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12.21.16

Stabenow Applauds Nearly $10 Million Public Investment for Two Land and Water Conservation Projects in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's announcement of nearly $10 million in federal funding, that will be matched by private investments, to support land and water conservation in the Lower Grand River Watershed and Huron River Watershed. Support for these two projects - as well as six ongoing projects in Michigan - comes through the 2014 Fa… Continue Reading


12.20.16

Stabenow and Other Senators Ask Trump to Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today joined 18 of her colleagues and sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump outlining specific steps his Administration should take to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. "It is undeniable that more and more families are struggling to access medications, and in many cases, are forced to choose between paying for prescription drugs and other necessities, like food and shelter. The American public is fed up, with roughly 8-i… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on 2016 Fish and Wildlife Study Showing Barges Could Inadvertently Carry Asian Carp into Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on results from the 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study providing further evidence that barges could inadvertently carry Asian Carp into the Great Lakes: "It is deeply alarming that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found further evidence that barges could inadvertently carry Asian Carp through the electric barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway System. I will examine all options to prevent Asian Carp from r… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Senate Passes Agreement to Provide Critical Help for Flint and Other Communities, Clearing Way for President’s Signature

Congress has finally passed an agreement to provide $170 million in long-awaited assistance for Flint and other communities affected by lead. The bipartisan agreement, championed by Senator Stabenow, Senator Peters and Congressman Kildee, passed the Senate 78-21 tonight as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This agreement closely mirrors legislation that passed the Senate in September by a margin of 95-3. It now goes to the desk of the President for his s… Continue Reading


12.09.16

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in introducing 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. "We don't have an economy or a middle cl… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Stabenow, Peters, and Upton Announce Passage of Legislation to Honor Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) announced that legislation to make Vietnam War veteran James C. McCloughan eligible for our nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - has passed in Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House of Representatives on December 2nd and cleared the U.S. Senate today. It now goes to the desk of the President for h… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement that Selfridge Air National Guard Base is a Finalist for New F-35 Platform

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow applauded the U.S. Air Force announcement that Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been selected as one of five finalists for the new F-35 fighter platform. The Air Force will be making site visits early next year with a final decision to follow. "There is no question that Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the right choice for the new F-35 platform, and it is not surprising Selfridge is on the final list for consideration. I recently spoke with the Secretary of… Continue Reading


12.02.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation to Honor Michigan Veteran

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded unanimous Senate passage of legislation they introduced to name the Traverse City Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) after Army Colonel Demas T. Craw, a Traverse City-area native and Medal of Honor recipient. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where Congressman Benishek has introduced similar legislation. "Naming this clinic after one of Traverse City's own heroes is a fitting tribute to C… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on EPA Emissions Standards Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it will leave in place emissions standards for cars and light trucks through 2025: "Today I spoke with Administration officials and expressed concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency's process in developing today's proposal. It's critical that federal regulators work closely with industry and all stakeholders before the final standards… Continue Reading


11.29.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on Nomination of Rep. Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Congressman Tom Price to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "I am deeply concerned by the nomination of Rep. Tom Price to lead HHS, someone who supports dismantling Medicare and Medicaid, slashing Social Security, gutting women's health services, eliminating healthcare for 20 million peo… Continue Reading


11.21.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Big Rapids

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Big Rapids as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Old Pioneer Store & Emporium, Schuberg's Bar & Grill, and Great Lakes Book & Supply. Senator Stabenow's small business tour has included stops in Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, South Haven, Bangor, St. Johns, Imlay City, Lapeer, Battle Creek, Albion, Portland, Ionia, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Utica, Plainwell, Paw Paw, Benton Harbor, … Continue Reading


11.21.16

Stabenow, Peters, Dingell Join Michigan Officials to Break Ground on American Center for Mobility at Willow Run

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Governor Rick Snyder, state officials and leaders in automotive technology to celebrate the groundbreaking of the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run, a global center for testing, education and product development for connected and automated vehicles. "I am so excited to break ground on this new facility that will secure Michigan's future as a leader in autonomous and connec… Continue Reading


11.17.16

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Honor Michigan Veteran by Naming Traverse City VA Clinic

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced legislation to name the Traverse City Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) after Army Colonel Demas T. Craw, a Traverse City-area native and Medal of Honor recipient, who fought in both World War I and II. The VA CBOC in Traverse City provides health care services for thousands of Northern Michigan veterans every year, including primary care, women's health, disease prevention and telehealth services. Once c… Continue Reading


11.16.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on Selection as Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following her selection to replace Senator Schumer as Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee: "I am honored to be selected as the new Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Our Caucus is unified and committed to fighting for middle class families every day in an economy where too many people feel that they have been left behind. This is an important leadership… Continue Reading


11.15.16

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Applaud Decision to Fund Lead Removal in Flint and Other Michigan Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) released a statement applauding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's approval of funding for lead detection and removal in Flint and communities across the State of Michigan. The State of Michigan will now be able to use approximately $24 million this year and up to that same amount over the next four years to pay for lead abatement services such as testing, paint remov… Continue Reading


11.14.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Call for New Alpena Customs Agent in Letter to Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske expressing their concern regarding the loss of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent stationed in Northeast Lower Michigan. The agent recently retired and CBP does not currently plan to replace him. "Without a border agent serving this very large geographic area, communities in this region will suffer serious economic consequen… Continue Reading


11.10.16

Stabenow, Peters, and Upton Announce Legislation to Honor Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) announced legislation to make James C. McCloughan eligible for our nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - for his acts of heroism and valor during the Vietnam War. Then-Private First Class McCloughan, a native and current resident of South Haven, served as a medic and saved the lives of 10 members of his platoon who were wounded during the Battle of Nui Yon Hill on May 13-15,… Continue Reading


11.04.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Ithaca and Mt. Pleasant as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Hometown Cellars Winery and Brewery, Hearthstone Oven, and Aircraft Precision Products in Ithaca before visiting Gray's Furniture, Max and Emily's, and Narrativality Coffee Roasters in Mt. Pleasant. Senator Stabenow's small business tour has included stops in South Haven, Bangor, St. Johns, Imlay City, Lapeer, Battle Creek, Albion,… Continue Reading


11.03.16

Senator Stabenow: For First Time, Medicare to Pay for New Care Plans to Provide Support to Families of Alzheimer’s patients

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that for the first time Medicare will pay for new individual care plans to support Alzheimer's patients and their families. This new coverage will begin in January, 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid finalized its decision, first proposed earlier in July, to pay for the new plans, effectively implementing Senator Stabenow's Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act. The HOPE Act is coauthored by Senator Susan C… Continue Reading


11.03.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Bangor, South Haven

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Bangor and South Haven as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Railroad Café and Landers Hardware in Bangor before visiting FoodTools Consolidated, Decadent Dogs Retail, and The Blueberry Store in South Haven. Senator Stabenow's small business tour has included stops in St. Johns, Imlay City, Lapeer, Battle Creek, Albion, Portland, Ionia, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Utica, Plainwel… Continue Reading

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