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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


07.15.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Status of Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, Clean Energy Investments in Budget Package

Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the status of the electric vehicle tax credit and clean energy investments in the budget package: "If these reports are true, not continuing the electric vehicle tax credit and opposing all clean energy investments is a gift to China and an absolute slap in the face to American businesses and American workers. This short-sighted position shows a complete lack of understanding about our American auto industry and its leading role in the fut… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Senate Confirmation of Michael Barr to Serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON-Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced Senate confirmation of Michael Barr to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Barr currently serves as Dean of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. "Michael Barr has spent his entire career focused on building an economy that works for everyone. During his time at the U.S. Treasury, he worked extensively to prevent a future financial crisis. His experience and thoughtf… Continue Reading


07.08.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $725,000 Federal Grant for Oakland County International Airport

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Oakland County International Airport will receive a $725,176 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding was awarded through the Michigan State Block Grant Program, and will help the airport replace an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle to ensure it continues to meet critical safety requirements. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, c… Continue Reading


07.07.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport $49,600,000 in federal funding for terminal improvements. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding includes: $28,000,000 to rehabilitate public restrooms to be more accessi… Continue Reading


07.07.22

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Flint Bishop International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Flint Bishop International Airport $3,500,000 in federal funding to repair a terminal roof. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Having reliable and safe air service… Continue Reading


07.07.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Gerald R. Ford International Airport $8,687,870 in federal funding to install 8 new passenger boarding bridges. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, … Continue Reading


07.01.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3.6 Million Federal Grant for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will receive a $3,660,992 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements. The funding will go toward expanding the airport's snow removal equipment building, as well as reconstructing existing airport service roads, runway lighting systems, and the aircraft rescue and firefighting building. "Having reliable and safe air … Continue Reading


06.25.22

President Signs the Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act to extend important funding and flexibility for communities to provide children healthy meals this summer and provide support to schools and daycare providers to respond to supply chain challenges and high food costs for the coming school year. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House by voice vote. Keep Kids Fed was introduced by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debb… Continue Reading


06.24.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. "In 1973, Roe v. Wade gave American women the fundamental freedom to make our own reproductive health care decisions. Now, 50 years later, the Supreme Court has ripped away this basic right. "The fundamental question is 'who gets to make health care decisions for a woman?' The woman herself, based on her own faith, with her family and her doctor, or a bunch of judges and poli… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Take Action on Gun Safety

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to protect America's children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Roy Blunt authored the initiative included in the bill to expand high-quality mental health and addiction services nationwide. The state of Michigan, which began participating in Stabenow's behavioral health initiative in 2021,… Continue Reading


06.23.22

Senate Extends School and Summer Meals for Kids

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate unanimously extended important funding and flexibility for communities to provide children healthy meals this summer and provide support to schools and daycare providers to respond to supply chain challenges and high food costs for the coming school year. The Keep Kids Fed Act was announced by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with House Committee on Education and… Continue Reading


06.21.22

Stabenow, Boozman, Scott, and Foxx Announce Bipartisan and Bicameral Agreement to Extend School and Summer Meals for Kids

WASHINGTON - Today, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA 03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R NC-5), announced an agreement to help school and summer providers keep kids fed. The Keep Kids Fed Act will provide important funding and flexibility for communities to provide children healthy meals this summer and provide support to schools and dayca… Continue Reading


06.12.22

Senators Stabenow, Blunt Lead Mental Health Initiative in Bipartisan Proposal

Bipartisan Proposal Expands Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Nationwide, Invests in School-Based Mental Health Support, Transforms the Way We Fund Community Behavioral Health Services WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced their bipartisan bill to expand high-quality mental health and addiction services nationwide is included in the Senate bipartisan proposal. Their initiative provides every state with funding for Certified Community … Continue Reading


06.10.22

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Keystone Policy Center Leadership Award for Her Extraordinary Bipartisan Work to Improve Lives of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow on Wednesday received the prestigious Keystone Policy Center Leadership Award, which honors public officials who improve the lives of Americans through bipartisan work. A photo from the ceremony can be found here. Senator Stabenow has spent her life working for the people of Michigan and improving the lives of all Americans. She has authored over 160 bills that have been signed into law. This includes a transformational mental health and addict… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at MBS 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 MBS International Airport $367,200 in funding to repair a runway and a runway lighting system. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Capital Region 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 Capital Region International Airport $1,935,306 in funding 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 in Mid-Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure t… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. -U U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Cherry Capital Airport $2,595,411 in funding to remove non-hazard access road and apron obstructions to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) standards. These funds are from the FAA grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important inve… Continue Reading

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