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02.06.24

Great Lakes Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the Great Lakes Task Force - led by Senators Debbie Stabenow and J.D. Vance in the Senate and Representatives David Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, Bill Huizenga, and Debbie Dingell in the House - introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration… Continue Reading


02.06.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the most significant investment ever made to restore and prote… Continue Reading


02.05.24

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation To Keep Teachers in the Classroom

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a new bill today to help teachers pay off their student loans faster. The Teacher Debt Relief Act would allow teachers to simultaneously enroll in both the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Currently, federal law prohibits simultaneous enrollment. Michigan schools have experienced severe teacher shortages that impact the ability of students to learn and the wellbeing of teachers. Nearly hal… Continue Reading


02.01.24

Stabenow, Peters, Moolenaar, and Dingell Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Tuberculosis Infections in Surgical Transplants

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), along with U.S. Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-02) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Shandra Eisenga Human Cell and Tissue Products Safety Act, to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis through transplanted human cell and tissue products (HCTP). Last year, an outbreak of tuberculosis in transplanted bone graft material led to serious health complications and deaths for … Continue Reading


01.26.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congressional Management Foundation

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Management Foundation today announced that Senator Debbie Stabenow will receive the 2024 Democracy Award for Members of Congress in Lifetime Achievement. Senator Stabenow will receive the award for her decades of work improving the lives of people in Michigan and across the country. The Congressional Management Foundation recognized Senator Stabenow’s decades of leadership, during which she has been known for her unrivaled work ethic, ability to build bipartisan coa… Continue Reading


01.26.24

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Conservation Champion Award

Lansing, MI - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) was recently honored with the Conservation Champion Award at Pheasants Forever’s 2024 Michigan State Convention. The award recognizes Stabenow’s decades of service to conservation, and her tremendous success in advocating for the natural world in her home state and across the nation. “Senator Stabenow has been a leader and an inspiration for decades,” said Marilyn Vetter, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s president and CEO. “Not only was she t… Continue Reading


01.25.24

Stabenow & Peters Introduce Bills to Name Ann Arbor and Mount Clemens Post Offices After Distinguished Michiganders

WASHINGTON, D.C. -?U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Gary Peters?(MI),?Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced two bills to name U.S. Postal Service facilities after distinguished Michiganders. One bill would designate the post office located at 2075 West Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the “Robert Hayden Post Office.” Robert Hayden was the first African American national Poet Laureate, the first Black faculty member at the University of… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Northern Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Northern Michigan for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Genesee and Bay Counties to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Genesee and Bay counties for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Sixteen Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated sixteen Michigan students from Southeast Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said S… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Two Michigan Students from Mid-Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated two Michigan students from Mid-Michigan for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they will r… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Six Michigan Students from West Michigan to Military Academies

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated six Michigan students from West Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence… Continue Reading


01.22.24

Senator Stabenow Nominates Student from Upper Peninsula to Military Academy

LANSING — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated Kyle Primeau from Houghton County for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. “Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,” said Senator Stabenow. “Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident Kyle will represent Michigan and our country well.” Students seeking appoint… Continue Reading


01.19.24

Senator Stabenow Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award From Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) received the inaugural Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Legacy Award for her leadership and transformative work supporting small businesses, farmers, and the local economy in Northern Michigan. The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance presented the award at the 6th annual Northern Michigan Policy Conference in Traverse City. “It’s my honor to receive this award from an organization that’s laser-focused on strengthening Northern Michigan’s … Continue Reading


01.12.24

Senators Stabenow & Peters Announce $8 Million DOT Investment to Improve Access to EV Chargers Across Mid Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $8 million in federal funding awarded to the City of Lansing to increase publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. As part of this investment, up to 50 additional EV charging stations will be installed in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. Funding is made available through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program, which was established by the … Continue Reading


01.11.24

Michigan Officials Announce Air Force Decision to Base KC-46A Tankers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Continue Push for Fighter Mission

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), and U.S. Representatives John James (R-MI-10), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-07), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-06), Lisa McClain (R-MI-09), Haley Stevens (D-MI-11), John Moolenaar (R-MI-02), Hillary Scholten (D-MI-03), Jack Bergman (R-MI-01), Dan Kildee (D-MI-08), Bill Huizenga (R-MI-04), and Tim Walberg (R-MI-05) released the following joint statement announcing the U.S. Air Force will be selecting Se… Continue Reading


01.10.24

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nomination of Robert White to Federal Judgeship in Michigan’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden’s nomination of Robert White to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Robert White has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan since 2018. “Robert White is a highly qualified Assistant U.S. Attorney, and President Biden made the right decision with his nomination. I am confident that Mr. White will be an ex… Continue Reading


12.13.23

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in 2024 National Defense Authorization Act

Bill invests in our troops and Michigan military facilities U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 87-13. “This bill is an important step forward—it secures a well-earned pay raise for our service members and provides funding to improve Michigan military facilities. I am disappointed, however, that increased funding for F-15EX procurement is not included. I wi… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Senators Stabenow & Peters Applaud Federal Funding to Improve Safety on Michigan Roadways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded several federal investments coming to Michigan communities through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program, which funds local and regional road safety projects that will help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funding for this program is made possible through the bipartisan infrastructure law that the senators helped enact. “This investment wil… Continue Reading


12.12.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $500,000 to Improve Housing in Northern Michigan Rural Communities

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that several Northern Michigan rural communities will receive a total of $496,040 to improve housing in the area. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Housing Preservation Grant program. “This funding will help Alpena, Alcona, Ogemaw, and Crawford counties continue to provide residents with quality, affordable housing. Inv… Continue Reading

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