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10.15.19

Stabenow, Peters Call on Secretary DeVos to Undo Rule that Guts Protections for Defrauded Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week called on the Trump Administration to undo a newly-proposed rule that guts protections for defrauded students seeking debt relief. In a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senators Stabenow and Peters urged Secretary DeVos to abandon the proposed rule and resolve the backlog of current "borrower defense" claims. Borrower defense is a long-standing authority that is supposed to provide ch… Continue Reading


10.09.19

In Bay City, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

BAY CITY - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan at a press conference in Bay City. Speakers discussed the impact of the climate crisis on fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation in Michigan as well as how Michigan is leading efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient future. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's Great Lakes, public health, agriculture and our economy," said Senator Staben… Continue Reading


10.08.19

In Lansing, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a roundtable discussion with local public health and environmental stakeholders to discuss the impact of the climate crisis in Michigan, which is outlined in a new report she released on the climate crisis in Michigan. Participants at the event discussed the impact of the climate crisis on public health and how Michigan is leading efforts towards a cleaner and more efficient future. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impact… Continue Reading


10.07.19

In Grand Rapids, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan during a bus tour of energy efficient and sustainable infrastructure projects in Grand Rapids. Stabenow made stops at the Circuit West sustainability project, Roosevelt Park Neighborhood, Inner City Christian Federation, and Brewery Vivant. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's public health, our Great Lakes, agriculture and our economy," sai… Continue Reading


10.07.19

Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Protect Michiganders with Preexisting Health Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the Trump Administration to protect Americans from health insurance plans that discriminate against people with preexisting medical conditions, including 4.1 million Michiganders. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Peters, Stabenow and their Senate colleagues highlighted the need to reverse the Administration's rule on… Continue Reading


10.04.19

In Detroit, Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

DETROIT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a report on the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan at a press conference with stakeholders in Detroit. Speakers discussed the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan and how clean energy can be part of the solution. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan's public health, our Great Lakes, agriculture and our economy," said Senator Stabenow. "While there is no silver bullet to address this crisis, Mic… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Senator Stabenow Releases Report on the Impact of Climate Crisis in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a roundtable discussion with agriculture and conservation leaders in Traverse City to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan agriculture, which is outlined in a new report she released on the climate crisis in Michigan. Participants at the event discussed the impact of the climate crisis on local growers and how agriculture can be part of the solution. "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Mic… Continue Reading


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

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