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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


07.01.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Forsyth Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $143,124 for the Forsyth Township Fire Department in Marquette County. This grant, which comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be used to replace 22 self-contained breathing apparatuses. "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 Forsyth Fire Depart… Continue Reading


07.01.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Hudson Township Fire and Rescue

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $24,762 for Hudson Township Fire and Rescue in Charlevoix County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Our first responders 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 Hudson Fire and Rescue buy the equipment they need to safely protect their community." "Firs… Continue Reading


07.01.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Croswell Emergency Medical Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $23,777 for Croswell Emergency Medical Services in Sanilac County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help Croswell Emergency Medical Services buy the equipment they need to safely protect their communi… Continue Reading


07.01.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Climax Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $21,601 for the Climax Township Fire Department in Kalamazoo County. This grant comes 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 Climax Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely protect their community." "First… Continue Reading


07.01.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Calumet Village 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 Calumet Village Police Department in Houghton 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 $23,000 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect o… Continue Reading


06.29.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $4 Million in PILT Funding for Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $4,281,492 in funding for 29 Michigan counties through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Michigan is home to more than three million acres of federal lands, and as a result, county governments throughout Michigan miss out on critical property tax revenue every year. These Michigan counties depend on PILT to help fund essential services, such as health, education, law enforcement and infrastructure maintenance services. "As… Continue Reading


06.26.15

Stabenow, Peters Join in Introduction of Bill to Protect Veterans & Military Education Benefits

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today joined their colleagues in introducing the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act of 2015 to close a loophole that allows for-profit schools to exploit veteran educational benefits and tuition assistance. Under current law, for-profit schools must follow the "90-10 rule" which requires them to obtain at least 10 percent of their revenues from sources other than taxpayers. However, current law leaves open a loophole that allows for-profi… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in the King v. Burwell case. Today's decision ensures continued access to health care for millions of Americans. "Today's decision means millions of families will be able to keep their affordable health insurance for themselves and their children. Once again, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, and I urge Republicans to stop playing games and get to work making sure the law works for e… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $200,000 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Flint and Bay Region

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $199,996 has been awarded to Volunteers of America-Michigan to support job training for homeless veterans in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing. "America's veterans put t… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $159,100 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Washtenaw, Jackson Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $159,100 has been awarded to Michigan Ability Partners to support job training for homeless veterans in Washtenaw and Jackson counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing. "America's veterans put their lives on the lin… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce Grant to Develop Efficient Auto Generators in Farmington Hills

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters (MI) today announced a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy to MAHLE Powertrain, a global automotive systems supplier located in Farmington Hills, to develop and optimize a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generator. The generator uses an internal combustion engine with a turbulent jet ignition, which enables the system to operate under ultra-lean conditions and increase thermal efficiency. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will work with the co… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Senate Finance Committee Passes Senators Stabenow and Grassley’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Maternity Care for Moms and Babies

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance approved Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chuck Grassley's (R-IA) bipartisan Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act of 2015 to improve maternity care for women and newborns and reduce health care costs. This bill makes sure all pregnant women have the care they need to give their children a healthy start regardless of where they live. Senators Stabenow and Grassley are senior members of the Senate Finance Committee. "From small towns like the one I grew up i… Continue Reading

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