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04.03.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $53 Million in Funding for Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $53,823,765 in funding to help local governments in Southeast Michigan respond to the COVID-19 outbreak through Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. This funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Local governments are on the front lines of this ba… Continue Reading


03.31.20

Stabenow Statement on President Trump’s Decision on Fuel Efficiency Standards

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement following the Trump Administration's announcement to roll back automobile fuel efficiency standards. "The Administration has failed to bring people together and put forth a rule that is good for our auto industry, workers, consumers, and the environment. Instead, they are taking us backwards. This rule creates more uncertainty for our auto industry and makes it more difficult for us to compete in the global market. We need a strong, ac… Continue Reading


03.30.20

Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Rep. Isaac Robinson

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Isaac Robinson. "Detroit has lost a true fighter. Rep. Isaac Robinson was a passionate advocate for the people he represented and a strong voice for social justice and equality. My heart goes out to his mom, Rose Mary, his family, and his many friends."… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Senate Passes Third Bipartisan Coronavirus Package to Help Americans During the Crisis

Legislation meets two critical goals: ~ major infusion of resources for our hospitals and health care to fight the pandemic ~ continued income for families and economic stability for workers and businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help Michigan families, workers and businesses during the national coronavirus crisis. This bill provides critical funding for h… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Stabenow Statement on Coronavirus Negotiations

"We are working night and day to come to an agreement on the most effective way to address the overwhelming and immediate needs in this crisis. While the need is urgent, we have to get this right because too much is at stake. We can't lose sight of the fact that this is a public health crisis first. Our most urgent priority must be to address the need for an immediate infusion of resources to fully support our hospitals and brave health care providers. In addition, any economic package must put … Continue Reading


03.21.20

Senator Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Support Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis and Trade

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced a bill to support workers who lose their jobs because of trade or coronavirus related reasons. The bill improves the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which supports trade-impacted workers and provides them with benefits such as extended unemployment insurance and job-training resources. "Coronavirus has led to major disruptions in our global supply chain and affected the jobs of many of our workers. Because of t… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Senate Passes Coronavirus Bill, Bipartisan Response Package Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will help Michigan families during the national coronavirus crisis. The bipartisan bill will give eligible individuals paid leave and food assistance. As Congress takes additional action, Senator Stabenow strongly believes all workers should be covered with paid leave. In addition, unemployment insurance will be expanded, and Medicaid funding to states will be increa… Continue Reading


03.13.20

Stabenow, Peters Urge Trump Administration to Re-Open Health Insurance Enrollment Window

In light of the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the Trump Administration to open a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance or short-term plans to purchase a health care plan through the health insurance marketplaces. Currently, about 27.5 million Americans lack health insurance - and even more are underinsured - which could leave them facing expensive medical bills if hospitalized for treatme… Continue Reading


03.13.20

Senator Stabenow Statement Following Governor Whitmer’s Decision to Close K-12 Schools & Restrict Public Gatherings

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today made the following statement after the Governor's decision to close all K-12 school buildings and restrict public gatherings. Stabenow has oversight of school meals and child nutrition as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. "Governor Whitmer has taken decisive action to keep our children, families and the public safe. I spoke with our State Superintendent, Dr. Michael Rice, this morning and have been w… Continue Reading


03.13.20

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

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member 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 new 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 2020 was inspired by Senator Stabenow and Senator G… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Senators Stabenow, Blunt, and Advocates: Time to Act to Expand Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today joined the National Council for Behavioral Health to push for the passage of their bipartisan bill, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act, which renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). The Senators also announced data from a new report outlining the success of these clinics across the country. The report, authored by the National Council for Behaviora… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Michigan Steelworkers to Receive Support from Trade Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide more than 1,700 steelworkers in southeast Michigan with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits that help workers find new jobs. This certification follows the efforts of U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters, along with Representatives Dingell, Lawrence, and Tlaib, who urged the Department of Labor to support workers at U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Works operation who have lost their jobs or are at risk of losing their jobs due to trade. The Trade Adjust… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Michigan Delegation Members Announce $13.5 Million for PFAS Cleanup Efforts at Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base

Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today announced that the Air Force will allocate $13.5 million towards PFAS remediation efforts around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. This funding comes from $60 million that Congress had recently provided the Department of Defense to spend to address PFAS contamination at decommissioned bases around the country. Last month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) - along with U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representatives Dan Ki… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Stabenow Statement on the President’s Request for Emergency Coronavirus Funding

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement in response to President Trump's coronavirus budget request: "I am deeply concerned that President Trump has no plan to fight the serious coronavirus crisis. President Trump's funding request to address coronavirus is overdue and inadequate. This comes a few weeks after his administration proposed a 16 percent cut to the Centers for Disease Control, a critical leader in fighting infectious diseases. Cuts to essential programs lik… Continue Reading


02.21.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $400,000 in Federal Grant for Sawyer International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Sawyer International Airport will receive a $400,500 federal grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will go toward purchasing winter safety equipment and rehabilitating existing runways in order to enhance reliability for winter travel. "Michigan's airports are vital to economic development and tourism in our state. Investing in Sawyer International Airport will ensure safe and efficient t… Continue Reading


02.21.20

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Grand Rapids and South Haven

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state in Grand Rapids and South Haven yesterday. Senator Stabenow met with the leadership of Catherine's Health Center, and Judge William Baillargeon and stakeholders from the 57th District Veterans' Treatment Court, to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Health care related jobs employ 900,000 people or 17% of all Michigan workers. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact ea… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Saginaw

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with providers and other stakeholders in Saginaw to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow met with leadership from the 10th Circuit Adult Felony Drug Treatment Court and Central Michigan University (CMU) Medical Education Partners. Health care related jobs employ 900,000 people or 17% of all Michigan workers. Health Care has a $65 billion economic impact… Continue Reading


02.18.20

Senator Stabenow Continues Health Care “Check-In” Visits in Alpena and Hillman

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today continued a series of health care "check-in" visits across the state. Stabenow met with patients, providers, and other stakeholders in Alpena and Hillman to hear first-hand about their challenges and needs. Stabenow met with the MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena and the Thunder Bay Community Health Service in Hillman. Over 900,000 people, or 17% of all Michigan workers are employed in health care related jobs. Health Care has a $65 billion economi… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Stabenow, Peters, Baldwin to Prioritize Great Lakes Icebreaker After Administration’s Budget Does Not Include Funding

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), and Tammy Baldwin (WI) today reaffirmed their support for a new Great Lakes icebreaker. The Trump Administration recently released their proposed budget for FY 2021, which included no funding for a new icebreaker. Stabenow, Peters, and Baldwin led a bipartisan effort urging the Administration to include adequate funding for the Coast Guard to acquire a new icebreaker for the Great Lakes. "Reliable Icebreakers are vital to the Great Lakes … Continue Reading


02.13.20

Stabenow Statement on the War Powers Resolution

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan War Powers Resolution to limit the president's ability to use military force against Iran without congressional authorization. "Our Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war, and the decision to send our troops into harm's way is one of the most important decisions we make as senators. President Trump's erratic approach to foreign policy and impulsive decisions have made the r… Continue Reading

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