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06.30.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce over $17 Million for Better, Cleaner Buses Across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $17,411,182 to Michigan communities to purchase natural gas buses and rehabilitate outdated transit vehicles and facilities. These awards are administered through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities and Low- and No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle programs. This funding comes from the Infrastructure Investment and J… Continue Reading


06.28.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nomination of Brandy McMillion to Federal Judgeship in Michigan’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nomination of Brandy R. McMillion to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Brandy R. McMillion has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan since 2015. "President Biden made the right decision with his nomination of Brandy McMillion. She has been a thoughtful public servant throughout her time with the … Continue Reading


06.28.23

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nomination of Brandy McMillion to Federal Judgeship in Michigan’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nomination of Brandy R. McMillion to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Brandy R. McMillion has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan since 2015. "President Biden made the right decision with his nomination of Brandy McMillion. She has been a thoughtful public servant throughout her time with the … Continue Reading


06.27.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $6 Million Federal Grant for Jackson to Make Improvements to MLK Drive

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding the City of Jackson, Michigan $6,785,245 in federal funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant program, which was funded through the bipartisan infrastructure law the senators helped enact. The funding will help reconstruct Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive in Jackson from South Street to Morre… Continue Reading


06.27.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $16 Million for Pontiac’s Pike Street Clinton River Trail

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding the City of Pontiac, Michigan $16,328,000 in federal funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant program, which was funded through the bipartisan infrastructure law the senators helped enact. The funding will help reconstruct the deteriorated four-mile corridor along Pike Street and key connectin… Continue Reading


06.26.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.5 Billion to Connect Unserved & Underserved Communities in Michigan to High-Speed Internet

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is awarding $1,559,362,479 in federal funding to the State of Michigan for high-speed internet. The more than $1.5 billion in funding is made available by the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, known as BEAD. It is funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law the Senators helped enact. "High speed internet isn't a luxu… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Senators Stabenow, Marshall, Booker, and Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve the Health of Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced a bipartisan bill to keep seniors healthy by providing them with healthy meals. 62% of seniors live with one or more chronic conditions and a poor diet can hurt folks living with chronic health conditions. Research demonstrates that meals tailored to their specific health needs can be a cost-effective strategy for improving health outcomes. The… Continue Reading


06.16.23

Stabenow, Peters & Bergman Urge President Biden to Declare Major Disaster Declaration for Upper Peninsula Counties Following Severe and Frequent Flooding

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as U.S. Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01) urged President Biden to declare a Major Disaster for the Michigan Counties of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Marquette, and Ontonagon. The request follows extensive flooding in the Upper Peninsula during the months of April and May that have impacted drinking water, as well as caused power… Continue Reading


06.16.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $61 Million to Connect Underserved Communities in Michigan to High-Speed Internet

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI)  today announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is awarding $61,256,705 in federal funding to the Peninsula Fiber Network to connect unserved and underserved communities in Michigan to high-speed internet. The project will place 535 miles of new broadband fiber to connect local networks to high-capacity national and regional networks, which will bring high-s… Continue Reading


06.14.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.4 Million in Federal Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced over $1.4 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for southeast Michigan fire departments to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies, and support community resilience. This funding comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program administered by DHS's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the U.S. Fire Administrati… Continue Reading


06.14.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Federal Support for Several West Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that several West Michigan fire departments will receive $764,565 in support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Grand Rapids will receive $77,116 to purchase advanced health screenings and fitness equipment. Battle Creek will receive $589,167 to provide over 30 fire… Continue Reading


06.09.23

Senators Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2023. "I am confident that there are many qualified people in our state who are ready to serve on the federal bench. I strongl… Continue Reading


06.09.23

Senators Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2023. "I am confident that there are many qualified people in our state who are ready to serve on the federal bench. I strongl… Continue Reading


06.08.23

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Judicial Nominee Susan DeClercq in Senate Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today introduced Susan DeClercq to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering her nomination to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. DeClercq was nominated by President Biden on May 3. In her introduction, Senator Debbie Stabenow said, "Susan DeClercq is an outstanding nominee, and I wholeheartedly support her nomination. I urge the Committee to do the same." In his i… Continue Reading


06.07.23

Stabenow, Peters Announce $424,000 for Manistee County to Plan to Re-Route Railroad Tracks

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Manistee County a $424,000 federal grant for planning needed in order to relocate approximately 3.5 miles of railroad tracks around Lake Manistee to eliminate three water crossings over aging bridges. The funding is made available through the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Program, which was established … Continue Reading


06.05.23

Stabenow Peters, Announce Nearly $24 Million Federal Grant for the City of Monroe to Build New Railroad Crossing

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding the City of Monroe $23,964,400 for final design and construction of a new overpass for the CSX railroad on the west side of the city. The overpass will help prevent traffic delays due to train crossings, improve response times for emergency vehicles, and increase safety for pedestrians and motorists. The funding is made available through the Federal Railroa… Continue Reading


06.02.23

International Trade Commission to Track Organic Tart Cherry Juice Imports at Urging of Senators Stabenow and Peters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission will begin tracking foreign imports of certified organic and conventionally produced tart cherry juice and tart cherry juice concentrate, and all other varieties of cherry juice, in order to more accurately measure the impact of trade on Michigan's tart cherry industry. In March, Senators Stabenow and Peters urged the Commission to track this info… Continue Reading


06.01.23

Stabenow Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Protect Economy and Avoid Catastrophic Default

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on Senate passage of the bipartisan bill to avoid default:   “It was absolutely critical for our economy and our families that we avoided default. I’m pleased that this agreement protects the important steps that we’ve taken over the last two years to rebuild America, bring jobs home, lower the costs of health care and tackle the climate crisis.”   “I am however deeply disappointed by the ch… Continue Reading


05.31.23

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Passes Stabenow Provision Addressing Canadian Nuclear Waste Storage in Great Lakes Basin

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-chair of the U.S. Senate Great Lakes Task Force, announced that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed her provision requiring the Biden Administration to work with Canada on an alternative location to permanently store nuclear waste. For years, Stabenow has opposed Canada's plan to permanently store high-level nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin. Stabenow's provision, which passed as part of the ADVANCE Act o… Continue Reading


05.09.23

New GAO Report Reveals Underreported Taxpayer Contributions to Pharma Research

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a new report today that found the amount of taxpayer contributions to pharmaceutical research and development has frequently been underreported in patent filings, while pharmaceutical companies continue to cite R&D expenditures as justification for raising drug prices. In response to the report, which was requested by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tina Smith (D-MN) and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (M… Continue Reading

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