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08.19.20

Senator Stabenow and Congresswoman Slotkin Highlight How the Trump Administration’s Actions to Undermine the Postal Service Are Hurting Michigan Families

LANSING - Today, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) held a press conference outside a U.S. Post Office in Lansing to highlight the Trump Administration's actions to undermine the U.S. Postal Service. Yesterday, the Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, said some changes will be suspended until after the election but stopped short of permanently ending these harmful policies. "The President admitted to sabotaging the Postal Service - attacking our democracy an… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $61 Million in Funding for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) will receive $61,757,666 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that SMART will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. SMART is a regional public transportati… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $900,000 in Support for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $965,909 for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Blackman Charter Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training a… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support for the Burlington Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $110,666 for the Burlington Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Burlington Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give our … Continue Reading


08.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $500,000 in Support for the Village of Laurium Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $525,142 for the Village of Laurium Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in the Village of Laurium put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give ou… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $1 Million in Funding for the Capital Area Transportation Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will receive $1,824,416 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to rehabilitate a bus terminal in downtown Lansing. This funding comes from the FTA's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "The leadership and employees of the Capital Area Transportation Authority work hard to make sure that people can get to their jobs, doctor… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $21 Million in Funding for the Michigan Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that 7 communities across Michigan will receive $21,085,600 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding comes from the FTA's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program to replace, renovate and purchase buses, equipment and bus-related facilities. Leelanau and Grant Traverse Counties will receive $13,380,000 to construct a new headquarters and transfer station for the Bay Are… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $4 Million in Rural Transit Funding for the Michigan Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive $4,924,382 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase transit vehicles for rural transit agencies across the state. This funding comes from the FTA's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "Our transit providers work hard to get Michigan residents where they need to go. This grant will help improve stations, bri… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Call for Coordinated Federal Response after Michigan Residents Receive Seeds from China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called for a coordinated federal response to households in Michigan and across the country that received unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail. Foreign seeds could pose a serious threat to America's food supply and American agricu… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Senator Stabenow Secures Michigan’s Selection for Nationwide Behavioral Health Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced she has secured the State of Michigan's selection for a nationwide demonstration program that is transforming the way mental health services and addiction treatment are delivered across the country. Senators Stabenow and Roy Blunt (R-MO) established this initiative in their bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act. Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in Michigan, which provide quality, comprehensi… Continue Reading


08.09.20

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Actions

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement on President Trump's coronavirus executive actions: "The President's latest executive orders are another cruel political game pitting unemployed Americans against those providing essential state and local services. "First, $400 per week is still a major cut in critically needed income for unemployed Americans. "Then, instead of just providing federal funding for $400 a week to people who are struggling to survive, he… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.7 Million in Transit Funding for the City of Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Jackson will receive $3.7 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the Jackson Area Transportation Authority will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The leadership and workers of the Jackson Are… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 in Funding For Communities Across the Upper Peninsula

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $347,500 in funding to support rural communities across the Upper Peninsula. This investment comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facilities grant program in the Farm Bill, which funds critical infrastructure needs in rural communities in Michigan and across the country. "Our small towns in the Upper Peninsula and across Michigan face unique challenges. This investment in public safety, transport… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Beaverton Will Receive $851,000 Federal Grant to Bolster Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Beaverton will receive $851,000 in federal funding to bolster water and wastewater infrastructure. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. "We can no longer take for granted the infrastructure that keeps the water coming out of our faucets clean and our beaches safe for swimming," said Senator Stab… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Being Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the signing into law of bipartisan legislation that will guarantee funding towards public lands maintenance and renovation projects in Michigan and across the country. The Great American Outdoors Act - which Peters and Stabenow cosponsored - will both permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million dollars annually. The LWCF has helped promote outdoor recreation and has… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Hampton Charter Township Will Receive $2.25 Million Federal Grant to Bolster Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that Hampton Charter Township will receive $2,225,000 in federal funding to bolster water and wastewater infrastructure. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. "Hampton Charter Township's aging infrastructure is in need of repairs to protect homes from property damage an… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $750,000 in Transit Funding for the City of Niles

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the City of Niles a $753,743 grant. Peters and Stabenow helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that the City of Niles and its Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) service remains operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The leadership and employees of Nile… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Support for Fire Departments in Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $773,045 for fire departments in 9 communities across Southeast Michigan to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants include $102,254 for the Chartered Township of Northville, $90,476 for the North Oakland County Fire Authority, $47,619 for the City of Mount Clemens, $56,727 for the City of Allen Park, $46,000 for the Armada Fire Department, $59,090 for City of Garden City, $120,256 for the City of … Continue Reading


07.31.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $200,000 in Support for Fire Departments in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $295,415 for fire departments in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant to purchase new equipment and improve services. These grants include $11,428 for the City of Fenton and $283,987 for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. These grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Fenton and Mt. Pleasant put their lives on the line to protect our families, … Continue Reading


07.28.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $8 Million in Federal Funding for Two Southeast Michigan Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $7,496,524 to Oakland County International Airport and $921,000 to Willow Run Airport. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will go towards runway improvements. "Investing in Michigan's airports will support eco… Continue Reading

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