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09.03.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance to Improve West Michigan Fire Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $1.5 million in assistance to the Grand Rapids Fire Department, the Charter Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department and the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to help improve fire safety in West Michigan. "Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan work to prevent fires in the Grand R… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Flint and Bay Region Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $278,000 in assistance for the Bridgeport Charter Township Fire Department and Homer Township 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. The Bridgeport Charter Township Fire Department in Saginaw County w… Continue Reading


09.03.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Northern Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $99,000 in assistance for the Otsego County Fire Department and the Lake City Area 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, … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Brighton Area Fire Authority, the Milan Area Fire Department, the Superior Township Fire Department, the Dearborn Heights Fire Department and Center Line Public Safety were awarded assistance to improve operations and safety and support regional projects to improve emergency response services. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Brighton Area… Continue Reading


09.01.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $4 Million for Bishop International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $4,387,392 grant for Bishop International Airport in Genesee County from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, replace and install new runway lighting, and remove trees that could obstruct several runways. "This investment will make travelling to and from Genesee County safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Bishop Airport, we're also encouraging bus… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kent County will receive $3,987,379 for improvements to Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be used for reconstruction of an existing runway and to expand the existing terminal building to enable more efficient movement of passengers. "This investment will make travelling to and from West Michigan safer and more eff… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $123,500 for Alpena County Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Alpena County will receive $123,500 for improvements to Alpena County Regional Airport. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be used for rehabilitation of existing runways and taxiways. "This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Alpena County Airport, we're also enc… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Fire Prevention Grant for the Michigan Public Health Institute

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos to help increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $486,415 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety program. "Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "Prevention is key and this initiative will help save lives an… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Breckenridge-Wheeler Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $74,286 for the Breckenridge-Wheeler Township Fire Department in Gratiot 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 Breckenridge-Whee… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Watersmeet Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $13,856 for the Watersmeet Volunteer Fire Department in Gogebic 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 Watersmeet Fire Department… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Alpena Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $106,667 for the Alpena 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 Alpena Fire Department safely protect their community." "… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Burton Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $62,291 for the Burton Fire Department in Genesee 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 Burton Fire Department safely protect th… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $4 Million for Taylor and Springfield Township Fire Departments

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $4.4 million to help the Taylor Fire Department and Springfield Township Fire Department in Southeast Michigan recruit and hire more firefighters. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These resources… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the international agreement between Iran and the P5+1--United States, Germany, France, Russia, China and the United Kingdom--with the European Union to stop Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon: "I have repeatedly supported strong sanctions, backed by the international community, to pressure Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program. Those sanctions have succeeded in isolating the Iranian regime, crippling their economy… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $765,000 for Detroit River and Rouge River Habitat Restoration

Michigan's U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC). "Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and our way of life," said Senator Stabenow. "These investments will help protect and restore critical fish and wildlife habitats and make sure our wa… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $140,000 for Firefighters in Allen Township

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Allen Township Fire Department will receive $139,224 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. Grant projects will help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $18,000 for Firefighters in Oceana County

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue will receive $17,953 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. Grant projects will help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line ever… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Assistance for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded that the City of Dearborn, the Waterford Regional Fire Department and the Lincoln Park Fire Department will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. The City of Dearborn will receive $995,572; the Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive $199,114; and the Lincoln Park Fire Department will receive $6,046. Gr… Continue Reading


08.20.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Louis Stokes

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the passing of retired Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes. "I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes. I was honored to serve with him in Congress where he was a real champion for working families and a pioneer for civil rights. He was a dear friend, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."… Continue Reading


08.18.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million Grant for University of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will receive $3,978,545 for research into the conservation of estuaries and the potential impacts water quality degradation, habitat loss, and climate change may have on estuary ecosystems. The funding comes from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and our way of life," said Senator Stabenow. "This investment will help Un… Continue Reading

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