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03.04.14

FRIB Receives Full Funding in President Obama's Budget

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today applauded President Obama for including full funding for Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in his 2015 Budget. The President's budget includes $90 million to continue construction of FRIB next year. The budget request comes after Senators Stabenow and Levin led the effort to include full funding for FRIB in the 2014 appropriations bill and to authorize construction to begin this month. "With the groundbreaking … Continue Reading


02.26.14

Housing Services in Detroit and Oakland County Receive Support

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Southwest Solutions in Detroit and Lighthouse of Oakland County. Southwest Solutions provides affordable housing and support services to the mentally ill and homeless in Detroit. Lighthouse of Oakland County provides emergency food and housing to low-income families. Both organizations received grants through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities b… Continue Reading


02.26.14

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. Receives Support

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. The organization, which serves ten counties in northern Michigan, is dedicated to strengthening communities through helping individual families achieve greater economic security. Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. received a grant through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoti… Continue Reading


02.26.14

Housing Services in Kalamazoo County and Battle Creek Receive Support

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. and Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek. Both organizations provide financial and educational services to homeowners and home buyers to establish revitalized, stable neighborhoods. The organizations received grants through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoting and preserving affordable hous… Continue Reading


02.26.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. The organization received a grant through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoting and preserving affordable housing. "Habitat for Humanity is already helping so many families in need find safe and affordable housing, which is revitalizing local neighborhoods," Stabenow said. "This NeighborWorks America g… Continue Reading


02.25.14

Southeast Michigan Manufacturing Innovation Hub to be Announced

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, today will attend President Obama's announcement of a new high-tech manufacturing research innovation hub to open in metro Detroit. The President will formally announce today at the White House that the new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will be located in Canton. The public-private partnership is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the region in the next five years. S… Continue Reading


02.24.14

Senator Stabenow Statement Congressman John Dingell's Retirement

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement on the announced retirement of U.S. Representative John Dingell: "Nobody has done more for Michigan than John Dingell. For nearly 60 years, the Dean of the House has dedicated his life to public service and has done so with honor and distinction. He has been a critical voice on important issues like civil rights, protecting the environment, supporting our auto industry, and strengthening health care in America. John has been a me… Continue Reading


02.21.14

Hampton Township Receives Support to Buy New Police Vehicle

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Hampton Township to purchase a new police cruiser. This award, made available through the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Community Facilities Grant Program, will help Hampton Township update their aging fleet of cruisers. Senator Stabenow said: "Our first responders provide critical services to rural communities like Hampton Township th… Continue Reading


02.20.14

Dryden Township Fire Department Receives Support to Hire Firefighters

Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced that Dryden Township Fire Department will receive support to hire additional firefighters. "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous services to communities like Dryden Township," said Stabenow. "This grant helps make sure they have the resources they need to hire more firefighters to protect the public." "Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," Levin said. "This grant will help provide Dry… Continue Reading


02.14.14

Detroit Urban Agriculture and Local Food Programs Receive Support

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced funding to support urban agriculture and increase the availability of locally grown foods in Detroit. While most don't think of Detroit as an agricultural area, Detroit is home to national leaders in the urban agriculture movement, with many community gardens, urban greenhouses, school gardens, and the country's oldest farmers' market. Sen. Stabenow joined the USDA Natural Res… Continue Reading


02.13.14

Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments Recieve Support to Hire Firefighters

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for three Southeast Michigan fire departments to hire firefighters. The support comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Our firefighters provide critical, courageous service to communities across Southeast Michigan," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Ann Arbor Charter Township, Huron Township, and White Lake Towns… Continue Reading


02.11.14

Senators Praise Chairwoman Stabenow’s Leadership, Tenacity and Commitment to Bipartisanship in the 2014 Farm Bill

Senators from both sides of the aisle praised U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, for her leadership, tenacity and commitment to working in a bipartisan way to finish the 2014 Farm Bill. The bipartisan bill was signed into law by President Obama February 7 at Michigan State University, the country's first land grant institution and a national leader in agriculture research. The Farm Bill marked a rare example of Congress pass… Continue Reading


02.10.14

Michigan Agriculture, Conservation, Healthy Food Groups Praise Chairwoman Stabenow’s Bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill

Michigan agricultural, conservation, healthy food and business groups today widely praised the 2014 Farm Bill, written by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The Farm Bill passed the Senate with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-32. President Obama signed the bill February 7 at Michigan State University, the country's first land grant college and a national leader in agriculture research. Jim Byrum, President of the Michigan Agri-Busine… Continue Reading


02.07.14

2014 Farm Bill Signed in East Lansing

At a special signing ceremony today on Michigan State University's campus, President Barack Obama signed into law the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on a major jobs bill - legislation that will help grow Michigan's agriculture economy, the state's second-largest industry. The 2014 Farm Bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion and represents … Continue Reading


02.06.14

Republicans Block Unemployment Insurance in Senate Again

Legislation that would extend emergency unemployment insurance for millions of Americans who are looking for work was blocked by a Republican filibuster in the Senate today. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow voted in favor of the measure, which would extend benefits for three months and retroactively restore emergency unemployment insurance to thousands of Michigan families. Unemployment insurance for nearly 60,000 people in Michigan expired on Dec. 28 after Republicans blocked an effort to extend t… Continue Reading


02.05.14

Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue Receives Support

Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced that Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue will receive federal support to recruit and retain emergency personnel. "Across Michigan, our firefighters provide courageous service to communities like Walkerville," said Stabenow. "This grant will help the Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue department recruit and retain first responders to protect the public." "Firefighters stand ready every day to respond to fires and other emergencies," … Continue Reading


02.04.14

Senate Approves Senator Stabenow’s 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate today voted overwhelmingly to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, by a vote of 68-32. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on a major jobs bill, legislation that will help grow Michigan's agriculture economy, the state's second-largest industry. The 2014 Farm Bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion and represents the most significant reform of American agricu… Continue Reading


02.03.14

U.S. Senate Votes to Move Forward on Chairwoman Stabenow’s 2014 Farm Bill

The Senate today overwhelmingly voted 72-22 to move forward on the 2014 Farm Bill, overcoming the bill's last procedural hurdle and clearing the way for a vote on final passage tomorrow. The Farm Bill is authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on a major jobs bill that will help grow a key sector of our economy. Agriculture is Michigan's second-largest industry. The 2014 … Continue Reading


01.30.14

Great Lakes Maritime Academy Receives Support for Education and Training

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwest Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus. The Academy will receive a $1 million grant, which comes through the Department of Transportation, to be used for education and training. "Just last week I had the opportunity to visit the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and see our cadets piloting ships using the Academy's new state-of-the-art simulator," said Stabenow. "Our Great Lakes supp… Continue Reading


01.30.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Urge Action to Ease Midwest Propane Shortage

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan wrote today to President Obama urging action to respond to a propane gas shortage in the Midwest that has affected thousands of Michigan homes and businesses. Noting that propane prices have more than doubled for some consumers, Stabenow and Levin urged the president to direct his administration to ensure that rising prices are not due to excessive speculation; to extend an emergency declaration that facilitates transportation of propane; to … Continue Reading

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