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05.21.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Baraga 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 Baraga Police Department in Baraga County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $18,750 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our … Continue Reading


05.21.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Cheboyan Department of Public Safety 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 Cheboyan Department of Public Safety in Cheboygan County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $18,000 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles … Continue Reading


05.20.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Important Step to Improve and Expand Access to Mental Health Care

U.S. Debbie Stabenow today announced the launch of a new initiative to expand community mental health services based on her Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was cosponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration began the application process for states interested in being selected for a new eight-state demonstration program that will offer patients increased services like 24-hour crisis psychiatric care, counseling, and integrated treatme… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Senators Stabenow, Blunt Announce Important Step to Improve and Expand Access to Mental Health Care

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced the launch of a new initiative to expand community mental health services based on her Excellence in Mental Health Act. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration began the application process for states interested in being selected for a new eight-state demonstration program that will offer patients increased services like 24-hour crisis psychiatric care, counseling, and integrated treatments for mental… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Sherman Township Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $24,848 for the Sherman Township Volunteer Fire Department in Keweenaw 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 Sherman Township Fire Department buy the equipme… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Graafschap Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $30,859 for the Graafschap Fire Department 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 the Graafschap Fire Department buy the equipment they need to safely … Continue Reading


05.20.15

Stabenow, Peters, Alexander Introduce Vehicle Innovation Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), along with Lamar Alexander (R-TN), today introduced the bipartisan Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA) to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle technologies that will create more fuel efficient vehicles, reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and support American auto manufacturers. "Our automakers are surging back with new innovations and new technologies, and we need to keep that momentum going," said Senator … Continue Reading


05.19.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Amendment to Include Strong, Enforceable Currency Language in U.S. Trade Deals

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today offered a bipartisan amendment that would add clear language to require that any future trade agreements include enforceable currency provisions. Currency manipulation is the most significant 21st century trade barrier that American manufacturers face today and has resulted in the loss of as many as five million jobs in the United States. "Instead of fast-tracking trade, we need to fast-track the middle class by putting policies in place that will allow our bus… Continue Reading


05.16.15

Senator Stabenow Receives Award at Wayne County Medical Society Foundation Gala

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered remarks and received an award for her health care leadership at the Wayne County Medical Society Foundation Gala on Saturday, May 16. The Wayne County Medical Society, which is the largest medical society in the State of Michigan, established the foundation in 1987 to improve the health and well-being of community members. Senator Stabenow has worked to expand access to affordable and quality health care, including leading the effort to open and fund commun… Continue Reading


05.16.15

Senator Stabenow Delivered Remarks at 2nd Annual Detroit Caregiver Support Conference

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, member of the Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus, delivered remarks at the 2nd Annual Detroit Caregiver Support Conference on Saturday, May 16. The event provided information to caregivers on legal resources, programs and services available for older adults and their caregivers. More than 5 million Americans, including 185,000 people in Michigan, are living with Alzheimer's disease, and more than 15 million people serve as their caregivers. Senator Stabenow's Health … Continue Reading


05.16.15

Senator Stabenow Delivered Remarks at 24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, honorary co-chair of this year's race, delivered remarks at the 24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 16. The event, which was organized by Susan G. Komen and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, honored breast cancer survivors and celebrated the lives of those we have lost. "Too many women in Michigan and across the country are affected by breast cancer," said Stabenow. "Thanks to advocates and organizations like those in Detroit today,… Continue Reading


05.16.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Ortheia Barnes

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit singer, community activist, and ordained minister Ortheia Barnes: "I join with friends in Detroit to celebrate the life and talent of our friend Ortheia Barnes. She was an important part of the tapestry of the Detroit music scene and we will always be grateful to have heard her beautiful, soulful voice. In recent years, she used her powerful voice to lift up The Lord through her outreach ministry. … Continue Reading


05.14.15

Stabenow Applauds Passage of Customs Enforcement Legislation

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow applauded Senate passage of S. 1269, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. This bill makes permanent two provisions in Senator Stabenow's Trade Enforcement Act. It creates a permanent Interagency Trade Enforcement Center and for the first time, creates a Chief Manufacturing Negotiator at the Office of the United States Trade Representative who will be responsible for protecting the interests of domestic manufacturers in trade negotiations. For yea… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Roscommon 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 Roscommon 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 $15,000 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our families, ho… Continue Reading


05.11.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Senate Passage of Measure to Free Amir Hekmati

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan measure calling on Iran to immediately release Amir Hekmati, an imprisoned former U.S. Marine. Hekmati has been held captive by the Iranian government since 2011. Iran had originally accused Hekmati of espionage and sentenced him to death, but the Iranian Supreme Court threw out that charge and sentenced him to 10 years in prison instead. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Stabenow and Peters and c… Continue Reading


05.09.15

Senator Stabenow Delivered Remarks at Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony in Taylor

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow honored Michigan veterans during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Senator Stabenow delivered remarks at the event, which celebrated veterans who served all branches of the military. For years, Senator Stabenow has led the fight to make sure veterans and active services members have access to the care and resources they need. She has led efforts to bring VA clinics to Michigan - including Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Clare, Grayling, and Mac… Continue Reading


05.08.15

Senator Stabenow Honors John D. Dingell During 10th Annual Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Benefit Dinner

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow honored the legacy of former Congressman John Dingell during the 10th Annual Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Benefit Dinner in Wyandotte. The dinner supports the Refuge, which was championed in 2001 by Congressman Dingell to restore the Detroit Riverfront and surrounding ecosystem. "The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the ultimate tribute to the hard work and vision of John D. Dingell," said Stabenow. "Today, the Friends of the Refuge are b… Continue Reading


05.07.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Canadian Government Report Assessing Lake Huron Nuclear Waste Site

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement regarding the Canadian government's report examining the environmental and public health effects of a proposed nuclear waste facility to be built on the shores of Lake Huron: "I am deeply disappointed by the Canadian government's review of the proposed nuclear waste site on the shores of Lake Huron. By including a number of recommendations, the report clearly recognizes significant environmental risks, and I'm not willing to take chance… Continue Reading


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

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