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05.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $22,273 for First Responders in Montcalm County

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Montcalm County Emergency Services has been awarded $22,273 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness program equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety. "Our emergency responders put their lives on t… Continue Reading


05.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $294,637 for First Responders in Bedford Township

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Bedford Township Fire Department has been awarded $294,637 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness program equipment, 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 li… Continue Reading


05.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $43,334 for First Responders in Central Lake

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Central Lake Fire & Rescue has been awarded $43,334 from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness program equipment, 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 ever… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce More Than $5 Million to Expand Access to Quality Care in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced federal support for new Michigan Community Health Center locations and to expand access to affordable and quality care. The funding comes through the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Center New Access Point program, which was made available by the Affordable Care Act. "Today's announcement will help community health centers open new locations and provide basic medical services to thousands of patients," said Stabe… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Stabenow, Peters Announce $697,125 Federal Investment for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $697,125 federal investment at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funding will go towards installing emergency generators and a hot water system. This is in addition to a previously announced $446,875 federal investment for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans which will install an anti-wander and security system. "America's veterans have made great sacrifices in defense of our co… Continue Reading


04.29.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Addison Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $14,934 for the Addison Township Fire Department in Oakland County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Addison Township Fire Department buy the equipment they nee… Continue Reading


04.29.15

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Make College a Reality for Disadvantaged Students

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced legislation to make sure that students who work hard to get into college can enroll regardless of their financial circumstances. The Early Pell Promise Act will dedicate two years of Pell Grants to qualifying middle school students. That funding will be available upon graduation to help pay for tuition at a college or university. Modeled after the successful Kalamazoo Promise, this legislation will give students and their families the opportunity and… Continue Reading


04.29.15

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $446,875 Federal Investment for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded a $446,875 federal investment in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will go towards installing an anti-wander and security system. "America's heroes selflessly put their lives on the line to protect our country," Senator Stabenow said. "Today's announcement is great news for our veterans in Grand Rapids. Not only will this new security system help make sure the… Continue Reading


04.28.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Marriage Equality Case Before the Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the marriage case that is being argued today before the Supreme Court. Two of the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, are from Michigan. "Jayne and April have opened their hearts and created a beautiful, loving family that deserves the same recognition, respect and dignity as all other families in Michigan. Their case is highlighting the urgent need to make sure all families are treated equa… Continue Reading


04.27.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa Police Department in Ionia 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 $6,000 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our famil… Continue Reading


04.23.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States: "Today history was made as the Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the first African American woman to serve our country as U.S. Attorney General. Ms. Lynch's experience as a prosecutor and a U.S. attorney with a long-standing history of defending the law makes her eminently qualified to lead the Justice Department and enforce t… Continue Reading


04.23.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Finance Committee Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation: "The United States is in a global marketplace and it's up to us to decide whether America is leading the race to the top, or if we're racing to the bottom. Workers in Michigan have seen what happens when bad trade deals get fast-tracked that hurt our manufacturers and drive down wages. Michigan families simply cannot afford to take home small… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Stop Human Trafficking

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015: "There are more than 20 million human trafficking victims across the world, including millions of women and children in our own country. I am pleased that my Republican colleagues finally agreed to put an end to the partisan gridlock that has kept this bill from being passed for weeks. Once this legislation is signed into law, law enforcement officials will … Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Mackinac Island Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $20,477 for the Mackinac Island Fire Department. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Mackinac Island Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely protect … Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Mount Forest Township Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $132,667 for the Mount Forest Township Volunteer Fire Department in Bay County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Mount Forest Fire Department buy the equipment … Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Saugatuck Township Fire District

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $137,620 for the Saugatuck Township Fire District in Allegan County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe," said Stabenow. "These new resources will help our fire departments buy the equipment they need to safely pro… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for four fire departments in Southeast Michigan to improve operations and safety. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. The Ann Arbor Fire Department will receive $357,050; the Garden City Fire Department will receive $163,691; the Warren Fire Department will receive $79,546; and Bloomfield Township Fire Departm… Continue Reading


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

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