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09.10.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Fire Prevention Grant for Olivet Fire Department

The Olivet Fire Department will receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through fire prevention activities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The department will receive $19,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for the Olivet Fire Department and families i… Continue Reading


09.10.14

Stabenow, Levin announce $7.2 million grant for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport will receive more than $7.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help pay for construction of a deicing containment facility, Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. "Today's announcement is great news for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the community," said Stabenow. "This support will help the airport preserve local water quality by making sure that deicing fluid doesn't pollute the area's water system… Continue Reading


09.10.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Lupton Fire Department

The Lupton Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Lupton Fire Department will receive $15,409 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for the Lupton Fire Department and families in Ogemaw County," said Stabenow. "Our first re… Continue Reading


09.10.14

Senate to Vote Today on Bill to Guarantee Equal Pay for Women

The Senate will vote on legislation today cosponsored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help reduce gender discrimination by empowering women to negotiate for equal pay, close loopholes courts have created in the law, and create strong incentives for employers to obey the laws by strengthening federal enforcement efforts. "Women and their families deserve a fair shot to get ahead in life by making sure they are … Continue Reading


09.09.14

Michigan Lawmakers Applaud Investment in Detroit’s M-1 RAIL

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin and Congressmen Gary Peters, John Conyers, Jr., John D. Dingell, and Sander Levin, announced today that M-1 RAIL will receive $12.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). M-1 RAIL is a public-private partnership to build a 3.3-mile streetcar line that will run along the Woodward corridor from downtown to the New Center area of Detroit, boosting economic development in Southeast Michigan and creating thousands of jobs. "Today's announc… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Nearly $8 Million for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for the Great Lakes Commission to lead a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in the Lakes. The partnership, comprised of the Great Lakes Commission and state and local agencies, will receive $7,885,553 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan's economy and our way of li… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Re-Connect Black Creek Marsh to the Clinton River

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority to help ensure the Black Creek Marsh Coastal Wetlands' ecosystem remains healthy. The $648,000 grant, which will re-connect the Marsh to the Clinton River and re-create the former Black Creek Channel, comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Conserving and protecting our valuable … Continue Reading


09.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Michigan Wetlands Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for Ducks Unlimited to implement conservation programs to help restore and conserve Great Lakes coastal and interior wetlands. The $1,488,944 grant comes through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Our Great Lakes and wetlands support outdoor recreation and tourism in communities across Michigan," said Stabenow. "This funding will… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support to Restore Habitats Near Clinton River Spillway

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for Macomb County Public Works to help restore habitats near the Clinton River Spillway off Lake St. Clair. The $2,511,800 grant, which will help restore native vegetation, fish, and wildlife populations, comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Conserving our valuable resources and protecting our native species is critical … Continue Reading


09.03.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Fire Prevention Grant for Grand Rapids’ Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors to help those who are recovering from burn injuries and increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $256,120 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and the people it serves," said Stabenow. "Orga… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Fire Prevention Grant for the Michigan Public Health Institute

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos to help increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $424,346 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program. "Today's announcement is great news for communities across the state," said Stabenow. "Organizations like the Michigan Public Health Institute play a critical role in… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Canton Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Canton Township Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $339,300 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Canton Township Fire Department and Michigan families," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $104,937 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department and families in Menominee County," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to… Continue Reading


08.29.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant to Support Coastal Observations in Great Lakes

An observation system that provides real-time data on the health of the coastal ecosystem of the Great Lakes will receive a federal grant of $252,681, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its online presence, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The Synthesis, Observations and Response (SOAR) system integrates various activities in support of restoration of the Great Lakes. Today's award will be administered by the University of Michigan. "The… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Firefighter Grants for Grand Haven and Plainfield Charter Township

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department will each receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through improvements to their operations and fire prevention activities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Plainfield Fire Department will receive $274,860 for fire prevention activities, and Grand Haven Department of Public Safety will receive $22,107 to improve operations and safety. Both gr… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department

The Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive $20,900 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today's announcement is great news for the Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Departme… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Grant to Renovate Vogue Theater in Manistee

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Vogue Theatre in Manistee. This $60,000 grant, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, will be used to help fully restore and reopen the historic two-screen theatre. "Today's announcement is great news for the Vogue Theatre and the City of Manistee," said Stabenow. "This theatre is a historical treasu… Continue Reading


08.25.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for the Great Lakes Commission to lead a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in the Lakes. The partnership, comprised of the Great Lakes Commission and state and local agencies, will receive $488,000 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan's economy and our way of life… Continue Reading


08.25.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Project to Help Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

Sens. Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $177,706 grant for the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, will help researchers develop models to predict and manage algal blo… Continue Reading


08.20.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Support U.S. DOT Emergency Relief to Southeast Michigan

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the Department of Transportation's announcement of $750,000 in disaster funding that will assist in repairing and reconstructing highways and roads damaged in the wake of historical flooding in Southeast Michigan. "Today's announcement is an important first step in helping Southeast Michigan rebuild from last week's serious flooding," said Stabenow. "Roads and bridges that were damaged in the floods are critical to Michigan's econ… Continue Reading

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