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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


03.31.15

Senator Stabenow Announces 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


03.31.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Two Northern Michigan Community Projects

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Gladwin County District Library and Hayes Township's community kitchen. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. "The Gladwin Library and Hayes Township community kitchen are important resources for families in these communities," sa… Continue Reading


03.31.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Northern Michigan Police to Buy New Police Vehicles

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Clare and Standish Police Departments and Gladwin County Sheriff's Office. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant and Community Facility Grant programs, which fund critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The funds will be used to help the communities purchase three new police vehicle… Continue Reading


03.30.15

Senators Stabenow and Wicker Lead Bipartisan Group of 60 Senators Urging Support for Community Health Centers

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with 58 other Senators, urged support for community health centers, which could have their funding cut by nearly 70 percent in September. In a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), the bipartisan group of 60 Senators requested continued funding from the appropriators, explaining that … Continue Reading


03.30.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Urge Full Funding for Selfridge Air National Guard Base’s A-10 Program

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today urged Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Ranking Member Dick Durbin (D-IL) to fully fund the A-10 program, which is located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Senators Stabenow and Peters highlighted the importance of the A-10 fleet in military combat and requested a suitable alternative be found before a decision is made to retire the fighter jets. The letter reads in part: "At this time, no other… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement

.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today issued the following statement regarding Senator Harry Reid's (D-NV) announcement that he will not be seeking re-election in 2016. "There is no question that the Senate is losing a giant. There is nobody I would rather have at my side in a fight, or as my friend, than Harry Reid - whether it's health care, immigration reform, or saving our American auto industry, you know that Harry will not stop until the job is done. Harry has shown a level of strength… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senator Stabenow Applauds Selection of Michigan State University for Grant to Prevent Childhood Obesity

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that Michigan State University (MSU) has been selected to roll out a new childhood obesity intervention program. Sen. Stabenow has led the effort to increase access to fresh and nutritious foods and help combat childhood obesity, which will keep our children healthy and our country strong. The $833,509 grant is awarded by the USDA's A… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in West Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $1,356,970 to three projects in West Michigan to improve water quality and protect natural habitats in the region. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be used to improve water quality and remove pollutants in Tamarack Creek and Bear Lake a… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $330,403 to reduce pollution and improve water quality in two rivers near Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be used to ensure healthy stream banks and natural habitats along the Salmon-Trout and Dead… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in Northern Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $729,840 to improve water quality in Kids Creek, an impaired stream in the Grand Traverse Bay connected to Lake Michigan. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be used to help Kids Creek get off the Michigan EPA's Impaired Waters List, whic… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in Southeast Michigan to Reduce Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $745,000 to help farmers reduce sediment runoff and nutrient loss and lessen the amount of phosphorus that runs into the River Raisin, which connects to Lake Erie. This funding comes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and will help reduce alga… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in Saginaw Bay Watershed

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $2,558,853 to reduce nutrient runoff and soil erosion in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be used to help farmers implement conservation practices on 10,000 acres of cropland in the Saginaw Bay watershed. "Th… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senators Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Capito Introduce Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help combat Alzheimer's disease and support those suffering or 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 does this by … Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senator Stabenow Announces $3 Million to Support Mackinac Straits Health

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Mackinac Straits Health to help connect people in rural areas with quality health care. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $3,000,000 loan will be used to purchase new radiology equipment, which will serve approximatel… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Mt. Morris to Buy New Police Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Mt. Morris Police Department in Genesee County. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $15,000 grant will be used to help the community replace a patrol vehicle. "Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our famil… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Jonesville to Buy New Fire Truck

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department in Hillsdale County. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $37,500 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new fire truck to replace two old trucks. … Continue Reading


03.25.15

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Central Lake Police Department to Buy New Patrol Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Central Lake Police Department in Antrim County. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $14,250 grant will be used to help the community purchase a new patrol vehicle to replace two old vehicles. "Police officers hav… Continue Reading

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