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02.09.22

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Nearly $1 Million Grant to Help Sanford Mitigate Flood Damage Following 2020 Dam Failure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded an announcement from the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) that they will distribute $931,930 to the village of Sanford, Michigan to purchase and demolish homes that were damaged as a result of dam failures in Midland County in May 2020. Removing these structures from a flood hazard zone and making the area into open space will help mitigate risks to lives and livelihoods from flooding. The funding is… Continue Reading


02.04.22

Senator Debbie Stabenow Sponsors Legislation to Prohibit Members of Congress from Trading Stocks

Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that she cosponsored bills to ban Members of Congress from buying and selling stocks while in office. The bills, the Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act, the Ban Conflicted Trading Act and the Bipartisan Ban on Congressional Stock Ownership Act, will prohibit all Members of Congress from buying and selling individual stocks and similar investments while in office. "There is an inherent conflict of interest for Members of Congress who have access to infor… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Biden Administration Announcement that Medicare will Cover the Full Cost of At-Home, Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the Biden Administration's announcement that people enrolled in either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage will be able to get over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost starting in early spring. On January 24, Senator Stabenow led her Senate colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to ensure that people on Medicare have access to free COVID-19 tests. "This is important news that will make a big difference in keeping people… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Biden to Fund PFAS Research & Remediation in Upcoming Budget

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged President Biden to prioritize robust funding to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. In a letter with their colleagues, Stabenow and Peters asked for funding to support agencies and programs that will help close gaps in PFAS research, protect public health and the environment from PFAS contamination and support testing and cleanup of contaminated sites. PFAS c… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Davis currently serves as the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. If confirmed, Judge Davis will be the first African American woman from Michigan, and the second African American woman in history, to serve on the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has appe… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Recent Anti-Israel Report

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement on a recent anti-Israel report. "Labeling Israel an apartheid state is a setback for peace and not consistent with U.S. policy. Israel is one of our strongest allies and this kind of rhetoric fosters anti-semitism and does nothing to move us forward in the peace process. I remain a strong supporter of Israel and am deeply committed to US policy that encourages the development of a two-state solution, in which Israelis and Palestinians … Continue Reading


01.26.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Semiconductor Bill Momentum

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the House of Representatives introducing the America COMPETES Act. The America COMPETES Act includes the language Senator Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters wrote that would invest $2 billion to make semiconductor chips for the auto industry in the United States. The legislation passed the Senate in June 2021. "The global pandemic has shown us what happens when we are dependent on parts made halfway around the world. The semiconductor… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Bay City and Midland to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Bay City and Midland for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they wil… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates 15 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 15 Michigan students from Southeast Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in … Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Eight Michigan Students from West Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated eight Michigan students from West Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in an… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Mid-Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Mid-Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they will represent Mic… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Northern Michigan Student to United States Naval Academy

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated Cookie Dutch from Traverse City for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident Cookie will represent Michigan and our country well." Students seeking appointment to … Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Require Medicare to Cover Costs for Rapid COVID-19 Tests

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee Health Care Subcommittee, led her Senate colleagues today to urge the Biden Administration to extend their guidance requiring insurance companies to pay for rapid tests to include Medicare. Currently, most private insurance companies are required to cover the cost of up to eight over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests per person, per month, but the 61 million Americans enrolled in original Medicare or private M… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Voting Rights Legislation

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Voting Act. "Nothing is more fundamental to our Democracy than preserving our freedom to vote as Americans. I am proud to cosponsor the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate and I strongly support restoring the Senate to its original principle of majority vote as our Constitution was written so this legislation can finally b… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Senator Stabenow and the National Hockey League Announce House Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree passed the U.S. House of Representatives and next heads to President Biden to be signed. O'Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Hockey," O'Ree played professional hockey for 22 years, including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. Senator Stabenow is… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $479 Million to Fully Fund New Lock at the Soo Locks

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will receive $479 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest in modernizing the Soo Locks. With this investment, there is now enough funding to fully fund the Corp's budget to finish building a new lock. The Soo Locks are a crucial gateway for Great Lakes freighters carrying agricultural products and materials our manufacturers and military depend o… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Dr. Lisa Cook Nomination to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If confirmed, Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. I'm glad President Biden recognized this. Her nomination comes at a moment when the Federal Reserve needs the best and the brightest to help us recover… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $563.1 Million Investment to Fix Michigan Bridges

Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that Michigan will receive $563.1 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fix our crumbling and unsafe bridges across the state. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021, and includes the largest investment ever made to repair our bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ on its latest infrastructure report card. There are 1,219 bridges rated in poor condition. "Thanks to … Continue Reading


01.06.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. Senator Stabenow will be speaking on the U.S. Senate floor around 10:45 a.m. to recognize the anniversary. There will be a livestream of her remarks here. "What we all witnessed on this day one year ago was nothing less than a violent insurrection against the very seat of our democracy and our American form of government. The Capitol Police, National Guard, other first re… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s Retirement from Congress

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence's announcement that she will not seek reelection. "Congress is losing an incredible public servant, trailblazer and leader. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence arrived in Congress with an impressive record of public service-her career at the U.S. Postal Service, the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education, the Southfield City Council and as the first African American and first woman Mayor of Southfield… Continue Reading

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