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06.30.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.1 Million for Transportation Services in Holland, Zeeland Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority (MAX Transit), which services both Holland and Zeeland, a $4.1 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that MAX Transit will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The leadersh… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Report: Getting Back to School Safely - America’s Students Need Action Now

Senator Debbie Stabenow today released a report about safely reopening schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here. … Continue Reading


06.25.20

Stabenow Introduces New Bipartisan Bill to Help Michigan School Districts and Colleges Safely Reopen this Fall

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a bipartisan bill today to help Michigan schools and colleges cover the costs of protecting students and educators from COVID-19. The Reopen Schools Safely Act will establish a major federal grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to help school districts and colleges reopen this fall. A conservative analysis by the School Superintendents Association found that an average school district needs up to $1.8 million to reopen safely. The bipartis… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Report: The Price of Inaction is Highest for Poor Families and Low-Wealth Americans

Senator Debbie Stabenow today released a report about the hardships poor families and low-wage workers will bear if Republicans fail to take action on the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Stabenow, Peters Help Senate Pass Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act That Will Benefit Michigan

Legislation Would Permanently and Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Protect Michigan Public Lands and Waters That Are Critical to Economy U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today helped pass bipartisan legislation that would guarantee funding towards public lands maintenance and renovation projects in Michigan and across the country. The Great American Outdoors Act would both permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 mill… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $5.5 Million Federal Grant to State of Michigan for M-1 Corridor in Metro Detroit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive a $5.5 million federal grant to implement technology to improve pedestrian safety, decrease vehicle crashes, and reduce traffic congestion along the M-1 Corridor, also known as Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Woodward Avenue is used by cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles, public transit, and emergen… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Michigan Congressional Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Declare a Major Disaster for Midland County and Neighboring Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Representatives John Moolenaar (MI-04) and Dan Kildee (MI-05), along with Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today urged the Trump Administration to declare a Major Disaster for Michigan for the Counties of Mid… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Stabenow, Peters Welcome $25 Million Federal Grant to Improve, Expand Customs Operations at Blue Water Bridge

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide a $25 million grant to support critical operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, which is one of the busiest trade crossings in the country. The funding will specifically help expand the customs plaza at the bridge that is responsible for facilitating a major portion of the over 300,000 people and $910 million in trade that cross the Northern Border every day… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Report: Actions Speak Louder than Words – Essential Workers Deserve More than a Thank You

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report about essential workers-over 41 percent of whom are people of color-during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $5.6 Million for Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) is providing the Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) a $5.6 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that STARS will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Families and essential workers in Saginaw rely on public transportation to… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Stabenow, Peters Champion Senate Passage of Needed Changes to Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses in Michigan

Legislation Will Provide Greater Flexibility to Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Crisis WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, which will give small businesses in Michigan more time and flexibility to use the forgivable loans they have received due to the COVID-19 crisis. Stabenow and Peters are co-authors of the bipartisan Senate companion legislation, which was introduced last mo… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $5.7 Million for Transportation Services in Battle Creek, Ottawa County Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing the City of Battle Creek a $4 million grant and the Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System in Ottawa County a $1.79 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that these transit services will remain operational during the Coronavirus pand… Continue Reading


05.29.20

International Trade Commission to Track Foreign Cherry Imports at Urging of Senators Stabenow and Peters

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced the U.S. International Trade Commission will begin tracking foreign imports in order to accurately measure the impact of trade on Michigan's tart cherry industry. The decision comes after the Senators urged the Commission to begin tracking this data. In January, Senators Stabenow and Peters blasted the Commission's decision not to impose tariffs against Turkish tart cherry exporters. Turkey has dumped low-quality dried che… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $64 Million in Funding for the Detroit Department of Transportation Through the CARES Act

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive a $64,300,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will allow the DDOT to more frequently disinfect buses, provide additional personal protective equipment to employees and continue transit service throughout Metro… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Senator Stabenow Announces Michigan Families Approved to Use Food Assistance to Purchase Groceries Online

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced Michigan will participate in an innovative program that will allow families to purchase groceries online using food assistance. As author of the 2014 Farm Bill, Senator Stabenow created the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Online Purchasing pilot program. "During this public health crisis, every family in Michigan needs safe and reliable access to… Continue Reading


05.27.20

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Protect Michigan’s Food Supply

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, introduced legislation to help protect Michigan's food supply after the COVID-19 crisis has put an unprecedented strain on the state's farmers, workers, food banks, and families. "The COVID-19 crisis has tested the strength of our nation's food supply chain, creating a ripple effect that's harming our families, farmers and workers," said Senator Stabenow. "This bill will help st… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $11.5 Million in Federal Grants for Kalamazoo, Berrien County Transit Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing Kalamazoo's Central County Transportation Authority (Metro) a $9.1 million grant and Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph's Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA) in Berrien County a $2.4 million grant. Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that these trans… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3 Million in Funding for Bay Metro Transit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Bay Metro Transit will receive a $3,800,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be used to continue transit service in the Bay County area during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The leadership and workers of Bay Metro Transit work hard to make sure that people can get t… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Report: American Families and Communities Will Pay the Price If Republicans Refuse to Support State and Local Services

Senator Stabenow released a report detailing the cost of Republican inaction to critical services that are needed every day to keep people safe, educate our children and maintain our quality of life. The report can be found here.… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senator Stabenow Announces $22.5 Million High-Speed Internet Investment in Rural West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $22.5 million to expand high-speed internet in three rural West Michigan counties. These investments were made possible by the Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program, which Stabenow secured funding for in the 2018 bipartisan budget bill. "Now mo… Continue Reading

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