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08.26.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive $67,429 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase 14 new sets of turnout gear. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "The… Continue Reading


08.26.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for Saginaw Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Saginaw Fire Department will receive $40,639 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to pay for 11 staff members to participate in a fire inspection class to become certified to inspect Saginaw's 1200 commercial properties. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the… Continue Reading


08.26.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for West Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Pennfield Township and Cascade Charter Township Fire Departments will receive $153,973 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve operations and safety. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Pennfield Township will receive $36,857 to purchase new radios and other equipment for the station. Cascade… Continue Reading


08.26.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Sawyer International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Sawyer International Airport $2,700,120 to repair a hangar. This project is funded through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our … Continue Reading


08.26.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Willow Run Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Willow Run Airport $24,984,642 to construct a taxiway. This project is funded through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development and commerce," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our state and will … Continue Reading


08.25.22

Senator Stabenow in Traverse City Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

TRAVERSE CITY - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today highlighted major reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law earlier this month. Stabenow was joined by Northwest Michigan Health Services CEO Heidi Britton, Certified Senior Advisor and Owner of Senior Benefit Solutions Fred Goldenberg, and Traverse City Resident Lynn Larson. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in the fight to cut the cost of pres… Continue Reading


08.25.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce $732,454 in Federal Support for Huron County Fire Departments

BAD AXE, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will award Huron County Fire Departments $732,454 to replace existing self-containing breathing apparatuses (SCBA) style air packs - important rescue equipment. Bad Axe, Harbor Beach, Port Austin, Caseville, Sigel Township, Bingham Township, and Sherman Township Fire Departments will receive this equipment. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Managem… Continue Reading


08.25.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Dearborn, City of Dearborn Heights, Village of Beverly Hills, City of Sterling Heights, City of Auburn Hills, and Scio Township will receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve operations and safety. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Dearborn will receive $225,85… Continue Reading


08.23.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $132,000 in Federal Support for Meridian Township Fire Department

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Charter Township of Meridian will receive a $132,327 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program - and will allow Meridian Township to provide paramedic training to two additional personnel, helping to address a local staffing shortage of paramedics. … Continue Reading


08.18.22

Senator Stabenow in Grandville Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

GRANDVILLE - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today highlighted major reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow was joined by Senior Neighbors President Robert Barnes and Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program Coordinator Bob Connelly. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law earlier this week. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in the fight to cut the cost of prescription drugs and was instrumental in including major… Continue Reading


08.16.22

President Biden Signs Historic Bill to Lower Costs for Americans

WASHINGTON-President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law today to lower costs for people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow led the effort to include provisions to cut the cost of prescription drugs, combat the climate crisis, and create new good-paying clean energy jobs in Michigan. "This is a historic day for people in Michigan and across the country. Price-gouging is taking a big chunk out of Americans' wallets. This law takes on Big Pharma to lower prescri… Continue Reading


08.16.22

Senator Stabenow, Congresswoman Slotkin in Lansing Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin today highlighted major reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow and Slotkin were joined by Ingham County Health Department Director Linda Vail, Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Council Representative Gloria Kovnot, and Eaton County Resident Fonda Brewer. President Joe Biden plans to sign the Inflation Reduction Act into law today. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime ch… Continue Reading


08.15.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4 Million in Funding for Mass Transportation Authority in Flint

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Mass Transportation Authority in Flint will receive $4,334,800 from the Department of Transportation. The grant is a part of the Low or No Emission Grant Program which helps transit agencies purchase or lease U.S.-built and climate friendly transit buses. This funding was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Stabenow and Peters passed in Congress. "Public transportati… Continue Reading


08.15.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce $7 Million in Funding for the City of Detroit’s Public Transportation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Detroit will receive $6,912,404 from the Department of Transportation. The grant is a part of the Buses and Bus Facilities Program to help transit agencies purchase and rehabilitate buses, vans, and related equipment, and build bus facilities. This funding was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Stabenow and Peters passed in Congress. "Public transportation is critical to get… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce $25 Million Federal Grant to Reconstruct, Modernize Historic Michigan Avenue Corridor in Detroit

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Detroit Mobility and Innovation Corridor project will receive $25,000,000 to reconstruct and modernize a 1.9 mile historic segment of Michigan Avenue in Detroit. The grant, which is administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, will create a more s… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $19 Million Federal Grant for Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to Modernize, Reconstruct Critical Roadways

SAULT STE MARIE, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive $19,781,404 to reconstruct and modernize Shunk Road Corridor, a critical roadway that connects tribal and community members throughout the region to essential services. The segment of Shunk Road affected by this project includes reservation lands of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and serves as an access road to many tribal … Continue Reading


08.10.22

Senator Stabenow in Flint Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

FLINT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today highlighted major reforms in the recently Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow was joined by Clarence Pierce, President & CEO of Hamilton Community Health Network, and Yaushica Aubert, President & CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in the fight to cut the cost of prescription drugs and was instrumental in including major reforms in the Inflation… Continue Reading


08.10.22

President Biden Signs CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Costs, Bring Jobs Home, and Strengthen our National Security

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law today, which includes key provisions that U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) secured for the U.S. auto industry. The Senators led the effort to provide specific support for the U.S. production of semiconductor technologies for the auto industry. This critical law will lower costs for the products American families depend on, bring high-quality jobs home, rebuild the U.S. semiconductor industry, an… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Senator Stabenow, HHS Secretary Becerra in Detroit Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

DETROIT - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra today highlighted major reforms in the recently Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. They were joined by Henry Ford Health President and CEO Bob Riney, Dr. Adnan Munkarah, a practicing physician and Henry Ford Health Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, and Medicare recipient Tiffany Crowe. Senator Stabenow has been a longtime champion in … Continue Reading


08.07.22

Senate Passes Historic Bill to Lower Costs for Americans

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act to lower costs for people in Michigan and across the country. Senator Stabenow has been a long-time champion in the fight to cut the costs of prescription drugs, combat the climate crisis, and create new good-paying clean energy jobs in Michigan. "Price-gouging is taking a big chunk out of Americans' wallets. This bill takes on Big Pharma to lower prescription drug costs for Amer… Continue Reading

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