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07.07.21

Stabenow, Peters Welcome Over $12.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Michigan Head Start Programs Across State

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $12.7 million in funding to Michigan Head Start programs across the state through the American Rescue Plan, historic legislation both senators helped enact. This funding will help programs build back to fully operational, in-person services this fall as well as support vaccination of Head Start staff and families. "Head Start programs prov… Continue Reading


07.07.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $14 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that five Michigan community behavioral health organizations in West Michigan have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics will receive a total of $14,890,664 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. These clinics join 24 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured $135 million in f… Continue Reading


07.07.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $8 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that four Michigan community behavioral health organizations in Southeast Michigan have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics will receive a total of $8,831,602 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. These clinics join 24 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured $135 million … Continue Reading


07.06.21

Senator Stabenow, Representative Kildee Join With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow and Representative Kildee were leaders in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. They were joined by Ja'Nel Jamerson, the Executiv… Continue Reading


07.06.21

Senator Stabenow, Representative Lawrence Join With Families to Announce Tax Cuts for Working Families, Payments Begin July 15th

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) joined with child advocates to highlight tax cuts for working families included in the American Rescue Plan. Senator Stabenow and Representative Lawrence were leaders in the effort to include a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan. Combined with other parts of the Rescue Plan, it is projected to cut child poverty in the United States by half. They were joined by Gilda Jacobs, Executiv… Continue Reading


07.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funds for Houghton County Memorial Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,075,000 to Houghton County Memorial Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration grant will go towards purchasing snow removal equipment so the airport can keep serving families in the Upper Peninsula during the winter. The grant is possible because of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Senators Stabenow and Peters helped pass in Congress. … Continue Reading


07.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $2,095,000 to Cherry Capital Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration grant will invest in the safety of the airport by purchasing a replacement aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle and removing any road obstructions. The grant is made possible because of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Senators Stabenow and Peters helped pass in Con… Continue Reading


07.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Federal Funds for Capital Region International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $111,940 to Capital Region International Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration grant will go towards improving the runways at the airport. The grant is possible because of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Senators Stabenow and Peters helped pass in Congress. "Having reliable and safe air service is important to Michigan tourism, com… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nominations of Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering to Federal Judgeships in Michigan’s Eastern and Western Districts

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nominations of Judge Shalina Kumar as the U.S. District Court Judge to the Eastern District of Michigan and Judge Jane Beckering as the U.S. District Court Judge to the Western District of Michigan. If Judge Shalina Kumar is confirmed, she would be the first federal judge of South Asian descent in Michigan. "We applaud today's nominations by the White House. Judge Kumar and Judge Beckering are two outstanding and… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Sens. Stabenow, Crapo Lead Bipartisan Bill to Help Address Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to address the shortfall of veterinarians in rural areas. The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act would help meet the growing demand for veterinarians nationwide by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in underserved areas. "Veterinarians provide essential support for the agricultural economy in so many rural areas an… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Stabenow Leads Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - The Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 52 U.S. Senators, passed the Senate. The legislation provides resources and incentives to help farmers and foresters scale up conservation practices on their land to benefit the environment and generate new sources of income through carbon markets at the same time. "Climate change is affecting Michigan farmers, foresters, and rural communi… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Support Workers Impacted by Trade

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced a bill to support workers who lose their jobs because global trade has impacted their employers or industry. The Trade Adjustment Assistance For Workers Reauthorization Act of 2021 improves the existing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program so that more trade-impacted workers can access job training benefits, extended unemployment, and other support services needed to find new jobs. B… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senators Stabenow, Blunt Announce New Bill to Expand Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Nationwide

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced their new bipartisan bill, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021. The legislation will expand high-quality mental health and addiction services nationwide by giving every state the opportunity to fully fund the creation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in their communities as part of health care. Senators Stabenow and Blunt created these community clinics through the Excellence… Continue Reading


06.14.21

Senator Stabenow Welcomes Secretary Vilsack to Talk Climate with Michigan Farmers, Foresters

EAST LANSING, Mich. - In a roundtable Friday, U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan's 8th Congressional District met with farmers, foresters and conservation groups from across Michigan to discuss ways producers can lead in addressing the climate crisis, and the need for more resources for climate-smart agriculture and forestry programs. "Michigan far… Continue Reading


06.11.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $42,000 for the Mount Clemens Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Mount Clemens Fire Department will receive $42,999 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 Mount Clemens put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new … Continue Reading


06.11.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $466,000 for the Grand Rapids Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Grand Rapids Fire Department will receive $466,948 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 Grand Rapids put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new r… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced the reintroduction of a bipartisan bill to support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act establishes standard criteria for the funding, management and designation of National Heritage Areas across the country and sets an annual authorization of $1 million for all National Heritage Areas. … Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senator Stabenow Advocates for Strong PFAS Clean Up Standards and Action from Congress at Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing to push for strong standards on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, as a way to expedite clean up around military bases in Michigan. Senator Stabenow introduced two new bills to address PFAS at military bases this week. The Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act direct the Department of Defense to identify and clean up PFA… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce New Legislation to Clean Up PFAS at Military Installations With Highest Levels of Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced two new bills to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, at military bases across the country. The Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act direct the Department of Defense to identify and clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at U.S. military installations with some of the highest levels of PFAS contamination in the country. The Filthy Fifty Act will set test… Continue Reading


06.08.21

Senate Passes Senator Stabenow’s Make It In America Act and Provision to Address the Semiconductor Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today passed a bipartisan bill to invest in American innovation and manufacturing. The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which passed 68-32, included U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's Make It In America Act to strengthen Buy American laws. The bill will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American rules that require the federal government to give preference to products made in America. The U.S. Innovation and Competition A… Continue Reading

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