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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


08.17.15

Ranking Member Stabenow Applauds USDA Investment to Increase Hunting Opportunities in Northern Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nearly $1 million investment to increase hunting and wildlife conservation opportunities in Northern Michigan. This support for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was made possible by the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program. This program was extended in the 2014 F… Continue Reading


08.14.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Celebrate 80th Anniversary of Social Security

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced today that they have cosponsored a resolution commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which established the Social Security program that provides elderly and disabled Americans, and their spouses and children, with a financial safety net. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. "Social Security has lifted a generation of senior citizens out of poverty and created eco… Continue Reading


08.14.15

Ranking Member Stabenow Applauds USDA Investment to Reduce Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's $5 million investment to help farmers stop harmful algae blooms from forming and expanding in Lake Erie. The funding, provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), will help farmers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana take steps to help prevent phosphorous and nitrogen runoff into the Western Lake Erie Basin. T… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Battle Creek Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $96,330 for the Battle Creek Fire Department in Calhoun County. This grant is awarded through 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 Battle Creek Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely protect their community." … Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in Delta County Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $476,900 grant for Delta County Airport in Escanaba from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, acquire a handicap passenger lift device, and update markings on two taxiways. "This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting the Delta County Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1.1 Million for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,106,116 for three fire departments in Southeast Michigan. This support, which is awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety programs, will go to the Detroit Fire Department, Dearborn Fire Department, and Lyon Township Fire Department. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities," sai… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in MBS International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $748,175 grant for MBS International Airport in Bay County from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, the area of the airport where planes are parked. "This investment will make travelling to and from the Great Lakes Bay region safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting the MBS International Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to i… Continue Reading


08.12.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Grant to Protect Coastal Land in Petoskey

Michigan's U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $205,000 grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to acquire 6.32 acres of coastal dune and shoreline habitat to be added the Petoskey State Park for conservation and public use. "The Great Lakes are part of who we are and our way of life," said Senator Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force. "This support will help protect miles of Lake Mi… Continue Reading


08.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support to Help Mid Michigan Community College Students Graduate

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $219,021 to give Mid Michigan Community College 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. This support is available through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program, which helps low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities graduate college. "Students who wo… Continue Reading


08.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support to Help Eastern Michigan University Students Graduate

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $366,640 to give Eastern Michigan University 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. A portion of this support, which is available through the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program, will specifically help the university meet the needs of veterans. The TRIO Student Support Services Program helps low-inco… Continue Reading


08.10.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced legislation to require the State Department to invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and mandate that the International Joint Commission (IJC) study the risks to the Great Lakes from the proposed Canadian nuclear waste site on Lake Huron. The Stop Nuclear Waste by Our Lakes Act would also require the State Department to undertake negotiations with the Government of Canada to wait for the study results before approving any waste site located on the… Continue Reading


08.10.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Cherry Capital Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,475,900 for Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the airport construct a taxiway, rehabilitate its runway and install additional markings to help prevent accidents. "This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient," said Stabenow. "By supporting the Cherry Capital Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to … Continue Reading


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

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