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08.03.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce an Additional $2.5 Million for Ford Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that Ford Airport in Iron Mountain/Kingsford will receive an additional $2,597,745 grant from the Department of Transportation to complete the rehabilitation of the runway and the reconstruction of its lighting. Last week, Stabenow and Peters announced that Ford Airport would receive a $2,246,044 grant to address these improvements. In total, the airport will receive $4,843,789 in funding. "This investment will make travelling to and from … Continue Reading


08.02.17

Stabenow, Peters Commend Federal Action on Flood Assistance for Michigan Families

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today commended the approval of a major disaster declaration for the State of Michigan providing assistance to families following severe flooding that affected Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland Counties. The four counties have declared states of emergency, and the damage from the flooding is estimated to be over $100 million. "Michigan families are resilient," said Senator Stabenow. "Today's declaration will provide critical federal support t… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Coldwater and Kalamazoo

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Coldwater and Kalamazoo as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Jeannie's Diner, Lilah's Bridal, and Tilted Tulip Florist in Coldwater before traveling to Kalamazoo to visit Bell's Brewery. Stabenow's tour has included over 100 stops in communities across the state including Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Plea… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Over $640,000 in Support of Southeastern Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the announcement that two fire departments in Southeastern Michigan will receive $643,105 in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Brandon Fire Department will receive $11,286, which will fund an air unit to support their self-contained breathing apparatus. The St. Clair Shores Fire Department will receive $631,819, which will be used to purchase a new hybrid ladder/pumpe… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Nomination of Former Representative Pete Hoekstra to be U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced their support for former Representative Pete Hoekstra to be United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. "Former Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg famously said: 'Politics stop at the water's edge,'" said Senator Stabenow. "While Pete and I have often been on opposite sides of issues, I know he is well suited to serve our country in this new role as Ambassador. I look forward to supporting his nomination and intr… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Peters and Stabenow Applaud $14.4 Million for Flint Lead Registry

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Michigan State University (MSU) with $14.4 million over four years to establish a Flint Lead Registry to monitor the health outcomes of children and adults exposed to lead and provide long-term treatment to mitigate the effects of lead exposure. This funding was included in the Flint agreement that Senators Peters and Stabenow and Congressman Kildee passed to provide long-… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $140,000 in Support of Inland Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Inland Township Fire Department will receive $147,740 in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to purchase 10 SCBA Air packs as well as a clean air compressor to provide air to first responders during a fire. "Our firefighters in Inland Township put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, thes… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $66,000 in Support for Freeport Area Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Freeport Area Volunteer Fire Department will receive $66,999 in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program for 17 new headsets and a new VHF800 MHz radio. "Our volunteer firefighters in Freeport put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need … Continue Reading


07.28.17

Ahead of White House Medal of Honor Ceremony, Stabenow, Peters, Upton Congratulate Vietnam Veteran James McCloughan on Receiving Our Nation’s Highest Military Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Monday's Medal of Honor Ceremony at the White House, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) congratulated Vietnam Veteran James McCloughan for receiving our nation's highest military honor. Then-Private First Class McCloughan, a native and current resident of South Haven, served as a medic and saved the lives of 10 members of his platoon who were wounded during the Battle of Nui Yon Hill on May 13-15, 1969. … Continue Reading


07.28.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2 Million for Ford Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Ford Airport in Kingsford will receive a $2,246,044 grant from the Department of Transportation to support infrastructure projects including rehabilitation of the runway and the reconstruction of its lighting. "This funding will make traveling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create mo… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Following Peters & Stabenow Efforts, Trump Administration Extends Public Comment Period on Marine Sanctuary and Monument Expansions

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to extend the public comment period on an executive order that could lead to the rollback or elimination of 11 marine sanctuaries and monuments created or expanded over the past decade, including the expansion of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena. The public comment period, which was scheduled to close on Wednesday, July 26th, has been extended to Monday, August 14th. "St… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Stabenow Statement on Senate Vote on Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement after the Republican attempts to repeal health care failed in the Senate: "Over the past few months, so many people in Michigan and across the country shared their stories, made phone calls, and spoke out against the Republican health care bill. Because of these actions, the Republican attempts to take away health care from millions of Americans failed tonight. It's now important that we work on a bipartisan basis… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Bipartisan Michigan Delegation Members Urge President Trump to Issue Federal Disaster Declaration Following Severe Flash Flooding in Four Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives John Moolenaar (R-MI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Mike Bishop (R-MI), Jack Bergman (R-MI), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Dave Trott (R-MI), Sander Levin (D-MI), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today urged President Trump to approve Governor Snyder's request for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Stabenow, Peters, Bergman, Kildee Lead Bipartisan Push to Protect Thunder Bay Sanctuary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Dan Kildee (D-MI) today led a bipartisan call on the Trump Administration to maintain the existing boundaries of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and warned against any attempt by the Administration to circumvent the ban on Great Lakes oil and gas drilling. The Trump Administration recently ordered a review of National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Mon… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $6 Million for Cherry Capital Airport

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City will receive a $6,130,114 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support infrastructure projects including the extension, construction, and rehabilitation of multiple runways. "Cherry Capital Airport connects the rest of the world to the beautiful sights and attractions of Northern Michigan," said Senator Peters. "I am pleased to announce this funding which will help th… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Post-9/11 G.I. Bill for Veterans

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced bipartisan legislation to improve veterans' education benefits and enhance the post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (S.1598), named for the architect of the original G.I. Bill, eliminates an arbitrary 15-year period within which veterans are required to use the benefits they have earned. This bill would allow service-members who enlist after January 1, 2018 to use their benefits at any point after the… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Senator Stabenow’s Visit to Traverse City Marks Over 100 Stops on Small Business Tour

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Traverse City, marking over 100 stops on her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with owners and employees at Grand Traverse Pie Company, Cherry Republic, Golden Shoes, and The Workshop Brewing Company. Stabenow's tour has included over 100 stops in communities across the state including Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns,… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for 20 West Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced a $497,160 regional award for 20 fire departments in West Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters and first responders in West Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to hel… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $910,000 in Support of Delta Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Delta Township Fire Department will receive $916,115 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help hire six new full-time firefighters. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help Delta Township Fire Department make sure there is always someone t… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Stabenow, Peters Request Meeting with President Trump to Discuss Ways to Promote American Jobs and Manufacturing

As the White House continues its "Made in America" activities this week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today requested a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss ways to promote American jobs and manufacturing and end outsourcing. The Senators reminded President Trump of his promise to put forward a comprehensive plan to end outsourcing and create jobs, and they called on him to work with Congress to ensure that American jobs are not shipped overseas. "Yo… Continue Reading

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