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04.22.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement of More Than $8 Million for Michigan Water Projects

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that three Michigan projects in Standish Township in Arenac County and Village of Mesick in Wexford County will receive $8,397,000 to support necessary improvements to local water and wastewater systems. This major investment is part of Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (U… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senator Stabenow Honors Michigan Veterans at World War II Memorials

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today welcomed 76 Michigan World War II and Korean War veterans who came to Washington from the Upper Peninsula by Honor Flight Network to visit the World War II and Korean War memorials. "It is always a great privilege to honor Michigan's brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country," said Stabenow. "The mission of the Honor Flight Network is a fitting tribute to our Greatest Generation and I was pleased to see that, despite the snow in… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Senators Stabenow Statement on Selfridge Air National Guard Base Deployment

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that 350 airmen and 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II planes will be deployed to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. "For so many families in Michigan, the fight against ISIL is deeply personal. Today, that fight is personal to many more families as these Airmen from Selfridge Air National Guard Base deploy to the region. The A-10 Warthogs are the very best close air-su… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of A. Alfred Taubman

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the passing of businessman, philanthropist, and Michigan native A. Alfred Taubman. Funeral services for Taubman will be held today in Southfield. "Al Taubman was an American visionary who will be remembered for his vast generosity and commitment to creating opportunities for Michigan families. A successful entrepreneur, Al shared his hard-earned success by giving back to our communities and universities, funding medical … Continue Reading


04.20.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $34,241 Investment for Veterans Housing in Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $34,241 investment in the Upper Peninsula to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. "America's veterans put their lives on the line for the safety of this country and its citizens," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help get our heroes off the streets … Continue Reading


04.20.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $99,691 Investment for Veterans Housing in Lansing Area

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced today a $99,691 investment in the Lansing area to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. "America's veterans put their lives on the line for the safety of this country and its citizens," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help get our heroes off the stree… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $1.1 million Investment for Veterans Housing in Detroit Area

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $1.1 million investment in the Detroit area to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. "America's veterans put their lives on the line for the safety of this country and its citizens," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help get our heroes off the street… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $184,396 Investment for Veterans Housing in Flint Area

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $184,396 investment in the Flint area to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. "America's veterans put their lives on the line for the safety of this country and its citizens," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help get our heroes off the streets and … Continue Reading


04.20.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $235,635 Investment for Veterans Housing in West Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $235,635 investment in West Michigan to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. "America's veterans put their lives on the line for the safety of this country and its citizens," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will help get our heroes off the streets and i… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Robert P. Griffin

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Senator and Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Robert P. Griffin: "I am saddened to learn about the loss of Robert P. Griffin and thank him for his service to our country and his service to Michigan. Bob spent his life working for the people of Michigan, including representing our state as Michigan's 34th U.S. Senator. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time." … Continue Reading


04.16.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce in Missaukee 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 $11,250 grant will be used to help replace the roof on the Chamber of Commerce building. "This investment is great news for Lake Ci… Continue Reading


04.16.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Evart 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 Evart Police Department in Osceola 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 $17,250 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our families… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Members of Michigan Delegation Meet with Advocates to Address Issue of Untested Rape Kits

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) today met with Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor, Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO of the Michigan Women's Foundation, and Peg Tallet, Chief of Community Engagement for the Michigan Women's Foundation to jointly address the thousands of rape kits that have gone untested in Michigan. The meeting highlighted ways to end Michigan's rape kit backlog while making sure co… Continue Reading


04.13.15

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Resolution Opposing Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced a Senate resolution urging the administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to build a permanent nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes Basin. The measure is a companion resolution to one introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) last week. "Canada's proposed nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron puts our Great Lakes at risk of radioactive contamination that could have devastating consequences for future… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Seniors in Clare County

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Clare County Senior Services, which serves nearly 80,000 meals per year through its Senior Nutrition Program. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility and Economic Impact Initiative Grant programs, which fund critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The funding will be used to purchase new kitchen equ… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Ogemaw County Sheriff's 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 Ogemaw County Sheriff's Department. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $9,750 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our families, homes,… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Clare County Sheriff's 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 Clare County Sheriff's Department. 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 families, homes,… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Michigan Delegation to National Defense Officials: Choose Michigan Air National Guard to Lead Military Cybersecurity Initiative

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04.07.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Selection of Michigan State University for Grant to Address Water Quality

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that Michigan State University has been awarded a $900,000 grant to work with farmers to address critical water problems in rural communities and agriculture watersheds. The funding, which comes through the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, was authorized by Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill. "… Continue Reading


04.06.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Beaverton Activity Center

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Beaverton Activity Center in Gladwin 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 $28,500 grant will be used to help the activity center purchase a new security/safety system. "The activity center is an important resource for… Continue Reading

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