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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


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Muskegon County Airport Will Receive $1 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 $1,052,631 to the Muskegon County Airport. 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 infrastructure improvements including the rehabilitation of runways … Continue Reading


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Bishop International Airport Will Receive Around $419,000 Federal Grant for Improvements

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $419,444 to the Bishop International Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow, Peters, and Kildee helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go towards infrastructure… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Houghton County Memorial Airport Will Receive $544,000 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 $544,000 to the Houghton County Memorial Airport. 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 infrastructure improvements including the construction of a t… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Alpena County Regional Airport Will Receive $1.2 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 $1,206,500 to the Alpena County Regional Airport. 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 infrastructure improvements including the rehabilitation of r… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.1 Million for Transportation Services in Holland, Zeeland 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 Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority (MAX Transit), which services both Holland and Zeeland, a $4.1 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 MAX Transit will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The leadersh… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Report: Getting Back to School Safely - America’s Students Need Action Now

Senator Debbie Stabenow today released a report about safely reopening schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here. … Continue Reading


06.25.20

Stabenow Introduces New Bipartisan Bill to Help Michigan School Districts and Colleges Safely Reopen this Fall

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a bipartisan bill today to help Michigan schools and colleges cover the costs of protecting students and educators from COVID-19. The Reopen Schools Safely Act will establish a major federal grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to help school districts and colleges reopen this fall. A conservative analysis by the School Superintendents Association found that an average school district needs up to $1.8 million to reopen safely. The bipartis… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Report: The Price of Inaction is Highest for Poor Families and Low-Wealth Americans

Senator Debbie Stabenow today released a report about the hardships poor families and low-wage workers will bear if Republicans fail to take action on the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Stabenow, Peters Help Senate Pass Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act That Will Benefit Michigan

Legislation Would Permanently and Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Protect Michigan Public Lands and Waters That Are Critical to Economy U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today helped pass bipartisan legislation that would guarantee funding towards public lands maintenance and renovation projects in Michigan and across the country. The Great American Outdoors Act would both permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 mill… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $5.5 Million Federal Grant to State of Michigan for M-1 Corridor in Metro Detroit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive a $5.5 million federal grant to implement technology to improve pedestrian safety, decrease vehicle crashes, and reduce traffic congestion along the M-1 Corridor, also known as Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Woodward Avenue is used by cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles, public transit, and emergen… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Michigan Congressional Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Declare a Major Disaster for Midland County and Neighboring Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-04) and Dan Kildee (MI-05), along with Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today urged the Trump Administration to declare a Major Disaster for Michigan for the Counties of Mid… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Stabenow, Peters Welcome $25 Million Federal Grant to Improve, Expand Customs Operations at Blue Water Bridge

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide a $25 million grant to support critical operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, which is one of the busiest trade crossings in the country. The funding will specifically help expand the customs plaza at the bridge that is responsible for facilitating a major portion of the over 300,000 people and $910 million in trade that cross the Northern Border every day… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Report: Actions Speak Louder than Words – Essential Workers Deserve More than a Thank You

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report about essential workers-over 41 percent of whom are people of color-during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $5.6 Million for Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) is providing the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) a $5.6 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 STARS will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Families and essential workers in Saginaw rely on public transportation to… Continue Reading

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