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05.23.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for City of Hancock to Buy New Police Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the City of Hancock's Police Department. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $15,000 grant will be used to help buy a new police vehicle for the community. "Our first responders provide invaluable services to communities like the… Continue Reading


05.23.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for the City of Stanton to Buy New Police Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the City of Stanton. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $10,500 grant will be used to help buy a new police vehicle and equipment for the community. "Our first responders provide invaluable services to communities like t… Continue Reading


05.22.14

Senate Passes Legislation to Protect and Conserve the Great Lakes, Boost Region’s Economy

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today applauded Senate passage of legislation that will help grow the Great Lakes region's economy while conserving our lakes and waterways. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which passed the Senate with a broad bipartisan majority 91-7, ensures that for the first time the Great Lakes are treated as a single navigational system, increases funding for harbor maintenance, and provides broader authority for the Army Corps of Engineers to p… Continue Reading


05.22.14

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 $3,384,368 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 state's economy," said Stabenow. "This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and increase business activity to boost the… Continue Reading


05.21.14

World War II Vet Receives Long-overdue Bronze Star

Senator Stabenow recently presented U.S. Army World War II veteran Floyd Monhollen with his Bronze Star at a ceremony hosted by VFW Post 552 in Lincoln Park. Monhollen joined the war effort in 1944 and served in seven countries while deployed in the European Theater. "Floyd served on the front lines as an infantry rifleman in France during the harsh winter. He endured hardships and challenges most of us cannot imagine," Senator Stabenow said. Monhollen's family contacted Senator Stabenow's off… Continue Reading


05.21.14

Senator Stabenow Welcomes JPMorgan Chase Investment of $100 Million for Detroit

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today welcomed the announcement that $100 million will be invested in Detroit over the next five years. The investment, made by JPMorgan Chase, will be used to help continue Detroit's economic comeback, revitalize neighborhoods, train residents with new skills for new jobs, and help small businesses create jobs. "Today's announcement is a reflection of the great work that is happening every day in Detroit," said Stabenow. "From helping our small businesses access c… Continue Reading


05.19.14

Senator Stabenow Applauds U.S. Charges Against Chinese Military Officials Accused of Cyber Espionage

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness, today applauded the announcement that the Department of Justice charged five Chinese military hackers with cyber espionage to illegally gain trade secrets. Today's indictment alleges that Chinese military officials hacked into the communications networks of U.S. businesses and the United Steelworkers Union in order to steal intellectual property and other sensi… Continue Reading


05.19.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for City of Bronson to Help Purchase New Police, Public Works Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the City of Bronson Police Department and Department of Public Works. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $12,000 and $18,000 grants, respectively, will be used to help purchase a new police vehicle and a dump truck with a snow b… Continue Reading


05.16.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Applaud Efforts to Protect Great Lakes in Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today applauded a new agreement that makes the Great Lakes a priority. The House-Senate conference agreement on the Water Resources Development Act for the first time treats the Great Lakes as a single navigational system, increases funding for harbor maintenance, and provides broader authority for the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent breakthrough of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. To help deal with the current backlog of harbor… Continue Reading


05.16.14

In Flint, Senator Stabenow Joins Michigan Residents to Address the Growing Student Debt Crisis, Give Borrowers a Fair Shot to Get Ahead

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today joined Michigan residents in Flint to discuss her legislation that would save millions of borrowers money on their student loans and give them a fair shot to get ahead. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would allow responsible borrowers with outstanding student loan debt, including some privates loans, incurred at past higher interest rates to refinance at the low rates currently offered only to new borrowers. This would save borrowers hundre… Continue Reading


05.16.14

Detroit Metro Airport Receives Support for Runway Rehabilitation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to rehabilitate its runway. The $14,875,000 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from Southeast Michigan is vital to the state's economy," said Stabenow. "This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people travelling safely and increase business activity to boo… Continue Reading


05.16.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Village of Lakeview to Purchase New Police Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Village of Lakeview's police department. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $10,500 grant will be used to help purchase a new police vehicle and equipment. "Our first responders provide lifesaving services to communities like the Village of Lakeview… Continue Reading


05.16.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Roscommon Area Schools and First Responders

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Roscommon Area Schools and first responders. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. A $20,000 grant will allow the county to purchase an 800 MHz radio booster system for Roscommon schools. A separate $12,000 grant will help purchase a new patrol car for the Ge… Continue Reading


05.16.14

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for First Responders in Lincoln Township

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Lincoln Township Fire Department to buy a new tanker truck. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. Lincoln Township will receive a $25,000 grant and a $175,000 loan. "Our first responders provide lifesaving services to communities like Lake George througho… Continue Reading


05.15.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin announce federal support for Waterford Regional Fire Department

The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive a $170,100 federal grant to boost operations and safety, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced. "Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Michigan," Stabenow said. "This support will help make sure that the Waterford Fire Department has the resources it needs to protect the public." "Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day for us, so they deserve our full support, and this federal… Continue Reading


05.15.14

Senators Stabenow and Levin announce federal support for Grand Traverse Band

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will receive a $25,000 federal grant to boost fire operations and safety, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced. "Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Northern Michigan," Stabenow said. "This support will help make sure that our first responders have the resources they need to protect the public." "Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day for us, so they deserve our ful… Continue Reading


05.15.14

Stabenow, Levin announce federal support for Ishpeming, Spalding Township fire departments

Fire departments in Ishpeming and Spalding Township will receive federal grants to boost operations and safety, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced. The Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department will receive $24,013 and the Spalding Township Fire Department $65,283. "Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Michigan," Stabenow said. "This support will help make sure that the Ishpeming and Spalding Fire Departments have the resources they need to protect the p… Continue Reading


05.13.14

Stabenow, Levin, Upton urge EPA to follow city’s lead on Kalamazoo Superfund site

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin and Rep. Fred Upton today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, encouraging the agency to follow the wishes of local officials and citizens on cleanup of the Allied Paper Superfund Site in Kalamazoo. The lawmakers note that the City of Kalamazoo supports the total removal of an estimated 1.5 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated waste from a landfill on the site "and is concerned about restrictions that would prevent them fro… Continue Reading


05.09.14

Senators Stabenow and Markey Lead Bipartisan Group of 22 Senators Urging President Obama to Consider the Impact of Large-Scale Natural Gas Exports on American Manufacturing, Families

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, and Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Environment, and Foreign Relations Committees, along with an additional 20 Senators, today urged President Obama to consider the impacts on American manufacturing and families that rely on natural gas for heat when looking to approve new natural gas export facilities. In a letter to t… Continue Reading


05.06.14

Senator Stabenow Condemns Kidnapping of More Than 200 Girls by Nigerian Terrorist Group, Calls for Additional International Sanctions

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today strongly condemned the abduction and mistreatment of more than 200 girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and called for additional international sanctions against the group. Boko Haram, an extremist group that rejects what it sees as the modernization of Nigeria - including the education of women, has threatened to sell the girls as slaves, and some may have already been sold into child marriages. The Senate unanimously passed a resolution today … Continue Reading

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