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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


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

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