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05.23.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Wins in Water Infrastructure Bill to Protect Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, secured major wins for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill will authorize projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve navigation in waterways. The bill was passed out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which Senator Senator serves on, and now heads to the… Continue Reading


05.14.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement to Increase Tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, including electric vehicles and semiconductor chips. Senator Stabenow joined the President at his announcement at the White House today.  “I was pleased to join the President today for his announcement of new trade measures to protect American manufacturers and workers. Chinese electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government. With a leve… Continue Reading


05.14.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement to Increase Tariffs on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement to increase tariffs on Chinese imports, including electric vehicles and semiconductor chips. Senator Stabenow joined the President at his announcement at the White House today.  “I was pleased to join the President today for his announcement of new trade measures to protect American manufacturers and workers. Chinese electric vehicles are heavily subsidized by the Chinese government. With a leve… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Senators Stabenow & Peters Announce More Than $61 Million in Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Replacement Across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Michigan will receive more than $61 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help Michigan communities identify and replace the estimated 203,670 lead service lines that are in use across the state. This investment is made available through the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which is funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law the Senators helped enact. “Michigan knows all too … Continue Reading


05.01.24

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Passage of Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, co-chair of the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters applauded the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passage of their bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024. The legislation extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the most s… Continue Reading


04.25.24

Senate Passes Stabenow & Peters Bills to Name Post Offices After Distinguished Michiganders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three bills authored by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to name U.S. Postal Service facilities after distinguished Michiganders have passed the Senate. One bill would designate the post office located at 90 McCamly Street South in Battle Creek, Michigan as the “Sojourner Truth Post Office.” Sojourner Truth was an inspiring advocate for abolition and women’s suffrage in the nineteenth… Continue Reading


04.25.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Launch of New Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the announcement of a new Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan, which will ensure that Michigan’s workers, unions, and businesses who power our auto industry continue to lead the clean energy future. This hub will help provide existing workers and factories with the tools and support they need to play a leading role in the transition to electric vehicles. “Michigan workers are the best in the world. President Biden’s d… Continue Reading


04.23.24

Stabenow Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Protect our National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement after a major bipartisan national security bill passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation provides critical aid to Ukraine, supports Israel’s defense against Hamas and Iran, delivers critical humanitarian aid in Gaza, and supports American allies in the Indo-Pacific. This bill also limits the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. “Today’s vote sends a message at a critical time in our history about America’s standing in the world - that we a… Continue Reading


04.23.24

Senators Stabenow & Peters Applaud $51 Million in Federal Funding for Great Lakes Cleanup Project in Rouge River Near Detroit

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded a $51 million federal investment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support a Great Lakes cleanup project in the Lower Rouge River Old Channel. Funding for the project comes in part from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which Senator Stabenow authored in 2010 and Senator Peters helped lead in the House. Since its inception, Senators Stabenow and Peters have supported efforts to acceler… Continue Reading


04.10.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow to Receive Centennial Leadership Award from the National Parks Conservation Association

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) today will receive the Centennial Leadership Award at the National Parks Conservation Association’s Salute to the Parks. The award recognizes Senator Stabenow’s leadership in protecting the country’s national parks, national heritage areas, and the Great Lakes. “In Michigan, we are caretakers of two national lakeshores, one national park, three national forests, as well as wildlife refuges, a marine sanctuary, historical parks and landmarks, a … Continue Reading


04.09.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Robert J. White to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Robert J. White to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. White was nominated by President Biden on January 10. On February 8, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering his nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here. A video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here. “Robert White h… Continue Reading


04.08.24

Senator Stabenow to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer’s Association

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Stabenow will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association for her work to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, fund research for this disease, and support people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and families.  “Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease for patients, caregivers, and families. It has stolen away too many loved ones,” said Senator Stabenow. “The Alzheimer’s Association and their dedicated advocates have played a … Continue Reading


03.23.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Investments for Michigan

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today passed a funding bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led efforts to include investments in mental health and substance-use disorder services, child care and early learning programs, national defense, and key priorities for our local communities. This bill includes funding for several federal agencies including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State, and the legislative branch. “I wa… Continue Reading


03.22.24

Senator Stabenow Celebrates Impact of Affordable Care Act Ahead of 14-Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Ahead of the 14-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Senator Stabenow is celebrating the historic impact this law has had on people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow was a key member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during the passage of the Affordable Care Act and authored multiple provisions that improved the health care system across the country. “While writing the Affordable Care Act, we were optimistic about the lives we could save if Americans h… Continue Reading


03.08.24

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Wins for Michigan

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today passed a funding bill with significant wins for Michigan. Senator Stabenow led efforts to include investments in the Great Lakes, health care, nutrition programs, and key priorities for our local communities. This bill includes funding for several federal agencies including the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Energy, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administ… Continue Reading


03.07.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on the State of the Union

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we’ve made major progress in growing our middle class over the past three years. We’ve created nearly 15 million new jobs, including 351,000 in Michigan! Wages are up. The stock market is up. And new small businesses are up. Prescription drug costs are going down. The wealthy and corporations are pa… Continue Reading


03.05.24

Senator Stabenow Announces Dan Carmody, CEO of Eastern Market, as her State of the Union Guest

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her guest for the 2024 State of the Union address will be Dan Carmody, CEO of Eastern Market Partnership. Carmody leads the nonprofit that has transformed Detroit’s Eastern Market, one of the nation’s oldest continuing farmers market, into a leading regional food hub and job creator while increasing access to affordable healthy food throughout Michigan and North America. “It has been an honor and pleasure to partner with… Continue Reading


02.13.24

Stabenow Statement on Senate Passing Bill to Protect our National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement after a critical bipartisan national security bill passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation provides crucial aid to Ukraine in the war against Russia, helps Israel defend itself from Hamas, delivers critical humanitarian aid to innocent civilians in Gaza, and includes support for our allies in the Indo-Pacific. This bill also includes policy to limit the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. “The Senate did the right thing today by passing … Continue Reading


02.08.24

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Judicial Nominee Robert White in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced Robert White to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing considering his nomination to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. White was nominated by President Biden on January 10. In her introduction, Senator Debbie Stabenow said, “It’s no surprise that the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary unanimously rated Mr. White as well-qualified. H… Continue Reading


02.07.24

Senator Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan National Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement: “Fentanyl is wrecking communities and destroying families. It’s past time we stop drug trafficking at our southern border, address other critical border problems, and keep our country safe. That’s why Democrats have been engaged in good-faith negotiations with Republicans to create a bipartisan bill that will address the problems at the border directly as well as other critical national security issues. The good news is we accompli… Continue Reading

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