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11.24.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds to Support Local Food Producers in Southwest Michigan

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced that Kalamazoo Valley Community College will receive $607,115 to support local food producers and improve supply chains in Southwest Michigan. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Local Food Promotion Program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "When we produce food here, we create jobs here in Mi… Continue Reading


11.24.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Support for the Allen Farmers Market

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced that Allen Neighborhood Center will receive $315,109 to relocate and expand the Allen Farmers Market. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "Farmers markets spur economic development in local communities, connect more families wit… Continue Reading


11.24.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds to Create a New Farmers Market in Buena Vista

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Buena Vista Charter Township will receive $200,000 to convert an old school into a farmers market. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. "Farmers markets spur economic development in local communities, connect more families with Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables, and cre… Continue Reading


11.24.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds for Southeast Michigan Meat Producers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced that Mighty Fine Poultry Processing will receive $200,000 to bolster the production and distribution of locally produced meat in Southeast Michigan. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Local Food Promotion Program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "When we produce food here, we create jobs here… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Stabenow, Peters, Tlaib Announce $10 Million in Federal Funding for New Center Intermodal Facility in Detroit

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) today announced that $10 million in federal funding will be awarded to develop the New Center Intermodal Facility in Detroit. This grant - which will be awarded to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) - will help develop a new intermodal facility with access to passenger rail, intercity buses, and transit services. This new facility will serve as a regional transportati… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

Senator Stabenow released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. "The pandemic has been very hard on Michigan families. Since the beginning of the year, I've partnered with President Biden to deliver vaccines, cut taxes and secure funding to reopen our schools safely. Thanks to these actions, our economy is getting back on track and people are going back to work, even as we continue to face disruptions in our supply chain and increas… Continue Reading


11.17.21

Senator Stabenow: American Workers Must Come First in Electric Vehicle Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke at General Motors' Factory ZERO opening to welcome President Biden to Michigan and highlight the future of electric vehicles. During her remarks, she made the case for her electric vehicle tax credit legislation, which is included in the Build Back Better Act. Senator Stabenow's electric vehicle legislation will put more American-made electric vehicles on the road and ensure that the workers making the vehicles have good wages, bene… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Trip to Michigan Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senator Stabenow released the following statement in advance of President Joe Biden's visit to General Motors' Factory ZERO electric vehicle plant in Michigan. Senator Stabenow will be joining the President at the plant tomorrow: "I'm excited to welcome President Biden back to Michigan at this critical time when we are delivering for American workers. The bipartisan infrastructure bill - which was just signed into law - makes the single-largest ever investment in the Great L… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "My dear friend, Patrick Leahy, is more than just a U.S. Senator - he's an institution. For more than 45 years, he's been a powerful voice for Vermonters and the American people. It's been my honor to partner with him on so many crucial issues - better access to health care, protection for workers' pensions, support for farmers and rural communities, and … Continue Reading


11.15.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passing the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released this statement following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill that will make major investments in the nation's infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs. This bill will also make the largest single investment ever in the Great Lakes, expand high-speed internet, invest in electric vehicles, and strengthen our Buy American laws. The bill pass… Continue Reading


11.12.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nominations of Dawn Ison and Mark Totten to be U.S. Attorneys of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nominations of Dawn Ison to be U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan and Mark Totten to be U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Michigan. If confirmed, Dawn Ison would be the first African American woman to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. "I applaud today's nominations by the White House. Dawn Ison is a highly-qualified Assistant U.S. Attorney serving in the E… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $4 Million for Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Growers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Michigan will receive over $4 million in federal funding to support Michigan specialty crop growers who produce fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, hops, nursery plants, and flowers. "Michigan leads the nation in the production of many fruits and vegetables and is second in diversity of our crops only to California. Our fruits, vegetables and nurs… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Nearly $6 Million in Federal Funding for Bishop, MBS Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Bishop International Airport in Flint $3,844,995 and MBS International Airport in Saginaw County $2,141,384. These grants - which were made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters, Stabenow and Kildee helped enact earlier this year - will go towards improving airport safety and operations. … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Delta County Airport Will Receive Nearly $1.1 Million in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,093,955 to Delta County Airport in Escanaba. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will go towards improving airport safety and operations. "This investment will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communit… Continue Reading


10.27.21

Stabenow, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Foster Youth During the COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today introduced a bipartisan bill to support teenagers and young adults in the foster care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act will help these young adults pay for college or job training programs, in addition to housing, driving and transportation costs. "For so many teenagers and young adults in the foster care system, the COVID-19 crisis has increa… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Stabenow, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would al… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over 1 Million Families Have Received Tax Cuts this Year from the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced new data showing over 1 million Michigan families have received tax cuts this year because of the American Rescue Plan. In October, 1,021,000 Michigan families received payments totaling $453 million. Since the payments began on July 15, Michigan families have received a total of $1.8 billion. Studies show that these tax cuts have helped support the immediate needs of Michigan families such as food, clothes and child care, an… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the vote to begin discussion on the Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act would set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in. "Today's vote was deeply concerning but unfortunately, not surprising. We already know that Republicans are doing everything they … Continue Reading


10.18.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colin Powell, who broke barriers over and over again during a lifetime of public service. He was a man of strong principles and always put his country first. My prayers are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Dale Kildee

LANSING-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Dale Kildee: "I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend, Dale Kildee. Dale and I served together in the U.S. House and I witnessed every day how much he loved working for the people of Michigan. He was a wonderful man-extremely kind, generous and committed to his home community of Flint and working men and women across Michigan. My heart goes out to his beloved wife … Continue Reading

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