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10.02.15

Senator Stabenow Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Local Students at Detroit Manufacturing Systems

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered remarks at Detroit Manufacturing Systems, which opened its doors to hundreds of students, parents and educators on Friday, October 2. School groups had the opportunity to tour the plant and learn about career opportunities in manufacturing. Senator Stabenow recently introduced the New Skills for New Jobs Act to help train workers for new high-skilled jobs. The legislation builds on successful efforts in Michigan that ar… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bill to Help Train Workers for New Jobs

In advance of Manufacturing Day on October 2, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced a bill that will help train workers for new high-skilled jobs. Even with thousands of Michigan residents looking for work, businesses across the state are reporting difficulty finding workers for many skilled positions. Senator Stabenow's New Skills for New Jobs Act builds on successful efforts in Michigan and other states that are helping community colleges partner with local businesses to provide traini… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $2.5 Million Grant for Muskegon Community College

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded a $2,514,000 grant for Muskegon Community College to be used for renovations of the new Muskegon College Applied Technology Center. The funding comes from the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Program. "Manufacturing has always been a driving force in Muskegon's economy," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help Muskegon Community College continue to train the next generation of workers while giving entrep… Continue Reading


09.29.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support to Help Spur Economic Development in Western Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced two Economic Development Administration grants to help spur economic development in Western Michigan. The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission will receive a $62,500 to help increase the flow of locally manufactured goods through the Port of Muskegon. The Commission and Michigan State University will receive $111,706 to study the economic benefits of using the Port to recycle and reuse structural debris from around … Continue Reading


09.29.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Michigan State Police to Combat Heroin Distribution, Trafficking

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,460,611 for the Michigan State Police to collaborate with other departments in the state to crack down on heroin distribution and trafficking. The support comes from the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Heroin Task Force program. "Too many Michigan families have lost loved ones to substance abuse and addiction," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Michigan State Police inves… Continue Reading


09.25.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Funding for Economic Development in Northern Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Networks Northwest will receive $51,628 to assist in establishing an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation across Northern Michigan. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). "Having a regional economic development plan in place will go a long way in attracting new business investment and br… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Houghton Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $6,416 for the Houghton Fire Department to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Houghton Fire Department safely protect their community."… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Papal Visit

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding His Holiness Pope Francis' visit to the United States and his address to Congress. "It is a great honor to have Pope Francis visiting the United States. He is a charismatic and inspirational leader, uniting people from different religions, countries and backgrounds. His vision for a world without poverty, war or environmental devastation is truly inspiring. His Holiness reminds us all how important it is to protect our e… Continue Reading


09.23.15

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Protect Great Lakes From Oil Spills, Improve Pipeline Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters (MI) today introduced the Pipeline Improvement and Preventing Spills Act to ban shipping of crude oil by vessel on the Great Lakes and require a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of hazardous pipelines in the region. This legislation would also assess the current status of oil spill response and cleanup plans, require ice cover be part of worst-case scenarios in response plans, increase public information about pipelines for local communities, and … Continue Reading


09.22.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $2 Million to Hire Officers for West Michigan Police Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow Gary Peters today announced more than $2 million in assistance to hire and retain law enforcement officers for police departments in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The grants are part of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program (CHP) and are administered by the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office. "Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every day," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will give families the peace of mind that… Continue Reading


09.22.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $2.9 Million to Hire Officers for Southeast Michigan Police Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded $2.9 million in assistance to hire and retain law enforcement officers for police departments in Detroit, Harper Woods, Taylor and Redford. The grants are part of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program (CHP) and are administered by the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office. "Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every day," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will give families the peace o… Continue Reading


09.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters: “Top Pipeline Safety Official Will Participate in First-Ever Straits of Mackinac Pipeline Safety Drill”

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Marie Therese Dominguez, head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), will participate in a safety drill taking place at the Enbridge pipeline running underneath the Straits of Mackinac. The 2015 Straits of Mackinac PREP Exercise will test how efficiently private, federal, state and local responders are able to work together to manage a potential oil pipeline spill on the Great Lakes. Administrator … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Great Lakes Investment to Reduce Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, applauded the announcement that the Great Lakes Commission will receive $400,000 to address water quality issues in the Western Lake Erie Basin. This support, which comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Innovation Grants program, will help the Great Lakes Commission develop a framework to improve water quality and prevent harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie. Funding f… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Detroit, Dearborn Heights and South Lyon Fire Departments for fire prevention efforts and to improve operations and boost safety in their communities. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program. "Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help make sure these Southeast Michi… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Kentwood Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $114,949 for the Kentwood Fire Department in Kent County to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Kentwood Fire Department safely protect … Continue Reading


09.16.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Support to Protect Honeybees in Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the announcement that the American Farmland Trust in Lansing will receive $306,118 to support the recovery of bees and other pollinators critical to growing many Michigan crops. This support, which comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Innovation Grants program, will protect pollinators like honeybees, insects, and birds. Funding for the Conservation… Continue Reading


09.15.15

Senator Stabenow Urges Top Officials to Address Currency Manipulation in International Trade Agreement

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, today reiterated her commitment to hold countries accountable for engaging in unfair trade practices, which eliminate manufacturing jobs in Michigan. In a bipartisan letter to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Senator Stabenow and her colleagues called on officials negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership to recognize the disastrous effects currency manipulation has on Mic… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce over $650,000 for Capital Region International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Capital Region Airport Authority will receive $652,400 for improvements at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, including for the rehabilitation of a taxiway and to address key issues, objectives, and goals related to safety developments. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "This investment will make travelling to and from Mid-Michigan safer and mor… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce over $700,000 for Sawyer International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Marquette County will receive $702,900 for improvements at Sawyer International Airport near Marquette, including the installation of runway fencing and runway rehabilitation. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Sawyer International… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Senator Stabenow, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni Discuss the Role of Entrepreneurs in Economic Growth and Job Creation

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Detroit graduates of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to discuss the role of small businesses in growing local economies and efforts to help entrepreneurs expand their business and create new jobs. Senator Stabenow held a media availability with Detroit small business owners on September 14. She recently introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act of 2015 to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs. Goldman Sachs … Continue Reading

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