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05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Detroit School-Based Health Center

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) to provide physical and mental health care services at Cezar Chaves Academy High School. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for School-Based Health Center in Lake Linden-Hubbell School District

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to provide physical and mental health care services in the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government fundi… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Vote to Protect Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON-Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of today's vote in the U.S. Senate on the Women's Health Protection Act, which would write Roe v. Wade into law and defend the rights of Americans to make their own reproductive health decisions. "Today every single United States Senator will go on the record on whether or not a woman has the freedom to make her own reproductive health decisions. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, women in Michigan and across the cou… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Dr. Lisa Cook Confirmed to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. She is currently a professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. Today's confirmation comes at a moment when the Federal Reserv… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Stabenow, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area Moves Forward in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that their bipartisan bill, the National Heritage Area Act, passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The bill would support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act reauthorizes MotorCities and the 44 other National Heritage Areas set to expire by 2024 for another 15 year… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Water Infrastructure Priorities to Address Serious Risks to Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow secured major water infrastructure priorities for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill will authorize projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that aim to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve water systems in Michigan. "Michigan knows firsthand the impacts of severe weather from the climate crisis and our aging infrastructure. Securing these urgent priorities will protect our … Continue Reading


04.28.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Michael Barr Nomination to Serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Michael Barr to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Barr currently serves as dean of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. "Michael Barr is uniquely suited to be the Vice Chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve. During his time at the U.S. Treasury and throughout his career, Mr. Barr focused on building an economy that works fo… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Mark Totten Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark Totten to be the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. "Mark Totten is a highly respected attorney, both in his work serving our state and teaching our next generation of law professionals as a professor at Michigan State University. His confirmation is great news for Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "I'm pleased that the Senate unanimously confirmed Mar… Continue Reading


04.13.22

Senator Stabenow Announces Investment to Support Michigan Rural Healthcare Providers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $1,233,165 to support Michigan rural healthcare providers. There funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Rural Health Care Grant program created through funds Senator Stabenow secured in the American Rescue Plan. "Our rural healthcare providers are on the front lines of this public health crisis and have been challenged like … Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $20 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,826,466 to Grand Rapids and $4,871,514 to Kalamazoo - a total of $20,697,980 in federal funding - to help strengthen public transportation in their communities. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable transit agencies in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to mode… Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $9.7 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Lansing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $9,691,872 in federal funding to the City of Lansing to strengthen public transportation. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable Lansing to modernize and expand their fleets by purchasing new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to more su… Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $10 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Flint

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $10,382,118 in federal funding for the City of Flint to help strengthen public transportation. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable Flint to modernize and expand their fleet by purchasing new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to more … Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $84 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Detroit, Ann Arbor

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $72,687,855 to Detroit and $11,394,467 to Ann Arbor - a total of $84,082,322 in federal funding - to help strengthen public transportation throughout their communities. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable transit agencies in Detroit and Ann Arbor to moder… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Senator Debbie Stabenow on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Senator Stabenow spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Judge Jackson's nomination, and the video can be found here. A video and b-roll of Senator Stabenow's meeting with Judge Jackson can be found here. Photos of Judge Jackson and Senator Stabenow can be found here. "From her clerkship at the Supreme Court, to her… Continue Reading


04.01.22

Report: President Biden’s Budget Lowers Costs for Americans

Senator Stabenow released a report outlining the difference between President Biden's budget and the Republican plan by Senator Rick Scott. Read more here.… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement on Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee issued a statement on the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. "This is about cracking down on unfair shipping practices and keeping critical trade flowing," said Senator Stabenow. "This will lower costs for the American people and keep our agricultural sector competitive." ###… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Chairwoman Stabenow and Senator Murkowski Lead Bill to Extend School and Summer Meal Flexibilities to Feed Children

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) along with 50 of their colleagues introduced the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act. The bill extends USDA school meal flexibilities from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These flexibilities have been crucial to feeding children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With 90% of our schools still facing many challenges as they retur… Continue Reading


03.28.22

Senator Debbie Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow, senior member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Biden's FY 2023 Budget request. "A budget is a statement of our nation's values and priorities. President Biden's budget builds on the strongest economy in decades by making investments that will help businesses create jobs, lower costs for Americans, and reduce our deficit. "President Biden understands that building a better America means making more things in Ameri… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Stabenow & Peters Introduce Legislation to Name Baraga County Post Office After First Woman Elected to the Michigan House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Postal Facility located at 404 US-41 North in Baraga County, Michigan as the "Cora Reynolds Anderson Post Office." Cora Reynolds Anderson, a member of the Ojibwa tribe, was the first woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and represented parts of Baraga County. She was also the first Native … Continue Reading


03.22.22

Stabenow, Peters Urge U.S. Treasury Department to Leverage Small Business Assistance from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the U.S. Treasury Department to work with states to use American Rescue Plan Act relief funds for small businesses to restore and strengthen domestic manufacturing, helping to prevent further delays and disruptions to U.S. supply chains and lower prices for Americans. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen with 13 of their Senate colleagues, Peters and Stabenow stressed the need to utilize the American Re… Continue Reading

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