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06.14.21

Senator Stabenow Welcomes Secretary Vilsack to Talk Climate with Michigan Farmers, Foresters

EAST LANSING, Mich. - In a roundtable Friday, U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan's 8th Congressional District met with farmers, foresters and conservation groups from across Michigan to discuss ways producers can lead in addressing the climate crisis, and the need for more resources for climate-smart agriculture and forestry programs. "Michigan far… Continue Reading


06.11.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $42,000 for the Mount Clemens Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Mount Clemens Fire Department will receive $42,999 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Mount Clemens put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new … Continue Reading


06.11.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $466,000 for the Grand Rapids Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Grand Rapids Fire Department will receive $466,948 in federal funding to improve operations and safety for firefighters and personnel. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Grand Rapids put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new r… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced the reintroduction of a bipartisan bill to support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act establishes standard criteria for the funding, management and designation of National Heritage Areas across the country and sets an annual authorization of $1 million for all National Heritage Areas. … Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senator Stabenow Advocates for Strong PFAS Clean Up Standards and Action from Congress at Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing to push for strong standards on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, as a way to expedite clean up around military bases in Michigan. Senator Stabenow introduced two new bills to address PFAS at military bases this week. The Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act direct the Department of Defense to identify and clean up PFA… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce New Legislation to Clean Up PFAS at Military Installations With Highest Levels of Contamination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced two new bills to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, at military bases across the country. The Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act direct the Department of Defense to identify and clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at U.S. military installations with some of the highest levels of PFAS contamination in the country. The Filthy Fifty Act will set test… Continue Reading


06.08.21

Senate Passes Senator Stabenow’s Make It In America Act and Provision to Address the Semiconductor Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today passed a bipartisan bill to invest in American innovation and manufacturing. The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which passed 68-32, included U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's Make It In America Act to strengthen Buy American laws. The bill will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American rules that require the federal government to give preference to products made in America. The U.S. Innovation and Competition A… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Detroit Metro Airport Will Receive Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $3,885,767 to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will provide financial help for businesses located at the airport, including car rental, parking and concession businesses. "Michigan businesses have been hit hard during this pandemic and businesses located at Detroit Metro airport are no … Continue Reading


06.07.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Air Force F-35 Basing Decision

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Air Force's decision to select Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Arkansas as the preferred location to host the long-term F-35 Foreign Military Sales training missions. "I strongly disagree with the Air Force's decision. Selfridge has the personnel, the airspace and the facilities, and was the most cost-effective choice to host these F-35 training missions. Selfridge was already evaluated by … Continue Reading


06.03.21

Senator Stabenow Visits Global Battery Solutions to Announce Major Progress on Her Make It in America Agenda

HOLLAND - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited Global Battery Solutions to highlight the major progress made on her Make It in America agenda. Global Battery Solutions is an industry leader in battery research and development and provides a comprehensive approach to repair, remanufacture, repurpose, and recycle batteries. Senator Stabenow's bill to help manufacturers transition to a clean energy economy advanced in the Senate last week and would support businesses like Global Battery Solu… Continue Reading


06.03.21

Senator Stabenow Visits the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to Announce Major Progress on Her Make It in America Agenda

DEARBORN - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center today to highlight the major progress made on her Make It in America agenda. While at Ford, she participated in a test drive of the new F-150 Lightning. Last week, the U.S. Senate acted on legislation Stabenow authored to address the semiconductor shortage and supply chain vulnerabilities, strengthen Buy American laws and provide consumer incentives for purchasing electric vehicles. "From Henry Ford… Continue Reading


06.02.21

Senator Stabenow Visits Hemlock Semiconductor to Announce Major Progress on Her Make It in America Agenda

SAGINAW - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited Hemlock Semiconductor to highlight the major progress made on her Make It in America agenda. Hemlock Semiconductor Operations is a leading provider of hyper-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and vehicles. Senator Stabenow's bill to address supply chain issues advanced in the Senate last week and would support businesses like Hemlock Semiconductor. "F… Continue Reading


06.02.21

Senator Stabenow Joins With UAW Leaders to Announce Major Progress on Her Make It in America Agenda

LANSING - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined with UAW leaders to highlight the major progress made on her Make It in America agenda. Stabenow was joined by Ben Frantz, UAW Local 652 President, and Mike Huerta, UAW Local 602 President. "For too long, countries have been outpacing the United States on funding new technologies, making critical components Americans rely on, and building electric vehicles. We are now at a crucial moment in our competition to win the clean energy manufactu… Continue Reading


05.28.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Budget Request

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's FY 2022 Budget request, which includes $480 million in funding to upgrade the Soo Locks and $340 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Senator Stabenow authored the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act, which authorized the project to upgrade our aging Soo Locks. "A budget is a statement of our nation's values, and President Biden today showed his commitment to Michigan families. Presiden… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Senator Stabenow Leads Effort to Incentivize Electric Vehicles Made in America and Address Supply Chain Shortages

Stabenow's Bill to Help Manufacturers Make Clean Energy Technology and Create Good-Paying Jobs Passes the Senate Finance Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bill to help transition manufacturers to a clean energy economy and address the semiconductor shortage crisis passed the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today. The Clean Energy for America Act included U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's bipartisan legislation to provide a 30% tax credit for manufacturers to retool or build new facilities to produc… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Stabenow, Kildee Statement on Efforts to Unionize Workers at Battery Manufacturing Facilities in the U.S

FLINT-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement about efforts by the United Auto Workers to organize employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories being built in Ohio and Tennessee: "We support and applaud yesterday's statement from General Motors and Ultium Cells LLC announcing support to unionize workers at their joint facilities. General Motors is a great American company and they know the importance of union workers to… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces New Bipartisan Bill to Improve Children’s Physical Health and Mental Health by Investing in School-Based Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced a new bill to help schools in Michigan provide comprehensive health care to students. The Hallways to Health Care Act will invest in the 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. It will also provide funding for the construction of new clinics across the state. School-based health centers provide a combinatio… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Michigan

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of President Biden's visit to the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan: "From Henry Ford's first automobile to today's amazing all-electric F-150, Michigan has always led the way on innovation. Our companies and workers are world leaders in advanced manufacturing, and I'm excited that President Biden shares our state's vision for the future and is seeing first-hand what Michigan can do. Electric vehicle … Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Escalating Violence in Israel

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement regarding the escalating violence in Israel: "What is happening on the ground in Jerusalem, Gaza, and throughout Israel is horrifying. Leaders in the region and in the United States must appeal for calm and call for a ceasefire for the sake of Israeli and Palestinian civilians and families who are caught in the crossfire. "These events cannot be seen in a vacuum. Indiscriminate rocket fire from Hamas into Israel is int… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's passage of their bipartisan bill to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. The legislation can now be considered … Continue Reading

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