continue Reading


08.22.19

In Detroit, Stabenow, Peters Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

DETROIT - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced their bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference on Belle Isle. The Senators were joined by Marie McCormick, Executive Director of Friends of the Rouge, Anne Brasie, Executive Director of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and David Howell, Chairman of Friends of the Detroit River to highlight the importance of GLRI funding to our lakes and waterways on Belle … Continue Reading


08.21.19

Senators Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns Unreliable Technology is Affecting Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate whether Information Technology (IT) changes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) were improving or interfering with service to Michigan farmers and affecting the implementati… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation today introduced legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Representatives a… Continue Reading


07.26.19

Stabenow, Portman, Baldwin, Joyce, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), member of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding fo… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Agreement between California and Auto Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the agreement reached between Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Company, Volkswagen, BMW, and the State of California on future emissions and fuel economy standards: "I applaud these four auto companies for reaching an agreement that is good for our workers, manufacturers, and suppliers. This agreement will help reduce carbon emissions, promote innovation, and benefit consumers. The Trump Administration … Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Medicare Negotiation Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee vote on her amendment to let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices for seniors: "Today, the Republican Majority on the Senate Finance Committee missed the opportunity to truly cut prescription drug prices for our seniors. They all voted "no" on my amendment to allow Medicare to use the bargaining power of 43 million seniors to get the lowest prices for Americans. "We kn… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Peters, Stabenow & Alexander Bill to Promote Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' approval of bipartisan legislation they reintroduced to support research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies. The Vehicle Innovation Act would bolster investment in more energy efficient cars and trucks to help increase fuel mileage and decrease our nation's dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th … Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow, Alpena Community College Announce $500,000 to Expand Opioid Treatment in Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $500,000 in new funding for Alpena Community College to expand telemedicine opioid treatment at 25 locations throughout Northeastern Michigan. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural D… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Announces over $50,000 to Expand Rural Opioid Treatment in Clare and Kalkaska Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced over $50,000 in new funding to improve access to quality opioid treatment through new telemedicine resources in Clare and Kalkaska counties. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Dev… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Benton Harbor, Cassopolis

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN - Last week, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with providers, patients, and other stakeholders in Southwest Michigan to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow first toured the Benton Harbor VA Clinic before meeting with officials at the Benton Harbor InterCare Community Health Network Clinic. She then toured the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network and met with providers and b… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Michigan Congressional Delegation Tours Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Draws Attention to Critical Project that Will Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

Joliet, IL -Eleven Members of Michigan's Congressional delegation today toured the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, IL to highlight a critical project that will protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a final plan, which will give Congress the ability to authorize and fund permanent solutions to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Today's vi… Continue Reading

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