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08.27.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Firefighter Grants for Grand Haven and Plainfield Charter Township

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department will each receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through improvements to their operations and fire prevention activities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Plainfield Fire Department will receive $274,860 for fire prevention activities, and Grand Haven Department of Public Safety will receive $22,107 to improve operations and safety. Both gr… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department

The Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive $20,900 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for the Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Departme… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Grant to Renovate Vogue Theater in Manistee

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Vogue Theatre in Manistee. This $60,000 grant, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, will be used to help fully restore and reopen the historic two-screen theatre. "Today's announcement is great news for the Vogue Theatre and the City of Manistee," said Stabenow. "This theatre is a historical treasu… Continue Reading


08.25.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for the Great Lakes Commission to lead a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in the Lakes. The partnership, comprised of the Great Lakes Commission and state and local agencies, will receive $488,000 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan's economy and our way of life… Continue Reading


08.25.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Project to Help Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

Sens. Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $177,706 grant for the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, will help researchers develop models to predict and manage algal blo… Continue Reading


08.20.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Support U.S. DOT Emergency Relief to Southeast Michigan

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the Department of Transportation's announcement of $750,000 in disaster funding that will assist in repairing and reconstructing highways and roads damaged in the wake of historical flooding in Southeast Michigan. "Today's announcement is an important first step in helping Southeast Michigan rebuild from last week's serious flooding," said Stabenow. "Roads and bridges that were damaged in the floods are critical to Michigan's econ… Continue Reading


08.20.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: USDA Resources will Target Great Lakes Water Quality

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said conservation assistance will be making its way to Lake Erie in order to improve water quality and prevent water contamination in the Great Lakes region. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Lake Erie watershed will receive $2 million to ensure farmers have the opportunity to take action on implementing best water conservation practices. Sen. Stabenow, vice chair of the Senate Gre… Continue Reading


08.20.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $158,033 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department and families in Oscoda County," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their… Continue Reading


08.19.14

Stabenow Leads Group of 12 Senators Urging Obama Administration to Raise Awareness of Higher Education Tax Credits

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, along with an additional 11 Senators, today asked the Obama Administration to better inform students and their families about underutilized higher education tax credits made available by the federal government. Senator Stabenow and her colleagues asked the Administration to create a simple, easy-to-understand guide to education tax benefits. Additionally, the Senators asked that an estimate of education tax benefits be made available through the federal student aid… Continue Reading


08.18.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport will each receive federal grants for airport improvements, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Detroit Metro will receive a $421,875 grant to pay for new equipment, and Willow Run $480,606 to pay for miscellaneous improvements. Both grants are from the Department of Transportation. "Making sure residents, tourists, and business travelers are able to easily travel to and from Southeast Michigan is vital to the reg… Continue Reading


08.15.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for MBS International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today support for the MBS International Airport in Saginaw County to update its Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan. The $663,039 grant, which comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will help the airport address key issues and goals that are critical for its development. "Making sure residents, tourists, and business travelers are able to easily travel to and from the Great Lakes Bay Region is vital," said Stabenow. "Th… Continue Reading


08.15.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce More than $23 Million for Michigan Advanced Vehicle Development Projects

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced $23.66 million in support for Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies and ensure that we reduce our reliance on foreign oil and cut carbon pollution. The support comes through the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which works to help our country be more energy efficient and economically competitive. "Today's announcement is great news for our manufa… Continue Reading


08.13.14

Stabenow, Levin Support Federal Flood Aid Request

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed Governor Snyder's state disaster declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. "I fully support a request for federal aid as Southeast Michigan continues to experience unprecedented flooding," Stabenow said. "Thousands of families have already found their homes and businesses devastated by these treacherous conditions. Joint assistance is critical for Michigan communities to make a full recovery in the wake of this terrible … Continue Reading


08.13.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department and Rockford Public Safety Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department for operations and safety and the Rockford Public Safety Department to improve fire prevention. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department, the Rockford Public Safety Department, and families in Kent County," said Stab… Continue Reading


08.13.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Wayne-Westland and Mount Clemens Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and Mount Clemens Fire Department for 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. "Today's announcement is great news for the Wayne-Westland Fire Department, Mount Clemens Fire Department, and families in Southeast Michigan," said Stabenow. "Our first respon… Continue Reading


08.12.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Program to Study Great Lakes Ecosystem

Sens. Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $101,000 grant for the Lake Michigan & Lake Huron Long-term Ecological Research Program through the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research. The University of Michigan received this award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and will use it to stu… Continue Reading


08.07.14

Senator Stabenow Applauds U.S. Victory Against China’s Illegal Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, today applauded the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body ruling against China's illegal restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals. Rare earth materials are important components in many American made-products, including hybrid car batteries, wind turbines, energy efficient lighting, and automobiles. Senator Stabenow was amon… Continue Reading


08.06.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Nearly $7 Million for Michigan State University to Support Fruit and Vegetable Pollination Research

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Michigan State University will receive a $6.9 million grant to address the decline in honeybees and its impact on crops. Michigan's fruit and vegetable crop production depends on honeybees for pollination, but bee populations have been in decline for years. The grant was funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. "Tod… Continue Reading


08.06.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for East Jordan Fire Department

The East Jordan Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. East Jordan Fire Department will receive $76,568 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for City of East Jordan Fire Department and families in Charlevoix County," Stabe… Continue Reading


08.06.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Gaines Township Fire Department

The Gaines Township Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Gaines Township Fire Department will receive $66,491 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for Gaines Township Fire Department and families in Genesee County," Stab… Continue Reading

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