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05.26.21

Senator Stabenow Leads Effort to Incentivize Electric Vehicles Made in America and Address Supply Chain Shortages

Stabenow's Bill to Help Manufacturers Make Clean Energy Technology and Create Good-Paying Jobs Passes the Senate Finance Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bill to help transition manufacturers to a clean energy economy and address the semiconductor shortage crisis passed the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today. The Clean Energy for America Act included U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's bipartisan legislation to provide a 30% tax credit for manufacturers to retool or build new facilities to produc… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Stabenow, Kildee Statement on Efforts to Unionize Workers at Battery Manufacturing Facilities in the U.S

FLINT-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement about efforts by the United Auto Workers to organize employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories being built in Ohio and Tennessee: "We support and applaud yesterday's statement from General Motors and Ultium Cells LLC announcing support to unionize workers at their joint facilities. General Motors is a great American company and they know the importance of union workers to… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces New Bipartisan Bill to Improve Children’s Physical Health and Mental Health by Investing in School-Based Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced a new bill to help schools in Michigan provide comprehensive health care to students. The Hallways to Health Care Act will invest in the 140 school-based health centers in Michigan, which play a crucial role in providing health care to students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. It will also provide funding for the construction of new clinics across the state. School-based health centers provide a combinatio… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Michigan

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement ahead of President Biden's visit to the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan: "From Henry Ford's first automobile to today's amazing all-electric F-150, Michigan has always led the way on innovation. Our companies and workers are world leaders in advanced manufacturing, and I'm excited that President Biden shares our state's vision for the future and is seeing first-hand what Michigan can do. Electric vehicle … Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on Escalating Violence in Israel

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement regarding the escalating violence in Israel: "What is happening on the ground in Jerusalem, Gaza, and throughout Israel is horrifying. Leaders in the region and in the United States must appeal for calm and call for a ceasefire for the sake of Israeli and Palestinian civilians and families who are caught in the crossfire. "These events cannot be seen in a vacuum. Indiscriminate rocket fire from Hamas into Israel is int… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's passage of their bipartisan bill to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. The legislation can now be considered … Continue Reading


05.12.21

Senators Stabenow and Daines: New Comprehensive Approaches to Treating Mental Health and Addiction are Key to Addressing Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Steve Daines (R-MT) today held a Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee hearing on the growing need for mental health and addiction services during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The hearing brought together witnesses from across the country to discuss how to treat and fund behavioral health. You can watch Chairwoman Stabenow's and Ranking Member Daines' opening statements here. "The COVID-19 crisis has shown a sp… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Welcome Nearly $11 Billion in Funding for Michigan State and Local Governments Through the American Rescue Plan Act They Helped Enact Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed the Treasury Department's announcement that Michigan state and local governments will receive nearly $11 billion in funding through the American Rescue Plan, which the senators helped enact into law earlier this year. The Treasury Department announced today that the State of Michigan will receive $6,540,417,626.70 and cities and counties will receive billions more. Treasury is expected to release funding … Continue Reading


04.29.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Michigan Farmers Who Experience Delays in Planting Due to Bad Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that farmers can plant beneficial cover crops without facing crop insurance penalties when bad weather prevents them from planting their crops for the season. The Cover Crop Flexibility Act of 2021 was inspired by Senator Sta… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Senator Stabenow on President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following President Biden's Joint Address to Congress. "During President Biden's first 100 days in office, more than 1.3 million jobs have been created-the strongest job growth for any president in history in their first 100 days. President Biden has also exceeded his own goal of administering 200 million vaccines and partnered with Democrats in Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan, which has been a lifeline for fam… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $7,400,000 Investment to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Region’s Farmland

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a new $7,400,000 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve farmland, water quality, and recreation opportunities near Lake Erie. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together … Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $3,429,770 Investment to Improve Water Quality and Fishing in West Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a new $3,429,770 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and fishing habitats in Ottawa County. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together local leaders to … Continue Reading


04.27.21

Senator Stabenow announces $5,702,452 Investment to Improve Water Quality and Farmland in Gladwin and Midland Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced a new $5,702,452 investment, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and farmland along the Tittabawassee River. This innovative new partnership is one of three projects in Michigan made possible by the Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "Bringing together local leade… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Stabenow, Peters Help Senate Pass Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Legislation

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today voted in support of legislation to address the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The legislation, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will expedite the review of violent hate crimes against Asian Americans that have risen with the spread of COVID-19 and seek to prevent such incidents from occurring. The legislation would not only appoint a point person at the Department of Justice to… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Senators Stabenow, Brown and Baldwin Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Health Care Subcommittee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today reintroduced the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "If you're between the a… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow Receives Bryce Harlow Award for Her Lifetime of Work Improving the Lives of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow was selected to receive the prestigious Bryce Harlow Award, which honors an elected official whose career is built on championing the principles of integrity, dedication and professionalism - echoing the work and life of the late Bryce Harlow. In their announcement, the Bryce Harlow Foundation details Senator Stabenow's work as a leader in creating jobs, supporting American workers and lowering the cost of health care. Senator Stabenow has spent her… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduces New Bill to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of lawmakers today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. The bipartisan bill reduces medical complications for these patients by creating a new way to fund dementia care through Medicare. This new mod… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces New Bill to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more other chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. The bipartisan bill reduces medical complications for these patients by creating a new way to fund dementia care through Medicare. This new model … Continue Reading


04.14.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $175 Million in Federal Funding for Michigan Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will be providing $175,863,073 to the state of Michigan as part the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). This funding comes after the Senators successfully led efforts to enact significant funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed into law last month. Peters and Stabenow also championed the original language that establ… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce West Michigan Airports Will Receive Over $8 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $1,006,702 to Muskegon County Airport, $5,506,539 to Gerald R Ford International Airport, and $1,617,904 to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports. "These investments will… Continue Reading

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