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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


06.25.14

Stabenow, Levin Announce Grants for Fire Departments in Unadilla Township, Putnam Township and Eaton Rapids Township

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today that three Michigan fire departments will receive federal grants to help boost safety in their communities. Fire agencies in Unadilla, Putnam and Eaton Rapids townships will receive the grants. "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to our local communities," Stabenow said. "This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public." "Local firefighters make enormo… Continue Reading


06.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two West Michigan Airports

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Muskegon County Airport and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The funding for the Muskegon County Airport will be used to conduct research and to expand and rehabilitate the runway apron. The funding for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will be used to acquire new land for development, extend the taxiway and rehabilitate the runway. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are abl… Continue Reading


06.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Capital Region International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Capital Region International Airport to expand the aircraft rescue and fire fighting building, and to rehabilitate the runway. The $2,190,514 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from the Mid-Michigan area is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the Capital Region International Airport can continue… Continue Reading


06.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Bishop International Airport to Buy Fire Fighting Vehicle and Rehabilitate Runway

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Bishop International Airport in Flint to purchase an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle, rehabilitate runway lighting, and build a deicing containment facility. The $1,804,310 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Flint is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep … Continue Reading


06.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Sawyer International Airport to Buy Fire Fighting Vehicle and Rehabilitate Runway

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Sawyer International Airport in Marquette to purchase an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle and rehabilitate runway lighting. The $1,126,966 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Marquette is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and inc… Continue Reading


06.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Three Northern Michigan Airports

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Cherry Capital Airport, Charlevoix Municipal Airport and Alpena County Regional Airport to rehabilitate their runways and purchase new equipment. The support comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Northern Michigan is vital to the state's economy. This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people travelin… Continue Reading


06.23.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Two Iosco County Farmers’ Markets

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for two Iosco County farmers' markets. The grants, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant Program, will be used to help establish a farmers' market and small business incubator in Oscoda Charter Township and construct a year-round farmers' market pavilion in Tawas City."When we grow things here and… Continue Reading


06.23.14

Protecting Michigan's Coastline and Natural Treasures for Future Generations

The Michigan Coastal Management Program will receive more than $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to address protection of shore lands and coastal ecosystems, public access and recreation, and coastal community development, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. "Families across Michigan spend their summers on our state's coasts, relaxing on the beach and hiking the dunes," said Sen. Stabenow. "This support will help protect these natural treasur… Continue Reading


06.23.14

Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement of $8 Million for Farmers to Support Honey Bee Populations in Michigan, Midwest

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the announcement that Michigan is among five states that will receive $8 million to help farmers and ranchers establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations. Honey bees, which have been declining for years, are a crucial part of Michigan's thriving agricultural economy. More than 130 fruits and vegetables depend on honey bees for pollination, but diseases, parasit… Continue Reading


06.18.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Two Southeast Michigan Fire Departments to Improve Operations and Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Dearborn and the City of Roseville fire departments to improve operations and safety. 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 Dearborn and Roseville. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties … Continue Reading


06.18.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for the City of Saginaw Fire Department to Improve Operations and Safety

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Saginaw Fire Department to improve operations and safety. The $64,026 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Senator Stabenow said, "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Saginaw. This grant makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their duties safely and protect the public." Senator Levin sa… Continue Reading


06.18.14

Senators Stabenow and Levin Announce Millions of Dollars in PILT Payments for Michigan Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced that Michigan counties will receive millions of dollars of support made possible through the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill. The $4.6 million in federal Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) will offset the loss of property tax revenue from nontaxable federal property, such as National Forests. "Thanks to the bipartisan Farm Bill passed earlier this year, communities across Michigan can count on this important funding to pay for roads, police a… Continue Reading

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