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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


07.20.17

Stabenow Applauds Action Requiring Release of Study to Stop Asian Carp

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded news that the Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a critical study to stop Asian carp within thirty days of the bill's enactment. The study, which will provide important guidance on how best to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, was supposed to be released in February but… Continue Reading


07.18.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $2.7 Million for Delta County Airport

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Delta County Airport in Escanaba will receive a $2,729,672 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support infrastructure rehabilitation projects, including runway refurbishing and providing new signage and LED lighting for portions of the runway and taxiways. "The Delta County Airport plays a critical role in connecting Escanaba and Delta County residents with business and travel opportunities around the worl… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.4 Million for Detroit Metropolitan Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $3,411,782 to construct a service road and rehabilitate runways at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). 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 Metro Detroit safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air t… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses Grow

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced legislation, the Growing Small Businesses Act, which would provide a tax cut to a small business planning to grow and expand. The bill provides a 25 percent tax credit for the cost of buildings and equipment for a business's first commercial production facility. "During my small business tour, I have met so many talented entrepreneurs who are working hard every day to grow their businesses and create jobs," said Senator Stabenow. "My … Continue Reading


07.07.17

Stabenow, Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship and U.S. Attorney in Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced they are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge or United States Attorney. There is currently one vacancy on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and one vacancy on the United States District Court for the Western District. Both U.S. Attorney positions are also vacant. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@s… Continue Reading


07.05.17

Senator Stabenow Participates in Clawson’s Annual Fourth of July Parade

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow celebrated the Clawson Fourth of July Festival with Southeast Michigan families on Tuesday, July 4. She participated in the Independence Day Parade which walked through the heart of downtown Clawson.… Continue Reading


07.05.17

Senator Stabenow Gives Remarks During Independence Day Celebration Honoring Veterans in Clarkston

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined community members, families and veterans at the 7th Annual Clintonwood Park Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. She gave brief remarks during the ceremony celebrating Michigan veterans and honoring the late Bart Clark, a Navy veteran. This year's theme was "Celebrate Independence" and included a meet and greet as well as a 21 gun salute to honor those who have served.… Continue Reading


07.05.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce More Than $4.6 Million in PILT Funding for Michigan

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $4,644,847 in funding for 29 Michigan counties through the Department of the Interior's Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Michigan is home to more than two million acres of federal lands, meaning that county governments throughout Michigan miss out on important property tax revenue every year. PILT program funds help to make up for the lost property tax revenue to fund essential services in these Michigan counties. "The PI… Continue Reading


07.03.17

In Grand Haven, Senator Stabenow Joins “All Hands on Deck” Event on Lake Michigan to Highlight Importance of Protecting Our Great Lakes

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today joined community members at the Grand Haven State Park for the "All Hands on Deck" Great Lakes event. The event was one of 64 local events happening in communities and at public beaches in six different states to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our Great Lakes and funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "All Hands on Deck" was started by Kimberly Simon of Charlevoix in Mar… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $141,000 in Support for Graafschap Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $141,715 for the Graafschap Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters 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 help them do their jobs more safely an… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Peters, Stabenow Urge Department of Defense to Explore Efforts to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in TRICARE

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis asking him for timely consideration of a pilot program to improve access and reduce the costs of prescription drugs in the TRICARE program, which serves active duty military personnel, National Guard, reservists, retired servicemembers and their families. "We believe the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy is a sensible approach to reducing prescription… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce $15 Million to Assist Women, Children, and Families Affected by Lead Exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Congressman Dan Kildee today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $15 million to the Genesee County Healthy Start program to assist women, children, and families affected by lead exposure. This funding was included in the Flint agreement that Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee passed to provide long-awaited federal assistance for Flint and other communities affected by lead. … Continue Reading


06.30.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Urge Federal Support of Michigan Communities Affected by Flooding

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today sent letters to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in support of federal disaster assistance for Michigan families, communities and farmers affected by severe flooding this month. The counties of Midland, Isabella, Gladwin, Bay and surrounding areas recently experienced heavy rainfall and flood waters that displaced families from their homes, damaged personal property, destroyed roads and… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $773,000 in Support for Dearborn Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $773,637 for the Dearborn Fire Department to help purchase personal protection gear and provide for training and vehicle maintenance. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Dearborn 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 equi… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Peters, Stabenow Introduce Resolutions Recognizing Centennials at Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Fort Custer Training Center

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced they introduced two resolutions in the U.S. Senate to recognize Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the Fort Custer Training Center on their 100th anniversaries. "Since their establishment 100 years ago, Selfridge and Fort Custer have been central to Michigan's military history and continue to play critical roles in our national defense," said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former L… Continue Reading


06.27.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Cherry Grove Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $57,519 for the Cherry Grove Fire Department to purchase chest compression systems and upgrade their air packs. The chest compression system will help free up the department's medical team to treat more patients, which is especially valuable in rural areas where the nearest hospital can be 30 minutes away. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Cherry … Continue Reading


06.27.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Macomb County Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $346,364 for the St. Clair Shores, Roseville and Eastpointe Fire Departments to purchase new handheld, vehicle and headset radios to meet the latest standards for emergency communications equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Macomb County put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to thes… Continue Reading

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