Stabenow Statement on State of the Union Address

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the 2018 State of the Union Address: 


“Tonight, I was honored to be joined by Michigan Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Jim McCloughan at the State of the Union Address.  His participation is a reminder to all of us that we cannot take our values as a country or the people who keep us safe for granted.  I remain committed to working with Republicans, Democrats, and the White House to get things done for Michigan families.”


This week, Senator Stabenow sent a letter to President Trump outlining important priorities for Michigan in any federal infrastructure package developed by Congress or the White House.  She pointed to the critical needs of Michigan’s roads and bridges, water and sewer systems, broadband network, harbors on the Great Lakes, and Soo Locks. 


Veterans’ health care has been a longstanding priority for Senator Stabenow. She recently introduced the Veterans Deserve Better Act to address serious problems in the federal Veterans Choice Program and announced bipartisan legislation to give veterans the same preventive health insurance coverage as the general public.  She has championed the effort to open new and expanded VA clinics across the state, including in Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Clare, Cheboygan County, Grayling, Oscoda, and Wyoming.