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09.06.19

Senator Stabenow Applauds New Initiative to Encourage Donations of Surplus Milk to Local Food Banks

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, applauded the announcement of a new USDA grant program that encourages milk producers to partner with food banks and charities to donate surplus milk. The Milk Donation Reimbursement Program, which Senator Stabenow authored in the 2018 bipartisan Farm Bill, will make $9 million available the first year and $5 million available each year afterwards to help … Continue Reading


09.04.19

Stabenow, Peters Welcome $27.9 Million in Federal Funding for Michigan to Address Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s announcement today that it will award a $27.9 million federal grant to Michigan to address the opioid crisis. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will receive this funding to help affected families and communities combat the ongoing epidemic through expanded access to treatment and prevention efforts as well as real-time data. "Families all a… Continue Reading


08.29.19

In Traverse City, Senator Stabenow Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today discussed her bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference in Traverse City. Stabenow was joined by Bob Lambe, Executive Secretary of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Brett Fessell, River Restoration Specialist of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Amy Beyer, Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance; and Glen Chown, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Regio… Continue Reading


08.28.19

Senators Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Stop Choosing Oil Companies over Michigan Farmers

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) joined five Senators to urge the Administration to support a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Michigan farmers. The President recently took action to benefit oil companies and undercut American-grown biofuels. On August 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued 31 small refinery hardship waivers, which al… Continue Reading


08.23.19

In Saginaw, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

SAGINAW - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw. Stabenow was joined by Rich Bowman, Director of Working Lands of The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, David Lossing, Chair of the Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition, and Nikki Ghorpade, Government Affairs Representative of Ducks Unlimited to highlight the importance of GLRI funding to o… Continue Reading


08.22.19

In Detroit, Stabenow, Peters Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

DETROIT - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced their bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes at a press conference on Belle Isle. The Senators were joined by Marie McCormick, Executive Director of Friends of the Rouge, Anne Brasie, Executive Director of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and David Howell, Chairman of Friends of the Detroit River to highlight the importance of GLRI funding to our lakes and waterways on Belle … Continue Reading


08.21.19

Senators Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns Unreliable Technology is Affecting Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate whether Information Technology (IT) changes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) were improving or interfering with service to Michigan farmers and affecting the implementati… Continue Reading


07.30.19

Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation today introduced legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Representatives a… Continue Reading


07.26.19

Stabenow, Portman, Baldwin, Joyce, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), member of the House Great Lakes Task Force, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding fo… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Agreement between California and Auto Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the agreement reached between Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Company, Volkswagen, BMW, and the State of California on future emissions and fuel economy standards: "I applaud these four auto companies for reaching an agreement that is good for our workers, manufacturers, and suppliers. This agreement will help reduce carbon emissions, promote innovation, and benefit consumers. The Trump Administration … Continue Reading


07.25.19

Stabenow Statement on Medicare Negotiation Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee vote on her amendment to let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices for seniors: "Today, the Republican Majority on the Senate Finance Committee missed the opportunity to truly cut prescription drug prices for our seniors. They all voted "no" on my amendment to allow Medicare to use the bargaining power of 43 million seniors to get the lowest prices for Americans. "We kn… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Peters, Stabenow & Alexander Bill to Promote Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' approval of bipartisan legislation they reintroduced to support research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies. The Vehicle Innovation Act would bolster investment in more energy efficient cars and trucks to help increase fuel mileage and decrease our nation's dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th … Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow, Alpena Community College Announce $500,000 to Expand Opioid Treatment in Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $500,000 in new funding for Alpena Community College to expand telemedicine opioid treatment at 25 locations throughout Northeastern Michigan. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural D… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Announces over $50,000 to Expand Rural Opioid Treatment in Clare and Kalkaska Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced over $50,000 in new funding to improve access to quality opioid treatment through new telemedicine resources in Clare and Kalkaska counties. This new federal support will ensure patients can get the care they need without traveling long distances to seek treatment. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Dev… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Benton Harbor, Cassopolis

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN - Last week, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with providers, patients, and other stakeholders in Southwest Michigan to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow first toured the Benton Harbor VA Clinic before meeting with officials at the Benton Harbor InterCare Community Health Network Clinic. She then toured the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network and met with providers and b… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Michigan Congressional Delegation Tours Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Draws Attention to Critical Project that Will Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

Joliet, IL -Eleven Members of Michigan's Congressional delegation today toured the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, IL to highlight a critical project that will protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a final plan, which will give Congress the ability to authorize and fund permanent solutions to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Today's vi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate Passes Stabenow Legislation Addressing PFAS Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of her legislation and other measures to address PFAS contamination in Michigan and across the country. These measures passed the Senate as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The House of Representatives is expected to take up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in the coming weeks and both chambers will then work on a conference agreement. Contamination from PFAS chemi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Stabenow Announces Senate Passage of Her Legislation to Improve Transition for Returning Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her legislation to make sure returning servicemembers have access to community resources when they transition back to civilian life passed the Senate as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The House is expected to take up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in the coming weeks and both chambers will then work on a conference agreement. Stabenow's legislation would allow servicemem… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Stabenow, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund New Community Partnerships to Address High Rate of Maternal and Infant Mortality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced the bipartisan Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide funding for new community partnerships to address the high rate of maternal and infant mortality. The United States has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world and one of the highest rates of infant mortality. "The high rate of maternal and infant mortality in this country is completely unacceptable; we must… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Senators Stabenow, Roberts Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Gaps in Housing Stipends for Student Veterans

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced bipartisan legislation to end gaps in housing stipends for student veterans. Under current law, the end of an academic semester can lead to reductions or gaps in monthly housing stipends for student veterans because stipends cannot be paid when the recipient is not actively enrolled in classes. The Student Veterans Housing Act ensures that veterans utilizing Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits contin… Continue Reading

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