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06.08.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Capital Region International Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Capital Region International Airport $1,935,306 in funding to repair taxiways. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism in Mid-Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure t… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON D.C. -U U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Cherry Capital Airport $2,595,411 in funding to remove non-hazard access road and apron obstructions to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) standards. These funds are from the FAA grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important inve… Continue Reading


06.03.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Administration’s Biofuels Announcement

LANSING, MICH. - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the Biden Administration's biofuels announcement: "Today's action by the Biden EPA and its previous move to increase ethanol in gasoline during the summer months will help lower gas prices and reduce emissions to help us combat the climate crisis. Homegrown biofuels play a critical role in increasing U.S. energy security at a time when Russia threatens to reduce production." ###… Continue Reading


06.02.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $21.3 Million in Federal Funding for Upgrades to Great Lakes Central Railroad in Southeast Michigan

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $21,340,300 million in federal funding to rehabilitate railroad tracks and bridges and install new tracks along the Great Lakes Central Railroad. The improvements will eliminate unnecessary slow orders to improve efficiency as well as safety by reducing defects, derailments, and service interruptions along a critical 45-mile stretch just north of Ann… Continue Reading


06.02.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $8.7 Million in Federal Funding for Rail Upgrades in Southwest Michigan

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced the West Michigan Railroad Company will receive $8,697,910 million in federal funding to make improvements to about 10 miles of critical railway infrastructure in Van Buren County. These improvements will include repairing bridges, turnouts, and railroad beds, as well as rebuilding 5.6 miles of new track - which will help the West Michigan Railroad Company more efficiently transport critical products - from fro… Continue Reading


06.02.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Ford Announcement to Create Jobs in Michigan

Senator Stabenow released the following statement on Ford Motor Company's announcement to invest $2 billion and create 3,200 jobs in Michigan. "From Henry Ford's first automobile to today's amazing all-electric F-150, Michigan has always led the way on innovation. Michigan workers are the best in the world and today's announcement will help them lead the future of our auto industry. The great news for Michigan is that this investment will create thousands of good-paying jobs while helping to… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Stabenow, Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. For those who previously applied during the application period that ended on March 9, 2022, their application will automatical… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis Confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with a bipartisan vote. Judge Davis currently serves as the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Davis is the first African American woman from Michigan, and the second African American woman in history, to serve on the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit Co… Continue Reading


05.21.22

President Biden Enacts Bipartisan Law to Address Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Access to Baby Formula Act into law today, helping to ensure moms and babies who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have the formula they need amid the ongoing shortage. The bill from Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), the Committee's Ranking Member, unanimously passed the Senate on May 19 … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Congress Acts Urgently to Address Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Today, Congress passed a bipartisan bill, the Access to Baby Formula Act, to make sure moms and babies who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have the formula they need. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, acted urgently to introduce the bipartisan legislation yesterday and unanimously passed it today. The companion… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Stabenow, Portman, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Supply Chains & Economic Security

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan DHS Trade and Economic Security Council Act to strengthen U.S. supply chains and domestic production capacity in ways that benefit homeland security. The bill will assign the Department of Homeland Security's existing Trade and Economic Security Council the role of identifying ec… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Address Baby Formula Shortage for Families on WIC

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, along with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Hoeven (R-ND), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tina Smith (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE),… Continue Reading


05.13.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Upper Peninsula Airports

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $5,591,256 in funding to update safety equipment, repair runways, and invest in other improvements at airports across the Upper Peninsula. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for UP tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is a… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Detroit School-Based Health Center

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) to provide physical and mental health care services at Cezar Chaves Academy High School. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government … Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for School-Based Health Center in Lake Linden-Hubbell School District

WASHINGTON D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $200,000 in funding for the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to provide physical and mental health care services in the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District. There are 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Senator Stabenow secured these funds in the recent government fundi… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Vote to Protect Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON-Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of today's vote in the U.S. Senate on the Women's Health Protection Act, which would write Roe v. Wade into law and defend the rights of Americans to make their own reproductive health decisions. "Today every single United States Senator will go on the record on whether or not a woman has the freedom to make her own reproductive health decisions. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, women in Michigan and across the cou… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Dr. Lisa Cook Confirmed to Serve 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 on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. She is currently a professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. Today's confirmation comes at a moment when the Federal Reserv… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Stabenow, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area Moves Forward in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that their bipartisan bill, the National Heritage Area Act, passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The bill would support National Heritage Areas across the country including Michigan's MotorCities National Heritage Area in Southeast Michigan. The National Heritage Area Act reauthorizes MotorCities and the 44 other National Heritage Areas set to expire by 2024 for another 15 year… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Senator Stabenow Secures Major Water Infrastructure Priorities to Address Serious Risks to Michigan’s Economy, Great Lakes, and Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow secured major water infrastructure priorities for Michigan in the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act. This bill will authorize projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that aim to stop invasive carp, prevent coastal erosion and flooding, and improve water systems in Michigan. "Michigan knows firsthand the impacts of severe weather from the climate crisis and our aging infrastructure. Securing these urgent priorities will protect our … Continue Reading


04.28.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Michael Barr Nomination to Serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Michael Barr to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Barr currently serves as dean of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. "Michael Barr is uniquely suited to be the Vice Chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve. During his time at the U.S. Treasury and throughout his career, Mr. Barr focused on building an economy that works fo… Continue Reading

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