U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $71,290 for the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kent County will receive $3,987,379 for improvements to Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be used for reconstruction of an existing runway and to expand the existing terminal building to enable more efficient movement of passengers
Michigan's U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC).
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will receive $3,978,545 for research into the conservation of estuaries and the potential impacts water quality degradation, habitat loss, and climate change may have on estuary ecosystems. The funding comes from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Seven Michigan Projects to Protect, Restore Great Lakes Habitats
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded the announcement that seven projects in Michigan will receive $2.3 million to restore coastal wetland habitats and protect water quality in the Great Lakes region. This funding, which is administered to the Sustain Our Great Lakes program by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, will be used to reduce sediment runoff, control invasive species, and protect and restore wetland habitats
Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Recognize Historical Great Lakes Areas as National Marine...
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize historically significant underwater areas in the Great Lakes as National Marine Sanctuaries, which would increase tourism and boost Michigan's economy. The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Assessment Act would build on the success of Thunder Bay in Alpena, which was designated in 2000 as the only freshwater marine sanctuary in the country.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today praised the Committee's extension of a provision that will ensure that homeowners working with their banks to reduce their mortgage payments will not be hit with a huge tax bill. In addition, the Committee passed her amendment to provide additional certainty to homeowners who might be eligible for this tax relief. This measure, based on Senator Stabenow's Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act introduced earlier this year, was included in the Committee's tax extenders package.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced today legislation that stops rewarding companies that move jobs overseas and instead creates new incentives to bring jobs home. Her legislation would end a tax loophole that currently pays for companies to move jobs overseas, while maintaining the deduction for those bringing jobs home. In addition, it would also provide a 20 percent tax credit to help companies with the cost of bringing jobs back to America. This bill was blocked by a Republican filibuster in 2012 and 2014.
Ranking Member Stabenow Urges Administration to Support Biomass Industry, Spur Economic Growth in Michigan
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, joined 46 U.S. Senators in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging the agencies to support the growth of biomass energy, which makes up approximately 35 percent of Michigan's renewable energy. This letter calls on the Administration to streamline current policies, which would boost job creation in the biomass industry and spur economic growth in Michigan
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $4,281,492 in funding for 29 Michigan counties through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Michigan is home to more than three million acres of federal lands, and as a result, county governments throughout Michigan miss out on critical property tax revenue every year.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the inclusion of his bipartisan Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Safety Technology Investment Flexibility Act of 2015 in the surface transportation reauthorization bill, which was unanimously passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee yesterday. Peters introduced the bill along with Republican Senator Roy Blunt (MO) and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) earlier this month.
Stabenow, Peters Announce $159,100 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Washtenaw, Jackson...
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $159,100 has been awarded to Michigan Ability Partners to support job training for homeless veterans in Washtenaw and Jackson counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $199,996 has been awarded to Volunteers of America-Michigan to support job training for homeless veterans in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Reed City Police Department in Osceola County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $13,000 grant will be used to help purchase bulletproof vests for police officers and upgrade their emergency communications system
Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Multi-Million Dollar Tax Credit to Support Economic Development in Michigan
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Gary Peters today announced a $55 million tax credit allocation for community development projects to grow the economy and create jobs in Michigan and three other states. The support comes through the Treasury Department's New Markets Tax Credit Program, which helps spur critical investments in low-income communities. Today's announcement will help Great Lakes Capital Fund invest in low-income areas in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.