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08.18.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $90,000 Investment in Benton Harbor Farmers Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a grant for $94,900 to construct a farmers market pavilion in Benton Harbor. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. "Congratulations to the City of Benton Harbor on receiving this funding to build a farmers market pavilion! This will allow the residents of Benton Harbor to have … Continue Reading


08.16.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement on the USDA Update of the Thrifty Food Plan

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement on the release of U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, as required under the 2018 Farm Bill. "We can all agree that the world is much different today than it was in 1975 when the Thrifty Food Plan was last updated. Congress recognized this and that is why the 2018 Farm Bill requir… Continue Reading


08.12.21

Stabenow, Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement that Judge David Lawson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, is taking senior status, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced they are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application for U… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Senate Passes Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Key Investments in Michigan’s Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill that will invest in the nation's infrastructure and create good-paying jobs. This bill will make the single-largest investment in the Great Lakes, fix our roads and bridges, expand high-speed internet, invest in electric vehicles, and create jobs. "There is so much in this infrastructure bill that is good for Michigan. It starts with… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Announcement on Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Joe Biden's announcement on fuel emission standards and executive order to strengthen American electric vehicle manufacturing: "I've always said Michigan workers are the best in the world. And this is their moment. These new standards will cut carbon pollution while creating new jobs at the same time. This announcement, paired with Congress' work on the Build Back Better agenda, will put people to work in good… Continue Reading


08.07.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $80,000 in Support for the Summit Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Summit Township Fire Department will receive $83,103 to install a Source Capture Exhaust System. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Summit Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first resp… Continue Reading


08.06.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $796,470 for fire departments in 5 communities across Southeast Michigan to purchase new equipment. These grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The Canton Township Fire Department will receive $129,163 to implement a health care and wellness program to keep firefighters safe. The Dearborn Fire Department will receive $350,375 for … Continue Reading


08.06.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $40,000 in Support for the Gerrish Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Gerrish Township Fire Department will receive $40,837 to purchase a new cot and power lift for the ambulance. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Gerrish Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give … Continue Reading


08.02.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $180,000 for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that four fire departments across Southeast Michigan will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. The Sterling Heights Fire Department will receive $146,860; the City of Center Line will receive $19,047; the Village of Holly will receive $9,414; and the City of Novi will receive $6,493. These federal grants come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assis… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $530,000 for the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department will receive $531,428 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "It is critical that firefighters and first responders have the resources necessary to do their jobs safely and effectively," s… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Honor Senator Carl Levin in the U.S. Senate

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Senator Levin's Life and Work on Behalf of Michigan Families WASHINGTON-Senators Stabenow and Peters today honored the life of former Senator Carl Levin. The Senators spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate highlighting Senator Levin's service to the people of Michigan, fierce commitment to truth and justice, and ability to work with everyone to get things done. The Senators authored a resolution memorializing Senator Levin and his legacy, which unanimously passe… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Senator Carl Levin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of Senator Carl Levin: "Senator Carl Levin was a champion for truth and justice and a tireless advocate for the people of Michigan. He always believed that our government could be a force for good, and he spent his career showing all of us how it's done. Senator Levin was also my friend, and it was truly an honor to represent Michigan alongside him for 14 of the 36 years that he served in the Senate.… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters and Congressmen Gomez, Kildee, Larson Introduce New Bill to Invest in America’s Downtowns

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), and U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Dan Kildee (MI-05), and John B. Larson (CT-01) today introduced a new bill to invest in America's changing downtowns and business districts following the COVID-19 crisis. The Revitalizing Downtowns Act will create the Qualified Office Conversion Tax Credit to convert unused office buildings into residential, commercial and mixed-used properties. "As our workplaces change beca… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters and Congressman Kildee Introduce New Bill to Invest in Michigan’s Downtowns

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced a new bill to invest in Michigan's changing downtowns and business districts following the COVID-19 crisis. The Revitalizing Downtowns Act will create the Qualified Office Conversion Tax Credit to convert unused office buildings into residential, commercial and retail properties. "As our workplaces change because of the COVID-19 crisis, we will see more unused buildings… Continue Reading


07.28.21

After Fighting for Long-Term Investments in Selfridge & Michigan’s Military Installations, Peters and Stabenow Welcome Pentagon’s Commitment

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced that they secured significant commitments from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that ensures the military's commitment to Selfridge Air National Guard Base as a key facility to our national security. In a letter that was sent to both Senators, the U.S. Air Force highlighted the long-term roles that the A-10 and KC-135 missions currently at Selfridge will contin… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Senators Stabenow, Scott and the National Hockey League Announce Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with the National Hockey League (NHL), today announced that the bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree passed the U.S. Senate. O'Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Hockey," O'Ree played professional hockey for 22 years, including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. The Senators are leading the effort to award the Congressiona… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $13 Million in Federal Funds for Gerald R Ford International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $13,930,267 to Gerald R Ford International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebound… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Capital Region International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $2,760,494 to Capital Region International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebound… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funds for Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,143,178 to Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable," said Senator Stabenow. "It will help our communities rebou… Continue Reading


07.23.21

Stabenow, Peters Resolution Calling for Immediate Release of Michigander Paul Whelan from Russian Authorities Unanimously Passes Senate

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced their bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Michigander Paul Whelan from authorities under the Russian government passed in the U.S. Senate unanimously. The resolution calls on the Government of the Russian Federation present credible evidence or immediately release him from prison. A companion resolution was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11… Continue Reading

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