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01.07.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow on Congress Certifying the Electoral College Votes, Affirming Joe Biden as the Next President and Kamala Harris as the Next Vice President

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the Joint Session of Congress that certified the Electoral College votes. "A day that began with a brazen and dangerous attack on our democracy has ended with a sign of its endurance: Congress returned to work and validated the election of Joe Biden as our next president and Kamala Harris as our next vice president. Michigan's votes were counted and voices were heard. I am grateful to law enforcement officers who keep us safe ev… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Senator Stabenow on Meeting with Governor Jennifer Granholm, Biden’s Selection for Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, senior member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released this statement following her meeting with Governor Jennifer Granholm, President-elect Biden's selection for Secretary of Energy. A photo of the virtual meeting can be found here. "I had a great discussion with Governor Granholm about how Michigan's manufacturers can help our country transition to a clean energy economy. Michigan put the world on wheels and continue… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Stabenow, Peters, Dingell Applaud $9.95 Million Federal Grant to Help Advance UM’s Automated Vehicle Research

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today applauded a $9,950,098 federal grant awarded to the University of Michigan for self-driving technology vehicle research and development. The funding - awarded through the Department of Transportation - will supporting ongoing projects led by the University to install vehicle and infrastructure technology across Ann Arbor intersections. This will enhance research around vehic… Continue Reading


12.29.20

Senator Debbie Stabenow on Senator Mitch McConnell Blocking $2,000 Stimulus Checks

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senator McConnell blocked an effort to pass $2,000 stimulus checks for the American people. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to increase the amount of money in a second round of direct payments to $2,000. "Michigan families are hurting and need a survival check to help put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, and pay the heating bill. Democrats and Republicans in the House cam… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senate Passes Bipartisan Coronavirus Package to Help Americans During the COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act to help Michigan families, workers, farmers and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. This bill provides critical funding for health care providers, extends unemployment insurance, provides direct payments to Americans, supports Michigan businesses, invests in an effective vaccine distribution plan, and helps our children get back into the classroom. "Families ac… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senators Stabenow, Capito Announce Senate Passage of School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced the passage of their bipartisan School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act which will reauthorize funding for school-based health centers through 2026. In Michigan, there are more than 210 school-based health centers that play a crucial role in providing basic health services for thousands of students who have limi… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senators Stabenow, Blunt Secure Three-Year Extension of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act & Significant Additional Investment in Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced that they successfully secured $850 million in funding for the national Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which includes emergency COVID-19 assistance and federal funding for FY 2021. Blunt and Stabenow also secured a three-year extension of their bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, which e… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Report: COVID-19 Pandemic

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report outlining the work Senate Democrats have done over the past ten months to bring help to families during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Capito, Menendez Announce Senate Passage of Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today announced Senate passage of the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act. Thanks to their successful bipartisan push in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for… Continue Reading


12.20.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced the passage of their bill, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act, which reauthorizes and expands funding for the Great Lakes. The bipartisan bill will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of FY 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization level from $300 million to $375 million in FY 2022 and increases funding by $25 million per… Continue Reading


12.18.20

Senator Stabenow: Michigan Families Need a Survival Package Now!

Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the COVID-19 crisis and the need to immediately pass help for families and businesses in Michigan. "We need to pass this critical COVID-19 legislation today and give the American people the help they need and the help they deserve to survive the next few months of this health and economic crisis. A wonderful bipartisan effort brought us to this moment where we can provide a critical lifeline to Americans across the countr… Continue Reading


12.17.20

Senator Stabenow on the Passing of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon: "I'm very sad to hear that Sheriff Benny Napoleon has died of COVID-19. He was an incredible man who loved Detroit and everyone he served in Wayne County. I'm thinking tonight of his family and his many friends and sending my love." ###… Continue Reading


12.17.20

Senator Stabenow on Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of Energy

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President-elect Biden's selection of Governor Jennifer Granholm as his nominee for Secretary of Energy. "Michigan put the world on wheels and has always been at the forefront of innovative technologies. Governor Granholm's leadership in Michigan and strong advocacy for clean energy jobs give her the knowledge and experience to effectively support American manufacturers and workers as we transition to a clean energy economy." #… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Stabenow & Peters Press Administration on Decision Not to Purchase More Coronavirus Vaccines

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee joined several of their colleagues to press Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Office of Operation Warp Speed, about recent reports that earlier this year the Trump Administration declined to purchase additional doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine when given the opportunity. The decision could slow… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Senator Stabenow on Meeting with Attorney General Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance's Subcommittee on Health Care, released the following statement on her meeting with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President-elect Biden's selection for Secretary of Health and Human Services. A photo of the virtual meeting can be found here. "When Attorney General Becerra served in the House, we partnered together to pass the Affordable Care Act. This year he defended the law at the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Senator Stabenow on FDA Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Vaccine: "I am grateful for the scientists, trial participants and public health experts across our country who made this achievement possible. Michigan workers are the best in the world, and with a COVID-19 vaccine being manufactured here, Michigan workers will play an important role in saving lives. … Continue Reading


12.11.20

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in Final National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the final 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 84-13. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed. "This bill continues to make important investments for Michigan manufacturers and secures a well-earned pay raise for our troops," said Senator Stabenow. "It also strengthens our Buy American laws, ensuring that we use taxpayer dollars to support Michigan manuf… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Senator Stabenow on Meeting with Dr. Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following her meeting with Dr. Janet Yellen, President-elect Biden's selection for Secretary of the Treasury. A photo of the virtual meeting can be found here. "I had a great discussion with Dr. Yellen about the incredible economic challenges we face. Today's meeting affirmed my confidence in her exceptional qualifications, ability to work effectively with both Democrats and Republicans, and laser-focus on rebuilding our… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Secure Major Investment to Address Backlog of Dredging and Harbor Maintenance Needs in Great Lakes Harbors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced today they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act. They also successfully increased the federal cost share for constructing the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project from 65% to 80% to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. The 2020 Water Resources Development Act continues the la… Continue Reading


12.07.20

Senator Stabenow on Xavier Becerra’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President-elect Biden's selection of Xavier Becerra as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. "Xavier Becerra has spent his career fighting to make sure every American has access to quality, affordable health care. He and I partnered together as we worked to pass the Affordable Care Act, and as Attorney General, he's led the defense of the law in the Supreme Court. He will be ready to lead ou… Continue Reading

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