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01.14.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Dr. Lisa Cook Nomination to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If confirmed, Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. I'm glad President Biden recognized this. Her nomination comes at a moment when the Federal Reserve needs the best and the brightest to help us recover… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $563.1 Million Investment to Fix Michigan Bridges

Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that Michigan will receive $563.1 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fix our crumbling and unsafe bridges across the state. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021, and includes the largest investment ever made to repair our bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ on its latest infrastructure report card. There are 1,219 bridges rated in poor condition. "Thanks to … Continue Reading


01.06.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. Senator Stabenow will be speaking on the U.S. Senate floor around 10:45 a.m. to recognize the anniversary. There will be a livestream of her remarks here. "What we all witnessed on this day one year ago was nothing less than a violent insurrection against the very seat of our democracy and our American form of government. The Capitol Police, National Guard, other first re… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s Retirement from Congress

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence's announcement that she will not seek reelection. "Congress is losing an incredible public servant, trailblazer and leader. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence arrived in Congress with an impressive record of public service-her career at the U.S. Postal Service, the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education, the Southfield City Council and as the first African American and first woman Mayor of Southfield… Continue Reading


12.28.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Harry Reid was Nevada-he loved his home state fiercely and was absolutely tireless in working for its people and its future. He cared deeply about the Senate and about our nation. Beyond that, he was a wonderful person and a special friend. I am sending all of my love to Landra, their children, the entire Reid family and the state of Nevada." ###… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Confirmation of Two Michigan U.S. District Court Judges

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering. Judge Shalina Kumar was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Jane Beckering was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Michigan. Judge Kumar will be the first federal judge of South Asian descent in Michigan. On October 6, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Comm… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $15.5 Million in Federal Funding for Detroit Metro Airport Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,543,066 to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will provide financial help for concession businesses located at the airport. "Michigan businesses have been hit hard during this pandemic and businesses located at Detro… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 89-10. "This bill continues to make important investments in our men and women in uniform," said Senator Stabenow. "It secures a well-earned pay raise for our troops and funding to improve Michigan military facilities." This year, Senator Stabenow secured important provisions, including: A 2.7% pay r… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Dawn Ison Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dawn Ison to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan with bipartisan support. Dawn Ison is the first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. "Dawn Ison's confirmation is great news for Michigan. I'm confident in her ability to serve the people of Michigan, and I know she will continue her excellent work as U.S. At… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Muskegon County Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,097,233 to the Muskegon County Airport. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investment… Continue Reading


12.10.21

Stabenow Leads Great Lakes Region Senators in Urging President Biden to Prioritize Great Lakes Projects in Infrastructure Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a group of lawmakers in urging President Biden to prioritize projects that impact the Great Lakes Region when implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The lawmakers focused their request on three priorities: funding the Soo Locks modernization project to completion, cleaning up all remaining areas of concern that threaten public health and economic development, and accelerating work at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to… Continue Reading


12.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Biden to Prioritize Great Lakes Projects in Infrastructure Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today urged President Biden to prioritize projects that impact the Great Lakes Region when implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The lawmakers focused their request on three priorities: funding the Soo Locks modernization project to completion, cleaning up all remaining areas of concern that threaten public health and economic development, and accelerating work at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to stop… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge Congressional Leadership to Address Semiconductor Chip

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged Congressional leadership to include investments on semiconductor manufacturing in a bipartisan bill moving through Congress. The lawmakers authored the legislation that invests $52 billion to create semiconductors in the United States. This legislation is included in the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act, which will invest in American workers, technology and innovation so the United States … Continue Reading


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

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