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04.18.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Cheboygan Life Support Systems Inc.

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $159,773 for the Cheboygan Life Support Systems Inc. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program and will equip ambulances with a power-load cot system to further assist first responders in the line of duty. "Our first responders in Cheboygan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, these brave m… Continue Reading


04.17.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Michigan Bureau of Fire Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $434,783 for the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services Fire Fighter Training Academy. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Firefighters across Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, more brave men and women will have the training they need to help them do their jobs more safely an… Continue Reading


04.11.17

Senator Stabenow Announces American Jobs Agenda at Press Conferences in Detroit, Flint, and Lansing

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced her American Jobs Agenda at press conferences in Detroit, Flint, and Lansing. In Detroit, she announced her agenda at Detroit Denim Company, a manufacturer of jeans handmade by Detroit workers and created with materials made by American companies. In Flint, she announced her agenda at Rogers Foam, which produces over 90 crucial foam components to protect car batteries that are used in vehicles like the Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, and Cadillac ELR… Continue Reading


04.11.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour in Chelsea and Dexter

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in Chelsea and Dexter yesterday. Senator Stabenow toured Gigi's Flowers and Gifts and Seitz's Tavern in Chelsea. She then proceeded to Dexter where she stopped at The Dexter Bakery. After yesterday's stops in Chelsea and Dexter, Senator Stabenow's tour has visited over 80 small businesses in Michigan. "I always tell people the best way to support small businesses is to shop and buy local," said Senator Stabenow. "If we … Continue Reading


04.11.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour in Kalamazoo

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in Kalamazoo. Senator Stabenow toured Invitations by Design and Petals & Postings before heading to Gazelle Sports. After yesterday's stops Senator Stabenow's tour has visited over 80 small businesses in Michigan. "If you want to be inspired, talk to someone who has their own business and is putting their own time, capital and ideas into it," said Senator Stabenow. "Everyone I talked to in Kalamazoo is opti… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Release Army Corps Brandon Road Study to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) together with 10 other Great Lakes Senators called on the Trump Administration to release a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that recommends specific measures to prevent Asian Carp from getting beyond the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, a crucial chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. The study, which is critical to stopping the flow of Asian Carp and other invasive species, was supposed to be released at the end of February but was d… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Peters, Stabenow Urge President Trump to Address Chinese Steel Dumping and Overcapacity During Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow joined a group of steel state Senators in urging President Trump to address Chinese steel dumping and overcapacity during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. The impact of Chinese steel produced with unfair methods of completion and other illegal practices has a harmful impact on our national security interests. Due to the recent downturn in steel production, more than 13,600 hardworking Americans have been laid-off and the steel… Continue Reading


04.05.17

VIDEO: Ahead of Meeting with Chinese President, Senator Stabenow Urges Trump to Hold Countries Like China Accountable for Unfair Trade Practices

Ahead of President Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today spoke at a press conference urging President Trump to hold countries like China accountable for unfair trade practices that hurt Michigan workers and businesses. Stabenow joined 11 Senators today and sent a letter to President Trump urging him to address China's failed compliance of trade obligations including overcapacity, currency manipulation and industrial espionage in his meeting with Xi… Continue Reading


04.05.17

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Keep Promise to Michigan Workers in Meeting with Chinese President Xi

In advance of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), joined by Senators Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote to President Trump asking him to keep his promise to American workers by calling on China to stop its harmful trade practices incl… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Delegation Letter to Trump Administration Urging Funding for Dredging of Recreational Harbors in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today led a bipartisan delegation letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney requesting that funding for dredging of recreational and commercial harbors in Michigan be included in the fiscal year 2018 budget. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not included operation and maintenance funding to dredge Michigan harbors over the last several fiscal years. "These harbors are critical to commercial and recreat… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour Across Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in the Upper Peninsula last weekend. At a breakfast hosted by the Marquette Economic Club and Marquette-Lake Superior Community Partnership, Senator Stabenow gave the keynote address and then continued her tour by meeting with local small businesses. Senator Stabenow toured L'Anse Manufacturing, The Hilltop Restaurant, NECi Superior Enzymes in Lake Linden and Vollwerth & Company in Hancock. Senator Stabenow kicked off h… Continue Reading


03.31.17

Stabenow Announces Legislation to Toughen Up Buy American Act and Create More Jobs at Home

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the Make It In America Act, which closes loopholes in the current Buy American law so the federal government is spending American tax dollars to buy products made in America. This Act also holds federal agencies accountable for how they spend taxpayer dollars. The Buy American Act, which was passed in 1933, gives priority to American companies when the federal government purchases goods. However, the current law has numerous exemptions. … Continue Reading


03.28.17

Senator Stabenow Announces She Will Oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that she will vote "no" on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. She released the following statement laying out the reasons for her opposition: "The Senate has a Constitutional duty to provide advice and consent on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination through a fair and thorough confirmation process. It is essential that the next Supreme Court Justice not only be qualified in the law but also balanced an… Continue Reading


03.27.17

Senator Stabenow Delivered Keynote Speech at Southern Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum in Southgate

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered the keynote address at the Southern Wayne Regional Chamber Legislative Forum in Southgate on MONDAY, March 27. Senator Stabenow discussed efforts she is leading in the Senate to support small businesses and manufacturers, protect our Great Lakes and clean up the Rouge River Area of Concern, and help make Michigan the hub for autonomous and connected vehicles. She also thanked the Chamber for the critical work they do for businesses in the Downriver communit… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Senator Stabenow Statement on Failure of American Health Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement after a vote on the American Health Care Act was cancelled in the House of Representatives: "After today, Republicans have a new opportunity to work with us to bring down the cost of premiums and copays for insurance, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and make it easier and less expensive for our small businesses to provide health care to their employees. It's time to come together in a bipartisan way … Continue Reading


03.24.17

Senator Stabenow Releases Video Urging People in Michigan to Stand up for the Great Lakes

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a video message urging people in Michigan to join her and stand up to protect critical funding for the Great Lakes. The bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which Senator Stabenow helped launch in 2010, provides vital resources to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The program faces elimination in President Trump's budget proposal. Senator Stabenow made the following statement in her video: "I was born and raised in Michigan… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Support U.S. Manufacturers, Create More American Jobs

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced legislation amending our tax laws to support American manufacturers and to create jobs here at home. The bill makes it clear that both companies using contract manufacturers and the contract manufacturers themselves are eligible to claim tax deductions that reward domestic manufacturing activities in the United States. U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) also introduced the legislation. "We don't have an economy o… Continue Reading


03.20.17

Peters, Stabenow, Announce $4.6 Million to Expand Head Start Programs for West Michigan Children

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1.95 million to the Grand Rapids Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative to support their Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program, and $2.7 million to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to support Early Head Start and Head Start programs for children. "Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide vital educational and support services to famil… Continue Reading


03.20.17

Peters, Stabenow, Announce $3.8 Million to Expand Head Start Programs for Pontiac Area Children

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $3.8 million to the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency to support Early Head Start and Head Start programs for children in Oakland County. "Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide vital educational and support services to families and children that put them on the path to success," said Senator Peters. "I'm pleased to help announce this funding that will h… Continue Reading


03.20.17

Peters, Stabenow, Announce $1.2 Million to Expand Head Start Programs for Scottville Area Children

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1.2 million to FiveCAP, Inc. in Scottville, Michigan to support expanded Early Head Start programs for children through their Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program. "Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide vital educational and support services to families and children that put them on the path to success," said Senator Peters. "I'm pleased to help ann… Continue Reading

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