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11.16.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Trip to Michigan Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senator Stabenow released the following statement in advance of President Joe Biden's visit to General Motors' Factory ZERO electric vehicle plant in Michigan. Senator Stabenow will be joining the President at the plant tomorrow: "I'm excited to welcome President Biden back to Michigan at this critical time when we are delivering for American workers. The bipartisan infrastructure bill - which was just signed into law - makes the single-largest ever investment in the Great L… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "My dear friend, Patrick Leahy, is more than just a U.S. Senator - he's an institution. For more than 45 years, he's been a powerful voice for Vermonters and the American people. It's been my honor to partner with him on so many crucial issues - better access to health care, protection for workers' pensions, support for farmers and rural communities, and … Continue Reading


11.15.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passing the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released this statement following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill that will make major investments in the nation's infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs. This bill will also make the largest single investment ever in the Great Lakes, expand high-speed internet, invest in electric vehicles, and strengthen our Buy American laws. The bill pass… Continue Reading


11.12.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nominations of Dawn Ison and Mark Totten to be U.S. Attorneys of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nominations of Dawn Ison to be U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan and Mark Totten to be U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Michigan. If confirmed, Dawn Ison would be the first African American woman to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. "I applaud today's nominations by the White House. Dawn Ison is a highly-qualified Assistant U.S. Attorney serving in the E… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $4 Million for Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Growers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Michigan will receive over $4 million in federal funding to support Michigan specialty crop growers who produce fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, hops, nursery plants, and flowers. "Michigan leads the nation in the production of many fruits and vegetables and is second in diversity of our crops only to California. Our fruits, vegetables and nurs… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Nearly $6 Million in Federal Funding for Bishop, MBS Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Bishop International Airport in Flint $3,844,995 and MBS International Airport in Saginaw County $2,141,384. These grants - which were made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters, Stabenow and Kildee helped enact earlier this year - will go towards improving airport safety and operations. … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Delta County Airport Will Receive Nearly $1.1 Million in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,093,955 to Delta County Airport in Escanaba. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will go towards improving airport safety and operations. "This investment will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communit… Continue Reading


10.27.21

Stabenow, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Foster Youth During the COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today introduced a bipartisan bill to support teenagers and young adults in the foster care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act will help these young adults pay for college or job training programs, in addition to housing, driving and transportation costs. "For so many teenagers and young adults in the foster care system, the COVID-19 crisis has increa… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Stabenow, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would al… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over 1 Million Families Have Received Tax Cuts this Year from the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced new data showing over 1 million Michigan families have received tax cuts this year because of the American Rescue Plan. In October, 1,021,000 Michigan families received payments totaling $453 million. Since the payments began on July 15, Michigan families have received a total of $1.8 billion. Studies show that these tax cuts have helped support the immediate needs of Michigan families such as food, clothes and child care, an… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the vote to begin discussion on the Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act would set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in. "Today's vote was deeply concerning but unfortunately, not surprising. We already know that Republicans are doing everything they … Continue Reading


10.18.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colin Powell, who broke barriers over and over again during a lifetime of public service. He was a man of strong principles and always put his country first. My prayers are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Dale Kildee

LANSING-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Dale Kildee: "I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend, Dale Kildee. Dale and I served together in the U.S. House and I witnessed every day how much he loved working for the people of Michigan. He was a wonderful man-extremely kind, generous and committed to his home community of Flint and working men and women across Michigan. My heart goes out to his beloved wife … Continue Reading


10.13.21

Senator Stabenow, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist and Director Hertel Announce Launch of Transformational Mental Health and Addiction Initiative in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel today announced the start of a transformational behavioral health initiative in Michigan. Starting this month, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in Michigan will begin to be reimbursed through Medicaid for the full cost of providing services-the same… Continue Reading


10.08.21

Senator Stabenow, Senator Peters, Governor Whitmer and State Superintendent Rice Announce Over $1 Billion for Michigan Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice today announced that Michigan schools will receive $1,242,589,506 in federal funding to support students, teachers and staff. This will help Michigan schools continue to expand early childhood learning opportunities, improve literacy, and improve the safety and wellness of students. These funds are possible because of the American Rescue Plan that Senator S… Continue Reading


10.06.21

U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Michigan Judicial Nominees in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering their nominations to be federal judges in Michigan. On June 30, President Biden nominated Judge Kumar and Judge Beckering to serve as U.S. District Court judges for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan, respectively. A video of the hearing can be found here. If Judge Shalina Kum… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Michigan

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of President Biden's visit to Howell, Michigan: "Welcome back to Michigan, President Biden! Our Build Back Better agenda has Michigan on every page. Whether it is the single-largest-ever investment in the Great Lakes or creating more good-paying jobs by getting more Michigan-made electric vehicles on the road, this agenda is full of major priorities for our state. "We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to move our … Continue Reading


10.01.21

Senator Stabenow and Governor Whitmer Announce $1,922,131 Investment to Improve Water Quality in the Saginaw Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a new $1,922,131 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. This significant investment is one of 17 projects in Michigan made possible by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow in the Farm Bill. "Bringing together lo… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Senator Stabenow, Governor Whitmer, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Announce $5,393,506 for Climate Action and Reforestation in Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a new partnership with local organizations to address the climate crisis through planting trees on 16,400 acres in 27 counties in Northern Michigan. This significant investment is one of 17 projects in Michigan made possible by the Regional Conservation Part… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Stabenow, Peters, Whitmer Announce Over $800,000 in Funding for Center For Family Health, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $839,438 in funding to support Center For Family Health, Inc. 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 funding comes f… Continue Reading

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