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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


06.26.17

Stabenow Statement on Congressional Budget Office Score of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate Republican health care bill that says the bill leaves 22 million people without insurance by 2026: "Once again, the nonpartisan budget report shows that the Republican health care bill is a bad deal for Michigan families and for the country. The Republican bill does nothing to address rising out-of-pocket and prescription drug costs. Instead, it wil… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Stabenow Statement on News That Live Silver Carp Discovered Nine Miles from Lake Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement on news that an eight-pound adult Silver carp was captured yesterday morning only nine miles from Lake Michigan: "Today's news is a wakeup call. It is deeply alarming that a live Silver carp was found only nine miles from Lake Michigan. While I'm glad the emergency protocols I helped create through legislation in 2015 played a role in this detection, the fact remains that we need a permanent s… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation Demanding Administration Release Report on Asian Carp

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced the Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which will require the Trump Administration to release the Brandon Road Study within seven days of the bill's enactment. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam study will provide important guidance on how best to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and is an important hurdle before further action can be taken. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, authored c… Continue Reading


06.20.17

ICYMI: Senator Stabenow Joins Senate Democrats to Hold the Floor, Calls on Republicans to Make Health Care Bill Public (VIDEO)

Last night, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined other Senate Democrats to hold the Senate floor and call on Republicans to make the text of their health care bill public. Video of Senator Stabenow's speech is available here and a transcript is included below. To watch the full coverage of the Senate floor, click here. "Republicans are hiding their bill because they know it is a bad deal for American families," said Senator Stabenow. "Costs go up, care goes down, all to cut taxes fo… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Stabenow, Peters, Upton Announce that President Will Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Congressman Fred Upton today announced that President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan on July 31, 2017. This follows legislation passed by Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Upton to make then-Private First Class McCloughan eligible for our nation's highest military honor. Their legislation passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and was signed into law by Pres… Continue Reading

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