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05.03.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Funding for Economic Development in West Michigan

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission will receive a $210,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help spur economic development in West Michigan. "Strong regional coordination helps attract new businesses and new jobs to West Michigan," said Senator Peters. "I'm pleased to announce this funding, which will help ensure the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission can… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Federal Funding Bill Includes Stabenow’s Legislation to Reinstate Year-Round Pell Grants

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the fiscal year 2017 federal appropriations bill includes her legislation to reinstate Year-Round Pell Grants for college students in Michigan and across the country. Stabenow's bill includes provisions that will allow low and moderate income students to use Pell Grants for three semesters each academic year, rather than the current law's limit of two semesters. "I am committed to supporting the 257,000 students in Michigan who rely on Pe… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour in Three Rivers

Last weekend, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in Three Rivers. Senator Stabenow toured MVB Improvements, Parker Jewelers and PinUp Salon. After last weekend's stops Senator Stabenow's tour has visited over 80 small businesses in Michigan. "The community in Three Rivers truly knows the definition of hard work and it is clear the focus here is on empowering small business," said Senator Stabenow. "It is truly inspiring to talk to those who have invested t… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan Effort to Protect Great Lakes Funding in Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement on her bipartisan efforts to stop President Trump's proposed $50 million cut in Great Lakes funding in the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill: "I am pleased to have successfully led the bipartisan effort to stop President Trump from cutting $50 million in Great Lakes funding this year. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has always received bipartisan support and is absolutely cr… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act to Protect Michigan Seniors’ Access to Ambulance Services

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act, which would make permanent key Medicare reimbursements to ambulance service providers and would ensure seniors and other people in Michigan continue to have access to life-saving services. "Families and seniors in Michigan need to know that they can depend on reliable ambulance service in case of an emergency," said Senator Stabenow. "That's why I introduced legislation toda… Continue Reading


04.26.17

Stabenow Joins Group of 19 Senators Calling on Republican Leaders to Focus on Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research

Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined a group of 19 senators calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to include a substantial increase in funds for the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic and additional investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Continuing Resolution currently being negotiated in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Last year in Michigan, research funding for the NIH supported 10,817… Continue Reading


04.25.17

Senator Stabenow Statement Following Great Lakes Task Force Meeting on Asian Carp

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after a bicameral meeting on near- and long-term measures to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, including the status on the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Brandon Road Study: "It's deeply irresponsible for the Trump Administration to continue to block the Army Corp from releasing a critical plan to permanently address the threat of Asian carp to our Great La… Continue Reading


04.25.17

Michigan Delegation Members Join Bipartisan Push to Keep EPA Region 5 Office Open

Following reports that the Trump Administration plans to abolish Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - which serves Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio - as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Representatives John Conyers Jr., Sander Levin, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence joined a bipartisan push calling for the Region 5 office to remain intact and fully supported. In a bicameral le… Continue Reading


04.24.17

Senator Stabenow Attends 46th ACCESS Annual Dinner

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow attended the 46th ACCESS Annual Dinner in Detroit on April 22nd. The theme of this year's dinner was "From the Neighborhood to the Nation" and brought together nearly 2,000 community members as well as local, state and national officials and leaders. … Continue Reading


04.24.17

Senator Stabenow Attends 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow attended the 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit on April 23rd. Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered the keynote address and awardees included Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) as well as Former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates. … Continue Reading


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

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