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08.24.18

Stabenow, Rubio, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Federal Agencies Accountable for Addressing PFAS Contamination at Military Bases Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. The PFAS Accountability Act (S. 3381) sets clear deadlines and reporting requirements for cleaning up PFAS contamination at all federal facilities across the country, including active and decommissioned military ba… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senate Passes Stabenow, Peters Resolution Honoring Aretha Franklin

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced Senate passage of a resolution they introduced celebrating the life and legacy of singer Aretha Franklin. Franklin moved to Detroit as a young girl and began her singing career at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. Stabenow and Peters were joined by a bipartisan group of 36 cosponsors. "Aretha Franklin's voice and soul were truly larger than life," said Senator Stabenow. "Today, we celebrate her legacy and recognize her contribut… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $200,000 in Support of the East Lansing Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $220,796 for the East Lansing Fire Department to purchase 35 self-contained breathing apparatus air packs, 70 air bottles and 48 integrated digital face masks. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in East Lansing put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help k… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Approve Individual Assistance Appeal to Help Families Affected by Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today urged President Trump to approve Governor Snyder's appeal of Individual Assistance for families affected by the severe flash flooding that occurred in Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. FEMA denied the State of Michigan's request for Individual Assistance last week. The Governor's appeal indicates that only 18 individuals and businesses have active flood insurance and without federal assistance, the majority of the over 900… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $500,000 in Support for the Bedford Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Bedford Township Fire Department will receive $536,071 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program to hire four firefighters for a three year period. This funding will support the hiring and retention of firefighters and volunteer firefighters and allow the Bedford Township Fire Department to increase their advanced life support service at all hours. "Our firefi… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Following Series of Statewide Roundtables, Senator Stabenow Announces Legislation and Actions to Improve Services for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced legislation and actions to improve services for veterans at events in Berkley, Swartz Creek, and Kentwood. Her announcement follows a statewide series of roundtables Stabenow held with veterans leaders and service providers to get their input on how programs serving veterans are working. "I have had the privilege of working with veterans across Michigan over the years as we've championed the opening and expansion of new veteran… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Stabenow Applauds New Dairy Manufacturing Plant Coming to St. Johns

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today welcomed the announcement of a new dairy processing plant coming to St. Johns, Mich. "When we make things here and grow things here, we create jobs in Michigan," said Stabenow. "This new dairy plant and recent improvements we made in the 2018 Farm Bill are bringing new jobs to Michigan and giving our state's top commodity a needed boost at a critical time." Da… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Stabenow Calls on State of Michigan to Appeal FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance to Families Affected by Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released a statement urging the State of Michigan to appeal a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency which denied Individual Assistance to families affected by severe flooding in the Upper Peninsula. "I strongly disagree with FEMA's decision to deny Individual Assistance to the residents of Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties who are still suffering after severe flooding," said Senator Stabenow. "I urge the State to appeal this dec… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support of the Clay Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $104,762 for the Clay Township Fire Department to replace the ventilation system in two fire stations. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Clay Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the eq… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Senator Stabenow Visits Small Businesses in Mason

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Mason as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow visited with business owners at Kean's Gift Shop, Bestsellers and Vault Deli as well as Maple Street Antiques. Stabenow's tour has included over 150 stops in communities across the state including Munising, Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Responded to Federal Disaster Declaration Following Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today responded to the approval for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. In July, the lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump urging the declaration for the affected areas be made. The damage from the flooding in the three counties is estimated at more than $42 million in covered damage to public facilities. With this declaration, assistance through FEMA'… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Fire Departments in Cities of Inkster & Wayne

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Inkster Fire Department and the Wayne Fire Department have been awarded assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Program. The Inkster Fire Department will receive $301,771 for vehicle equipment, including an ambulance, an advanced life support heart monitor, a power lift stretcher and operations and safety support. The Wayne Fire Department will receive $214,287 for vehicle e… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4 Million for the Bishop International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Bishop International Airport will receive $4,012,542 to rehabilitate the taxiway. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Airport Improvement Program. "This investment will make traveling to and from the Bishop International Airport safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to … Continue Reading


08.02.18

Senator Stabenow Announces New Support for Ogemaw and Otsego County First Responders

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help the Ogemaw County Sheriff and Gaylord Police Departments purchase patrol vehicles. "Emergency responders in our rural communities need to travel many miles to protect our families, homes, and businesses," said Senator Stabenow. "These new investments will help our police and sheriffs better serve their communities safely and efficientl… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Stabenow Statement on Administration’s Decision to Roll Back Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Administration's decision to roll back fuel economy and emissions standards: "The President's preferred action is not supported by our automakers, suppliers, workers, and consumers. The Administration's decision to roll back fuel economy and emission standards moves us backward. Our automakers and workers are making the best vehicles in the world and these standards have helped push technology forw… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Stabenow Announces Restoration of Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the Senate restored full funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. President Trump's 2019 budget request once again nearly eliminated funding for the Great Lakes. "For months, Michigan residents have sent a clear signal that they do not support the Administration's cuts to Great Lakes funding," said Senator Stabenow. "Because of those voices, and our bipartisan eff… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Support for the Farmington Hills Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Farmington Hills Fire Department will receive $708,521 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program to hire four firefighters for a three year period. This funding will support the hiring and retention of firefighters and volunteer firefighters and allow the Farmington Hills Fire Department to be fully staffed at all hours. "Our firefighters put their lives on th… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Stabenow Career Counseling Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation championed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to help school districts and community colleges hire more career counselors was signed into law today by President Trump. Stabenow's bipartisan Careers Act passed as part of the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that passed unanimously out of the Senate. Earlier this year, Congress passed a spending bill that included $1.2 billion for career and technical education. Stabenow's legislation wi… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Senator Stabenow Applauds New Support for Rural Businesses in the Thumb Region

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help create jobs and grow rural businesses along the I-69 corridor and Thumb region. "Small businesses are the backbone of Michigan's economy, creating new jobs and keeping our communities strong," said Senator Stabenow. "These new investments will help our rural businesses thrive throughout this region." The I-69 Regional Development … Continue Reading


07.23.18

Stabenow Holds Roundtables with Veterans Leaders, Service Providers across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a series of a roundtable discussions with veterans leaders and service providers in Iron Mountain, Traverse City, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Saginaw, Detroit, Berkley, Swartz Creek, Lansing, Warren, Taylor, Grand Rapids, and Monroe to get their input on how programs serving veterans are working and provide an update on her latest work to support veterans and their families. "It was an honor to meet with veterans and other leaders w… Continue Reading

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