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07.23.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Says Michigan Setting National Example of Success in Feeding Healthy Meals to Children

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said that school administrators, parents, community leaders and other stakeholders must work together to address challenges in providing healthy meals to children in schools, and pointed to Michigan schools as an example where collaboration is making a difference. Stabenow invited Betti Wiggins, Executive Director of Detroit Public Schools Office of School Nutrition, to testify bef… Continue Reading


07.23.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Secord Township Fire and Rescue

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Secord Township Fire and Rescue to improve operations and safety. This $142,833 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Senator Stabenow said, "Today's announcement is great news for the Secord Township Fire and Rescue and families in Gladwin County. Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their … Continue Reading


07.23.14

Senate Moves Forward on Legislation to Bring Jobs Back to America, End Tax Giveaway to Corporations Shipping Jobs Overseas

The Senate voted today to move forward with the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation co-authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to stop rewarding companies that move jobs overseas and instead create new incentives to bring jobs home. Her legislation would end a tax loophole that currently pays for companies to move jobs overseas. It would also provide a 20 percent tax credit to help companies with the cost of bringing jobs back to America. A bipartisan majority of senators voted to move forward on … Continue Reading


07.22.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Chippewa County International Airport Runway Rehabilitation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Chippewa County International Airport to rehabilitate its runway. The $1,380,000 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from the Upper Peninsula is vital to the local economy," said Stabenow. "This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people travelling safely and increase business activity in the regio… Continue Reading


07.22.14

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

The Senate will vote tomorrow on legislation co-authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to stop rewarding companies that move jobs overseas and instead create new incentives 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 … Continue Reading


07.21.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Farmers’ Market in Mt. Pleasant

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's farmers' market in Mt. Pleasant. This support, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, will be used to help construct a farmers' market pavilion. "When we grow things here and make things here, we create jobs here in Michigan. Farmers' markets connect famili… Continue Reading


07.21.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Disaster Relief for Fruit Growers

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that many Michigan fruit growers whose farms were devastated by extreme weather conditions in 2012 will now be able to apply for disaster relief from the USDA. The new provisions in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), authored by Chairwoman Stabenow as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, will extend relief to growers who suffered from disasters but did not ha… Continue Reading


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

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