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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


04.06.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Greenville Police 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 Greenville Police Department in Montcalm 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 $13,500 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new police vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our fa… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Senator Stabenow Delivers Keynote Address at Central Michigan University’s Institute for Great Lakes Research Symposium

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, kicked off Central Michigan University's Institute for Great Lake Research Symposium. The symposium highlighted Senator Stabenow's support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which funds critical Great Lakes research being conducted by universities like Central Michigan University. "The Great Lakes are part of our Michigan way of life. And they sustain our entire continent, providing 84 percent of North America's surfac… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Van Buren Community Center

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Van Buren United Civic Organization. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $7,125 grant will be used to help the community center purchase a new HVAC system and make other building improvements. "The community center is an imp… Continue Reading


04.02.15

In Saginaw, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced legislation to help people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and support those caring for a family member with this devastating illness. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act would provide Alzheimer's patients and their families with much-needed information about the disease and possible treatment options. The bill creates a new care-management planning session for newly diagnosed Alzheimer's patients under Medi… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Kalkaska to Buy New Snow Removal Equipment

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Village of Kalkaska. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan and Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $173,000 loan and $11,250 grant will be used to help the community purchase a front-end loader to clear snow from roads and parking areas during the wi… Continue Reading


04.01.15

In Kalamazoo, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced legislation to help people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and support those caring for a family member with this devastating illness. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act would provide Alzheimer's patients and their families with much-needed information about the disease and possible treatment options. The bill creates a new care-management planning session for newly diagnosed Alzheimer's patients under Medi… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Senator Stabenow Announces More Than $5 Million to Expand Double Up Food Bucks throughout Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced more than $5.0 million in new federal funding to expand Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan. The grant was funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program which Stabenow authored in her 2014 Farm Bill. The grant will be matched by private funding totaling more than $10.4 million in new investments. "The Double Up prog… Continue Reading


04.01.15

In Lansing, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced legislation to help people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and support those caring for a family member with this devastating illness. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act would provide Alzheimer's patients and their families with much-needed information about the disease and possible treatment options. The bill creates a new care-management planning session for newly diagnosed Alzheimer's patients under Medi… Continue Reading

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