Press Releases

08.27.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $279,000 in Support for the Richland Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Richland Township Fire Department will receive $279,631 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Now more than ever, fire departments in Michigan need the resources to do their jobs safely and effectively," said Senator Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Se… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce $148,571 in Support for Bay Ambulance Inc. in Baraga

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that Bay Ambulance Inc. in Baraga will receive $148,571 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and for operations and safety purposes. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "As our state continues to navigate this unprecedented public health crisis, we must ensure that the first responders receive the resources and equipment th… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Peters Tours USPS Facility in Grand Rapids, Provides Update on Postal Service Investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today toured a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility on Patterson Avenue SE in Grand Rapids and visited the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 56 in Kentwood. While there, Peters discussed recent changes by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that have led to significant mail delays and provided an update on his ongoing investigation, which has received more than 7,600 personal submissions from individuals, veterans, seniors and small busines… Continue Reading


08.24.20

Peters Introduces Bill to Grant Food and Drug Administration Needed Authority to Recall Unsafe Drug Products, Protect Consumers

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today announced he introduced legislation that would grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to recall all unsafe drug products and help protect consumers. Currently, the FDA can only recommend that a company voluntarily recall a drug product, but it cannot require companies to recall these unsafe products. FDA, however, regularly publishes safety alerts rel… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Peters Grills Postmaster General DeJoy on Mail Delivery Delays

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, grilled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at today's committee hearing over recent changes that have left people in Michigan and across the country struggling with delayed mail deliveries. The hearing - which Peters pressed for and secured - focused on recent operational changes DeJoy directed at the Postal Service that have caused mail delays. Earlier this month, Peters launched… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $170,000 in Support for the Ahmeek Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $173,000 for the Ahmeek Fire Department to purchase new vehicles to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "As communities across our state continue working together to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19, our firefighters are navigating even greater risks to their health," said… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $100,000 in Support for the Charter Township of Haring Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $111,014 for the Charter Township of Haring Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "As communities across our state continue working together to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19, our firefighters are navigating even greater risks to their health," said Senator Peters. "I a… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $90,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across West Michigan

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $96,456 in support for Fire Departments across West Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Charter Township of Comstock Fire Department will receive $70,265 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Saugatuck Township Fire Department will receive $26,190 to purchase new equipment and provide training. "As communities ac… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $14,000 in Support for the Sherman Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Sherman Township Fire Department will receive $14,339 in federal funding to recruit and retain staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "Now more than ever, fire departments in Michigan need the resources to not only recruit first responders who will keep our communities safe, but also maintain current… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $89,000 in Support for the Luna Pier Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Luna Pier Fire Department will receive $89,020 in federal funding to recruit new firefighters. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "Now more than ever, fire departments across Michigan need the resources to not only recruit first responders who will keep our communities safe, but also maintain current st… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce $794,754 in Support for the Spring Lake Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Spring Lake Township Fire Department will receive $794,754 in federal funding to recruit new staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "Now more than ever, fire departments across Michigan need the resources to onboard first responders who will keep our communities safe," said Senator Peters, Ranking Me… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $880,791 in support for Fire Departments across Southeast Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Luna Pier Fire Department will receive $73,333 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Charter Township of Bloomfield Fire Department will receive $292,220 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Elk Township Fir… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Peters Statement on DeJoy Reversal of Some Changes Harming USPS Delivery

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today released the following statement after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced under pressure from Peters, Members of Congress and the public that he would reverse some recent changes that have disrupted mail service: "There is simply no excuse for why Postmaster General DeJoy began instituting changes that have severely disrupted service for Michiganders and people in… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Peters Secures Senate Oversight Hearing with Postmaster General DeJoy

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today released the following statement after he secured an oversight hearing Friday, August 21st at 9:00am with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on recent changes that have left Americans in Michigan and across the country struggling with delayed mail deliveries: "I am pleased to have secured an oversight hearing on Friday with Postmaster General DeJoy in order to address urgen… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Peters Leads Colleagues to Demand Answers from Postmaster General on Mail Service Delays

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today led the entire Senate Democratic caucus to demand answers from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on significant operational changes he directed that have caused serious delays for postal customers in Michigan and across the country. In a letter, the Senators called on DeJoy to testify before Congress and provide clear, transparent answers on service delays that have caus… Continue Reading


08.16.20

Peters Calls for Urgent Senate Hearing on Postal Service Changes and Delivery Delays

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today called for an urgent hearing on August 21 or as soon as possible on recent changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has directed that have left Americans in Michigan and across the country struggling with delayed mail deliveries. In a letter to Chairman Ron Johnson (WI), Peters pressed for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which has oversight of the… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Peters Statement on Reports of USPS Removing Mail Processing Machines & Postal Collection Boxes Across the Country

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement on reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has begun removing some mail processing machines and collection boxes from processing facilities and communities across the country, including in Michigan: "These reports are alarming and raise big red flags about what appears to be an ongoing effort to slow mail delivery. I will be delving… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $900,000 in Support for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced $965,909 for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Now more than ever, firefighters in Michigan are putting their personal health at risk to protect their neighbors' families, homes, and businesses," said Senator Peters. "I am pleased that this… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Peters & Tester Press Postal Service on Delivery Delays of Veterans’ Mail-Order Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Jon Tester (MT), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, are pressing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie on reports of veterans who have seen significant delays in receiving their prescription medication through the U.S. Postal Service. Peters has been leading the charge to demand answ… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Peters & Carper Introduce Bill to Block Harmful Changes that Impact USPS Delivery Service

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (DE) introduced legislation to protect the longstanding tradition of reliable delivery service at the U.S. Postal Service and block the new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, from making any abrupt operational changes that might harm service during the Coronavirus pandemic. Peters has been leading the charge to demand answers on recent operational changes t… Continue Reading

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