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07.29.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Superior Township Fire Department to Buy New Vehicle

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Superior Township Fire Department will receive $840,910 to purchase a new vehicle. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Superior Township put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "This new firetruck will help make sure there is always someone there to quickly respond in an emergency." "The… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2.2 Million for Three Michigan Airports

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that three Michigan airports will recieve over $2.2 million to rehabilitate runways, acquire land for development, improve structural integrity, and remove debris. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. The Cherry Capital Airport has been awarded a $1,531,800 grant. The Sawyer International Airport has been awarded a $175,135,000 g… Continue Reading


07.26.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses Across West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners and workers in Muskegon as part of her small business tour across the state. During her visit to West Michigan, Stabenow toured Eagle Alloy, The Cheese Lady, and Pigeon Hill Brewing. Stabenow has also met with small business owners in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan during her tour. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan's small businesses employed over half, or 1.8 million, of the state's private workforce in… Continue Reading


07.18.16

Stabenow Statement on President Obama Awarding Medal of Honor to Ypsilanti Vietnam Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement after President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Ypsilanti native and Vietnam veteran, then Major, Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles. Senator Stabenow introduced legislation with Senator Gary Peters and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell in 2015 to allow Lt. Col. Kettles to receive the Medal of Honor. "Today, close to 50 years after Lt. Col. Kettles acted heroically to save the lives of 44 of his fellow service members, he is finally r… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Hamtramck Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Hamtramck Fire Department has been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The Detroit-area fire department will receive over $2.3 million and use the funding to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, home… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senators Applaud Medicare Proposal to Implement HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has proposed covering new care planning sessions under Medicare for Alzheimer's patients and their families to provide an early assessment of the disease and possible treatment options. This proposal would effectively implement the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act, which requires Medicare to… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senator Stabenow Announces over $544,000 to Expand Quality Health Care to Rural Communities in Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced over $544,000 for Munson Medical Center and Central Michigan University - College of Medicine to expand telemedicine to rural communities by helping patients in Northern Michigan receive specialty care as well as training medical students and physicians. The funding will ensure patients get the care they need without having to drive long distances to seek medical attention. This… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Senator Stabenow Applauds Medicare Proposal to Implement HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has proposed covering new care planning sessions under Medicare for Alzheimer's patients and their families to provide an early assessment of the disease and possible treatment options. This proposal would effectively implement legislation introduced by Senator Stabenow, the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act, which requires Medicare to pay for a ca… Continue Reading


07.11.16

Senator Stabenow Leads Successful Effort To Increase Affordable Care Act Tax Benefits For Michigan Families

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement after the announcement that the Department of Treasury will increase tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act to better help families afford dental care for their children. The announcement follows a letter Senator Stabenow sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in May calling for the Department to increase tax credits to cover dental care for children. "Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, I have been working to make s… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Bipartisan Alzheimer’s Beneficiary and Caregiver Support Act Introduced in Senate and House

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), today introduced new bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support Alzheimer's patients and caregivers, and lessen the mounting costs associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on federal health programs. More than 15 million Americans are serving as a family caregiver to a loved one living with Alzheimer's or dement… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $1.2 Million in Support for Michigan Firefighters and First Responders

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced over $1.2 million for Michigan firefighters and first responders to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive an award for $86,164. The Farmington Public Safety Department will receive an award for $13,143. The Port Huron Department of Public Safety-Fire Division will receive an award for $21,2… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Senator Stabenow Participated in Clawson, Oak Park Independence Day Parades

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow celebrated the Fourth of July with Michigan families. She participated in the Independence Day parades in Clawson and Oak Park. The theme of the Clawson parade was "Proud Past, Bright Future." … Continue Reading


07.06.16

Senator Stabenow Takes Inaugural American Airlines Direct Flight from Lansing to Washington D.C.

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today took part in the inaugural direct flight service on American Airlines flying from Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN) to Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport (DCA). In March, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted American Airlines an exemption to provide direct service from Lansing to Washington, D.C., after Sun County Airlines suspended their non-stop service last October. "Having a direct flight from Michigan's capital to our n… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce over $2.1 Million for Michigan Airports

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that three Michigan airports have been awarded over $2.1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for runway rehabilitation, land development and snow removal equipment. The Pellston Regional Airport has been awarded a $503,500 grant. The Houghton County Memorial Airport has been awarded an $820,000 grant. The Muskegon County Airport has been awarded an $802,594 grant. "This investment will make travelling t… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $300,000 for Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kalamazoo County will receive $300,000 to study runway improvements at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. "This investment will make travelling to and from Southwest Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help en… Continue Reading


06.16.16

Senate Passes Stabenow, Peters Resolution Honoring Life and Legacy of Gordon “Gordie” Howe

The U.S. Senate today passed a resolution, introduced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, paying tribute to the life of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordon "Gordie" Howe, affectionately referred to as "Mr. Hockey." "Gordie Howe's excellence on the ice inspired players and fans everywhere and was equally matched by his contribution to the sport, our state, and the City of Detroit off the ice," said Stabenow. "This resolution honors the life and legacy of one of our all-time greats who … Continue Reading


06.16.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Almost $742,000 in Support for Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced almost $742,000 in support for fire departments in Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Michigan put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more s… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on Passing of Former Ohio Senator George Voinovich

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator and Governor George Voinovich (R-OH): "I am deeply saddened by the passing of my former Senate colleague George Voinovich. For years, we worked across the aisle to protect our Great Lakes, support American manufacturing jobs, and expand community mental health services for families. My thoughts and prayers go out to George's family and to the people whose lives he touched throughout … Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senators Announce Inclusion of Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act in Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer's Act was passed out of committee as part of the Labor-Health and Human Services appropriations bill. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act would require Medicare to pay for a care planning session to provide Alzheimer's patients and their families an early assessment, information about the disease and possible treatment options. Senator Stabenow was j… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.8 Million for Stony Island Habitat Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $4,828,635 to restore habitats on islands in the lower part of the Detroit River, part of the Friends of the Detroit River Stony Island Habitat Restoration Project. In addition to this funding, Senators Stabenow and Peters announced $2.3 million in funding this past February to restore fish and wildlife habitats in the Stony Island upper bay. Senator Stabenow … Continue Reading

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