Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Initiative to Boost Michigan Agriculture, Help Families in Need

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced action to help boost Michigan agriculture and help families in need. The Emergency Food Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will supply Michigan apples, cherries and other fruits and vegetables to help food pantries and other community hunger organizations meet demand. "Our food banks have been stretched very thin during the economic downturn, and while the eco… Continue Reading


Senator Debbie Stabenow Announces New Chief of Staff

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that she has named longtime adviser Bill Sweeney as her new Chief of Staff. Sweeney, a Michigan native, has been with Stabenow since 1999, when he served on Stabenow's finance team during her successful first run for the U.S. Senate. In his more than 14 years with Stabenow, Sweeney has served in a number of positions in her office including Speechwriter, Senior Communications Advisor, and Deputy Chief of Staff. Bill Sweeney is from Wayne, Michigan an… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Applauds Senate Vote to Move Forward on Extending Unemployment Insurance

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today voted with a bipartisan group of Senators to move forward on legislation that would extend emergency unemployment insurance for millions of Americans who are looking for work. Unemployment insurance for more than 43,000 people in Michigan expired on Dec. 28 after Republicans blocked an effort to extend the program into 2014. An additional 86,500 people in Michigan will lose their coverage in the first six months of 2014 if Congress doesn't act. "Extending this… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow, Representative Camp, Great Lakes Advocates Say More Action Needed Following Release of Asian Carp Report

Following the release of a new report on ways to stop Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Dave Camp today joined with Great Lakes experts and advocates to urge that more action be taken to stop the invasive fish that could wreak havoc on the Great Lakes' ecosystem. Stabenow and Camp authored the bipartisan Stop Invasive Species Act that passed in 2012 to require today's Army Corps of Engineers report to be completed t… Continue Reading

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