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07.21.15

Senator Stabenow Measure to Create Job Opportunities in America’s Hardest-Hit Cities Advances in Senate

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today applauded the Committee's passage of an amendment that will help spur economic growth and create job opportunities in cities across the country - including Detroit and other Michigan cities - by improving the Empowerment Zone program. The amendment, based on Senator Stabenow and Senator Roy Blunt's (R-MO) Empowering Jobs Act of 2015, will make the program more effective by expanding the way businesses and… Continue Reading


07.20.15

Senator Stabenow Attends University of Michigan MCity Grand Opening

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow attended the University of Michigan's MCity Grand Opening on July 20. MCity is a new 32-acre testing ground for highly automated vehicles and driverless cars. Senator Stabenow is a long-time supporter of programs to develop new and innovative vehicle technologies to help Michigan manufacturers and businesses compete globally and create new jobs. Research conducted at MCity, which simulates urban and suburban driving environments, will help U-M researchers study groun… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $700,000 for Fire Departments in Clay Township, Bedford Township

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Clay Township Fire Department in St. Clair County and the Bedford Township Fire Department in Monroe County will receive funding from the Department of Homeland Security to assist in the hiring, recruitment and retention of more firefighters. The Clay Township Fire Department will receive $691,980 for hiring more firefighters, while the Bedford Township Fire Department will receive $6,000 towards the recruitment and retention… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1 Million to Help Students in the Upper Peninsula Graduate from College

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1.3 million to give Upper Peninsula students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, Gogebic Community College, Finlandia University, and Bay Mills… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1 Million to Help Mid-Michigan Students Graduate from College

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1.1 million to give Mid-Michigan students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at Michigan State University, Adrian College, and Jackson College. "Students who work hard and are accepted to college deserve e… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support to Help Students Graduate from Mott and St. Clair County Community Colleges

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $573,331 to give students at Mott and St. Clair County Community Colleges, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support comes through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program. "Students who work hard and are accepted to college deserve every opportunity to succeed," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1 Million to Help Southeast Michigan Students Graduate from College

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1.1 million to give Southeast Michigan students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at Wayne County Community College District, University of Detroit Mercy, Siena Heights University, and Madonna University.… Continue Reading


07.16.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $3 Million to Help West Michigan Students Graduate from College

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced more than $3 million to give West Michigan students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at eight West Michigan colleges. "Students who work hard and are accepted to college deserve every opportunity to succe… Continue Reading


07.13.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $71,250 for Snow Removal Equipment at Chippewa County International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Economic Development Corporation of Chippewa County will receive $71,250 for new snow removal equipment at Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. The equipment will assist in the airport's ability to clear the airfield in the event of snowstorms. The funding comes from the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Pen… Continue Reading


07.13.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Osceola County to Buy Communications Equipment for First Responders

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Osceola County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $10,800 grant will be used to purchase new mobile radios to help emergency responders communicate with each other and central dispatch. "Emergency responders have to co… Continue Reading


07.13.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Bangor Police Department to Buy New Police Car

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Bangor City Police Department in Van Buren County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $12,000 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our … Continue Reading


07.09.15

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bill to Bring Jobs Back to America

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced today legislation that stops rewarding companies that move jobs overseas and instead creates new incentives to bring jobs home. Her legislation would end a tax loophole that currently pays for companies to move jobs overseas, while maintaining the deduction for those bringing jobs home. In addition, it would also provide a 20 percent tax credit to help companies with the cost of bringing jobs back to America. This bill was blocked by a Republican filibust… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Houghton County Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Houghton County Memorial Airport to help rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, the area of an airport where aircraft are parked. The $856,203 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. "This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Houghton Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and crea… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $3 Million for Four Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $2.9 million to help departments in Southeast Michigan hire more firefighters. This support through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response will go to the Allen Park Fire Department, Armada Fire Department, Farmington Hills Fire Department, and Dearborn Heights Fire Department. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," s… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Over $281,000 for Lincoln Park, Dearborn Heights First Responders

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Lincoln Park Fire Department has been awarded $145,455 and the Dearborn Heights Fire Department has been awarded $136,364 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for vehicle acquisition and parts, including pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles and ambulances. "Firefighters have to cover many miles to protect our families, ho… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $20,000 for First Responders in Daggett Township

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Daggett Township Volunteer Fire Department in Menominee County has been awarded $20,000 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every da… Continue Reading


07.09.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $47,620 for First Responders in Manistee

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the City of Manistee has been awarded $47,620 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities… Continue Reading


07.06.15

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Fred Upton Tour Fort Custer, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base and VA Medical Center

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Fred Upton toured Fort Custer, the Battle Creek Air National Guard base and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center on Monday, July 6. Battle Creek's military operations are critical to our country's national security and Michigan's economy. The Air National Guard Base is currently in the running to house a new Cyber Protection Squadron and support a missile defense system that would be located at Fort Custer. In addition to these two locations, Senator St… Continue Reading


07.04.15

Senator Stabenow Participates in Annual Independence Day Parades

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow celebrated the Fourth of July with families across Michigan. She participated in Plymouth's 19th Annual Kiwanis Good Morning USA parade and the Brighton Independence Day Parade. The theme of the Good Morning USA parade was "Dream Big." Trophies for most patriotic, musical and creative were given out during the parade in Brighton, and its theme was "America, Land That I Love."… Continue Reading


07.02.15

Ranking Member Stabenow Urges Administration to Support Biomass Industry, Spur Economic Growth in Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, joined 46 U.S. Senators in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging the agencies to support the growth of biomass energy, which makes up approximately 35 percent of Michigan's renewable energy. This letter calls on the Administration to streamline current policies, which would boost job creation… Continue Reading

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