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04.10.19

Stabenow, Alexander, Peters, Collins, Kildee Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Electric Vehicle and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tax Credits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced the Driving America Forward Act, bipartisan legislation to expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits. Under current law, consumers may receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 if they purchase an eligible electric vehicle. However, the tax credits begin to phase out permanently once automakers sel… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar … Continue Reading


04.04.19

Stabenow, Kildee, Peters Introduce Legislation Ensuring Health Care for Veterans Harmed by PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and members of the PFAS Task Force today introduced legislation to ensure that veterans and their families exposed to toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals at military installations get the health care services and benefits they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). The Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS Act (VET… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Funding for Health Care Services for Children in Schools

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday introduced the bipartisan School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act which would reauthorize funding for school-based health centers through 2023. In Michigan, there are more than 120 school-based health centers that play a major role in providing basic health services for thousands of students who have limited access to… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Senate Passes Stabenow, Peters Resolution Honoring Ted Lindsay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters yesterday announced Senate passage of a resolution they introduced celebrating the life and legacy of Ted Lindsay who passed away on March 4, 2019. Born in Renfrew, Ontario, Lindsay made his National Hockey League debut at age 19 playing for the Detroit Red Wings. Lindsay helped the Red Wings win 10 league championships and four Stanley Cups and was the team's captain during four seasons. At a time when most professional hockey… Continue Reading


04.01.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on MSU Mass Timber Building Announcement

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, released a statement on Michigan State University's announcement that they will build the first large-scale wood building in Michigan. "Michigan State is continuing its legacy of innovation by pioneering Michigan's first mass timber building," said Senator Stabenow. "Expanding the use of wood as a large-scale building material will grow markets for Michig… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Bipartisan Michigan Delegation Members Introduce PFAS Detection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today introduced legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Ac… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Capito, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for Alzheimer's Ac… Continue Reading


03.20.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Saginaw

SAGINAW - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) yesterday continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with veterans, providers and other stakeholders in Saginaw to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact each year in Michigan-more than any other industry … Continue Reading


03.19.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Lansing

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) yesterday continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with patients, providers and other stakeholders in Lansing to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the CMH Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties and Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Senator Stabenow Kicks off Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Detroit

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today kicked off a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with patients, providers and other stakeholders in Detroit to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors at Wayne State University, the Children's Center as well as CHASS Southwest Health Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Stabenow, Blunt, Matsui, Mullin Announce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Funding for Community Mental Health Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. The legislation renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), which were established in landmark 2014 legislation, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act. Funding for these … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Funding for Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. to renew and expand funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics were established in Stabenow's 2014 Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, resulting in the most significant expansion of community mental health services in decades. "About one in five people worldwide is affect… Continue Reading


03.11.19

Stabenow Statement on Great Lakes Cuts in Trump Administration Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement on the proposed Trump Administration budget that would make a 90% cut to funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: "The Trump Administration just doesn't get it and is once again gutting funding for the Great Lakes. Just like last year, and the year before, the people of Michigan will make their voices heard and I will lead the bipartisan fight to restore ever… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced legislation to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality rules. The "Save The Internet Act" ensures that all Americans have access to a free and open internet. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives. "Access to the internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity," said Senator Stabenow. "People in Michigan depend on reliable, … Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senator Stabenow Questions Pharmaceutical CEOs on High Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, today questioned the CEOs of seven leading pharmaceutical companies in a hearing regarding the high cost of prescription drugs. Senator Stabenow called attention to the fact that American taxpayers fund billions of dollars in basic research for pharmaceutical companies to develop new medicines. According to a recent report, NIH-funded research contributed to ever… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring John D. Dingell

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring John D. Dingell WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of a resolution honoring the life and legacy of former Congressman John D. Dingell. The bipartisan resolution, which was co-sponsored by 17 other Senators, passed the Senate unanimously. "With this resolution, we pay tribute to a true Michigan - and American - legend, the Dean of the House and my long… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Senate Passes Stabenow-Peters’ Legislation Supporting MotorCities National Heritage Area

Washington D.C. - This week, the Senate passed legislation by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to support the MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The Preserving the MotorCities Heritage Act, which passed as part of the National Resources Management Act, will increase the authorized funding cap for the area from $10 million to $12 million through 2021. Without this increase, the MotorCities National Heritage area would have soon been ineligible to … Continue Reading


02.13.19

Senator Stabenow Introduces Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced the Medicare at 50 Act (S.470) to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) is an original cosponsor of this legislation. "Our legislation is a win-win for Michigan families," said Sen… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Peters, Portman, Stabenow, Duckworth Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to boost Great Lakes funding and research efforts and help support effective fishery management decisions. The Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization (GLFRA) Act gives the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the legislative authority to support the $7 billion Great Lakes sport and commercial fishery industry. Despite holding one-fifth of… Continue Reading

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