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09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Across Michigan, Importance of Federal Funding

This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect our lakes and waterways. Stabenow today joined the City of Ishpeming, Marquette County and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to celebrate the Partridge Creek Diversion Project that was critical to Deer Lake receiving a clean bill of health in 2014. Stabenow authored the GLRI in 2010 and is leading the bi… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department will receive $193,816 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help hire two new full-time firefighter EMTs. "The community depends on the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department to protect their homes, businesses and loved ones duri… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Marquette

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Complex in Marquette. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, North… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Munising

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Munising as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at VanLandschoot & Sons Fish Market, Muldoons Pasties and the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises. Stabenow's tour has included over 110 stops in communities across the state including Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bang… Continue Reading


08.31.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Traverse City

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Northwestern Michigan College's Hagerty Center in Traverse City. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Nor… Continue Reading


08.31.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.1 Million for Charlevoix Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the City of Charlevoix will receive $1,176,592 to rehabilitate runways at Charlevoix Municipal Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. "This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage bus… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Grand Rapids

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Kent Career Tech Center in Grand Rapids. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Grand Rapids Community Colleg… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Perry

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute in Perry. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Lans… Continue Reading


08.29.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Flint

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Mott Community College's Regional Technology Center in Flint. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Mott C… Continue Reading


08.29.17

Senator Stabenow Kicks Off Series of Workforce Discussions Across Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today kicked off a week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Macomb Com… Continue Reading


08.28.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 Investment to Protect Against Harmful Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association will receive $309,305 to help prevent the spread of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The grant comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Ocean Technology Transition Program. The Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association is based in Ann Arbor and works to enhance the ability to collect, deliver and use data on the Great Lakes. "The algae blooms in … Continue Reading


08.24.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Midland

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Midland as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Live Oak Coffeehouse, Coyer Candle Co., and Heather 'n Holly. Stabenow's tour has included over 110 stops in communities across the state including Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns, Lapeer… Continue Reading


08.24.17

Senator Stabenow Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Across Michigan, Importance of Federal Funding

This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect our lakes and waterways. Stabenow today joined Sheila Stamiris, Executive Director of the Frankenmuth Downtown Development Authority, Mike Kelly, Director of the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network, and Randy Claramunt, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fish Biologist, to recognize the completion of the… Continue Reading


08.23.17

Senator Stabenow Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Across Michigan, Importance of Federal Funding

This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect our lakes and waterways. Stabenow today joined Steve Largent, Boardman River Program Coordinator and Trout Unlimited member, and Amy Beyer, Executive Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance, to highlight The Boardman: A River Reborn, a community project to restore the Boardman River. Stabenow authored the G… Continue Reading


08.22.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $5.9 Million for Sawyer International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Sawyer International Airport has been awarded two grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) totaling $5,967,513 to support airport improvement projects, including runway rehabilitation. "This investment will make travelling 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 jobs." "Airports … Continue Reading


08.21.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce $60,000 of Support for Perrinton Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Perrinton Fire Department will receive $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to purchase a compressor and cascade system for filling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air tanks. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Perrinton put their lives on the line to protect our f… Continue Reading


08.18.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Dearborn Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Dearborn Fire Department will receive $1,795,092 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help hire 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 the Dearborn Fir… Continue Reading


08.18.17

Stabenow Statement on Fish and Wildlife Analysis of Live Silver Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife analysis of the live Silver carp recently found nine miles from Lake Michigan: "This is the first time that a live Silver carp has been found this close to Lake Michigan. Now, we have proof that it went through the Brandon Road Lock and Dam. Time is of the essence to both implement a permanent solution and take immediate steps to stop Asian carp from reaching… Continue Reading


08.18.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.5 Million in Support for Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will receive $1,547,983 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program to hire twelve new full-time public safety officers. "Our public safety officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety make… Continue Reading


08.18.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Scio Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Scio Township Fire Department will receive $29,500 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help recruit 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 Scio Township Fire Department make sure there is always someone th… Continue Reading

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