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10.17.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Flint Mental Health Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) applauded a $4,862,995 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide mental health and substance use disorder services for Flint residents. The Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma grant provides funding for communities with children and families who are exposed to trauma through natural or man-made disasters. "Given the challenges facing F… Continue Reading


10.17.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Macomb County

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses in Macomb County as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow started her tour in Harrison Township where she visited manufacturer, Wolverine Broach. Later, she toured Orleans Sports Café and Ardis Music in Mount Clemens before stopping by U.S.A. Tire Service, The Shamrock Pub, and Decoroom in Utica. Senator Stabenow's small business tour has also included stops in Plainwell, Paw Paw, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Jackson, … Continue Reading


10.07.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $480,000 to Support Flint Schools Following Water Crisis

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the announcement of a $480,000 grant to Flint Community Schools from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students. The funding comes from the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. This assistance will help Flint Community Schools hire staff and improve stable learning environments for students, who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. "Today's announcement is an important st… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Southwest Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses in Southwest Michigan as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow started her tour in Plainwell where she visited Plainwell Flowers, RWE Healthy Living, and Dancing Dogs Quilt Shop. Later, she toured RNS Packaging, Greg's Paw Paw Blend, and Edgin Creations in Paw Paw before touring Vineyard 2121, Murfee's Boutique, and Lark's Bar-B-Que in Benton Harbor. Senator Stabenow's small business tour has also included stops in Monr… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Detroit’s Eastern Market, Local Food Processing in Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced $250,000 for Detroit's Eastern Market and $100,000 for Mighty Fine Poultry Processing in Ann Arbor to expand access to healthy foods and locally grown poultry in the region. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs, which help expand access to locally grown food from farmers markets and food processing facil… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Senator Stabenow: Another Major Step Forward in Finally Getting Help for Flint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following negotiations to address aid for Flint in the House Water Resources Development Act: "Earlier this week, the House refused to take any action to help the people of Flint. After last night's negotiations, we now have a path forward to finally pass the Water Resources Development Act with long-awaited assistance for Flint. It is critical that the House echo the strong bipartisan support that we saw for WRDA in t… Continue Reading


09.26.16

Senator Stabenow Announces the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the most comprehensive urban agriculture bill to be introduced in Congress. The Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 will help create new economic opportunities, giving Michigan families greater access to healthy food and creating a healthier environment in cities and towns across our state. The legislation addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources an… Continue Reading


09.22.16

Senator Stabenow: Senate Republicans’ Government Funding Proposal Is Unacceptable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement in reaction to Senate Republicans' funding proposal that does not include urgently needed funding for Flint, which just passed the Senate 95-3: "Today's government funding proposal from Senate Republicans is unacceptable. Help for Flint is fully paid-for and just passed with 95 votes in the Senate. There's no reason we cannot include urgently-needed funding for Flint - as well as for Louisiana - in the funding bill. F… Continue Reading


09.22.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Airports

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $20,654,150 to rehabilitate runways at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help maintain the structural integrity of the airport's pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. FAA is also awarding $5 million to the Oakland County International Airport as part of the Michi… Continue Reading


09.22.16

Stabenow, Peters Introduced Bill Authorizing Delayed VA Medical Leases

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters joined 17 of their colleagues in introducing legislation that would authorize leases for 24 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), including Michigan facilities in Ann Arbor and Pontiac. Under current law, the VA must receive specific legislative authorization to lease medical facilities with average annual rental payments in excess of $1 million, However, since 2012, Congress has not, through… Continue Reading


09.19.16

Michigan Congressional Delegation Members Join in Strong Support of Fort Custer for Missile Defense Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Vice Admiral James D. Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to voice their strong support of Fort Custer Training Center, one of three locations under consideration for a possible Continental United States Interceptor Site. The letter was signed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Representative Fred Upton, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Representative Candi… Continue Reading


09.15.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act that Includes Urgently Needed Assistance for Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 95 to 3, which included their bipartisan agreement to help families in Flint and other communities across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives must now pass the legislation and send it to the President for his signature. The Stabenow-Peters agreement provides access to $100 million in funding to help repair Flint's drinking water infras… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Transportation Funding for Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded support for the City of Flint from the Department of Transportation's Bus and Bus Facilitates Competitive Program. The Flint Mass Transportation Authority will receive $12,800,000 in funding for the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transit buses and a workforce development training program for mechanics and drivers. The grant will help with the purchase of approximately 23 new buses. "These 23 new buses are important news for Flint… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Stabenow-Peters: Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Development Act that Includes Assistance for Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) released the following statement after the Senate began consideration of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes their bipartisan Flint agreement: "We are pleased that after months of working with Republicans and Democrats, our bipartisan agreement to help Flint and other communities is now before the Senate as part of the Water Resources Development Act. We want to thank Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Boxer for wor… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.7 Million Grant for Flint Firefighters

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that the City of Flint will receive $3,767,280 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. From February 2014 to February 2016, the City of Flint lost 33 firefighters. This funding will help restore all 33 firefighters and bring the total number of firefighters in the city to 91. "Given the challenges facing Flint, these new resources come at a critical time … Continue Reading


09.06.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud over $863,000 for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded over $863,000 for fire departments in Eastpointe, Fraser, Canton, Harrison Township, Ann Arbor, and Davisburg to purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. Eastpointe Fire and Rescue has been awarded a $127,137 grant. The City of Fraser has been awarded an $84,014 grant. The Charter Township of Canton has been awarded a $256,182 grant. The Harrison… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $650,000 for Ford Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that Dickinson County will receive $650,000 to rehabilitate runways at the Ford 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 the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the re… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $127,000 in Support for Eastpointe Fire and Rescue

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $127,137 for Eastpointe Fire and Rescue to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters and first responders in Eastpointe 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 safe… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Fire Prevention Support for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded support for three Southeast Michigan fire departments from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The Farmington Hills Fire Department Safety Officers Association will receive $1,500,000, the City of Dearborn will receive $168,077, and the Trenton Fire Department will receive $16,310 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. "… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Two Oakland County Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded that two Oakland County fire departments have been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with hiring, recruitment and retention of firefighters. The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive $8,591,980, and the North Oakland County Fire Authority will receive $491,634 from FEMA's Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line … Continue Reading

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