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03.01.21

Senator Stabenow Introduces New Bill to Boost Clean Energy and Automotive Manufacturing in America and Create Jobs in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced her new bill to boost manufacturing by providing a 30% tax credit for manufacturers to retool or build new facilities to produce advanced energy parts or technologies. The American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act would incentivize manufacturers in Michigan to create jobs that draw on existing skilled workforces and reinvest in communities experiencing high unemployment. This is part of Senator Stabenow's American Jobs Agenda.… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Willow Run Airport Will Receive $10 Million Federal Grant for Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $10 million to the Willow Run Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by funding Peters and Stabenow helped enact through a government funding bill. The funding will go towards infrastructure improvements, including construction on a runway. "Investing in Willow Run will support economic development in the regi… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Senators Stabenow, Scott and the National Hockey League Announce Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) today introduced their bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Hockey," O'Ree played 21 years of professional hockey including for an Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins. The Senators are leading efforts to award the Congressional Gold Medal to O'Ree to recognize his lifetime of c… Continue Reading


02.24.21

During Senate Hearing, Senator Debbie Stabenow Advocates for Infrastructure Needs in Michigan and Combating the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow today spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing to highlight how investing in transportation infrastructure will grow jobs in Michigan and combat the climate crisis. Senator Stabenow introduced Governor Gretchen Whitmer at the hearing and they discussed the urgent need to increase federal investment in infrastructure like roads and bridges, while prioritizing innovation and clean energy. "Our companies are investing te… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced 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. In 2018, Senator Stabenow released her Buy American report that found exceptions and … Continue Reading


02.23.21

Senators Stabenow, Braun, Peters, Baldwin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Robert Portman (R-OH) today introduced 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. In 2018, Sen… Continue Reading


02.16.21

Michigan Democratic Congressional Delegation Urges State Legislative Leaders to Act on COVID-19 Funding Passed by Congress to Help Michigan Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Michigan Democratic Congressional Delegation today called on State Legislative Leader Shirkey and Speaker Wentworth to act on the funding passed by Congress to help Michigan families and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The letter, led by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), highlights the work of Michigan's Members of Congress to pass funding for vaccine distribution, testing and tracing, food assistance, rental assistance… Continue Reading


02.13.21

Senator Stabenow on Impeachment Article Vote

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after voting to convict on the article of impeachment: "While the U.S. Senate did not achieve the two-thirds vote necessary to convict former President Donald Trump, this will go down in history as the largest bipartisan vote ever to hold a President accountable for High Crimes and Misdemeanors under our Constitution. "Former President Donald Trump spent months pushing a big lie - that the November election was stolen from him. He… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Introduce Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act to Address America’s Maternal Health Crisis

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters joined 15 of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. This historic legislation will save moms' lives, end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, and achieve maternal health justice for women of color. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world and the only rate that is rising. Michigan has a rate of 16.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. The Momnibus… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Stabenow and Blunt Announce Major Expansion of High Quality Behavioral Health Services Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) today announced a major expansion of behavioral health services across the country to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Senators announced that 134 community behavioral health organizations have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics and will receive a total of $489 million of funding over the next two years. With new centers receiving … Continue Reading


02.05.21

Stabenow, Peters Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Address Global Semiconductor Shortage, Mitigate Impacts to U.S. Auto Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) joined their colleagues in a bipartisan push, urging the Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese to work with Congress in addressing the global semiconductor shortage facing auto manufacturing. In addition to this letter, the Senators have been urging a number of Biden Administration officials directly to take action. "We write to express our concerns about the impact that the global shortage of automotive… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Nearly $4 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that LifeWays community behavioral health organization in Jackson has been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. The clinic will receive a total of $3,886,311 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. This clinic joins 18 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured over $111 million… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Senator Stabenow Announces Over $19 Million in Funding for New Mental Health and Addiction Services in Detroit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that five Michigan community behavioral health organizations in Detroit have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. These clinics will receive a total of $19,931,557 in new funding to meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services. These clinics join 18 other certified clinics already providing critical behavioral health services across Michigan. To date, Senator Stabenow has secured over… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Senator Stabenow to Chair Senate Agriculture Committee, Announces Majority Committee Members

WASHINGTON - As Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry for the 117th Congress, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced the majority members of the committee. "I am honored to once again serve as Chairwoman of the Committee at such an important time, and I'm ready to get to work," said Chairwoman Stabenow. "I'm pleased to be joined by 10 colleagues on the majority side, including our new members Senators Booker, Luján, and Warnock. I look … Continue Reading


02.02.21

Senator Stabenow Joins Environment and Public Works Committee in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will join the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, an important committee assignment for Michigan. Senator Stabenow has worked closely with this committee, which impacts many high-priority issues for Michigan including the Great Lakes, fisheries, wildlife, water quality, transportation and other infrastructure. The committee oversees the Army Corps of Engineers and has a key role in addressing the threat of Asian carp, dredging and wat… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Senators Stabenow, Peters and Governor Whitmer Applaud President Biden’s Actions to Reopen Health Insurance Marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Governor Gretchen Whitmer welcomed the announcement by President Biden that he will use his executive authority to reopen the federal marketplace selling Affordable Care Act health plans. During the COVID-19 crisis, millions of Americans have lost their health insurance. The open enrollment period for 2021 insurance coverage ended on December 15, 2020. President Biden's executive order reopens the sign-up period and provides pe… Continue Reading


01.25.21

Senator Stabenow on President Biden’s Buy American Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on President Biden's Buy American Executive Order that reflects key components of her Buy American Agenda to strengthen American manufacturing and support American workers. The President's executive order provides more transparency around federal purchasing and increases American-made content requirements for products purchased by federal agencies to qualify as "Made in America." This is based on Senator Stabenow's 2… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. "It was such an honor to witness history today as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office. The peaceful transfer of power is at the core of American democracy. Despite the events of these past weeks, today's ceremony affirmed that the fabric of our country is strong. I intend to do everything in my power to help the … Continue Reading


01.19.21

Peters, Stabenow Announce $2.5 Million Federal Grant to Address Rural Hospital Staffing Shortages in Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced a $2.5 million federal grant to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to address staffing shortages at rural hospitals across the state. The funding - awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor - will help hospitals in rural communities throughout the state hire local workers for open staff positions. Peters and Stabenow both sent letters to the Department of Labor last month, supporti… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Stabenow Nominates 21 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 21 Michigan students from Southeast Michigan for admission at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. "Michigan is fortunate to have so many exceptional students who want to serve our country through military service,"… Continue Reading

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