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12.13.23

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in 2024 National Defense Authorization Act

Bill invests in our troops and Michigan military facilities U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 87-13. “This bill is an important step forward—it secures a well-earned pay raise for our service members and provides funding to improve Michigan military facilities. I am disappointed, however, that increased funding for F-15EX procurement is not included. I wi… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Senators Stabenow & Peters Applaud Federal Funding to Improve Safety on Michigan Roadways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded several federal investments coming to Michigan communities through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program, which funds local and regional road safety projects that will help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funding for this program is made possible through the bipartisan infrastructure law that the senators helped enact. “This investment wil… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $500,000 to Improve Housing in Northern Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that several Northern Michigan rural communities will receive a total of $496,040 to improve housing in the area. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Housing Preservation Grant program. “This funding will help Alpena, Alcona, Ogemaw, and Crawford counties continue to provide residents with quality, affordable housing. Inv… Continue Reading


12.08.23

Senators Stabenow & Peters Announce Federal Investment to Expand Passenger Rail Service in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is receiving federal funding to plan for the development of three intercity rail corridors across Michigan - including new cross-border service to Ontario, Canada. This investment will expand accessible and affordable transportation service between key urban and rural communities throughout the state. The grant funding is made available through the Federal Ra… Continue Reading


12.07.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Whitney Gravelle’s Appointment to New Tribal Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON— Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, today announced the appointment of Whitney Gravelle of Bay Mills Indian Community to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Tribal Advisory Committee. Gravelle is President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and previously served as a Chief Judge for the Bay Mills Tribal Court.  “In the 2018 Farm Bill, we strengthened support for tribal communities in every title of the … Continue Reading


12.01.23

Senator Stabenow Statement on Treasury Department Guidance on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

WASHINGTON—Senator Debbie Stabenow, senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and leader on electric vehicle policy, released the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s foreign entities of concern guidance on the electric vehicle tax credit provision in the Inflation Reduction Act: “The intent of the Inflation Reduction Act has always been to tackle the climate crisis and invest in America’s workers who are making the vehicles and technologies that will help us win t… Continue Reading


11.29.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce $10 Million in Additional Federal Funding for New Beaver Island Ferry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded $10,000,000 in federal funding to help construct a new passenger ferry to improve transportation between Charlevoix and Beaver Island. The grant funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program, which was established by the bipartisan infrastructure law that the Senators hel… Continue Reading


11.24.23

Senator Stabenow Statement on First Hostages Released and Aid Entering Gaza

WASHINGTON—Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the first hostages were released.  “The release of the first hostages who have been held by Hamas since their brutal attack on October 7 is good news. Thank you to the Biden administration for their work with our international partners to broker this agreement and secure a pause in fighting. “It is also essential that this allows critically-needed humanitarian aid to innocent families in Gaza. The next step is to secure … Continue Reading


11.16.23

Senator Stabenow Statement on Congressman Dan Kildee Retirement

“Congressman Dan Kildee embodies everything we want our public servants to be. His love for his hometown of Flint, his district, and the state of Michigan is so clear and shows up in all of his work in Congress. During the water crisis in Flint, he worked around the clock to make sure families had resources, clean drinking water, and access to care. He has always fought to strengthen his communities, create good-paying jobs through new clean energy opportunities, and protect our Great Lakes. Eve… Continue Reading


11.13.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce USDA Purchase of Michigan Apples

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy $60 million in fresh apples and $40 million in processed apples from Michigan farmers. These apples will then be distributed to food banks, school meal programs, and other programs across the country. Michigan is the nation’s third-largest producer of apples, with more than 14.9 million apple trees covering 34,500 acres across 775 family farms. Senators Stabenow … Continue Reading


11.09.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Brandy R. McMillion to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Brandy R. McMillion to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. McMillion’s confirmation marks 150 judges, including 50 Black judges, confirmed since President Biden took office. McMillion was nominated by President Biden on June 28. On July 26, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video o… Continue Reading


11.08.23

Senate Finance Committee Passes Stabenow Legislation to Expand Mental Health Services and Workforce

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Finance Committee passed Senator Stabenow’s legislation that would expand behavioral health care and support the social workers, psychiatrists, and other professionals who provide these services. The Committee’s bipartisan mental health task force has written legislation to improve mental health and substance use services for Americans, and today’s legislation builds on this important work. Over the past years, behavioral health clinics and services have expanded … Continue Reading


11.03.23

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $38 Million to Support Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI), today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award $38,460,630 to support rural communities across Michigan. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Over the following weeks, the Biden Administration will announce over… Continue Reading


10.27.23

Stabenow & Peters Announce $860,000 in Federal Funding for Michigan Communities to Develop Safety Plans to Prevent Roadway Deaths and Serious Injuries

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $860,000 in federal grants for Michigan communities to improve roadway safety by developing comprehensive safety action plans. The funding is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, which funds local and regional road safety projects that will help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funding for this program is made possible through the B… Continue Reading


10.25.23

Stabenow & Peters Announce More Than $161 Million in Federal Funding to Help Michigan Families Pay Their Energy Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Michigan is receiving $161,019,682 in federal funding to help low-income families and individuals keep the heat on in the winter and the air conditioning on in the summer. This assistance is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income households afford their home heating and cooling bills, prevent ene… Continue Reading


10.20.23

Stabenow & Peters Applaud $150 Million in Federal Funding to Strengthen Michigan’s Power Grid Against Bad Weather

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the announcement of a $150 million Department of Energy (DOE) investment which will strengthen the state’s power grid against extreme weather. This funding is being granted to DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, and American Electric Power through the DOE’s Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program. Peters and Stabenow wrote letters to the DOE supporting the grant application for each project. Add… Continue Reading


10.13.23

Senator Stabenow to Receive Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Michigan League of Conservation Voters

DETROIT - Senator Debbie Stabenow will receive the Michigan League of Conservation Voters’ Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to protecting the Great Lakes, combatting the climate crisis, and leading Michigan into the clean energy future. This prestigious award is presented to a leader who is defending Michigan’s water and representing the interests of all Michiganders. The Michigan League of Conservation Voters will present the award at their 11th Annual Gala tonight, themed “Our Cle… Continue Reading


10.13.23

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce New Midwest Hydrogen Hub for Clean Energy Manufacturing and Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a new Midwest Hydrogen Hub to produce clean hydrogen. The project, which the Department of Energy selected for a federal investment of up to $1 billion, will create jobs and position Michigan as a leader in the new clean energy economy.  Hydrogen is a clean fuel that can be used to generate electricity, power vehicles, and heat homes and businesses without producing the harmful carbon emissions that are the root ca… Continue Reading


10.13.23

Senator Stabenow on the Passing of Florine Mark

WASHINGTON—Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of Florine Mark: “Incredibly sad to learn about the loss of my dear longtime friend Florine Mark. Florine was a leader in so many amazing ways - in business, in Detroit, in the Jewish community, as a role model for women and as the matriarch of a close and loving family. My heart goes out to all who are feeling her loss. May Florine's memory be a blessing to everyone who is missing her today.” # # #… Continue Reading


10.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Susan DeClercq to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Susan DeClercq to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. DeClercq was nominated by President Biden on May 3. On June 7, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here, and a video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here. “Susan DeClercq w… Continue Reading

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