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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


06.07.16

Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.7 Million to Continue Cleanup of Manistique River

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality $3,795,056 to help continue the cleanup of contaminated sediment from industrial waste in the Manistique River. This support will help MDEQ develop and implement measures to remediate poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination in the watershed. "Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and our way of … Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senator Stabenow Statement on Vote to Overhaul Toxic Substances Control Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the Senate's passage of an overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the first update to the law since it was passed in 40 years: "Today's overhaul of this outdated law will protect families and provide certainty to businesses in Michigan and across the country. As one of the earliest supporters of efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, I have been working hard to get this vital update acros… Continue Reading


06.01.16

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced almost $2.3 million for Michigan Fire Departments to purchase equipment and a new vehicle. 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 mor… Continue Reading


06.01.16

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses Across Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners at local small businesses during a two-day trip across the Upper Peninsula. During the visits, Stabenow heard from manufacturers, a jewelry maker, retailers and other entrepreneurs. 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 2012. "Small businesses are the backbone of Michigan's economy and create the majority of new jobs, and nowher… Continue Reading


05.26.16

Senators Introduce Student Tax Relief Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today was joined by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Coons (D-DE), Gary Peters (D-MI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in introducing the Student Tax Relief Act, a bill that would protect defrauded student borrowers from being taxed on their forgiven loans. This legislation follows actions by the Department of Education to protect defrauded students at 100 Corinthian Colleges across the country and … Continue Reading

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