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02.09.18

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Roseville

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Roseville as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Just Delicious Scones & Tea Room, Owl Winery and Chester Boot Shop in Roseville as well as Royal Popcorn in Eastpointe. Stabenow's tour has included over 140 stops in communities across the state including Munising, Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marsh… Continue Reading


02.08.18

Stabenow Leads Effort to Provide Relief for Michigan Dairy Farmers

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to provide immediate support for Michigan dairy farmers. "As Michigan's number one commodity, dairy is critically important to Michigan's food economy," said Senator Stabenow. "The Michigan dairy industry has been struggling because of market instability. Today's bipartisan solution is the relief Michigan's dairy farmer… Continue Reading


02.08.18

Senator Stabenow Tours Chapaton Retention Basin

On Friday, February 2nd, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller for a tour of the Chapaton Retention Basin. The basin handles water flow from St. Clair Shores to Eastpointe and plays a critical role in preventing waste from reaching Lake St. Clair and the Great Lakes. "No family in Macomb wants waste to be dumped in Lake St. Clair or our Great Lakes," said Senator Stabenow. "Commissioner Miller and the Public Works team in Macomb County are… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Stabenow Announces Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a months-long bipartisan effort, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that critical funding for community health centers will be reauthorized for two years. Funding for community health centers, which serve more than 680,000 people in Michigan and over 27 million nationally, expired on September 30, 2017. "After a long fight, we finally have great news today for families in Michigan and across the country who rely on community health centers for t… Continue Reading


02.06.18

Stabenow, Blunt Continue Leading Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.) led a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Stabenow, Blunt and 65 of their Senate colleagues, including Senator Gary Peters (Mich.), expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary a… Continue Reading


02.01.18

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Williamston

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Williamston as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with the Williamston Chamber of Commerce as well as business owners at Fireworks Glass Studio, Vivee's Floral Garden and Café as well as Old Nation Brewery. Stabenow's tour has included over 130 stops in communities across the state including Indian Village, West Village, Munising, Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor,… Continue Reading


01.31.18

Stabenow Statement on State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the 2018 State of the Union Address: "Tonight, I was honored to be joined by Michigan Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Jim McCloughan at the State of the Union Address. His participation is a reminder to all of us that we cannot take our values as a country or the people who keep us safe for granted. I remain committed to working with Republicans, Democrats, and the White House to get things done for Michigan f… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Senator Stabenow Outlines Priorities for Michigan in Federal Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today sent a letter to President Trump outlining important priorities for Michigan that should be included in any federal infrastructure package developed by Congress or the Trump Administration. Stabenow pointed to the critical needs of Michigan's roads and bridges, water and sewer systems, broadband network, harbors on the Great Lakes and the Soo Locks. She also underscored that projects funded through any upcoming infrastructure proposal … Continue Reading


01.25.18

Senator Stabenow Announces Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient James “Doc” McCloughan as Her State of the Union Guest

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that her guest for the 2018 State of the Union address will be James "Doc" McCloughan, a Vietnam veteran and South Haven native who last year received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military honor. Legislation passed by Senator Stabenow and signed into law by President Obama made McCloughan eligible for the Congressional Medal of Honor. "I am so honored to have hero Jim McCloughan as my guest for this year's State o… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Stabenow, Peters Statements on Trump Administration’s Tariff Decision

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today released statements on the Trump Administration's decision to impose tariffs on foreign-made washing machines. This follows calls from Stabenow and Peters for the International Trade Commission to recommend that the Trump Administration take strong action against these imports that harm domestic manufacturers. "Our Michigan workers and manufacturers are the best in the world and can compete with anyone when given a level pla… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Call to Fund Testing and Development of Self-Driving Cars in Government Spending Deal

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today led a bipartisan call to fund the testing and development of connected and self-driving cars as part of any government spending deal that is negotiated for 2018. The Senators made their request in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), respectively. U.S. Senators Thom Ti… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Howell

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Howell as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow was joined by the Howell area Chamber of Commerce as she met with business owners at Uptown Coffeehouse, Heart of Michigan, Cleary's Pub and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Howell was recently named as a finalist for the National Main Street Award. Stabenow's tour has included over 130 stops in communities across the state including Indian Village, West Village, Munising,… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Fund Critical Strategy to Protect Great Lakes Coastline in Next Year’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today led a bipartisan push to provide funding for the Great Lakes Coastline Resiliency Study, a critical strategy to protect coastlines across the state, in the fiscal year 2019 budget. Following recent hurricanes that have caused massive flooding across the country, this study would help Great Lakes states to b… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Stabenow Statement on Passing of Shirley Rodgers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the passing of longtime Lansing Board of Education member Shirley Rodgers: "I am very sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Shirley Rodgers. Shirley dedicated her life to public service and was a champion for the people of Lansing throughout her years in local government. Shirley's passion for improving the lives of those around her was evident to all. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirl… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Stabenow Applauds $890,000 Investment to Improve Maple River Watershed Fishing

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $890,000, which will be matched by private investments, to improve water quality and fish habitat in the Maple River Watershed. This innovative new partnership is one of ten projects in Michigan made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "This pro… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Stabenow Applauds $1 Million Investment to Protect Lake Erie and Productive Ann Arbor Farmland

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $1,040,000, which will be matched by private funds, to restore Lake Erie and preserve productive farmland around Ann Arbor. This innovative new partnership is one of ten projects in Michigan made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, authored by Stabenow. "This project… Continue Reading


12.26.17

Senator Stabenow Statement on Passing of Marquette Mayor Tom Baldini

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow tonight released the following statement on the passing of Tom Baldini, Mayor of Marquette: "Tom Baldini has been an icon in Michigan Democratic politics and the ultimate champion for our UP. His life epitomized the meaning of public service. He was a mentor to so many over the years, and I always valued his friendship and advice. Although his passing leaves a big void, his legacy is a lasting reminder to all of us of what it means to serve. My thoughts and praye… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Senator Stabenow Nominates 44 Michigan Students to Military Academies

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced today that she has nominated 44 Michigan students for placement 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," said Senator Stabenow. "Having demonstrate… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Stabenow Statement Following Vote on Republican Tax Bill Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following the Senate's vote on the Republican tax bill conference report: "We need tax reform that puts more money in the pockets of the middle class, closes tax loopholes that send jobs overseas and supports small businesses and farms across Michigan-unfortunately, this bill does none of these things. This bill actually raises taxes on middle-class families and seniors and leaves Michigan families without health ins… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senator Stabenow Announces Legislation to Improve Veterans Health Care

After repeated complaints from providers, veterans, and hospitals across the state, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced new legislation, the Veterans Deserve Better Act, to address serious problems in the federal Veterans Choice program. The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act, which was signed into law in 2014, was designed to reduce wait times and provide medical services to veterans in their own communities. This program is especially critical for veterans in ru… Continue Reading

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