Senator Debbie Stabenow on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Senator Stabenow spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Judge Jackson's nomination, and the video can be found here. A video and b-roll of Senator Stabenow's meeting with Judge Jackson can be found here. Photos of Judge Jackson and Senator Stabenow can be found here. "From her clerkship at the Supreme Court, to her… Continue Reading


Report: President Biden’s Budget Lowers Costs for Americans

Senator Stabenow released a report outlining the difference between President Biden's budget and the Republican plan by Senator Rick Scott. Read more here.… Continue Reading


Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement on Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee issued a statement on the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. "This is about cracking down on unfair shipping practices and keeping critical trade flowing," said Senator Stabenow. "This will lower costs for the American people and keep our agricultural sector competitive." ###… Continue Reading


Chairwoman Stabenow and Senator Murkowski Lead Bill to Extend School and Summer Meal Flexibilities to Feed Children

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) along with 50 of their colleagues introduced the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act. The bill extends USDA school meal flexibilities from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These flexibilities have been crucial to feeding children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With 90% of our schools still facing many challenges as they retur… Continue Reading


Senator Debbie Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow, senior member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Biden's FY 2023 Budget request. "A budget is a statement of our nation's values and priorities. President Biden's budget builds on the strongest economy in decades by making investments that will help businesses create jobs, lower costs for Americans, and reduce our deficit. "President Biden understands that building a better America means making more things in Ameri… Continue Reading


Stabenow & Peters Introduce Legislation to Name Baraga County Post Office After First Woman Elected to the Michigan House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Postal Facility located at 404 US-41 North in Baraga County, Michigan as the "Cora Reynolds Anderson Post Office." Cora Reynolds Anderson, a member of the Ojibwa tribe, was the first woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and represented parts of Baraga County. She was also the first Native … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Urge U.S. Treasury Department to Leverage Small Business Assistance from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the U.S. Treasury Department to work with states to use American Rescue Plan Act relief funds for small businesses to restore and strengthen domestic manufacturing, helping to prevent further delays and disruptions to U.S. supply chains and lower prices for Americans. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen with 13 of their Senate colleagues, Peters and Stabenow stressed the need to utilize the American Re… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces New Funding to Expand Mental Health and Addiction Services in Greater Lansing Area

LANSING - US. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced $3,366,000 in funding from the recently passed federal budget to expand mental health and addiction services provided by the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. This funding will be used to establish a Crisis Stabilization Unit to provide short-term behavioral health services to those who need it. The unit is expected to divert people into treatment and out of jails and emergency rooms. This fu… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow, Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, and Regional Water Resource Leaders Announce Major Improvements Coming to SE Michigan Water Systems

ST. CLAIR SHORES - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, St. Clair County Commissioner Jeff Bohm, Great Lakes Water Authority Interim CEO Suzanne Coffey, and Pontiac Mayor Tim Greimel today announced significant funding from the recently passed federal budget that will improve water quality in Southeast Michigan. These improvements will address serious water quality issues in the region and help keep our water clean for swimming and fishing,… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today met with President Biden's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Following the meeting, Stabenow called Judge Jackson an extremely qualified nominee and urged the Senate to confirm her. For a video and b-roll of the meeting, click here. For photos of the meeting, click here. "Today I had the privilege of a meeting in my office with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Our co… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Announce $1.2 Million for High-Speed Internet in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that Northern Michigan University will receive $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help fill the gap in fast, affordable internet service in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. The senators ensured this funding in the federal budget bill was enacted into law. Northern Michigan University is a leader in efforts to provide reliable high-speed internet service in the Upper Peninsula through their … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $1 Million for Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvements in Lansing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $1 million in federal funding to make major improvements and enhance the Michigan Avenue corridor that is a vital transportation thoroughfare in the Lansing area. This federal investment awarded to the City of Lansing was included in the bipartisan government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022, which Stabenow and Peters helped pass out of the Senate last week. It was signed into law by President Biden. … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $750,000 in Funding to Expand Affordable Housing in Traverse City Region

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $750,000 in federal funding to expand affordable housing for tribal members in the Traverse City region. This funding will help build a sewer and water facility to support local affordable housing development to reduce overcrowding and homelessness among tribal members in the region. This federal investment awarded to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was included in the bipartisan … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $1.1 Million in Funding for Alpena Community College to Expand Workforce Development Programs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $1,100,000 million for the Oscoda Center for Workforce Innovation at Alpena Community College to expand critical Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. This funding will help build additional lab spaces to support the Oscoda Center's existing technical education programs and develop additional programs in demand by employers. These in-demand programs are in the fields of advanced manufacturing, … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Introduce HEAL Act to Expand Mental Health Resources for Students Affected by School Shootings

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced their introduction of legislation to expand federal mental health resources to support students in the aftermath of violent and traumatic events - such as school shootings like the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in November. The Help Education After Loss (HEAL) Act would strengthen support from the federal government for schools across the country, allowing schools affected by shootings to receive… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow: Outrageous Costs of Prescription Drugs are Harming Michiganders, Senate Must Take Action to Lower Costs Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, today spoke at a Finance hearing to highlight the outrageous and unjustified prices Americans are paying for prescription drugs. Patients pay three times more for brand-name drugs in America than any other country. Diabetics in America pay four times more for their insulin than those in other nations. Because of these astounding prices, one in three adults cannot afford to take their medicati… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on President Zelensky’s Address to Congress

"President Zelensky just spoke to a joint session of Congress. I continue to be deeply moved by his astonishing courage and determination as well as that of the Ukrainian people in the face of an unprovoked, brutal, and relentless assault on their country. President Biden and Congress must continue to do everything we can to help them defend their people and their democracy. That includes the billions in essential aid just passed in the recent appropriations bill for military assistance to stren… Continue Reading


Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in Public Transportation Across the State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive $13,590,831 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration. $6,199,631 will go towards purchasing buses for rural transit agencies across the state. $7,391,200 will go to the City of Alma, the Benzie Transportation Authority, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority and the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority for rehabilitating and expa… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment for Great Lakes Boat Building School

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $2.7 million to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan. Senators Stabenow and Peters helped secure these funds in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance Grant program. The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) will use these funds to construct a 10,000-square-foot school e… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Budget Bill with Important Wins for Michigan

Stabenow Secured Significant Investments for our Communities and our Families WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate today passed the federal budget bill with significant wins for Michigan. The budget bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "This budget will continue to fuel Michigan's economic recovery and help communities in every region of our state. From protecting our Great Lakes and water, to providing critical mental health and addiction services, to lowering costs for f… Continue Reading

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