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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


12.28.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Harry Reid was Nevada-he loved his home state fiercely and was absolutely tireless in working for its people and its future. He cared deeply about the Senate and about our nation. Beyond that, he was a wonderful person and a special friend. I am sending all of my love to Landra, their children, the entire Reid family and the state of Nevada." ###… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Confirmation of Two Michigan U.S. District Court Judges

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering. Judge Shalina Kumar was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Jane Beckering was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Michigan. Judge Kumar will be the first federal judge of South Asian descent in Michigan. On October 6, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Comm… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $15.5 Million in Federal Funding for Detroit Metro Airport Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,543,066 to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will provide financial help for concession businesses located at the airport. "Michigan businesses have been hit hard during this pandemic and businesses located at Detro… Continue Reading


12.15.21

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 89-10. "This bill continues to make important investments in our men and women in uniform," said Senator Stabenow. "It secures a well-earned pay raise for our troops and funding to improve Michigan military facilities." This year, Senator Stabenow secured important provisions, including: A 2.7% pay r… Continue Reading

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