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06.08.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $200,000 for Three Land and Water Conservation Projects in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Gary Peters announced $222,800 in federal funding, which will be matched by private investments, to support land and water conservation projects throughout Michigan. The funding is provided by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund State & Local Assistance Program. Livingston County will receive $86,000 to develop trails, sports fields, and recreation … Continue Reading


06.08.17

Stabenow, Bergman and Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and Representatives Sandy Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dan Kildee, Mike Bishop, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, and Paul Mitchell today introduced the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act. The legislation authorizes the necessary level of funding to construct another Poe-sized lock. Introduction of this legislation comes just days after seven Members of Michigan's… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Stabenow Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following a speech by President Trump today discussing his infrastructure proposal: "I intend to work with President Trump and his Administration on an infrastructure plan that benefits people in Michigan and across the country. It is so important to Michigan that we upgrade our aging Soo Locks and our Great Lakes harbors. We must also provide our small towns and rural communities with the tools they need to succeed, like improved w… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Call for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow joined a bipartisan group of 25 senators in a letter calling for robust funding for the National Sea Grant College Program, which President Trump proposed to eliminate in his fiscal year 2018 budget. The National Sea Grant College Program provides vital support to local businesses and is a crucial resource for Michigan's coastal communities. "We urge you to reject the administration's proposed elimination of the National Sea Grant College Progra… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Green Oak Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $206,757 for the Green Oak Township Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Green Oak Township 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 safel… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Wyoming Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $45,644 for the Wyoming Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Wyoming put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "It is important that these brave men and women have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs each and every day." "Families in Wyoming rely … Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in East Tawas and Alpena

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in East Tawas and Alpena as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Branham's Jewelry, Tawas Tools, Stoney Acres Winery, and Employment Services, Inc. (ESI). Stabenow's tour has included over 80 stops in communities across the state including Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns, Lapeer, Imlay City, Portland, Ionia, Battle Creek, Albion, Har… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Michigan Congressional Delegation Tour Highlights Importance of Soo Locks to Economy, National Security

Seven Members of Michigan's Congressional Delegation were joined by Governor Rick Snyder on a bipartisan tour of the Soo Locks. The tour highlighted the importance of the Locks to our state and country's economy and national security. Members also discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock, ensuring this vital gateway for commerce and jobs remains open. The Soo Locks facility is comprised of four parallel locks - the Poe, the MacArthur, the Sabin, and the Davis. T… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Flint Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $275,910 for the Flint Township Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Flint Township 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 and ef… Continue Reading


05.26.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $780,000 in Support for Mid-Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $786,887 for fire departments in Mid-Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Dewitt Township Fire Department has been awarded a $674,910 regional grant to be used throughout Clinton County. The Somerset Township Fire Department has been awarded a $60,667 grant. The Benton Township Fire Department has been awarded a $13,810 grant. The… Continue Reading


05.26.17

ICYMI: Senator Stabenow Questions OMB Director Mulvaney on Trump’s Budget Cuts to the Great Lakes (VIDEO)

During a hearing in the Senate Budget Committee on the President's 2018 Budget, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) questioned OMB Director Mick Mulvaney about zeroing out funding for the Great Lakes in Fiscal Year 2018. Video of the exchange is available here and a transcript is included below. To watch the full hearing, click here. Senator Stabenow: "I have tremendous concerns about a wide variety of issues in the budget and how they don't match up with priorities of Michigan families. Bu… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for City of Flint Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded $267,069 for the City of Flint Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Flint 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 and effectively.… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce New Pipeline Safety Legislation

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today introduced a package of bills that would increase pipeline safety in and around the Great Lakes and account for the unique needs of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The bills announced today would raise liability caps for Great Lakes pipeline operators; expand and clarify U.S. Secretary of Transportation's authority to suspend or shut down unsafe oil pipelines; strengthen federal review of oil spill response plans; increase transparency surrounding o… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Stabenow Statement on CBO Score of Trumpcare

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on the Congressional Budget Office's score of Trumpcare that shows 23 million people would lose health insurance: "Today's non-partisan report confirms once again that Trumpcare is a bad deal for Michigan families. It raises costs and takes us back to the days when insurance companies were in charge of your health care. If you or your family member has a "preexisting condition" like cancer, pregnancy, or diabetes, you could lose cover… Continue Reading


05.23.17

Stabenow Statement on Trump Budget Request that Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following news that President Trump's full budget request for the 2018 fiscal year still completely eliminates funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: "It's official-President Trump's 2018 budget zeros out funding for our Great Lakes. Thanks to thousands of people across Michigan speaking out, we already stopped cuts for this year. This is a moment for Michigan when we all need to stand together to protect our Great Lake… Continue Reading


05.23.17

Stabenow Statement Following DeVos Speech Outlining Massive Cuts to Public Education

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following a speech by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlining a proposal to make massive cuts to public education: "Parents' worst fears were realized today when Secretary Betsy DeVos outlined the Trump Administration's plan to shift billions of dollars away from our nation's public schools. These policies have already failed children and families in Michigan and now Secretary DeVos wants to implement them nationwide. Instead o… Continue Reading


05.19.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Saugatuck Township Fire District

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $41,885 for the Saugatuck Township Fire District to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Saugatuck 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 and effect… Continue Reading


05.19.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $458,666 for two fire departments in Southeast Michigan to help purchase equipment. The grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Ypsilanti City Fire Department has been awarded $451,237, and the Armada Township Fire Department has been awarded $7,429. "Our firefighters in Southeast Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Stabenow Statement on Trump Administration’s NAFTA Renegotiation Notice

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's NAFTA renegotiation notice: "In the 23 years since NAFTA was signed, our country has lost too many good-paying manufacturing jobs to other countries. No other state has felt the pain of those losses more than Michigan. Given NAFTA's importance to our workers, our farmers, and our economy, a modernization is long overdue. As we move forward, we need to make sure that any changes to NAFTA lead… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Stabenow, Peters & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced they are reintroducing the bipartisan Vehicle Innovation Act to encourage investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Stabenow and Alexander introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Energy Po… Continue Reading

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