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Michigan Radio: Sen. Gary Peters co-sponsors legislation to prevent veteran suicide

It's estimated that in the United States some 22 veterans commit suicide every day. "It is a tragedy, one that we have to deal with," Michigan Democratic Senator Gary Peters said. "In my mind we have a sacred obligation to take care of those who have served us overseas, so we need to address it immediately." Peters spoke with Stateside host Cyndy Canty today to discuss legislation he is co-sponsoring.… Continue Reading


CBS Detroit: Sen. Peters Joins Great Lakes Task Force, Appointed To Homeland Security Subcommittees

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, recently announced his appointment to the Senate Great Lakes Task Force and two subcommittees overseeing federal spending and services Peters joins fellow Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow on the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan working group made up of Senators representing the states bordering the Great Lakes. "Michigan is blessed with abundant natural resources like the Great Lakes, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from across the re… Continue Reading


Michigan Radio: Senator Gary Peters on his proposed amendments to the Keystone XL bill

With national attention being paid to the Keystone XL pipeline, Michigan Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have introduced amendments to the controversial legislation. The first is the petroleum coke, or pet coke, amendment. Pet coke is the material left from refining oil. Senator Peters says the pet coke amendment would require studying the material to better understand the potential health effects and how to handle it properly. The second proposed amendment calls for a revi… Continue Reading


WBUP: Peters co-sponsors Senate human trafficking bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Human trafficking is emerging as a human rights problem in Michigan, and Senator Gary Peters has signed on as a co-sponsor of a new Senate bill to address the issue. It's a bipartisan bill to create a program through the Department of Health and Human Services to give grants to accredited medical schools with experience studying and treating human trafficking victims.… Continue Reading


Detroit Free Press: Michigan senators propose Keystone bill changes

Michigan's U.S. senators introduced two amendments to pending legislation intended to authorize the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, though it was a long shot that either proposal would be passed in the Republican-dominated chamber. The Senate is currently considering the legislation, which President Barack Obama's administration has already signaled he could veto despite support in both chambers of Congress. The bill would authorize a pipeline crossing into the U.S. from Canada to move oil … Continue Reading


WMUK: Michigan's New Senator Says He'll Work With the Other Side

There is only one Democratic U.S. Senator in this year's freshman class. Gary Peters won the seat left open in Michigan by the retirement of fellow Democrat Carl Levin. But Republican won enough seats in other states to take control of the upper chamber. Peters tells WMUK's Gordon Evans that he will work in a bi-partisan way on issues important to Michigan. The Senate is beginning debate on legislation that would pave the way for building the Keystone XL Pipeline. Peters plans to introduce a c… Continue Reading


Detroit Free Press: Lawmakers at auto show welcome industry's resurgence

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters said he's impressed with the technology on display at Cobo Center for the auto show and expects it will also help make cars safer. "These are just cutting-edge vehicles," Peters, of Bloomfield Township, said Monday while touring the North American International Auto Show in downtown Detroit. "Best-in-class vehicles that are being made here in Michigan or in the United States, and so I'm very, very proud of what I'm seeing." U.S. auto industry sales reached 16.5 million la… Continue Reading


Observer & Eccentric: Peters: ‘We can compete with anyone’

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, gave a major shout-out to the state's labor force Monday as he toured the floor of the North American International Auto Show. "When I go to the West Coast, I've had the privilege of traveling through Silicon Valley and seeing high-tech and touring some of the businesses there," Peters said. "And when I go there, the thing that strikes me is everything I see there we have here in Michigan. "So we can compete with anyone in this country. We can certainly compe… Continue Reading

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