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02.16.22

Stabenow, Peters Urge Biden Administration to Limit Health Care Plans Without Protections for Pre-Existing Health Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) urged the Biden Administration to limit the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans, also known as "junk plans" because of their failure to provide adequate, comprehensive health insurance coverage. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, Peters, Stabenow and their colleagues highlighted how these plans harm those with pre-existing heal… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Introduce Resolution to Stop Canadian Nuclear Waste Site Near Great Lakes

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced 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 Great L… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Stabenow, Kildee, Peters Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Flint Registry

FLINT- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters along with Congressman Dan Kildee, Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressman John Moolenaar, today introduced new bipartisan legislation to fund the Flint Registry for the next 10 years. The Flint Registry Reauthorization Act would provide $50 million for Flint's lead exposure registry over the next decade. Created and funded by Congress in 2016, the Flint Registry is a community-based effort to identify individual… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds for Rural Communities Across Northern Michigan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $244,900 to support rural communities across Northern Michigan. 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. "Our first responders and law enforcement in Northern Michigan work hard to keep our families safe," said Senator Staben… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Senators Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters Accepting Applications from Candidates Interested in Nomination for Federal Judgeship in the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are accepting applications from qualified persons interested in nomination for federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Interested candidates should request an application by emailing judicialnominations@stabenow.senate.gov. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. "I am confident that there are many qualified people in our state who are ready to serve on the federal bench. I strongly encourage … Continue Reading


02.10.22

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $16 Million in Funding to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Michigan

WASHINGTON - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that Michigan will receive over $16 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to build public electric vehicle charging stations across the state this year. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021. Surveys have shown that concern over charging station availability is one of the top reasons why people do not purchase an electric vehicle. This funding will mean Michiganders in rural a… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Nearly $1 Million Grant to Help Sanford Mitigate Flood Damage Following 2020 Dam Failure

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) applauded an announcement from the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) that they will distribute $931,930 to the village of Sanford, Michigan to purchase and demolish homes that were damaged as a result of dam failures in Midland County in May 2020. Removing these structures from a flood hazard zone and making the area into open space will help mitigate risks to lives and livelihoods from flooding. The funding is… Continue Reading


02.04.22

Senator Debbie Stabenow Sponsors Legislation to Prohibit Members of Congress from Trading Stocks

Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced that she cosponsored bills to ban Members of Congress from buying and selling stocks while in office. The bills, the Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act, the Ban Conflicted Trading Act and the Bipartisan Ban on Congressional Stock Ownership Act, will prohibit all Members of Congress from buying and selling individual stocks and similar investments while in office. "There is an inherent conflict of interest for Members of Congress who have access to infor… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on the Biden Administration Announcement that Medicare will Cover the Full Cost of At-Home, Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the Biden Administration's announcement that people enrolled in either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage will be able to get over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost starting in early spring. On January 24, Senator Stabenow led her Senate colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to ensure that people on Medicare have access to free COVID-19 tests. "This is important news that will make a big difference in keeping people… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Stabenow, Peters Urge President Biden to Fund PFAS Research & Remediation in Upcoming Budget

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged President Biden to prioritize robust funding to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. In a letter with their colleagues, Stabenow and Peters asked for funding to support agencies and programs that will help close gaps in PFAS research, protect public health and the environment from PFAS contamination and support testing and cleanup of contaminated sites. PFAS c… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded President Biden's nomination of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Davis currently serves as the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. If confirmed, Judge Davis will be the first African American woman from Michigan, and the second African American woman in history, to serve on the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has appe… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Recent Anti-Israel Report

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement on a recent anti-Israel report. "Labeling Israel an apartheid state is a setback for peace and not consistent with U.S. policy. Israel is one of our strongest allies and this kind of rhetoric fosters anti-semitism and does nothing to move us forward in the peace process. I remain a strong supporter of Israel and am deeply committed to US policy that encourages the development of a two-state solution, in which Israelis and Palestinians … Continue Reading


01.26.22

Senator Stabenow Statement on Semiconductor Bill Momentum

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on the House of Representatives introducing the America COMPETES Act. The America COMPETES Act includes the language Senator Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters wrote that would invest $2 billion to make semiconductor chips for the auto industry in the United States. The legislation passed the Senate in June 2021. "The global pandemic has shown us what happens when we are dependent on parts made halfway around the world. The semiconductor… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates Three Michigan Students from Bay City and Midland to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated three Michigan students from Bay City and Midland for admission at 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 and out of the classroom, I am confident they wil… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Senator Stabenow Nominates 15 Michigan Students from Southeast Michigan to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 15 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 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 … Continue Reading


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

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