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12.17.20

Senator Stabenow on Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of Energy

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President-elect Biden's selection of Governor Jennifer Granholm as his nominee for Secretary of Energy. "Michigan put the world on wheels and has always been at the forefront of innovative technologies. Governor Granholm's leadership in Michigan and strong advocacy for clean energy jobs give her the knowledge and experience to effectively support American manufacturers and workers as we transition to a clean energy economy." #… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Stabenow & Peters Press Administration on Decision Not to Purchase More Coronavirus Vaccines

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee joined several of their colleagues to press Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Office of Operation Warp Speed, about recent reports that earlier this year the Trump Administration declined to purchase additional doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine when given the opportunity. The decision could slow… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Senator Stabenow on Meeting with Attorney General Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance's Subcommittee on Health Care, released the following statement on her meeting with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President-elect Biden's selection for Secretary of Health and Human Services. A photo of the virtual meeting can be found here. "When Attorney General Becerra served in the House, we partnered together to pass the Affordable Care Act. This year he defended the law at the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Senator Stabenow on FDA Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Vaccine: "I am grateful for the scientists, trial participants and public health experts across our country who made this achievement possible. Michigan workers are the best in the world, and with a COVID-19 vaccine being manufactured here, Michigan workers will play an important role in saving lives. … Continue Reading


12.11.20

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in Final National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the final 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 84-13. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed. "This bill continues to make important investments for Michigan manufacturers and secures a well-earned pay raise for our troops," said Senator Stabenow. "It also strengthens our Buy American laws, ensuring that we use taxpayer dollars to support Michigan manuf… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Senator Stabenow on Meeting with Dr. Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following her meeting with Dr. Janet Yellen, President-elect Biden's selection for Secretary of the Treasury. A photo of the virtual meeting can be found here. "I had a great discussion with Dr. Yellen about the incredible economic challenges we face. Today's meeting affirmed my confidence in her exceptional qualifications, ability to work effectively with both Democrats and Republicans, and laser-focus on rebuilding our… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Secure Major Investment to Address Backlog of Dredging and Harbor Maintenance Needs in Great Lakes Harbors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced today they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act. They also successfully increased the federal cost share for constructing the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project from 65% to 80% to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. The 2020 Water Resources Development Act continues the la… Continue Reading


12.07.20

Senator Stabenow on Xavier Becerra’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President-elect Biden's selection of Xavier Becerra as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. "Xavier Becerra has spent his career fighting to make sure every American has access to quality, affordable health care. He and I partnered together as we worked to pass the Affordable Care Act, and as Attorney General, he's led the defense of the law in the Supreme Court. He will be ready to lead ou… Continue Reading


12.04.20

Senator Stabenow: Pass COVID-19 Help for Michigan Families Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the COVID-19 crisis and the need for Congress to pass a survival package for families in Michigan. "We're not just facing a health crisis right now. We're facing an economic crisis. We're facing a housing crisis. And we're facing a hunger crisis, all at the same time. People in Michigan and across this country are crying out for help. It's time for Congress to listen, and it's time for us to act," sai… Continue Reading


12.04.20

Senator Stabenow on the Passage of the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act with bipartisan support. "Families in Michigan coping with an ALS diagnosis already endure tremendous hardships. The last thing they should deal with is unnecessary waiting periods for their Social Security Disability Insurance. I'm so pleased that legislation I have co-sponsored will make sure that people with ALS can immediately receive the s… Continue Reading


11.30.20

Senator Stabenow on Janet Yellen’s Nomination to Serve as Secretary of the Treasury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President-elect Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to serve as Secretary of the Treasury. "Our next Treasury Secretary will face a historic challenge of rebuilding our economy as we manage and move forward from the COVID-19 crisis. Janet Yellen is exceptionally qualified and will be ready on Day One to tackle the difficult year ahead. She is an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Treasury Secretary." ###… Continue Reading


11.20.20

NIH Agrees to Strengthen Licensing Process and Increase Transparency on Drug and Vaccine Patents Following GAO Review Requested by Senator Stabenow and House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Maloney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report reviewing the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) management of their intellectual property. The report recommends HHS fix a deficiency in their commercial licensing process and publicly report more about the licensing of their intellectual property. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) requested this report in o… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Senator Stabenow to Vote No on Judge Barrett’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow will vote no this evening on the vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In a speech on the U.S. Senate floor yesterday, Senator Stabenow highlighted Judge Barrett's previous statements against the Affordable Care Act, which provides health care to more than 1 million people in Michigan and critical protections to everyone with private health insurance. In just two weeks, the Supreme Court will take up the Republican case to strike… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $15.6 Million Federal Grant for Michigan Rail Upgrades

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive $15.6 million in federal funding to rehabilitate railroad tracks, replace over 16 miles of rail and enhance track crossing protections in the corridor between Ypsilanti and Jackson. This federal grant comes from the Department of Transportation's Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program. "This is an important higher-speed route… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Stabenow, Peters Call on Trump Administration to Extend Health Insurance Enrollment Period for Michiganders

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today called on the Trump Administration to extend the health care enrollment period in order to provide Michiganders, including those without insurance, additional time to secure coverage. In their letter, the Senators requested that the upcoming enrollment period that begins November 1 be extended through the end of January 2021 - instead of through December 15 - to allow more Michiganders the opportunity to obtain qualit… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $1.9 Million to Support Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Growers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $1,992,250 million to support Michigan specialty crop growers who produce fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery plants, and flowers. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and will support 20 projects throughout the state. "Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables are not only a source… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $100,000 to Bolster Opportunities for Native American Students to Study Agriculture

LANSING, Mich. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced Michigan State University will receive $138,920 to bolster opportunities for Native American students to study agriculture. This investment comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) New Beginning for Tribal Students grant program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "Young people are critical to th… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $300,000 to Address the Opioid Crisis in Rural Michigan

LANSING, Mich. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced Michigan State University will receive $392,462 in federal funds to address the opioid crisis in rural Michigan. This investment comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Health & Safety Education grant program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "The opioid crisis has had a devastating … Continue Reading


10.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $300,000 to Support Rural Small Businesses in West and Southwest Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $338,525 in federal funding to support rural small businesses in West and Southwest Michigan. This funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program, which was included in the 2014 Farm Bill that Senator Stabenow authored. The Rural Business Development Gr… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $100,000 to Support First Responders and Road Maintenance Workers in the Upper Peninsula

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $131,574 in federal funding to purchase equipment for first responders and road maintenance workers serving communities in the Upper Peninsula. These funds come from the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Impact Initiative Grant and Community Facility Disaster Grant programs, which were included in the… Continue Reading

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