Stabenow, Peters Announce $1.2 Million for High-Speed Internet in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that Northern Michigan University will receive $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help fill the gap in fast, affordable internet service in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. The senators ensured this funding in the federal budget bill was enacted into law. Northern Michigan University is a leader in efforts to provide reliable high-speed internet service in the Upper Peninsula through their … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $1 Million for Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvements in Lansing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $1 million in federal funding to make major improvements and enhance the Michigan Avenue corridor that is a vital transportation thoroughfare in the Lansing area. This federal investment awarded to the City of Lansing was included in the bipartisan government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022, which Stabenow and Peters helped pass out of the Senate last week. It was signed into law by President Biden. … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $750,000 in Funding to Expand Affordable Housing in Traverse City Region

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $750,000 in federal funding to expand affordable housing for tribal members in the Traverse City region. This funding will help build a sewer and water facility to support local affordable housing development to reduce overcrowding and homelessness among tribal members in the region. This federal investment awarded to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was included in the bipartisan … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Secure $1.1 Million in Funding for Alpena Community College to Expand Workforce Development Programs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) successfully secured $1,100,000 million for the Oscoda Center for Workforce Innovation at Alpena Community College to expand critical Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. This funding will help build additional lab spaces to support the Oscoda Center's existing technical education programs and develop additional programs in demand by employers. These in-demand programs are in the fields of advanced manufacturing, … Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Introduce HEAL Act to Expand Mental Health Resources for Students Affected by School Shootings

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced their introduction of legislation to expand federal mental health resources to support students in the aftermath of violent and traumatic events - such as school shootings like the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in November. The Help Education After Loss (HEAL) Act would strengthen support from the federal government for schools across the country, allowing schools affected by shootings to receive… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow: Outrageous Costs of Prescription Drugs are Harming Michiganders, Senate Must Take Action to Lower Costs Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, today spoke at a Finance hearing to highlight the outrageous and unjustified prices Americans are paying for prescription drugs. Patients pay three times more for brand-name drugs in America than any other country. Diabetics in America pay four times more for their insulin than those in other nations. Because of these astounding prices, one in three adults cannot afford to take their medicati… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on President Zelensky’s Address to Congress

"President Zelensky just spoke to a joint session of Congress. I continue to be deeply moved by his astonishing courage and determination as well as that of the Ukrainian people in the face of an unprovoked, brutal, and relentless assault on their country. President Biden and Congress must continue to do everything we can to help them defend their people and their democracy. That includes the billions in essential aid just passed in the recent appropriations bill for military assistance to stren… Continue Reading


Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment in Public Transportation Across the State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive $13,590,831 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration. $6,199,631 will go towards purchasing buses for rural transit agencies across the state. $7,391,200 will go to the City of Alma, the Benzie Transportation Authority, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority and the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority for rehabilitating and expa… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment for Great Lakes Boat Building School

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $2.7 million to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan. Senators Stabenow and Peters helped secure these funds in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance Grant program. The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) will use these funds to construct a 10,000-square-foot school e… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Budget Bill with Important Wins for Michigan

Stabenow Secured Significant Investments for our Communities and our Families WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate today passed the federal budget bill with significant wins for Michigan. The budget bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "This budget will continue to fuel Michigan's economic recovery and help communities in every region of our state. From protecting our Great Lakes and water, to providing critical mental health and addiction services, to lowering costs for f… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Press for Full Funding for Semiconductor Manufacturing in Competitiveness Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) called for full funding to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing. In a letter with colleagues in both the House and the Senate, Stabenow, and Peters pressed for the final competitiveness bill to include $52 billion to fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act that Congress previously passed into law. The funding would include provisions that Stabenow and Peters … Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on Biden’s Announcement to Ban Russian Oil

WASHINGTON-Senator Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's announcement that he will ban U.S. imports of Russian energy: "Putin and his oligarchs make billions every year from Russian energy exports. Shutting down imports of Russian energy is the type of bold action we need to punish Putin. I support this strong move by President Biden." ###… Continue Reading


President Biden Calls for Senator Stabenow’s Mental Health Initiative in His New Unity Agenda

WASHINGTON-At the State of the Union, President Biden announced his new Unity Agenda that includes investing in mental health and addiction services. In this agenda, President Biden plans to build on Senator Stabenow's creation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, by proposing to make this initiative permanent while granting states funding to expand community clinics. "My mental health and addiction services initiative has been the most significant step forward we have taken in … Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on President Biden's State of the Union Address: "The State of the Union is an important moment to reflect on where we've been and where we're going. And now is the time to focus on building a better America. "Thanks to President Biden's steady leadership and competence, we've made enormous progress in controlling the pandemic by getting shots into arms and tests into homes. Our children are back in school.… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces Scott Hammontree, President of Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association, as her State of the Union Guest

Hammontree Advocated for Funding in the American Rescue Plan to Support Michigan Arts Venues and Theaters Because of COVID-19 Restrictions, State of the Union Guests will Be Virtual This Year WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her virtual guest for the 2022 State of the Union address will be Scott Hammontree, co-owner of The Intersection in Grand Rapids and President of the Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association. It is a tradition for… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to the United States Supreme Court

LANSING-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after President Biden's announcement that he would nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. "Judge Jackson is an extraordinary nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court and the right choice for this historic moment in our country. From her clerkship at the Supreme Court, to her work as a public defender, to her distinguished service on the D.C. District Court and Circuit Court, Judge Jackson's impressive… Continue Reading


Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce New Legislation to Cap Price of Insulin, Lowering Health Care Costs for Michiganders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced new legislation with U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) to lower the cost of insulin and save Michigan patients money. The Affordable Insulin Now Act will require insurers to cap patient out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month. At current insulin costs, people with diabetes could pay more than $2,300 per month for insulin. "Too many folks have to make critical choices every day- paying for their life-sa… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds for Rural Communities in the Upper Peninsula

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $753,500 to support rural communities in the Upper Peninsula. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, secured by Senator Stabenow in the 2018 Farm Bill. "These investments will help meet the critical needs of people across the UP," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding will h… Continue Reading


Stabenow, Peters Announce Single-Largest-Ever Investment to Protect our Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that the $1 billion investment in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will accelerate the cleanup and restoration by 2030 of nine high-priority areas in Michigan whose lakes, rivers and watersheds flow into our Great Lakes. These include the Clinton River, Detroit River, Manistique River, Muskegon Lake, River Raisin, Rouge River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River, and To… Continue Reading


Senator Stabenow Leads Colleagues in Introducing Resolution to Stop Canadian Nuclear Waste Site Near Great Lakes

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is leading her Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution opposing Canada's placement of a permanent nuclear waste storage site near the shared Great Lakes Basin. Canada is currently considering a storage site at South Bruce, just 30 miles from Lake Huron. The resolution urges President Biden and his administration to work with the Canadian government to find an alternative location to permanently store nuclear waste that does not pose a threat to the G… Continue Reading

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