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01.14.20

Senator Stabenow Announces $773,000 for Rural Michigan Renewable Energy and Efficiency Upgrades

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced $773,000 in federal investments for 25 projects to help Michigan farmers and small businesses address the climate crisis by making their operations more energy efficient. These projects include solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling units, and equipment and lighting upgrades. "While carbon pollution poses a major threat to our Michigan way… Continue Reading


01.06.20

Stabenow, Peters Highlight Need to Address High Water Levels in the Great Lakes

Senators Ask for Funding Needed to Support Communities Affected by Flooding, Erosion, and Extreme Weather WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) urged the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to help Michigan communities effected by high water levels in the Great Lakes and inland waterways. Extreme weather, flooding, and erosion have led to damaged property, harbors, beaches, roads, and infrastructure in Michigan. The Senators asked th… Continue Reading


01.04.20

Stabenow Statement on the Airstrike in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the Trump Administration conducted a deadly airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport killing Qassem Soleimani and high-level Iranian military officials. "Soleimani was responsible for the death of many American service members and inciting chaos throughout the Middle East. However, a single action without a meaningful plan will lead to more risk for Americans at home and abroad. The Administration is… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Stabenow Announces Job Training and Great Lakes Funding Wins for Michigan in Federal Budget Bill

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Fiscal Year 2020 budget bill will help Michigan's economy by expanding job training programs and protecting the Great Lakes. The U.S. Senate passed the year-end bill and it now heads to the President's desk to be signed. "This budget bill has important wins that will help grow our economy in Michigan. I've heard from so many businesses who are ready to hire if they can find workers with the skills they need. This bill will increase… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released their ruling on the Affordable Care Act: "The Fifth Circuit ruling on the Republican-led lawsuit puts the health care of millions of Americans at risk. The fight is not over. We cannot go back to the days where people with pre-existing conditions were discriminated against, lifetime caps for care forc… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Senator Stabenow Statement on Impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement on House passage of the articles of impeachment. "I approach the impeachment trial with great seriousness and a heavy heart. One of the hallmarks of my work as an elected official is my commitment to bring people together to solve problems. That's why it is so disheartening to watch as this impeachment debate intensifies the division between people in Michigan and across our country. "The fact is, we a… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement announcing her support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Stabenow worked closely with other Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to modify the agreement proposed by President Trump to include strong labor and trade protections that are good for Michigan. "In Michigan, we make things and grow things. And, with any trade agreement,… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Senator Stabenow’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

The IMPROVE Transition for Service Members Act Will Help Veterans Transition from Military to Civilian Life WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate passed a bill authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to improve the transition from military to civilian life for veterans. This legislation is part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which now heads to the President's desk to be signed. This bipartisan legislation is called the IMPROVE Transition for Service Membe… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Lawmakers Call for a Review of Allegations Against Gilead during Patent Process

Eleven Senators and Chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee Ask Patent Office to Look into Gilead Allegations WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led ten senators and the Chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Carolyn B. Maloney in raising concerns with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about Gilead Sciences' actions related to their patent on HIV prevention medication. The lawmakers sent a letter urging the patent office to conduct a thorough rev… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Led by Stabenow, Collins Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk

The resolution was cosponsored by all 25 women Senators Washington, D.C. - Last night, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution led by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and cosponsored by all 23 of their female colleagues congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk. The bipartisan resolution also supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) e… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Senator Stabenow Announces $362,000 to Grow Michigan Farmers Markets Statewide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 expand Michigan farmers markets all across the state. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program in the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. "Farmers markets spur economic development in local communities, connect more families with Michigan-grow… Continue Reading


12.09.19

Stabenow, Blunt: Bipartisan Bill to Expand Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Included in Senate Finance Drug Pricing and Health Extenders Legislation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced the inclusion of their bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act in the Senate Finance Committee's bipartisan drug pricing and health extenders legislation. Stabenow and Blunt's bipartisan legislation renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics were established in the 2014 Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, resulti… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Stabenow, Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Social Determinants of Health

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation that would empower states and local governments to improve health outcomes by addressing the economic and social conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. The Social Determinants Accelerator Act would establish a federal interagency council to better leverage existing programs and address the barriers to coordination between health and social services programs. The bill would also help states and… Continue Reading


12.05.19

Senator Stabenow Applauds National Expansion of MSU Mental Health Initiative for Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded a new national initiative to help farmers manage stress and mental health issues. Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is partnering with Farm Credit, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Farmers Union, to expand their innovative farm stress management program. "One in five people are affected by mental health issues, and o… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Michigan Congressional Delegation Members Continue Advocating for F-35 Mission at Selfridge

WASHINGTON, D.C.-14 Members of the Michigan congressional delegation urged the new Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett to select Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County as one of the locations to host the Air National Guard's next F-35A operational base. Lawmakers highlighted the outstanding airmen, modern facilities, unique training range, and low cost of conversion that make the 127th Wing an ideal choice. In addition, lawmakers also pointed to recent developments of … Continue Reading


11.22.19

Stabenow, Portman Introduce RECYCLE Act to Improve Recycling

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced new legislation - S. 2941, the RECYCLE Act - to create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate households and consumers about their residential and community recycling programs. This legislation will help increase recycling rates and reduce contamination in the recycling stream. U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Todd Young (R-IN) ar… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce $8.49 Million Federal Grant for the Detroit Department of Transportation

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive a $8.49 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "A reliable public transportation system is a critical part of Detroit's revitalization and the region's economic growth," said Senator Staben… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.3 Million Federal Grant for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority

FLINT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a $4.3 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "The Flint Transit Authority works hard to get Flint residents where they need to go. This grant will help improve stations, bring in new buses, an… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Stabenow, Shaheen & Democratic Senators Call Out Trump Admin Efforts to Promote Junk Plan Coverage Under Questionable Legal Authority

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requesting that the agencies answer for the Trump administration's efforts to promote junk plans to the American public during the Open Enrollment period for health insurance coverage. The Senators draw attention to the fact that the … Continue Reading


11.22.19

Stabenow, Peters Announce $10 Million Federal Grant for Willow Run Airport

YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Willow Run Airport will receive a $10 million federal grant to reconstruct its runway. This funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). "Investing in Michigan's airports protects the safety of our flyers and grows our state's economy. This grant will help reconstruct the Willow Run Airport runway, which is necessary for Michigan's businesses … Continue Reading

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