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07.18.14

Senate to Vote on Legislation Co-Authored by Senator Stabenow to Bring Jobs Back to America

The Senate will vote on legislation next week co-authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to stop rewarding companies that move jobs overseas and instead create an incentive to bring jobs home. The Bring Jobs Home Act, introduced by Senator Stabenow, Senator John Walsh, Senator Mark Pryor and others, ends a tax loophole for companies that move jobs overseas and cuts taxes for companies that bring jobs back to America from another country. "It's outrageous that workers are paying to ship their o… Continue Reading


07.16.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Michigan Bureau of Fire Services

The Michigan Bureau of Fire Services in Lansing will receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through training activities for emergency personnel, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The Fire Fighter Training Division of the bureau will receive a $425,000 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Our firefighters pro… Continue Reading


07.16.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Star Township Fire Department

Star Township Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The department will receive $33,345 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Across Northern Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Alba," Stabenow said. "This grant will help … Continue Reading


07.16.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grants for Utica and Bloomfield Township Fire Departments

The fire departments in Bloomfield Township and Utica will each receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their communities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Utica Fire Department will receive $46,550 and Bloomfield Township Fire Department will receive $121,232 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Across Southeast Michigan, our … Continue Reading


07.16.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Fire Prevention Grant for Grand Rapids Fire Department

The Grand Rapids 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 a $211,850 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Across West Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service… Continue Reading


07.16.14

Bill to Prevent Discrimination Against Women, Guarantee Affordable Access to Contraception Blocked by Republicans

Senate Republicans today filibustered the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, which would protect health care benefits guaranteed by law and prevent employers from interfering in personal health care decisions. The legislation came in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Inc. decision, which granted for-profit corporations the right to deny women insurance coverage for any form of contraception that their em… Continue Reading


07.10.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Garfield Township to Buy New Fire Truck

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Garfield Township in Clare County. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant and Loan programs, which fund critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $425,000 loan and $25,000 grant will be used to help buy a new fire truck for the community. "Our first responders provide invaluable services in Gar… Continue Reading


07.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Boyne City Ambulance

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Boyne City Ambulance to acquire a new vehicle. The $139,650 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Senator Stabenow said, "Across Michigan, our firefighters and EMTs provide courageous service to communities like Boyne City. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public." Senator Levin said, "Firef… Continue Reading


07.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two Flint-Saginaw Area Fire Departments to Improve Operations and Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Kenockee Township and Albee Township Fire Departments to improve their operations and boost safety in their communities. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Senator Stabenow said, "Across Southeast Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Kenockee and Albee townships. This grant makes sure they have the resources t… Continue Reading


07.09.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two West Michigan Fire Departments to Buy New Vehicles

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Pavilion Township and Alpine Township Fire Departments to acquire new vehicles. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Senator Stabenow said, "Across West Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Pavilion and Alpine townships. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and p… Continue Reading


07.08.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce More than $1.1 Million for Michigan’s Public Lands

Michigan will receive more than $1.1 million for outdoor recreation and conservation projects from the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the Interior Department, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. "Our beautiful public lands, parks and waterways offer unparalleled recreational opportunities like hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling," Stabenow said. "These activities are not only part of our way of life, but they are critical to our economy. This support will allow more Michiga… Continue Reading


07.07.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Hartford Farmers’ Market, Establishment of “Food Hub” in Muskegon

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support to help expand a farmers' market in the City of Hartford and fund a feasibility study to determine the viability of a "food hub" in Muskegon. These grants are made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program. "Farmers' markets and food hubs connect families and small businesses with local farmers and ranchers, boosting… Continue Reading


07.07.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for the Village of Port Austin Farmers’ Market

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Village of Port Austin farmers' market. This grant, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, will be used to help establish additional rental units and encourage local businesses to sell their products. "When we grow things here and make things here, we create jobs here in Michigan. Farmers' markets co… Continue Reading


07.02.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Kingston Fire Department

Kingston 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. The department will receive $106,400 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Kingston," Stabenow said. "This grant will help make sure they have the resources they need to perform their … Continue Reading


07.02.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grants for Five Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

Five Southeast Michigan fire departments will receive federal grants to help improve their operations and boost safety in their communities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. Fire departments in West Bloomfield Township, Bruce Township, Sterling Heights, Dearborn Heights and Pittsfield Charter Township will receive support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters program. "Our firefighters provide courageous service to communities across … Continue Reading


07.01.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Attends Grand Opening of Marrone Bio Innovations Michigan Manufacturing Facility in Bangor

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, today participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Marrone Michigan Manufacturing facility in Bangor. Sen. Stabenow strongly urged Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), which is headquartered in California, to come to Michigan and invest in the new biobased manufacturing plant in Bangor. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to create at least 50 new jobs in the region. Recently… Continue Reading


06.30.14

Senator Stabenow Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in the Hobby Lobby Case

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case: "Today's stunning decision joins a long list of misguided and disappointing rulings by the Supreme Court's activist conservative majority. Your health care decisions should be made by you and your doctor, not by your employer. Corporations should not be given the legal status of 'people.' And they should not be allowed to deny their employees access to essential health care ser… Continue Reading


06.27.14

Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement of Construction Beginning on the M-1 Rail Project

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today applauded the announcement that major construction on the M-1 Rail project will begin the week of July 28. M-1 Rail is a public-private partnership to build a 3.3-mile streetcar 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 announcement is great news for our economy and the future of Detroit," said Stabenow. "Getting the M-1 … Continue Reading


06.25.14

Senator Stabenow Appointed Vice Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, which is a bipartisan organization that works to protect the Great Lakes' ecosystem and develop the region's economy. Sens. Stabenow and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) were appointed to the newly created positions and will serve with Co-Chairs Sens. Carl Levin and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). "For families in Michigan, the Great Lakes are central to our economy and our way of life," said Stabenow. "They contribut… Continue Reading


06.25.14

Senate Passes Measure to Improve Job Training, Give Workers Right Skills for New Jobs

The U.S. Senate today passed a measure supported by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to help train workers for new high-skilled jobs. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act includes many provisions championed by Sen. Stabenow, including designing worker training based on the requirements for jobs in high-growth sectors, strengthening youth training programs and increasing accountability to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly. Additionally, the legislation reduces red tape… Continue Reading

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