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01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Eight Michigan Students from West Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated eight Michigan students from West Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in an… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Mid-Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Mid-Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident they will represent Mic… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Northern Michigan Student to United States Naval Academy

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated Cookie Dutch from Traverse City for admission at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom, I am confident Cookie will represent Michigan and our country well." Students seeking appointment to … Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Require Medicare to Cover Costs for Rapid COVID-19 Tests

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee Health Care Subcommittee, led her Senate colleagues today to urge the Biden Administration to extend their guidance requiring insurance companies to pay for rapid tests to include Medicare. Currently, most private insurance companies are required to cover the cost of up to eight over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests per person, per month, but the 61 million Americans enrolled in original Medicare or private M… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Voting Rights Legislation

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Voting Act. "Nothing is more fundamental to our Democracy than preserving our freedom to vote as Americans. I am proud to cosponsor the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate and I strongly support restoring the Senate to its original principle of majority vote as our Constitution was written so this legislation can finally b… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Senator Stabenow and the National Hockey League Announce House Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree passed the U.S. House of Representatives and next heads to President Biden to be signed. O'Ree was the first Black player to compete in the NHL. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Hockey," O'Ree played professional hockey for 22 years, including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. Senator Stabenow is… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $479 Million to Fully Fund New Lock at the Soo Locks

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will receive $479 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest in modernizing the Soo Locks. With this investment, there is now enough funding to fully fund the Corp's budget to finish building a new lock. The Soo Locks are a crucial gateway for Great Lakes freighters carrying agricultural products and materials our manufacturers and military depend o… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Dr. Lisa Cook Nomination to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If confirmed, Dr. Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board. "Dr. Lisa Cook is the right person at the right time to serve at the Federal Reserve. I'm glad President Biden recognized this. Her nomination comes at a moment when the Federal Reserve needs the best and the brightest to help us recover… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $563.1 Million Investment to Fix Michigan Bridges

Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that Michigan will receive $563.1 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fix our crumbling and unsafe bridges across the state. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021, and includes the largest investment ever made to repair our bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ on its latest infrastructure report card. There are 1,219 bridges rated in poor condition. "Thanks to … Continue Reading


01.06.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection

WASHINGTON - Senator Stabenow released the following statement on the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. Senator Stabenow will be speaking on the U.S. Senate floor around 10:45 a.m. to recognize the anniversary. There will be a livestream of her remarks here. "What we all witnessed on this day one year ago was nothing less than a violent insurrection against the very seat of our democracy and our American form of government. The Capitol Police, National Guard, other first re… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s Retirement from Congress

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence's announcement that she will not seek reelection. "Congress is losing an incredible public servant, trailblazer and leader. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence arrived in Congress with an impressive record of public service-her career at the U.S. Postal Service, the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education, the Southfield City Council and as the first African American and first woman Mayor of Southfield… Continue Reading


12.28.21

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Harry Reid was Nevada-he loved his home state fiercely and was absolutely tireless in working for its people and its future. He cared deeply about the Senate and about our nation. Beyond that, he was a wonderful person and a special friend. I am sending all of my love to Landra, their children, the entire Reid family and the state of Nevada." ###… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Confirmation of Two Michigan U.S. District Court Judges

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Judge Shalina Kumar and Judge Jane Beckering. Judge Shalina Kumar was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Jane Beckering was confirmed to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Michigan. Judge Kumar will be the first federal judge of South Asian descent in Michigan. On October 6, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Comm… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $15.5 Million in Federal Funding for Detroit Metro Airport Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,543,066 to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will provide financial help for concession businesses located at the airport. "Michigan businesses have been hit hard during this pandemic and businesses located at Detro… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Senator Stabenow Secures Important Priorities for Michigan in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) secured important priorities for Michigan in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the Senate by a margin of 89-10. "This bill continues to make important investments in our men and women in uniform," said Senator Stabenow. "It secures a well-earned pay raise for our troops and funding to improve Michigan military facilities." This year, Senator Stabenow secured important provisions, including: A 2.7% pay r… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Dawn Ison Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dawn Ison to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan with bipartisan support. Dawn Ison is the first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. "Dawn Ison's confirmation is great news for Michigan. I'm confident in her ability to serve the people of Michigan, and I know she will continue her excellent work as U.S. At… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Muskegon County Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,097,233 to the Muskegon County Airport. This grant - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year - will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. "These investment… Continue Reading


12.10.21

Stabenow Leads Great Lakes Region Senators in Urging President Biden to Prioritize Great Lakes Projects in Infrastructure Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a group of lawmakers in urging President Biden to prioritize projects that impact the Great Lakes Region when implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The lawmakers focused their request on three priorities: funding the Soo Locks modernization project to completion, cleaning up all remaining areas of concern that threaten public health and economic development, and accelerating work at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to… Continue Reading


12.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Biden to Prioritize Great Lakes Projects in Infrastructure Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today urged President Biden to prioritize projects that impact the Great Lakes Region when implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The lawmakers focused their request on three priorities: funding the Soo Locks modernization project to completion, cleaning up all remaining areas of concern that threaten public health and economic development, and accelerating work at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to stop… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge Congressional Leadership to Address Semiconductor Chip

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged Congressional leadership to include investments on semiconductor manufacturing in a bipartisan bill moving through Congress. The lawmakers authored the legislation that invests $52 billion to create semiconductors in the United States. This legislation is included in the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act, which will invest in American workers, technology and innovation so the United States … Continue Reading

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