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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


09.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in Charlevoix Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $86,400 grant for Charlevoix Municipal Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway lighting system and groove a portion of the runway to eliminate hydroplaning. "This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting the Charlevoix Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the reg… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Petoskey Department of Public Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $133,049 for the Petoskey Department of Public Safety's fire service 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 Petoskey Department of Publi… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Williamston Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $76,762 for the Williamston Fire Department in Ingham 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 Williamston Fire Department safely p… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Springfield Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $78,204 for the Springfield Fire Department in Calhoun 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 Springfield Fire Department safely … Continue Reading


09.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Royal Oak and Hamtramck Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Royal Oak Fire Department for fire prevention and the Hamtramck 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. "Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Royal Oak Fire Department… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $2 Million to Continue Cleanup of Manistique River

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will receive $2,124,028 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help continue the cleanup of contaminated sediment from industrial waste in the Manistique River. This support will help MDEQ develop and implement measures to remediate poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination in the watershed. "Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and our way of li… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Delegation Defense Tour Highlights Importance of Michigan’s Military Installations and Missions

The Michigan Congressional delegation traveled across the state this week on the first-ever defense tour of Michigan's military installations. The bipartisan Member tour, hosted by the Michigan Army and Air National Guard and the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command, helped strengthen the delegation's understanding of Michigan's defense assets and identified new opportunities and partnerships to grow Michigan's defense interests and create jobs. The tour also showcased the importance of … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Charter Township of Lansing Fire Department

U.S. Senators and Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $28,191 in funding for the Charter Township of Lansing Fire Department to fund professional training, upgrades to facilities, protective equipment and other supplies to improve operations and safety. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said… Continue Reading

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