Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Effort Urging Trump Administration to Include New Great Lakes Icebreaker in Upcoming Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Administration to include adequate funding for the Coast Guard to acquire a new Great Lakes icebreaker. In their letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and United States Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz, which nine other senators joined, the Senators requested the Administration priori… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Secure $320 Million for Great Lakes Conservation Program in Trump Administration’s FY 2021 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters (MI) led a bipartisan effort to urge the Trump Administration to allocate at least $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 President's budget request. In a letter to the heads of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Environmental Protection Agency, Stabenow, Peters and a bipartisan group of Senators highlighted the GL… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Kildee, Moolenaar, Peters Introduce Resolution to Stop Canadian Nuclear Waste Site Near Great Lakes

Bipartisan Resolution Asks President to Work with Canada to Find Alternative Location for Nuclear Waste Other than Near Great Lakes WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), along with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04), today introduced a bipartisan resolution opposing Canada's placement of a permanent nuclear waste storage site near the shared Great Lakes Basin, which is currently being considered at two sites by Canada. For ye… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters, Tlaib, Lawrence, Dingell Call on Labor Department to Support Southeast Michigan Steelworkers

Department of Labor has blown past its deadline to provide U.S. steelworkers with Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today urged U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to grant Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits to support steelworkers in Southeast Michigan. Trade Adjustment Assistance ensures that workers who lo… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Blast Final International Trade Commission Decision on Cherry Tariffs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Gary Peters (MI) today strongly criticized the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)'s final decision not to institute tariffs against Turkish tart cherry exporters, which have been dumping low-quality dried cherries into U.S. markets - creating a trade imbalance that has undermined Michigan cherry growers. The final determination runs contrary to the … Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces $773,000 for Rural Michigan Renewable Energy and Efficiency Upgrades

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $773,000 in federal investments for 25 projects to help Michigan farmers and small businesses address the climate crisis by making their operations more energy efficient. These projects include solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling units, and equipment and lighting upgrades. "While carbon pollution poses a major threat to our Michigan way… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Highlight Need to Address High Water Levels in the Great Lakes

Senators Ask for Funding Needed to Support Communities Affected by Flooding, Erosion, and Extreme Weather WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) urged the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to help Michigan communities effected by high water levels in the Great Lakes and inland waterways. Extreme weather, flooding, and erosion have led to damaged property, harbors, beaches, roads, and infrastructure in Michigan. The Senators asked th… Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement on the Airstrike in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the Trump Administration conducted a deadly airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport killing Qassem Soleimani and high-level Iranian military officials. "Soleimani was responsible for the death of many American service members and inciting chaos throughout the Middle East. However, a single action without a meaningful plan will lead to more risk for Americans at home and abroad. The Administration is… Continue Reading


Stabenow Announces Job Training and Great Lakes Funding Wins for Michigan in Federal Budget Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Fiscal Year 2020 budget bill will help Michigan's economy by expanding job training programs and protecting the Great Lakes. The U.S. Senate passed the year-end bill and it now heads to the President's desk to be signed. "This budget bill has important wins that will help grow our economy in Michigan. I've heard from so many businesses who are ready to hire if they can find workers with the skills they need. This bill will increase… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released their ruling on the Affordable Care Act: "The Fifth Circuit ruling on the Republican-led lawsuit puts the health care of millions of Americans at risk. The fight is not over. We cannot go back to the days where people with pre-existing conditions were discriminated against, lifetime caps for care forc… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement on House passage of the articles of impeachment. "I approach the impeachment trial with great seriousness and a heavy heart. One of the hallmarks of my work as an elected official is my commitment to bring people together to solve problems. That's why it is so disheartening to watch as this impeachment debate intensifies the division between people in Michigan and across our country. "The fact is, we a… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces Support for USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement announcing her support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Stabenow worked closely with other Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to modify the agreement proposed by President Trump to include strong labor and trade protections that are good for Michigan. "In Michigan, we make things and grow things. And, with any trade agreement,… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

The IMPROVE Transition for Service Members Act Will Help Veterans Transition from Military to Civilian Life WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate passed a bill authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to improve the transition from military to civilian life for veterans. This legislation is part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which now heads to the President's desk to be signed. This bipartisan legislation is called the IMPROVE Transition for Service Membe… Continue Reading


Lawmakers Call for a Review of Allegations Against Gilead during Patent Process

Eleven Senators and Chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee Ask Patent Office to Look into Gilead Allegations WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led ten senators and the Chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Carolyn B. Maloney in raising concerns with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about Gilead Sciences' actions related to their patent on HIV prevention medication. The lawmakers sent a letter urging the patent office to conduct a thorough rev… Continue Reading


Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Led by Stabenow, Collins Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk

The resolution was cosponsored by all 25 women Senators Washington, D.C. - Last night, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution led by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and cosponsored by all 23 of their female colleagues congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk. The bipartisan resolution also supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) e… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces $362,000 to Grow Michigan Farmers Markets Statewide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers markets all across the state. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "Farmers markets spur economic development in local communities, connect more families with Michigan-grow… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Blunt: Bipartisan Bill to Expand Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Included in Senate Finance Drug Pricing and Health Extenders Legislation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced the inclusion of their bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act in the Senate Finance Committee's bipartisan drug pricing and health extenders legislation. Stabenow and Blunt's bipartisan legislation renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics were established in the 2014 Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, resulti… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would also help states and… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Applauds National Expansion of MSU Mental Health Initiative for Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded a new national initiative to help farmers manage stress and mental health issues. Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is partnering with Farm Credit, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Farmers Union, to expand their innovative farm stress management program. "One in five people are affected by mental health issues, and o… Continue Reading


Michigan Congressional Delegation Members Continue Advocating for F-35 Mission at Selfridge

WASHINGTON, D.C.-14 Members of the Michigan congressional delegation urged the new Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett to select Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County as one of the locations to host the Air National Guard's next F-35A operational base. Lawmakers highlighted the outstanding airmen, modern facilities, unique training range, and low cost of conversion that make the 127th Wing an ideal choice. In addition, lawmakers also pointed to recent developments of … Continue Reading

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