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08.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding for Cass River Watershed

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, and Gary Peters today announced a $30,000 allocation from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for Saginaw Bay Resource, Conservation and Development to stabilize stream banks in the lower Cass River watershed. This watershed runs into the Saginaw River and Lake Huron. This Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding, which is administered by the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be used to… Continue Reading


08.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $97,000 for Berrien Springs Oronoko Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Berrien Springs Oronoko Fire Department in Berrien County will receive $97,457 from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. The funding will go towards the recruitment and retention of first responders. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the O… Continue Reading


08.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $180,000 for Trenton Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Trenton Fire Department in Wayne County will receive $180,662 in funding that can be used for professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety. The funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to k… Continue Reading


08.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Seven Michigan Projects to Protect, Restore Great Lakes Habitats

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded the announcement that seven projects in Michigan will receive $2.3 million to restore coastal wetland habitats and protect water quality in the Great Lakes region. This funding, which is administered to the Sustain Our Great Lakes program by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, will be used to reduce sediment runoff, control invasive species, and protect and restore wetland habitats. "The Great Lakes are part of who we are and… Continue Reading


08.06.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Great Lakes Investment to Reduce Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative's $113,126 investment to reduce nutrient, phosphorous, and nitrogen runoff, which are major contributors to the growth of harmful algae blooms. This support, which comes through the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, will help the Hillsdale Conservation District lessen runoff into the St. Joseph River, which connects to Lake Eri… Continue Reading


08.05.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Recognize Historical Great Lakes Areas as National Marine Sanctuaries

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize historically significant underwater areas in the Great Lakes as National Marine Sanctuaries, which would increase tourism and boost Michigan's economy. The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Assessment Act would build on the success of Thunder Bay in Alpena, which was designated in 2000 as the only freshwater marine sanctuary in the country. More than 90,000 people visited Thunder Bay last year alone, a… Continue Reading


07.31.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Small Business Access to Capital Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act of 2015, which will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to help Michigan small businesses grow and create jobs. The legislation builds on the successful SSBCI initiative that both lawmakers championed in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. SSBCI funds the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other state-led lending programs that leverage private finan… Continue Reading


07.31.15

Senators Stabenow, Shaheen, Peters Introduce Small Business Access to Capital Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act, which will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to help small businesses grow and create jobs. The legislation builds on the successful SSBCI initiative created in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which has made over $1 billion available to help small businesses across the country access capital. For years, Senators Stab… Continue Reading


07.31.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.3 Million for Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $3,345,654 for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, extend its taxiway, install taxiway lighting, and rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, which is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked. "This investment will make travelling to and from West Michigan safer and more efficient," said Stabenow. "By s… Continue Reading


07.31.15

Senator Stabenow Calls On Agriculture Secretary to Take Immediate Action to Help Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senators and Committee members Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to encourage states, businesses, universities, and organizations to work together to help improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin. These partnerships will help stop another algae bloom - like the one contaminated drinking water in Sout… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Washington Township Fire Department, Westland Fire Department and Inkster Fire Department will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. The Washington Township Fire Department will receive $140,394 from the AFG Program to help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities, … Continue Reading


07.30.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Over $2 Million for Saginaw Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded $2,017,145 in assistance for the Saginaw Fire Department to support the recruitment and retention of firefighters. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources will help the Saginaw Fire Department mak… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Peters-Alexander-Stabenow Vehicle Innovation Act Advances in Senate

Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) advanced in the Senate today when it was included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA) promotes investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies that will create more fuel-efficient vehicles, reduce our nation's dependence on foreig… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $3.4 Million for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Great Lakes Commission to lead a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in the Great Lakes. The partnership is comprised of the Great Lakes Commission and state and local agencies. The Commission will receive $3,482,549 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Great Lakes are part of who we are and our way of life," said Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force. "This inve… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce $2.5 Million for Michigan Coastal Management Program

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality Office of the Great Lakes to protect, restore and develop coastal ecosystems and communities. The Michigan Coastal Management Program, housed in the Office of the Great Lakes, will receive more than $2,516,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Great Lakes are part of who we are and our way of life," said Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task F… Continue Reading


07.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Seniors in St. Clair Shores

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the City of St. Clair Shores to renovate and expand its Senior Activity Center, which offers programs and activities to people 50 and over. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be used to expand the fitness center by approximately 2,000 square feet and renovate the kitchen space to include a small coffee shop, among other improvements. This $1,760,000 loan will also be use… Continue Reading


07.24.15

Senator Stabenow Tours Rec Boat Holdings in Cadillac

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-chair of Senate Manufacturing Caucus and Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force visited Rec Boat Holdings in Cadillac on July 24. Rec Boat Holdings, which manufactures Four Winns, Glastron, and Wellcraft fiberglass powerboats in Cadillac, employs nearly 500 people and sells their products to approximately 200 dealers across North America. Rec Boat Holdings is a member of the Cadillac Area Industrial Group.… Continue Reading


07.24.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Win Fight to Preserve Funds to Keep Michigan Cities, Neighborhoods Safe

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today made the following statement regarding the commitment to remove a provision in the U.S. Senate's transportation bill that would have eliminated $1.7 billion from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund. The Hardest Hit Fund allows cities across the country to invest in blight removal efforts and help homeowners. If this provision had passed, funding for blight removal in cities throughout Michigan would have been significantly cut. … Continue Reading


07.23.15

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Addressing Country-of-Origin Labeling

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today introduced new bipartisan legislation to address country-of-origin labeling following the World Trade Organization ruling in May 2015. According to the WTO's finding, the United States' mandatory label must be reformed to honor existing trade relations with Canada and Mexico. As a result, Stabenow and Hoeven introduced the Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Enhancement Act of 2015 that would comply with the WTO … Continue Reading


07.23.15

Ranking Member Stabenow Applauds Expansion of Crop Insurance Options for Michigan Fruit Growers

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) providing additional crop insurance options to fruit and nut producers. The announcement, made possible by Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, expands the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) program to additional producers in select counties for the 2016 year. "No farmer should go out of business because of bad weather or … Continue Reading

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