Senator Stabenow Statement on Passing of Marquette Mayor Tom Baldini

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow tonight released the following statement on the passing of Tom Baldini, Mayor of Marquette: "Tom Baldini has been an icon in Michigan Democratic politics and the ultimate champion for our UP. His life epitomized the meaning of public service. He was a mentor to so many over the years, and I always valued his friendship and advice. Although his passing leaves a big void, his legacy is a lasting reminder to all of us of what it means to serve. My thoughts and praye… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Nominates 44 Michigan Students to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 44 Michigan students for placement at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrate… Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement Following Vote on Republican Tax Bill Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the Senate's vote on the Republican tax bill conference report: "We need tax reform that puts more money in the pockets of the middle class, closes tax loopholes that send jobs overseas and supports small businesses and farms across Michigan-unfortunately, this bill does none of these things. This bill actually raises taxes on middle-class families and seniors and leaves Michigan families without health ins… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces Legislation to Improve Veterans Health Care

After repeated complaints from providers, veterans, and hospitals across the state, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced new legislation, the Veterans Deserve Better Act, to address serious problems in the federal Veterans Choice program. The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act, which was signed into law in 2014, was designed to reduce wait times and provide medical services to veterans in their own communities. This program is especially critical for veterans in ru… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Give Veterans Same Preventive Health Services as General Public

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced bipartisan legislation to give veterans the same preventive health insurance coverage as the general public. The Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act will ensure many veterans will no longer have to pay out-of-pocket costs for preventive health services that are provided free to other Americans. This legislation also adds preventive medications and services to the list of no-fee treatments covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans … Continue Reading


Michigan Delegation Members Encourage Strong EPA Role in Addressing Water Contamination Sites in Belmont, Military Installations Across State

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) today led a letter from members of the Michigan delegation encouraging a strong Environmental Protection Agency role to address water contamination across the state, including the Belmont area and several military installations. In addition to Stabenow, Peters, and Upton, Representatives Dan Kildee (MI-05), Dave Trott (MI-11), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Sander Levin (MI-09), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Paul Mi… Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement on Announcement of Rep. Sandy Levin Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the news that Congressman Sandy Levin (MI-09) will not seek reelection: "For 35 years, the people of Southeast Michigan have known that they could count on Sandy Levin to fight for them in Washington. Every day Sandy has made the people of Michigan his top priority: expanding access to health care, protecting Social Security and unemployment insurance, championing American jobs and workers, supporting … Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement Following Senate Vote on Republican Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement following the Senate's vote on the Republican tax bill: "I've said from the beginning that we need tax reform that makes the tax system simpler, puts more money in your pocket, closes tax loopholes that send jobs overseas and supports small businesses and farms across Michigan. Unfortunately, that isn't at all what this Republican bill does. "I voted no because I could not support raising taxes o… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Raise Alarm over Delay in Finalizing Critical Asian Carp Study

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, sent a letter to the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works raising alarm over the delay in finalizing the Brandon Road Study, a critical action-plan for keeping Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Upon news of a second extension of the comment period for a new public meeting in New Orleans, the Senators expressed serious concern once … Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow: Veterans Day Floor Statement

U.S. Senator Stabenow paid tribute to Michigan veterans, including Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan, in advance of Veterans Day. Text of her Floor Statement: Mr. President: I rise today to reflect on Veterans Day and the debt of gratitude each of us owes those who are willing to serve our country in our armed forces. Each year I have the honor of attending Veterans Day events across Michigan. And at each parade, commemoration and solemn ceremony, I am struck not only by the … Continue Reading


Stabenow Calls on Trump Administration to Support Additional Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Following last week's declaration of the opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined 21 other Senators calling on President Trump to provide the necessary funding to combat the opioid epidemic. Only $57,000 is currently available in the Public Health Emergency Fund, which is not enough to make a meaningful difference in the face of an epidemic that claimed nearly 60,000 lives last year. In 2015, Michigan had the seventh most deaths of any sta… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Raise Serious Concerns about Line 5 Pipeline Conditions and Call for Investigation into Enbridge’s Compliance with Reporting and Safety Requirements

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today raised serious concerns about the current conditions of Enbridge's Line 5 Pipeline and called for an investigation into whether Enbridge complied with reporting and safety requirements. The Senators sent letters to the CEO of Enbridge and the head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) following recent news reports that Enbridge did not disclose problems in the protective coating of the Line 5 Pipeline for more t… Continue Reading


Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce over $1.5 Million in Great Lakes Funding for Grand Traverse Bay

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced $1,589,664 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding for three projects in Grand Traverse Bay to protect against invasive species and improve water quality. GLRI is critical to cleaning up our Great Lakes, beaches, and waterways for swimming, boating, and fishing; fighting invasive species like Asian carp; and protecting our Michigan way of life. The Nature Conservancy will receive a $550,070 grant to rem… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Brown, Wyden, Cardin, Casey Call on Republican Leaders to Protect Retirement Savings Accounts in Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following recent reports that congressional Republicans are considering cuts to 401(k)s and other retirement plans in their upcoming tax bill, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Bob Casey (D-PA) today called on Republican leaders not to reduce or eliminate incentives for retirement savings. In their letter, the Senators expressed their strong support for President… Continue Reading


Stabenow Calls on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

As the White House finalizes its emergency declaration on opioid abuse, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) called on President Trump to follow the recommendations of his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and allow the government to negotiate lower prices for naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and access to naloxone is critical given the magnitude of the opioid epidemic. Stabenow… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter to OMB Director Calling for $300 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year’s Budget

- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters (D-MI), a member of the Task Force, today led a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be included in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chair Rob Portman (R-OH), Vice Chairs Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and Task Force members Joe Donnelly (D-IN… Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement on Vote against Senate Budget Resolution

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on her vote against the 2018 Senate Budget Resolution: "We need to be working together in a bipartisan way on tax reform that helps middle class families and small businesses and creates jobs in Michigan. I strongly oppose this push to jam through tax breaks for the wealthy while also making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. We need a budget that reflects Michigan's priorities and this budget falls short." Senato… Continue Reading


Stabenow Statement Following Meeting at White House on Republican Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump and other members of the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the Republican tax proposal: "I support tax reform that simplifies our tax code, puts more money back into the pockets of hardworking families and small business owners, and spurs job creation in Michigan. During today's meeting, I expressed concerns that the Republican tax proposal would give 80% of the benef… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Michigan Land and Water in the 2018 Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry joined her Agriculture Committee colleague U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to strengthen the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) - an innovative approach to conservation authored by Senator Stabenow in the 2014 Farm Bill. The bipartisan Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act will provide more resources for partners to expand the reach of conservat… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Applauds New $1.4 Million Investment in MSU Agricultural Research

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement of $1.4 million for three Michigan State University (MSU) agricultural research projects. This new investment, which comes from USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), will help MSU researchers protect animal health on Michigan pork and dairy farms. "Michigan State is a national leader in a… Continue Reading

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