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01.19.21

Senator Stabenow Nominates 3 Michigan Students from Mid-Michigan to Military Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 3 Michigan students from Mid-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 Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. "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… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Stabenow Nominates 4 Michigan Students from Bay, Midland, and Shiawassee Counties to Military Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 4 Michigan students from Bay, Midland, and Shiawassee counties 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 demonstrate… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Stabenow Nominates 4 Michigan Students from Northern Michigan to Military Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 4 Michigan students from Northern Michigan 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 they will represent Michigan and our country well." … Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Stabenow Nominates 11 Michigan Students from West Michigan to Military Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 11 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, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow on Dr. Janet Yellen’s Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, released this statement following the committee's hearing on Dr. Janet Yellen's nomination to be Secretary of the Treasury. "This year has brought so much hardship to American families. It is clear from the hearing today that Dr. Yellen understands the severity of this crisis and is extremely qualified to lead our incoming President's plan to get Americans back to work. It is very important … Continue Reading


01.18.21

Stabenow, Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal in Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Biden Administration begins, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced they are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge, United States Attorney or United States Marshal in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application for U.S. District Court in the Eastern or W… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump. "Last week, our nation experienced a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol inspired and encouraged by the current President of the United States. Our country cannot heal and move forward without accountability and justice. When the article of impeachment comes before the Senate, I intend to support removing Donald Trump from office." … Continue Reading


01.13.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. "It was such an honor to witness history today as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office. The peaceful transfer of power is at the core of American democracy. Despite the events of these past weeks, today's ceremony affirmed that the fabric of our country is strong. I intend to do everything in my power to help the … Continue Reading


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, 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

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

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

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