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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


05.12.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $19 Million in Funding for Flint Mass Transportation Authority

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a $19 million 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 help ensure that Flint MTA services remain operational for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic. "Public transportation is critical to get people to … Continue Reading


05.12.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $41 Million in Funding for Michigan to Respond to COVID-19

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $41,885,728 in funding to help cities and counties in Michigan respond to the COVID-19 outbreak through Community Development Block Grants. This is the second round of funding that was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Our state and local governments are working hard every day to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and support their economie… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $14 Million in Federal Funding for 39 Michigan Healthcare Centers to Expand COVID-19 Testing

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced a total of $14,422,926 in federal funds will be awarded to 39 health centers across Michigan to expand their Coronavirus testing operations. Stabenow and Peters successfully secured this funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act they helped enact. "Widespread testing will not only help contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep o… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $28 Million in Funding for Grand Rapids Transit Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Interurban Transit Partnership in Grand Rapids will receive $28,400,000 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding is a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The funds will be used to operate transit services during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Reliable public transportation is critical to getting essential work… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $27 Million in Funding for Ann Arbor and Port Huron Transit Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Ann Arbor and Port Huron will receive $27,250,000 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding is a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The funds will be used to operate transit services during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The leadership and workers of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and Blue Water Area … Continue Reading


05.06.20

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Legislation to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters joined their colleagues to introduce legislation to establish an interagency task force charged with identifying and addressing disparities that are disproportionately affecting minority communities in Michigan during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus outbreak has heightened the urgent need to address longstanding inequities in the American health care system, particularly for minority communities who have long struggled to access high-qualit… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Democrats and Republicans Urge the Trump Administration to Fund Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), John Cornyn (TX), Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), and Dan Sullivan (AK), along with 22 of their colleagues, urged the Trump Administration to fund behavioral health centers that provide treatment to Americans with mental health and substance use disorders. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, behavioral health services are needed now more than ever while funding is being reduced. In a letter, the Senators asked the Administration to support Community Behavioral Health… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Stabenow & Peters Call for Efficient, Coordinated Contact Tracing to Limit Spread of Coronavirus and Help Reopen Economy

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters this week called on Congressional Leaders to include $8 billion in new funding for contact tracing initiatives in the next Congressional Coronavirus response package. Infectious disease experts argue that robust contact tracing programs are key to stopping the spread of the virus and safely reopening the economy. The funding would be used to help states and localities recruit, hire, and train contact tracers and deploy voluntary digital tools that ca… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Stabenow, Peters Call for Stronger Federal Response to Coronavirus Pandemic by Incentivizing Companies to Manufacture Critical Medical Supplies

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced they are joining their colleagues to introduce legislation to strengthen the federal government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic under the Defense Production Act, which gives the government the ability to incentivize and direct companies to produce vital medical supplies. The Trump Administration has not fully utilized authorities under the law to address the pandemic, including to direct additional manufacturing of personal protectiv… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Report: Racial Disparities on Full Display: COVID-19 is Disproportionately Affecting Communities of Color

Senator Debbie Stabenow released a report detailing how communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The report can be found here. ###… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Stabenow Statement on the U.S. Navy choosing Marinette Marine Shipyard to Build New Ships

Today, Senator Stabenow celebrated the announcement that Marinette Marine shipyard, which employs a number of Michiganders in the Upper Peninsula, will build new ships for the U.S. Navy. "Today's announcement is great news for Michigan workers and great news for our economy here in the Great Lakes region. This contract will create new jobs and help to ensure Michigan's manufacturing workforce remains strong long into the future. Both workers in the Upper Peninsula and suppliers throughout th… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Stabenow, Peters Press Trump Administration to Take Immediate Steps, Provide Immediate Relief to Hospital & Health Care Providers in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters pressed the Trump Administration to ensure that health care providers and hospitals gain immediate access to the additional funding recently passed by Congress. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, Stabenow and Peters reiterated the need to ensure that all $175 billion issued in financial relief for hospitals and health care systems be distributed without further delay. "Michigan providers are under se… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $54 Million in New Funding For Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Across Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that 18 Michigan community mental health organizations have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. Michigan will receive $54,452,014 in new funding for the clinics. This is a result of the passage of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act by Senator Stabenow and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). This law established new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, which are transforming the way behavioral health… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senate Passes Fourth Bipartisan Coronavirus Package to Bolster Small Businesses and Health Care Needs

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed a $484 billion package to support small businesses, provide additional funding for hospitals and health care providers, and invest in a widespread testing plan. "Michigan families, farms, and businesses are facing unprecedented hardship while COVID-19 is still taking too many precious lives in Michigan. I know so many businesses and workers are understandably eager to get back to work. And we won't be able to do that … Continue Reading


04.21.20

Stabenow, Peters Back Whitmer’s Call to Waive Cost-Sharing Requirements for Federal Assistance to Battle Coronavirus

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to grant Governor Gretchen Whitmer's request to waive all cost-sharing requirements for the State of Michigan in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. On March 27, President Trump granted the State of Michigan a Major Disaster Declaration and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. Under the Public Assistance program, emergency work, including Dir… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senator Stabenow Announces $762,000 Investment to Improve Water Quality and Fishing Opportunities in West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a new $762,740 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and fishing opportunities in six West Michigan counties. This innovative new partnership is one of 11 projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together local leaders to work… Continue Reading

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