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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


03.19.15

Senator Stabenow Joins Senator Warren in Fight to Make College More Affordable

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Senator Elizabeth Warren to introduce legislation that would save millions of borrowers money on their student loans. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would allow responsible borrowers with outstanding student loan debt, including some privates loans, incurred at past higher interest rates to refinance at the low rates currently offered only to new borrowers. This would save borrowers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. At a time… Continue Reading


03.17.15

Senator Stabenow introduces her Trade Enforcement Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Co-chairs of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure American businesses and workers can compete fairly in a global marketplace. The Act will toughen trade enforcement by making the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center a permanent center responsible for coordinating the enforcement powers of multiple federal agencies, and creating a Chief Trade Enforcement Officer to lead the Center. The A… Continue Reading


03.13.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on Loss of Three Marines from Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement on the loss of three marines from Michigan who were killed earlier this week in a helicopter crash. "The entire State of Michigan mourns the tragic loss this week of Staff Sgts. Trevor Blaylock, Andrew Seif, and Marcus Bawol. These brave men answered the call of duty to serve and protect our country and their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Today, I join Michigan families everywhere to send thoughts and prayers to each of their f… Continue Reading


03.13.15

Senator Stabenow Delivers Keynote Address at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ “Call to Service”

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered the keynote address at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries' CALL TO SERVICE. Civic and business leaders from the region attended the event, which marked Women's History Month by recognizing women who have given back to metro Detroit families. "Whether providing a warm meal, a family home or helping someone get a job, the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has been there for Detroit area women and families for more than 100 years" said Stabenow. "This event is … Continue Reading


03.09.15

Michigan REALTORS® Endorse Senator Stabenow’s Bill to Help Struggling Homeowners

The Michigan Association of REALTORS® today endorsed U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act, which will ensure that homeowners working with their banks to reduce their mortgage payments will not be hit with a huge tax bill. Without this legislation, homeowners will be required to pay additional taxes when they receive mortgage principal forgiveness on their homes or sell their homes in what are commonly called "short sales." "It is bad enough that so many families… Continue Reading


03.06.15

Stabenow, Peters Call for Investigation into Unfair Trade Practices for U.S. Uncoated Paper Industry

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), urging the ITC to thoroughly investigate imports of uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal. The U.S. uncoated paper industry faces unfair trade practices that put the industry at a competitive disadvantage as imports are dumped at significant margins and benefit from government subsidies. In total, 15 uncoated pape… Continue Reading


03.05.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud $1.2 Million Investment to Combat Invasive Species in Southeast Michigan, Lake Erie Basin

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 $1,257,350 to help The Nature Conservancy and Wayne County Department of Public Services control and combat invasive species that could harm the Lake Erie basin. This funding comes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Fighting invasive species… Continue Reading


03.05.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Investment to Combat Invasive Species in West Michigan, Lake Michigan Basin

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 $153,314 to help the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission control and combat invasive species that could harm the Lake Michigan basin. This funding comes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Fighting invasive species is an i… Continue Reading


03.05.15

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud $1.1 Million Investment to Combat Invasive Species in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Great Lakes

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 $1,152,384 to help the Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council and the Alger Conservation District control and combat invasive species that could harm our land, water, and wildlife habitat. This funding comes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lake… Continue Reading


03.05.15

Senator Stabenow Calls for Enrollment Period to Make Sure Pregnant Women Have Access to Prenatal and Maternity Care

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Finance Committee's Health Subcommittee, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to make sure pregnant women have full access to the comprehensive, affordable health coverage guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. In a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Sen. Stabenow and 36 other Democratic Senators called for an enrollment period for women who become pregnant at a time outside of open enrollment and are uninsured, or enr… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Senator Stabenow Statement on White House Let Girls Learn Initiative

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the Let Girls Learn initiative being led by the White House. This initiative helps young women across the world gain access to quality education: "I applaud the action President Obama is taking to make sure that all young women in the U.S. and across the world have access to quality education. Having led the first all-women CODEL to Africa last year, I saw firsthand how young women can succeed when they are given the rig… Continue Reading

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