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08.07.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support of the Clay Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $104,762 for the Clay Township Fire Department to replace the ventilation system in two fire stations. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Clay 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 eq… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Senator Stabenow Visits Small Businesses in Mason

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Mason as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow visited with business owners at Kean's Gift Shop, Bestsellers and Vault Deli as well as Maple Street Antiques. 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, Bangor… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Responded to Federal Disaster Declaration Following Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today responded to the approval for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. In July, the lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump urging the declaration for the affected areas be made. The damage from the flooding in the three counties is estimated at more than $42 million in covered damage to public facilities. With this declaration, assistance through FEMA'… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Assistance for Fire Departments in Cities of Inkster & Wayne

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Inkster Fire Department and the Wayne Fire Department have been awarded assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Program. The Inkster Fire Department will receive $301,771 for vehicle equipment, including an ambulance, an advanced life support heart monitor, a power lift stretcher and operations and safety support. The Wayne Fire Department will receive $214,287 for vehicle e… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4 Million for the Bishop International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Bishop International Airport will receive $4,012,542 to rehabilitate the taxiway. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Airport Improvement Program. "This investment will make traveling to and from the Bishop International Airport safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to … Continue Reading


08.02.18

Senator Stabenow Announces New Support for Ogemaw and Otsego County First Responders

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 the Ogemaw County Sheriff and Gaylord Police Departments purchase patrol vehicles. "Emergency responders in our rural communities need to travel many miles to protect our families, homes, and businesses," said Senator Stabenow. "These new investments will help our police and sheriffs better serve their communities safely and efficientl… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Stabenow Statement on Administration’s Decision to Roll Back Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the Administration's decision to roll back fuel economy and emissions standards: "The President's preferred action is not supported by our automakers, suppliers, workers, and consumers. The Administration's decision to roll back fuel economy and emission standards moves us backward. Our automakers and workers are making the best vehicles in the world and these standards have helped push technology forw… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Stabenow Announces Restoration of Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the Senate restored full funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. President Trump's 2019 budget request once again nearly eliminated funding for the Great Lakes. "For months, Michigan residents have sent a clear signal that they do not support the Administration's cuts to Great Lakes funding," said Senator Stabenow. "Because of those voices, and our bipartisan eff… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $700,000 in Support for the Farmington Hills Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the Farmington Hills Fire Department will receive $708,521 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program to hire four firefighters for a three year period. This funding will support the hiring and retention of firefighters and volunteer firefighters and allow the Farmington Hills Fire Department to be fully staffed at all hours. "Our firefighters put their lives on th… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Stabenow Career Counseling Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation championed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to help school districts and community colleges hire more career counselors was signed into law today by President Trump. Stabenow's bipartisan Careers Act passed as part of the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that passed unanimously out of the Senate. Earlier this year, Congress passed a spending bill that included $1.2 billion for career and technical education. Stabenow's legislation wi… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Senator Stabenow Applauds New Support for Rural Businesses in the Thumb Region

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 create jobs and grow rural businesses along the I-69 corridor and Thumb region. "Small businesses are the backbone of Michigan's economy, creating new jobs and keeping our communities strong," said Senator Stabenow. "These new investments will help our rural businesses thrive throughout this region." The I-69 Regional Development … Continue Reading


07.23.18

Stabenow Holds Roundtables with Veterans Leaders, Service Providers across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a series of a roundtable discussions with veterans leaders and service providers in Iron Mountain, Traverse City, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Saginaw, Detroit, Berkley, Swartz Creek, Lansing, Warren, Taylor, Grand Rapids, and Monroe 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 with veterans and other leaders w… Continue Reading


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

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