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09.06.23

Dr. Lisa Cook Confirmed to Serve Full Term on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve an additional, full term on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Cook is the first Black woman to serve on the Board. Last year, she was confirmed by the Senate to fill an unexpired term on the Board. “Dr. Cook’s time on the Board has proven she provides invaluable insight as our economy rebuilds and we grow the middle class. I’m so prou… Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $2.3 Million for West Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several West Michigan fire departments will receive a total of $2,355,294 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant programs. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Sena… Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $970,000 for Charlotte and Meridian Township Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Charlotte and Meridian Township fire departments will receive a total of $977,861 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new reso… Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $1 Million for Flint and Saginaw Bay Area Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several Flint and Saginaw Bay area fire departments will receive a total of $1,247,542 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new… Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce More Than $400,000 for UP Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several UP fire departments will receive a total of $467,830 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will help keep … Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $780,000 for Beaver Creek Area Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will award Beaver Creek Township $784,034 to purchase self-contained breathing apparatuses for several fire departments in the region. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Senat… Continue Reading


09.05.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Over $600,000 for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several Southeast Michigan fire departments will receive a total of $689,407 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant programs. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said S… Continue Reading


08.31.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $3.7 Million for Rural Michigan Renewable Energy and Efficiency Upgrades

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $3,781,798 in federal investments for 43 projects to help Michigan farmers and small businesses address the climate crisis by making their operations more energy efficient. These projects include solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling units, and equipment and lighting upgrades. A full list of recipients can be found here. “While the climate crisi… Continue Reading


08.24.23

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $12 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet to Northern Michigan Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $12,713,451 to expand high-speed, affordable internet access to 891 people, 55 businesses, and 60 farms in Alcona, Iosco, Montmorency, and Oscoda counties. These funds were made possible by the USDA’s Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program. Senators Stabe… Continue Reading


08.23.23

Senator Stabenow Announces over $2 Million for Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Growers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Michigan will receive $2,255,304 in federal funding across 21grants to support Michigan specialty crop growers who produce fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, hops, flowers and other nursery products. The funding was announced as part of $72.9 million awarded to 55 states and territories through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Stabenow… Continue Reading


08.04.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $90,000 for Ogemaw County Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $92,400 to support Ogemaw County law enforcement. Ogemaw County will receive $35,300 to purchase a law enforcement vehicle, $33,600 to purchase a new rescue truck for law enforcement, and $23,500 to purchase a transport vehicle for county corrections. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Facilities Direct Loan & Gran… Continue Reading


08.04.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2.5 Million in Federal Support for Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several local fire departments across Michigan will receive a total of over $2.5 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Detroit will receive $354,545 for paramedic and fire marshal training. Peninsula Township will receive $17,744 to upd… Continue Reading


08.04.23

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $20,000 for Olivet

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $23,800 for the City of Olivet to purchase a John Deere tractor with implements. This tractor will be used by the city’s park, road, and compost/nutrient reclamation programs. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, secured by Senator Stabenow in the 2018 Farm Bill. “… Continue Reading


07.27.23

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in National Defense Authorization Act

Bill invests in our troops and Michigan military facilities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 86-11. "This bill continues to make important investments in our men and women in uniform," said Senator Stabenow. "This legislation secures a well-earned pay raise for our service members, provides funding to improve Michigan military faci… Continue Reading


07.26.23

Stabenow Introduces Judicial Nominee Brandy R. McMillion in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced Brandy R. McMillion to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering her nomination to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. McMillion was nominated by President Biden on June 28. In her introduction, Senator Debbie Stabenow said, "I am so honored to be here today to introduce Brandy McMillion. She is an outstanding nominee, and I wholeheartedly support her nomination. I urge the Commi… Continue Reading


07.25.23

Senator Debbie Stabenow and President Joe Biden Announce New Behavioral Health Effort to Provide Better Support for Americans

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined President Joe Biden today at the White House to highlight the success of Senator Stabenow's transformative behavioral health initiative that was expanded nationwide last year and to announce a new effort to ensure mental health is treated the same as physical health. The event at the White House brought together behavioral health leaders to announce a new landmark rule to strengthen the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and close l… Continue Reading


07.21.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $11 Million for Improvements at Bishop International and MBS International Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport in Saginaw each a grant through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. Bishop International Airport will receive $5,845,222 to reconstruct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building. MBS International Airport will receive $5,636,628 to rehabilitate a runwa… Continue Reading


07.14.23

Stabenow, Peters, Casey, Fetterman Introduce Legislation to Ensure Health Care for Veterans Exposed to PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) introduced the Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS Act (VET PFAS Act) which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health care services and benefits to veterans exposed to toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military installations. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-08) is the author of the House companion bill.  “Our vete… Continue Reading


07.07.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $15 Million Federal Grant to Improve Resilience of Michigan’s Electrical Grid

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be awarding the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy $14,934,332 in federal funding to modernize the state's electrical grid and strengthen it against extreme weather events and natural disasters. The funding is provided through the Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electrical Grid Grants program, which was established by the Bip… Continue Reading


06.30.23

Senator Stabenow Statement on MAGA Republican Supreme Court Rulings

LANSING - Senator Stabenow released the following statement regarding the recent Supreme Court rulings. "Yesterday it was racial diversity in higher education, today it's attacking the LGBTQ+ community and people crippled with student loan debt. It's deeply concerning that a group of MAGA Republicans has taken over the highest court of the land and are systematically rolling back our freedoms and opportunities for everyone to have a fair shot to succeed in this country. This fight is not ove… Continue Reading

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