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03.30.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $8.7 Million in Federal Funding for Two Upper Peninsula Airports

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn $4,664,280 and Delta County Airport in Escanaba $4,063,469. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will go towards rehabilitating the hangar at Sawyer International Airport and reconstructing runway lighting at Delta County Airport. "Investing in Delta County and Sawyer International Airports will … Continue Reading


03.30.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Bishop International Airport Will Receive Over $950,000 in Federal Funding

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $956,449 to Bishop International Airport in Flint. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will go toward acquiring additional snow removal equipment and updating existing taxiways. "Investing in Bishop International Airport will support economic development and provide more options for travelers in the region," said Senat… Continue Reading


03.30.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Willow Run Airport Will Receive Over $15 Million in Federal Funding for Improvements

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $15,275,685 to Willow Run Airport. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will go toward updating existing runways. "Investing in Willow Run Airport will support economic development in the region," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding will ensure that Michigan's businesses can transport their products efficiently and help encourage busi… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $10 Million in Funding for Health Care in Mid Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $10,839,000 in funding to help health centers in Mid Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. "While wo… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $34 Million in Funding for Health Care in Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $34,757,375 in funding to help health centers in Southeast Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. "Wh… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $17 Million in Funding for Health Care in Northern Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $17,383,500 in funding to help health centers in Northern Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. "Whi… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $45 Million in Funding for Health Care in West Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $45,887,375 in funding to help health centers in West Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. "While … Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $16 Million in Funding for Health Care in Flint and Saginaw Bay

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $16,516,500 in funding to help health centers in Flint and Saginaw Bay Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4 Million in Funding for Health Care in the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced $4,884,500 in funding to help health centers in the Upper Peninsula respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding can be used by health centers for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law on March 11, 2021. "Wh… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Stabenow, Peters Help Senate Pass Extension of Paycheck Protection Program to Provide Additional Support for Michigan Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced the U.S. Senate passed the PPP Extension Act to extend the Paycheck Protection Program for two more months. This program gives loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to help pay their employees and other expenses. The program also offers full loan forgiveness if the loan is spent in this way. Currently, the Paycheck Protection Program expires on March 31. "Michigan's small businesses are the… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Michigan Education Leader Invited by Senator Stabenow to Share Her Perspective on School Meals at Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the invitation of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, Dr. Diane Golzynski, Director of the Office of Health and Nutrition Services at the Michigan Department of Education, shared her perspective on how Congress can feed Michigan children and help them grow and learn. "Whether it's wholesome breakfasts or nutritious lunches, Michigan is a leader on providing healthy school meals for ou… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Biden Administration Decision to Extend Health Care Special Open Enrollment Period Through August 15th

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) applauded the announcement today by the Biden Administration to extend the special open enrollment period for Americans to secure health care plans through the Affordable Care Act through August 15th. The special enrollment period was initially opened on February 15th and scheduled to run through May 15th. During the COVID-19 crisis, millions of Americans have lost their health insurance. The decision to extend the sign… Continue Reading


03.16.21

Senator Debbie Stabenow: We Can Address Semiconductor Shortage by Growing Jobs in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Debbie Stabenow's new bipartisan bill was center stage today at the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing that discussed American manufacturing and how to strengthen American supply chains. Her bipartisan bill, introduced with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), would incentivize manufacturers to build or retool existing plants to make advanced energy parts like semiconductors and batteries and create good-paying jobs across the country. … Continue Reading


03.11.21

Senator Stabenow on President Biden Signing the American Rescue Plan Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act into law. A summary of the bill can be found here. "One year ago, the first COVID-19 case was identified in Michigan. Since then, people in our state have experienced so much - loss, sacrifice, and hardship. With President Biden's signature today, the American Rescue Plan will provide something new - hope. It provides historic help to our families and com… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $4.5 Million Federal Funding to Help Advance Michigan Technological University Automated Vehicle Research

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed $4,498,650 in federal funding awarded to the Michigan Technological University for self-driving vehicle research and development. The funding - awarded through the Department of Energy - will support ongoing projects to enhance connected and automated vehicle technologies that improve driver safety by eliminating risk found in human error. Led by the University and in partnership with General Motors (GM), the… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Senate Passes the American Rescue Plan, A Historic Bill to Help Americans During the COVID-19 Crisis

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act to vaccinate more Americans, get checks and critical financial help to Michigan families, and help get our children safely back to school. "Michigan families have been through so much this past year just trying to keep their families safe, educate their children at home and survive the financial challenges of this health pandemic. They need and deserve to know that their government has th… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Senators Stabenow, Cardin and Booker Introduce New Bill to Expand Dental Coverage for Women During Pregnancy and After Delivery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced their new bill to expand dental coverage and improve oral health care for women during pregnancy and after delivery. The Oral Health for Moms Act would require Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program to cover dental health care for pregnant and postpartum women. It would ensure that pregnant and postpartum women getting their coverage through health insurance market… Continue Reading


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

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