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06.02.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Ford Announcement to Create Jobs in Michigan

Senator Stabenow released the following statement on Ford Motor Company's announcement to invest $2 billion and create 3,200 jobs in Michigan. "From Henry Ford's first automobile to today's amazing all-electric F-150, Michigan has always led the way on innovation. Michigan workers are the best in the world and today's announcement will help them lead the future of our auto industry. The great news for Michigan is that this investment will create thousands of good-paying jobs while helping to… Continue Reading


05.26.22

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

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters 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 is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. For those who previously applied during the application period that ended on March 9, 2022, their application will automatical… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis Confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with a bipartisan vote. Judge Davis currently serves as the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Davis is the first African American woman from Michigan, and the second African American woman in history, to serve on the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit Co… Continue Reading


05.21.22

President Biden Enacts Bipartisan Law to Address Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Access to Baby Formula Act into law today, helping to ensure moms and babies who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have the formula they need amid the ongoing shortage. The bill from Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), the Committee's Ranking Member, unanimously passed the Senate on May 19 … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Congress Acts Urgently to Address Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Today, Congress passed a bipartisan bill, the Access to Baby Formula Act, to make sure moms and babies who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have the formula they need. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, acted urgently to introduce the bipartisan legislation yesterday and unanimously passed it today. The companion… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Stabenow, Portman, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Supply Chains & Economic Security

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan DHS Trade and Economic Security Council Act to strengthen U.S. supply chains and domestic production capacity in ways that benefit homeland security. The bill will assign the Department of Homeland Security's existing Trade and Economic Security Council the role of identifying ec… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Address Baby Formula Shortage for Families on WIC

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, along with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Hoeven (R-ND), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tina Smith (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE),… Continue Reading


05.13.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Upper Peninsula Airports

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $5,591,256 in funding to update safety equipment, repair runways, and invest in other improvements at airports across the Upper Peninsula. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for UP tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is a… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Detroit School-Based Health Center

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) to provide physical and mental health care services at Cezar Chaves Academy High School. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for School-Based Health Center in Lake Linden-Hubbell School District

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to provide physical and mental health care services in the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government fundi… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Vote to Protect Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON-Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of today's vote in the U.S. Senate on the Women's Health Protection Act, which would write Roe v. Wade into law and defend the rights of Americans to make their own reproductive health decisions. "Today every single United States Senator will go on the record on whether or not a woman has the freedom to make her own reproductive health decisions. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, women in Michigan and across the cou… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Dr. Lisa Cook Confirmed to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. She is currently a professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. Today's confirmation comes at a moment when the Federal Reserv… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Stabenow, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area Moves Forward in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that their bipartisan bill, the National Heritage Area Act, passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The bill would support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act reauthorizes MotorCities and the 44 other National Heritage Areas set to expire by 2024 for another 15 year… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Water Infrastructure Priorities to Address Serious Risks to Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow secured major water infrastructure priorities for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill will authorize projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that aim to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve water systems in Michigan. "Michigan knows firsthand the impacts of severe weather from the climate crisis and our aging infrastructure. Securing these urgent priorities will protect our … Continue Reading


04.28.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Michael Barr Nomination to Serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Michael Barr to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Barr currently serves as dean of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. "Michael Barr is uniquely suited to be the Vice Chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve. During his time at the U.S. Treasury and throughout his career, Mr. Barr focused on building an economy that works fo… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Mark Totten Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark Totten to be the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. "Mark Totten is a highly respected attorney, both in his work serving our state and teaching our next generation of law professionals as a professor at Michigan State University. His confirmation is great news for Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "I'm pleased that the Senate unanimously confirmed Mar… Continue Reading


04.13.22

Senator Stabenow Announces Investment to Support Michigan Rural Healthcare Providers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $1,233,165 to support Michigan rural healthcare providers. There funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Rural Health Care Grant program created through funds Senator Stabenow secured in the American Rescue Plan. "Our rural healthcare providers are on the front lines of this public health crisis and have been challenged like … Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $20 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,826,466 to Grand Rapids and $4,871,514 to Kalamazoo - a total of $20,697,980 in federal funding - to help strengthen public transportation in their communities. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable transit agencies in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to mode… Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $9.7 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Lansing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $9,691,872 in federal funding to the City of Lansing to strengthen public transportation. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable Lansing to modernize and expand their fleets by purchasing new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to more su… Continue Reading


04.12.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $10 Million in Federal Support for Public Transportation in Flint

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $10,382,118 in federal funding for the City of Flint to help strengthen public transportation. This critical investment - thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Stabenow and Peters helped enact last year - will enable Flint to modernize and expand their fleet by purchasing new buses and railcars, address repair backlogs, transition to more … Continue Reading

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