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08.07.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.7 Million in Transit Funding for the City of Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Jackson will receive $3.7 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the Jackson Area Transportation Authority will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The leadership and workers of the Jackson Are… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 in Funding For Communities Across the Upper Peninsula

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $347,500 in funding to support rural communities across the Upper Peninsula. This investment comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facilities grant program in the Farm Bill, which funds critical infrastructure needs in rural communities in Michigan and across the country. "Our small towns in the Upper Peninsula and across Michigan face unique challenges. This investment in public safety, transport… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Beaverton Will Receive $851,000 Federal Grant to Bolster Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Beaverton will receive $851,000 in federal funding to bolster water and wastewater infrastructure. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. "We can no longer take for granted the infrastructure that keeps the water coming out of our faucets clean and our beaches safe for swimming," said Senator Stab… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Being Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the signing into law of bipartisan legislation that will guarantee funding towards public lands maintenance and renovation projects in Michigan and across the country. The Great American Outdoors Act - which Peters and Stabenow cosponsored - will both permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million dollars annually. The LWCF has helped promote outdoor recreation and has… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Peters, Stabenow, Kildee Announce Hampton Charter Township Will Receive $2.25 Million Federal Grant to Bolster Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that Hampton Charter Township will receive $2,225,000 in federal funding to bolster water and wastewater infrastructure. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. "Now more than ever, Michigan families are depending on consistent access to clean water and reliable utilities,… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $750,000 in Transit Funding for the City of Niles

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the City of Niles a $753,743 grant. Peters and Stabenow helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the City of Niles and its Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) service remains operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "As communities across our state work… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Support for Fire Departments in Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $773,045 for fire departments in 9 communities across Southeast Michigan to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants include $102,254 for the Chartered Township of Northville, $90,476 for the North Oakland County Fire Authority, $47,619 for the City of Mount Clemens, $56,727 for the City of Allen Park, $46,000 for the Armada Fire Department, $59,090 for City of Garden City, $120,256 for the City of … Continue Reading


07.31.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $200,000 in Support for Fire Departments in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $295,415 for fire departments in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants include $11,428 for the City of Fenton and $283,987 for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. These grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant put their lives on the line to protect our families, … Continue Reading


07.28.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $8 Million in Federal Funding for Two Southeast Michigan Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $7,496,524 to Oakland County International Airport and $921,000 to Willow Run Airport. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will go towards runway improvements. "Investing in Michigan's airports will support eco… Continue Reading


07.23.20

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 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 86-14. The bill now heads to conference with the House of Representatives. "We're making important investments to ensure our veterans are getting the support they need when they return home and American taxpayer dollars are used to purchase products made in America," said Senator Stabenow. "Strengthening our Bu… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Stabenow, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Advancement Act to Rename After Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation to strengthen voter protections that the late Representative John Lewis (GA-05) and other civil rights leaders fought to secure within the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, renamed after the Civil Rights icon, is in response to a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that weakened federal voting protections in jurisdictions that have a history o… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Report: The American People Need Help. Why Are Republicans Turning Their Backs As Families Face So Many Hardships?

Senator Stabenow today released a report outlining how instead of helping families during the COVID-19 crisis, Senate Republicans are turning their backs. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


07.16.20

Stabenow, Peters Welcome Over $25 Million in Funding for Advance Vehicle Technology Projects in Michigan That Go to Program They Have Pushed to Support

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed that six projects supporting new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies in Michigan will receive a total of $25,854,623 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE). Stabenow and Peters have led the charge on bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide additional resources for the DOE's Vehicle Technology Office, which is the office responsible for the management of these projects. Their bipartisan Vehicle In… Continue Reading


07.16.20

Stabenow, Peters Welcome Over $25 Million in Funding for Advance Vehicle Technology Projects in Michigan That Go to Program They Have Pushed to Support

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed that six projects supporting new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies in Michigan will receive a total of $25,854,623 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE). Stabenow and Peters have led the charge on bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide additional resources for the DOE's Vehicle Technology Office, which is the office responsible for the management of these projects. Their bipartisan Vehicle In… Continue Reading


07.14.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $18.3 Million for the Capital Area Transportation Authority Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), which services Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties, an $18.3 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that CATA will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The leadership and emp… Continue Reading


07.10.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $3 Million in Transit Funding for City of Midland

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Midland will receive $2,974,164 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the City of Midland Dial-A-Ride Transportation will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The leadership and workers of the City of Midland Dial-A-Ride… Continue Reading


07.09.20

Stabenow & Peters Press for Clarification on Northern Border Travel Restrictions as Local Coronavirus Guidance Evolves

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are pressing the Department of Homeland Security for additional information on travel restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border as local Coronavirus restrictions begin to change. Restrictions on non-essential travel have helped slow the spread of Coronavirus and allowed essential trade and travel to continue at the U.S.-Canada border. The Senators are seeking clarification on a… Continue Reading


07.06.20

Senators Stabenow and Peters Press Trump Administration for Answers on Rewarding an Unreliable Company to Produce Testing Supplies

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) explain why a company called Fillakit was awarded a no-bid contract by FEMA worth more than $10 million. According to recent reporting, Fillakit was incorporated one week before it was awarded the contract and was headed by an untrustworthy individual who… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Report: During the COVID-19 Crisis, Senate Democrats Are Putting People First

Senator Debbie Stabenow today released a summary of eight DPCC reports that detail the devastating cost of Republican inaction and how Senate Democrats have put American families first during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here. … Continue Reading


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Northern Michigan Airports Will Receive Almost $2.2 Million Federal Grant for Improvements

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,921,000 to the Cherry Capital Airport and $263,156 to the Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go towards infrast… Continue Reading

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