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08.18.22

Senator Stabenow in Grandville Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

GRANDVILLE - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today highlighted major reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow was joined by Senior Neighbors President Robert Barnes and Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program Coordinator Bob Connelly. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law earlier this week. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in the fight to cut the cost of prescription drugs and was instrumental in including major… Continue Reading


08.16.22

President Biden Signs Historic Bill to Lower Costs for Americans

WASHINGTON-President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law today to lower costs for people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow led the effort to include provisions to cut the cost of prescription drugs, combat the climate crisis, and create new good-paying clean energy jobs in Michigan. "This is a historic day for people in Michigan and across the country. Price-gouging is taking a big chunk out of Americans' wallets. This law takes on Big Pharma to lower prescri… Continue Reading


08.16.22

Senator Stabenow, Congresswoman Slotkin in Lansing Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin today highlighted major reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow and Slotkin were joined by Ingham County Health Department Director Linda Vail, Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Council Representative Gloria Kovnot, and Eaton County Resident Fonda Brewer. President Joe Biden plans to sign the Inflation Reduction Act into law today. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime ch… Continue Reading


08.15.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4 Million in Funding for Mass Transportation Authority in Flint

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Mass Transportation Authority in Flint will receive $4,334,800 from the Department of Transportation. The grant is a part of the Low or No Emission Grant Program which helps transit agencies purchase or lease U.S.-built and climate friendly transit buses. This funding was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Stabenow and Peters passed in Congress. "Public transportati… Continue Reading


08.15.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce $7 Million in Funding for the City of Detroit’s Public Transportation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Detroit will receive $6,912,404 from the Department of Transportation. The grant is a part of the Buses and Bus Facilities Program to help transit agencies purchase and rehabilitate buses, vans, and related equipment, and build bus facilities. This funding was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Stabenow and Peters passed in Congress. "Public transportation is critical to get… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce $25 Million Federal Grant to Reconstruct, Modernize Historic Michigan Avenue Corridor in Detroit

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Detroit Mobility and Innovation Corridor project will receive $25,000,000 to reconstruct and modernize a 1.9 mile historic segment of Michigan Avenue in Detroit. The grant, which is administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, will create a more s… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $19 Million Federal Grant for Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to Modernize, Reconstruct Critical Roadways

SAULT STE MARIE, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive $19,781,404 to reconstruct and modernize Shunk Road Corridor, a critical roadway that connects tribal and community members throughout the region to essential services. The segment of Shunk Road affected by this project includes reservation lands of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and serves as an access road to many tribal … Continue Reading


08.10.22

Senator Stabenow in Flint Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

FLINT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today highlighted major reforms in the recently Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow was joined by Clarence Pierce, President & CEO of Hamilton Community Health Network, and Yaushica Aubert, President & CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in the fight to cut the cost of prescription drugs and was instrumental in including major reforms in the Inflation… Continue Reading


08.10.22

President Biden Signs CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Costs, Bring Jobs Home, and Strengthen our National Security

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law today, which includes key provisions that U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) secured for the U.S. auto industry. The Senators led the effort to provide specific support for the U.S. production of semiconductor technologies for the auto industry. This critical law will lower costs for the products American families depend on, bring high-quality jobs home, rebuild the U.S. semiconductor industry, an… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Senator Stabenow, HHS Secretary Becerra in Detroit Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

DETROIT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra today highlighted major reforms in the recently Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. They were joined by Henry Ford Health President and CEO Bob Riney, Dr. Adnan Munkarah, a practicing physician and Henry Ford Health Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, and Medicare recipient Tiffany Crowe. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in … Continue Reading


08.07.22

Senate Passes Historic Bill to Lower Costs for Americans

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act to lower costs for people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow has been a long-time champion in the fight to cut the costs of prescription drugs, combat the climate crisis, and create new good-paying clean energy jobs in Michigan. "Price-gouging is taking a big chunk out of Americans' wallets. This bill takes on Big Pharma to lower prescription drug costs for Amer… Continue Reading


08.05.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Infrastructure Improvements at Jackson County Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Jackson County Airport $2,200,000 to rehabilitate a 60-year-old air traffic control tower and improve cab equipment. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucia… Continue Reading


08.03.22

Stabenow, Boozman, Booker, and Thune Introduce Legislation to Regulate Digital Commodities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022 to give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission new tools and authorities to regulate digital commodities. This mandatory framework will safeguard customers and our markets. "One in five Americ… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Southeast Michigan Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $12,078,145 for infrastructure improvements at airports across southeast Michigan. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. Oakland County International Airport will receive $5,500,000 to repair runways and runway lighting systems. Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport will receive $5,405,409 to purchase 40 pre-conditi… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Bishop International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Bishop International Airport $2,307,210 to repair cargo apron pavement. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air cargo service is crucial for economic development and commerce," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment that will help Bishop Inte… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport $7,500,000 to repair taxiways. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our state and will improve O… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Muskegon County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Muskegon County Airport $444,948 to repair taxiways and taxiway lighting systems. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to ou… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Stabenow, Peters Secure Major Water Infrastructure Investments to Address Serious Risks to Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Gary Peters (D-MI) secured major water infrastructure investments for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill authorizes projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve water quality in Michigan. The bill passed the Senate 92-2. "Michigan knows firsthand how more freque… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Judge Francis Kay Behm in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today introduced Judge F. Kay Behm to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering her nomination to be U.S. District Court Judge to the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Behm was nominated by President Biden on June 29. A video of the hearing can be found here. In her introduction, Senator Debbie Stabenow said, "Judge Behm represents the best of Michigan. I have no doubt that she will continue to ser… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Senate Passes CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Costs, Bring Jobs Home and Strengthen our National Security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced that the U.S. Senate passed the CHIPS and Science Act. This critical legislation will lower costs for the products American families depend on, bring high-quality jobs home, rebuild the U.S. semiconductor industry, and strengthen America's national security. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured major support for the U.S. production of semiconductor technologies for the auto industry as part of this effort. … Continue Reading

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