News

09.02.16

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Fire Prevention Support for the City of Mt. Morris Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded support for the City of Mt. Morris Fire Department from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The City of Mt. Morris Fire Department will receive $51,363 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. "Our firefighters in Mt. Morris put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Prevention … Continue Reading


08.30.16

Senator Stabenow Applauds $429,000 for Tribal Colleges in Mid-Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow applauded $429,000 for tribal colleges in Isabella, Chippewa, and Baraga Counties from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. This grant comes from the Tribal College Initiative Grant program which provides funding to tribal colleges to make capital improvements to their educational facilities and to purchase equipment. Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College will receive $143,000 to make campus improvements. Bay Mills Community College… Continue Reading


08.25.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce $990,000 for Alpena County Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Alpena County will receive an initial $990,000 in federal funding to help with the construction of a new terminal building at the Alpena County Regional Airport. The money will go toward the design of the terminal, which is the first of three phases in the construction process. The planned 18,000 square foot terminal will accommodate modern security needs and support increased passenger traffic. "This new terminal will make trav… Continue Reading


08.25.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Monroe, Jackson

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses in Monroe and Jackson as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow toured Gerdau Steel, Deb's Flowers & Gifts, and Phoenix Theater in Monroe before touring Grand River Brewery, Chilango's and Gilbert Chocolates in Jackson. Stabenow also attended a briefing with community officials in Jackson highlighting a federal $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts award for the Glidden Parker Mural project to spur the revitalizatio… Continue Reading


08.24.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Bay City Small Businesses, Saginaw Farmers Market

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses and food entrepreneurs in Bay City and Saginaw as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow toured St. Laurent Bros. candy shop, Ferne Boutique and Tavern 101 in Bay City. In Saginaw, Stabenow also toured the Downtown Saginaw Farmers' Market. Stabenow's tour has also included business stops in West Michigan, the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. "It's great to see all of the thriving small businesses and food entrepren… Continue Reading


08.24.16

Stabenow Announces Over $150,000 to Increase Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Schools in Flint and Genesee County

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the Michigan Department of Education will receive $158,750 to help nine additional schools in Flint and Genesee County provide a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to students during the school day. Earlier this year, 24 area schools received over $400,000 for the 2016-2017 school year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. With th… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Wayne Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded $994,848 in assistance for the Wayne Fire Department to support the recruitment and retention of firefighters. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Wayne Fire Department make sur… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Grand Rapids Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Grand Rapids Fire Department to help increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $189,143 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety program and will support general education, awareness, and research, including risk assessments, fire code enforcement, smoke alarms, and database systems. "Our firefighters in Grand Rapids p… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Businesses in West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow toured businesses in Holland and Grand Haven as part of her business tour across the state. During her visit to West Michigan, Stabenow toured the Kraft Heinz Company's Holland facility, antenna systems manufacturer RAMI (R.A. Miller Industries Inc.), and boating manufacturer Tiara Yachts. Stabenow's tour has also included business stops in Muskegon, the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. "We do not have an economy in Michigan or a middle class unless we make th… Continue Reading


08.22.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce $69,480 Investment for Veterans Housing in Grand Rapids

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $69,480 investment to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness in West Michigan. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The funding will go to the Kent County Housing Commission, which will work with the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and the Wyoming VA Health Care Center to support homeless veterans.… Continue Reading


08.17.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce $131,191 for Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding a $131,191 grant to the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The grant will support a diverse, interdisciplinary team that will use advanced technology to locate and rapidly assess additional cultural sites underwater within Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. "The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has attracted families and divers from ac… Continue Reading


08.16.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for City of Auburn Hills Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that City of Auburn Hills Fire Department will receive a $1,204,280 grant to support the recruitment and hiring of firefighters. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Auburn Hills… Continue Reading


08.11.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2.2 Million for Two Airports in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that two airports in Michigan will receive funding to rehabilitate runways and install a runway guidance system. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. The City of Charlevoix will receive $1,253,196 to rehabilitate runways and install a runway guidance system at the Charlevoix Municipal Airport. The Economic Development Corpo… Continue Reading


08.09.16

Senator Stabenow, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Promote Small Business Resources for Hispanic Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, today promoted resources available for small businesses during roundtable discussions with Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. In 2015 alone, the Small Business administration provided over 2,600 loans in Michigan totaling over $750 million. Last year, the SBA hosted over 200 outreach visits and training events to make sure Mi… Continue Reading


07.29.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud $20 Million Transportation Grant for City of Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) applaud the announcement that the City of Flint will receive $20 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to repair roads that are damaged after replacing underground drinking water mains in Flint. This program provides critical infrastructure funding to invest in local transportation projects designed to strengthen the economy, increase commerce, and ach… Continue Reading


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

Showing page   of 63