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08.25.21

Senator Stabenow, U.S. Department of Agriculture Announce Dairy Donation Program

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Michigan Milk Producers Association, and Food Council of Michigan to announce the establishment of a $400 million Dairy Donation Program. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations will partner with nonprofit food assistance organizations that distribute food to individuals and families in need. Those partnerships may apply for and receive reimbursements to cover some expenses related to eligible dairy … Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $120,000 in Support for the Ogemaw County EMS Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Ogemaw County EMS Authority will receive $121,462 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Ogemaw County put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $40,000 in Support for the Alpena Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Alpena Fire Department will receive $43,810 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Alpena put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources wi… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $300,000 in Support for Fire Departments In Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $280,236 in federal funding for fire departments in Southeast Michigan. The Luna Pier Fire Department will receive $66,426 to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. The Detroit Fire Department will receive $213,810 for fire prevention and safety. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and Fire Prevention and … Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $110,000 in Support for Fire Departments In Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Beaver Creek Fire Department will receive $17,621 and the Manistee Fire Department will receive $93,333 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Northern Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families, … Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $700,000 in Support for the Adrian Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Adrian Fire Department will receive $697,373 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program "Our firefighters in Adrian put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources wi… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $800,000 in Support for West Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $874,865 in federal funding to support West Michigan fire departments. The Saugatuck Township Fire District is receiving an operations and safety grant for $38,371. The Marshall Fire Department will receive $836,494 to hire new staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFE… Continue Reading


08.19.21

Stabenow, Peters, Brown Urge Taiwan to Continue Efforts to Address Ongoing Semiconductor Chip Shortage Affecting Auto Workers, Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), and Sherrod Brown (OH) urged the Taiwanese government to continue working to mitigate the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage that has impacted American auto manufacturers, causing plants to idle and resulting in layoffs for workers throughout the auto industry's supply chain. In their letter to Taiwan's representative to the U.S. Bi-khim Hsiao, the senators thanked Taiwan for working to address the global chip shortage, wh… Continue Reading


08.18.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Over $5.5 Million in Support to Michigan Organizations to Increase Pandemic Nutrition Assistance

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that two Michigan-based community organizations received USDA's Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program COVID Relief and Response (GusCRR) grants. These grants were made possible by Senator Stabenow's leadership to secure additional nutrition assistance in the federal COVID-19 packages. This funding was included in the Consolidated Appropriatio… Continue Reading


08.18.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.6 Million in Funding for Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $1,670,107 in federal funding has been awarded to seven fire departments in Michigan to purchase new tools and safety equipment including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) used by first responders to breathe in hazardous environments. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Departments i… Continue Reading


08.18.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $90,000 Investment in Benton Harbor Farmers Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a grant for $94,900 to construct a farmers market pavilion in Benton Harbor. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. "Congratulations to the City of Benton Harbor on receiving this funding to build a farmers market pavilion! This will allow the residents of Benton Harbor to have … Continue Reading


08.16.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement on the USDA Update of the Thrifty Food Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement on the release of U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, as required under the 2018 Farm Bill. "We can all agree that the world is much different today than it was in 1975 when the Thrifty Food Plan was last updated. Congress recognized this and that is why the 2018 Farm Bill requir… Continue Reading


08.12.21

Stabenow, Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement that Judge David Lawson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, is taking senior status, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced they are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application for U… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Senate Passes Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Key Investments in Michigan’s Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill that will invest in the nation's infrastructure and create good-paying jobs. This bill will make the single-largest investment in the Great Lakes, fix our roads and bridges, expand high-speed internet, invest in electric vehicles, and create jobs. "There is so much in this infrastructure bill that is good for Michigan. It starts with… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement on Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Joe Biden's announcement on fuel emission standards and executive order to strengthen American electric vehicle manufacturing: "I've always said Michigan workers are the best in the world. And this is their moment. These new standards will cut carbon pollution while creating new jobs at the same time. This announcement, paired with Congress' work on the Build Back Better agenda, will put people to work in good… Continue Reading


08.07.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $80,000 in Support for the Summit Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Summit Township Fire Department will receive $83,103 to install a Source Capture Exhaust System. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Summit Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first resp… Continue Reading


08.06.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $796,470 for fire departments in 5 communities across Southeast Michigan to purchase new equipment. These grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The Canton Township Fire Department will receive $129,163 to implement a health care and wellness program to keep firefighters safe. The Dearborn Fire Department will receive $350,375 for … Continue Reading


08.06.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $40,000 in Support for the Gerrish Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Gerrish Township Fire Department will receive $40,837 to purchase a new cot and power lift for the ambulance. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Gerrish Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give … Continue Reading


08.02.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $180,000 for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that four fire departments across Southeast Michigan will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. The Sterling Heights Fire Department will receive $146,860; the City of Center Line will receive $19,047; the Village of Holly will receive $9,414; and the City of Novi will receive $6,493. These federal grants come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assis… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $530,000 for the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department will receive $531,428 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "It is critical that firefighters and first responders have the resources necessary to do their jobs safely and effectively," s… Continue Reading

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