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07.17.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $111,000 in Support of Northern Bay Ambulance

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $111,890 for Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning to help purchase two natural lift systems. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our first responders in Pinconning put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first responders the equipment they need to better serve the p… Continue Reading


07.17.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $116,000 in Support of the Lyon Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $116,191 for the Lyon Township Fire Department to purchase an exhaust removal system. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Lyon Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipment they need… Continue Reading


07.17.18

Senator Stabenow Visits Small Businesses in Pentwater

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with Pentwater Village President and small business owner, Jeffrey Hodges, as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow visited Village Café and Pub as well as Provisions Sports Shop. Stabenow's tour has included over 150 stops in communities across the state including Munising, Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, B… Continue Reading


07.16.18

Stabenow Holds Roundtable with Veterans Leaders, Service Providers in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today held a roundtable discussion with veterans leaders and service providers at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) to get their input on how programs serving veterans are working and provide an update on her latest work to support veterans and their families. "It was an honor to meet in Grand Rapids today with veterans and other leaders who are on the front lines in meeting the needs of veterans in West Michigan," said Senator Stabenow.… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Stabenow Announces Opposition to Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement to announce that she will oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to serve on the United States Supreme Court: "This Supreme Court vacancy represents a very serious and consequential moment for our country. It is essential that the next Supreme Court Justice not only be educated in the law but also balanced, impartial in his views, and focused on justice for all Americans. "Based on the large number… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Senator Stabenow Meets with Michigan Farmer Veteran Jed Welder

Senator Stabenow joins Michigan farmer veteran Jed Welder to discuss the Homegrown by Heroes initiative, which supports products grown and made by our veterans. The 2018 Senate Farm Bill, co-authored by Senator Stabenow expands support to connect veterans with exciting career opportunities in agriculture. Keep an eye out for the Homegrown by Heroes label and learn more about it here: https://www.farmvetco.org/hbh/… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Stabenow, Peters, Bergman Urge President Trump to Issue Federal Disaster Declaration Following Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) yesterday urged President Trump to approve Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley's request for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. The Lt. Governor's request describes the damage from the flooding in the three counties as extensive - estimated at more than $42 million in covered damage to public facilities - and requiring f… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Senator Stabenow Announces New Support for First Responders in Northern Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help fund the purchase of equipment for first responders serving four counties in Northern Michigan. "Our first responders are on the front lines in caring for our families and keeping our communities safe," said Stabenow. "These new investments will help improve response to fires and medical emergencies for communities in Northern Michigan… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Stabenow Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States: "This Supreme Court vacancy represents a very consequential moment for our country. I have serious concerns about Judge Brett Kavanaugh's record. Based on his past decisions, I am deeply concerned that he would roll back women's access to reproductive health care, make it harder for Michigan families to get affo… Continue Reading


07.06.18

Senator Stabenow, Local Leaders Announce Successes for Michigan in Senate-Passed Bipartisan Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today joined local food, agriculture, and rural leaders at Dietrich Orchards to announce wins for Michigan farmers, families, and communities in the bipartisan Senate Farm Bill. Stabenow, who serves as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, co-authored the bill with Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) The bill passed the U.S. Senate last week on a strong bipartisan vote of 86-11 - the most votes a Senate… Continue Reading


07.06.18

Stabenow, Local Leaders Announce Successes for Michigan in Senate-Passed Bipartisan Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today joined local food and agriculture leaders at Uncle John's Cider Mill to announce wins for Michigan farmers, families, and communities in the bipartisan Senate Farm Bill. Stabenow, who serves as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, co-authored the bill with Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) The bill passed the U.S. Senate last week on a strong bipartisan vote of 86-11 - the most votes a Senate F… Continue Reading


07.06.18

Stabenow, Peters & Kildee Announce $30 Million Choice Neighborhoods Grant for Flint

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee today announced the City of Flint and the Flint Housing Commission will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant will support the replacement of the Atherton East public housing complex with new modern, affordable housing units, and will help current residents relocate to neighborhoods in South Flint with better access to basic services an… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Legislation Banning Personal Care Products Containing Microbeads Will Go into Effect July 1st

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legislation passed by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) prohibiting the sale of personal care products that contain microbeads will go into effect starting on July 1, 2018. Microbeads are tiny plastic particles that can get through water treatment facilities and harm fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes and other bodies of water. "This is great news for our Great Lakes, which are so important to our economy and Michigan way of life," said Senator … Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senate Passes Stabenow’s Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

Today, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill by a wide bipartisan margin, 86-11. The bipartisan bill strongly supports Michigan's farmers and agricultural economy, which is the state's second-largest industry. The bill also has a major impact in protecting Michigan's Great Lakes, investing in our small towns and rural communities, promoting Michigan forestry, supporting local food economies and providing healthy food for families. "This Farm Bi… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Career Counseling Improvement Championed by Senator Stabenow Passes out of Senate Education Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An improvement championed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to help school districts and community colleges hire more career counselors was passed today by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Earlier this year, Congress passed a spending bill that included $1.2 billion for career and technical education. Today's provision, which is modeled on Stabenow's bipartisan Careers Act, will allow school districts and community colleges to use some of th… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Stabenow Announces Extension of Direct Flight Service between Lansing and DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration granted American Airlines an extension to continue providing direct service from Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN) to Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport (DCA). The extension will remain in place until October 29, 2019. "Having a direct flight from Michigan's capital to our nation's capital is a major boost to Mid-Michigan's economy," said Senator Stabenow… Continue Reading


06.21.18

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Downtown Marquette Business

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced new federal support for Donckers, a historic Marquette restaurant and chocolatier. The $11,364 grant will be used to help the business install solar panels. "I've had the opportunity to visit Donckers and know how special they are to Marquette's unique Downtown," said Senator Stabenow. "This support will not only help them be more energy efficient and support Michigan'… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Stabenow, Peters, Bergman Ready to Support Flood-Damaged Communities in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) as well as Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) offered support of any request by the State of Michigan for federal assistance in responding to the widespread flooding that occurred following the heavy rainfall in Houghton and Menominee Counties. On Monday, Governor Snyder declared a state of disaster in Houghton and Menominee counties to make state resources available in the response and recovery effort. "We understand the State of M… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Stabenow Calls on Trump to Oppose Oil and Gas Drilling in the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today raised the alarm that President Trump's recent Executive Order could open the door to oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. This would violate the law passed by Senator Stabenow that bans oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. "The economic and environmental significance of the Great Lakes cannot be overstated," Stabenow wrote. "Our Great Lakes are the largest surface freshwater system on Earth, supply drinking water to over 4… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Stabenow Votes for Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) voted in favor of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 85-10. The bill now heads to conference with the House of Representatives. "This bill makes a big investment in Michigan's defense industry and gives a pay raise to our troops," said Senator Stabenow. "We also made important progress towards upgrading the Soo Locks and increased support to address the growing problem of PFAS chemical con… Continue Reading

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