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09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $7 Million in Funding for West Michigan Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $7,145,225 in funding to support community health centers in West Michigan. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. This f… Continue Reading


09.25.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Women’s Health Protection Act

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) issued this statement following the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act in the House of Representatives. The bill would protect a woman's right to make her own reproductive health decisions. "Every woman in our country has the right to make her own reproductive health choices. The Supreme Court's decision on Texas' harsh abortion ban was an appalling attack on these personal freedoms. I strongly support Roe v. Wade and applaud the House of Representat… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Report: The Cost of Inaction on the Climate Crisis - Extreme Weather Events, Loss of Life, and the Ever-Increasing Costs of Recovery

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report detailing the cost of inaction on the climate crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $140,000 for New Buffalo and Allegan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $139,000 in grants for two rural West Michigan communities. The City of New Buffalo will receive a grant for $40,000 to reconstruct their waterfront and municipal marina. The City of Allegan will receive a grant for $99,000 to finish their downtown development project. These funds come from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3 Million in Support for Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Public Health Institute will receive $1,408,797 to provide smoke detectors and develop online fire prevention tools for Michigan schools. The Fire Department Safety Officers Association will also receive $1,500,000 in federal funding to support community fire prevention education and training. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety Gr… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $20.8 Million in Funding for Detroit Metro Airport

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow Gary Peters (MI) announced the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $20,860,485 in federal funding for Detroit Metro Airport. The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used for taxiway reconstruction. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for Michigan tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of Det… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Extension of Health Care Coverage for Flint Children, Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Biden Administration will extend Medicaid eligibility for thousands of pregnant women and children in Flint. This announcement follows years of work by the three lawmakers to bring health care to Flint residents to address the long-term health impacts of lead exposure. In 2016, Stabenow, Pete… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Extension of Health Care Coverage for Flint Children, Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Biden Administration will extend Medicaid eligibility for thousands of pregnant women and children in Flint. This announcement follows years of work by the three lawmakers to bring health care to Flint residents to address the long-term health impacts of lead exposure. In 2016, Stabenow, Pete… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $41,500 in Funding for Keweenaw Bay Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced $41,500 in federal funding has been awarded to the Keweenaw Bay Fire Department to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will he… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $19,350 in Funding for Comstock Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $19,350 in federal funding has been awarded to Comstock Township to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Comstock Tow… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4,447,000 in Funding for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $4,447,072 in federal funding has been awarded to three fire departments in Southeast Michigan to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The following municipalities will receive funding: Huron Township: $656,800 Oakland County Fire Authority: $541,944 Shelby Township:… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $1,468,390 in Funding for Jackson Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $1,468,390 in federal funding has been awarded to the City of Jackson's fire department to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources wil… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $425,000 in Funding for Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs Association

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $424,791 in federal funding has been awarded to the Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs Association, which represents fire departments across northern Michigan. The grant will be used to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to prot… Continue Reading


09.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $125 Million in Federal Funding to Spur Economic Growth, Increase Access to Capital

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has awarded $125 million in total funding to Michigan to spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities across the state. Cinnaire New Markets LLC will receive $60 million, while Michigan Community Capital will receive $65 million through the New Markets Tax Credit Program. "The COVI… Continue Reading


09.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $2,430,000 in Funding for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Village of Beverly Hills, the Northville Township Fire Department, Commerce Township, the Huron Township Fire Department and Redford Township will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Beverly Hills will receive $608,163 for self-containing breathing apparatuses to provide assistance in communities across Oakland County. Commerce Township will receive $1,501,818 to upgrade critical sa… Continue Reading


09.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge Administration to Approve Request for Emergency Highway Funding After Severe Flooding in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to approve the State of Michigan's request for emergency funding after severe weather in June caused catastrophic flooding and other impacts in Wayne, Washtenaw, Huron, and Ionia counties. In their letter, the senators expressed their support for the Michigan Department of Transportation's request seeking $1.7 million to repair federal-aid highways in the affected areas, as well as $50 m… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $182,000 in Funding for Mercy EMS in Calumet

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Mercy EMS in Calumet will receive $182,133 in federal funding to improve operations and safety. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipm… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $73,000 in Funding for Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning will receive $73,670 in federal funding to improve operations and safety. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first respon… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $680,000 in Funding for Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue, Charlton Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue will receive $598,181 for self-containing breathing apparatuses and air supply equipment to provide assistance for communities across Grand Traverse County, and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive $82,428. This funding comes from the Federal Emerg… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $156,000 in Funding for Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority, Meridian Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority and Meridian Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority will receive $112,454 for new ambulance load systems, and the Meridian Township Fire Department will receive $43,819. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. … Continue Reading

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