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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


03.20.17

Peters, Stabenow, Kildee Announce $5.5 Million to Expand Flint Early Head Start

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, and Congressman Dan Kildee today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $2.3 million to Genesee County and $3.2 million to the Genesee Intermediate School District to support expanded Early Head Start for children in the Flint area through their Early Head Start Child Care Partnership programs. "The children of Flint have been particularly impacted by the water crisis given their vulnerability to the long-term da… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Environmental Protection Agency Approval of $100 Million in Federal Funds for City of Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency approved $100 million in federal emergency funding for the City of Flint. Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee secured the funding in a bipartisan agreement that passed Congress at the end of 2016. "Today we have good news for families in Flint who have already waited far too long for their water system to be fixed," said Senato… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Trump’s Budget Request that Completely Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement in response to President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget request, which completely eliminates funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: "It is outrageous that President Trump's budget request completely eliminates funding to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has always received bipartisan support and continues to be absolutely critical t… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Introduce Resolution Opposing Nuclear Waste Storage Site in Great Lakes Basin

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced resolutions, in both the House and Senate, expressing opposition to construction of a nuclear waste repository less than a mile from Lake Huron in Ontario. "Canada is facing a critical decision that will impact generations in both our countries," said Senator Stabenow. "A nuclear waste spill near the Great Lakes could have a devastating impact on our health and environment and threat… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Stabenow, Portman Lead Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter Expressing Concern about Trump Administration’s Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about reports that the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request will include a 97 percent cut to Great Lakes funding. Great Lakes Task Force Vice Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Task Force members Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Al Franken (D-MN)… Continue Reading


03.09.17

As China Continues Approving New Trump Trademarks, Stabenow and Cardin Call on President to Keep His Promises

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a press conference following reports that China has conditionally granted approval of 38 new Trump trademarks. The Senators raised concerns regarding President Trump's conflicts of interest and ongoing refusal to divest his assets and Senator Stabenow called on President Trump to keep the promises he made to workers across the country to name China a currency ma… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Senator Stabenow Introduces Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act to Help Lower Cost of Medicine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined her colleagues to introduce legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Americans to buy safe, low-cost medicine from Canada. The bill, S.469 the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act, was introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Robert Casey (D-PA), along with 16 others. The bill authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services in two years to allow importation f… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Stabenow Statement on Trump’s Revised Executive Order on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the release of President Trump's revised executive order on immigration: "Our country faces serious threats from terrorism and once again, the President's Executive Order doesn't address these threats or keep us safer. Instead it is ruining America's reputation in the world, undermining our relationships with our most critical allies, and hurting law-abiding people. In Michigan, those being hurt are our frien… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Fenton

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Fenton as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Red Fox Outfitters, CRUST, and The Iron Grate. Stabenow's tour has included over 60 stops in communities across the state including Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns, Lapeer, Imlay City, Portland, Ionia, Battle Creek, Albion, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Utica, Plainwell, Paw Paw, Benton Harbor, Monroe,… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Senator Stabenow Statement on Leaked Reports that President Trump’s Budget Requests 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement in response to leaked reports that President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency will request a 97 percent cut in funding for the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: "It is outrageous that just days after delaying a critical plan to stop Asian carp, it appears that President Trump's budget is calling for a 97 percent cut in funding for the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initia… Continue Reading

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