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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


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

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