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04.01.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on MSU Mass Timber Building Announcement

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, released a statement on Michigan State University's announcement that they will build the first large-scale wood building in Michigan. "Michigan State is continuing its legacy of innovation by pioneering Michigan's first mass timber building," said Senator Stabenow. "Expanding the use of wood as a large-scale building material will grow markets for Michig… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Bipartisan Michigan Delegation Members Introduce PFAS Detection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today introduced legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Ac… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Stabenow, Collins, Markey, Capito, Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for Alzheimer's Ac… Continue Reading


03.20.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Saginaw

SAGINAW - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) yesterday continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with veterans, providers and other stakeholders in Saginaw to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact each year in Michigan-more than any other industry … Continue Reading


03.19.19

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Lansing

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) yesterday continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with patients, providers and other stakeholders in Lansing to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the CMH Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties and Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Senator Stabenow Kicks off Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Detroit

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today kicked off a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with patients, providers and other stakeholders in Detroit to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow visited the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors at Wayne State University, the Children's Center as well as CHASS Southwest Health Center. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Stabenow, Blunt, Matsui, Mullin Announce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Funding for Community Mental Health Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. The legislation renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), which were established in landmark 2014 legislation, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act. Funding for these … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Funding for Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. to renew and expand funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics were established in Stabenow's 2014 Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, resulting in the most significant expansion of community mental health services in decades. "About one in five people worldwide is affect… Continue Reading


03.11.19

Stabenow Statement on Great Lakes Cuts in Trump Administration Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement on the proposed Trump Administration budget that would make a 90% cut to funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: "The Trump Administration just doesn't get it and is once again gutting funding for the Great Lakes. Just like last year, and the year before, the people of Michigan will make their voices heard and I will lead the bipartisan fight to restore ever… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced legislation to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality rules. The "Save The Internet Act" ensures that all Americans have access to a free and open internet. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives. "Access to the internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity," said Senator Stabenow. "People in Michigan depend on reliable, … Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senator Stabenow Questions Pharmaceutical CEOs on High Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, today questioned the CEOs of seven leading pharmaceutical companies in a hearing regarding the high cost of prescription drugs. Senator Stabenow called attention to the fact that American taxpayers fund billions of dollars in basic research for pharmaceutical companies to develop new medicines. According to a recent report, NIH-funded research contributed to ever… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring John D. Dingell

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring John D. Dingell WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of a resolution honoring the life and legacy of former Congressman John D. Dingell. The bipartisan resolution, which was co-sponsored by 17 other Senators, passed the Senate unanimously. "With this resolution, we pay tribute to a true Michigan - and American - legend, the Dean of the House and my long… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Senate Passes Stabenow-Peters’ Legislation Supporting MotorCities National Heritage Area

Washington D.C. - This week, the Senate passed legislation by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to support the MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The Preserving the MotorCities Heritage Act, which passed as part of the National Resources Management Act, will increase the authorized funding cap for the area from $10 million to $12 million through 2021. Without this increase, the MotorCities National Heritage area would have soon been ineligible to … Continue Reading


02.13.19

Senator Stabenow Introduces Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced the Medicare at 50 Act (S.470) to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) is an original cosponsor of this legislation. "Our legislation is a win-win for Michigan families," said Sen… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Peters, Portman, Stabenow, Duckworth Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to boost Great Lakes funding and research efforts and help support effective fishery management decisions. The Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization (GLFRA) Act gives the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the legislative authority to support the $7 billion Great Lakes sport and commercial fishery industry. Despite holding one-fifth of… Continue Reading


02.07.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on Passing of Former Congressman John Dingell

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the passing of former U.S. Congressman John Dingell: "Congressman John Dingell-the Dean of the House and my dear friend-was not merely a witness to history. He was a maker of it. His original family name, translated into Polish, meant 'blacksmith.' Nothing could be more fitting for a man who hammered out our nation's laws, forging a stronger union that could weather the challenges of the future. John Dingell loved Michigan. H… Continue Reading


02.06.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce $19.2 Million for Flash Flooding Recovery Efforts in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award a grant totaling $19.2 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for disaster recovery projects in Gogebic, Houghton and Meonminee Counties. The funding will be used to repair highways and roads that were significantly damaged as a result of the flash flooding t… Continue Reading


02.06.19

Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), as well as Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced bicameral legislation to posthumously award the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding artistic and cultural contributions. The legislation was originally introduced in August 2018 in the wake of Franklin's passing. The Aretha Franklin Congressional Gold Medal Act would honor Franklin's role in shaping the nation's c… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following President Trump's State of the Union Address: "I am deeply concerned about the direction of our country reflected in the President's address this evening. We need to come together and find bipartisan solutions on issues important to Michigan like fixing our nation's infrastructure, lowering the cost of health care, and keeping jobs in the United States."… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bill to Stop President from Using Emergency Declaration to Raid Critical Michigan Priorities

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, introduced the Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-appropriations (RAIDER) Act of 2019. This legislation prevents the president from utilizing the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to raid any funding from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or Military Construction accounts for construction, land acquisition, or other activities related to President's Trump's border wall following any potent… Continue Reading

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