Press Releases

09.15.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act that Includes Urgently Needed Assistance for Flint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 95 to 3, which included their bipartisan agreement to help families in Flint and other communities across the country. The U.S. House of Representatives must now pass the legislation and send it to the President for his signature. The Stabenow-Peters agreement provides access to $100 million in funding to help repair Flint's dri… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Sen. Peters’ Statement on Memorandum of Understanding Reached with Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement on the new, long-term security assistance Memorandum of Understanding that was reached with Israel today: "The safety and security of Israel is in the national security interests of the United States, which is why I applaud the new long-term security assistance Memorandum of Understanding agreed upon today. Israel is America's strongest ally and a stalwart of democracy in a very troubled region. "When I met wit… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Peters, Stabenow Announce Fire Prevention Support for Bloomfield Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced support for the Bloomfield Township Fire Department. The Bloomfield Township Fire Department will receive $23,589 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. "It is critical that Michigan's firefighters are able to respond quickly and effectively during emergency situations," Senator Peters said. "This grant will provide first responders in Bloomf… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Peters, Stabenow Announce Fire Prevention Support for Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced support for the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan will receive $51,451 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. "It is essential that Michigan families address potentially harmful housing conditions that pose… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Sen. Peters’ Statement on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: "Fifteen years ago, our country was shaken to its core following the tragic terrorist attack that took the lives of 2,977 Americans. The pain and heartbreak that it caused for the victims' loved ones, our nation, and the entire world will never be forgotten. But the loss and sorrow of September 11 was met by the strength and reso… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Transportation Funding for Flint

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded support for the City of Flint from the Department of Transportation's Bus and Bus Facilitates Competitive Program. The Flint Mass Transportation Authority will receive $12,800,000 in funding for the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transit buses and a workforce development training program for mechanics and drivers. The grant will help with the purchase of approximately 23 new buses. "This exciting transpo… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Sens. Peters' Floor Remarks on Need to Pass WRDA, Act on Aid for Flint

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) spoke on the Senate Floor this morning on Senate consideration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes a bipartisan agreement that would provide aid to the City of Flint and other communities across the country dealing with water infrastructure issues. Click here to watch the video. "I rise to speak about the Water Resources Development Act, known as WRDA, which we are now considering and expect to vote on next week. … Continue Reading


09.07.16

Peters-Stabenow: Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Development Act that Includes Assistance for Flint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement after the Senate began consideration of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes their bipartisan Flint agreement: "We are pleased that after months of working with Republicans and Democrats, our bipartisan agreement to help Flint and other communities is now before the Senate as part of the Water Resources Development Act. We want to thank Chairman Inhofe and Ranking … Continue Reading


09.07.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce $3.7 Million Grant for Flint Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the City of Flint will receive $3,767,280 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. From February 2014 to February 2016, the City of Flint lost 33 firefighters. This funding will help restore all 33 firefighters and bring the total number of firefighters in the city to 91. "Families in Flint need our support and protection now… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Peters Takes #RideMI Motorcycle Tour Across Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) recently traveled 833 miles through 26 Michigan counties on his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour. Peters, an avid motorcycle rider, stopped in twelve counties over the course of the five-day tour, where he discussed his work to help grow Michigan's small businesses, bolster our manufacturing sector and expand critical infrastructure. Peters is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Co… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Day 5 #RideMI Motorcycle Tour: Peters Visits Sport Truck USA and Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater

COLDWATER, MI - On the fifth and final day of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour, U.S. Senator Gary Peters stopped in Coldwater to visit Sport Truck USA, an aftermarket suspension and off road product distributor. Peters, a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, highlighted the success of the company, which has grown from 60 workers to nearly 160 over the past six years. After touring their Tech Center, Truck Warehouse and Manufacturing Center, Peters drove an off road truc… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Middleville, Saugatuck Firefighters and First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $167,522 for Thornapple Township Emergency Services in Middleville to purchase self-contained breathing apparatuses and $21,143 for the Saugatuck Township Fire District for fire prevention resources. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program and the Fire Prevention and Safety program. "I am pleased that Thornapple Township Emergency Services and Saugat… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Inland Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $285,075 for the Inland Township Fire Department in Interlochen to purchase a new vehicle. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "I am pleased that the Inland Township Department will receive financial support to equip first responders with the tools needed to keep our communities safe from harm," said Senator Peters. "This new vehicle is another… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Fire Prevention Support for the City of Mt. Morris Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded support for the City of Mt. Morris Fire Department from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The City of Mt. Morris Fire Department will receive $51,363 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. "It is essential that both first responders and the communities they serve have the necessary resources to p… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Fire Prevention Support for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded support for three Southeast Michigan fire departments from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention & Safety program. The Farmington Hills Fire Department Safety Officers Association will receive $1,500,000, the City of Dearborn will receive $168,077, and the Trenton Fire Department will receive $16,310 for fire prevention projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire … Continue Reading


09.02.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Support for Two Oakland County Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded that two Oakland County fire departments have been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with hiring, recruitment and retention of firefighters. The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive $8,591,980, and the North Oakland County Fire Authority will receive $491,634 from FEMA's Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Oakland County familie… Continue Reading


09.02.16

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Support for Two Oakland County Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded that two Oakland County fire departments have been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with hiring, recruitment and retention of firefighters. The Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive $8,591,980, and the North Oakland County Fire Authority will receive $491,634 from FEMA's Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Oakland County familie… Continue Reading


09.01.16

Day 4 #RideMI Motorcycle Tour: Peters stops in Bloomingdale, Jones & Sturgis

STURGIS, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters began the fourth day of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour at Bloomingdale Communications in Van Buren County. Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, toured the company and met with employees to discuss their work to increase broadband access in Van Buren County, as well as his efforts in the Senate to help deploy broadband service to more communities. "Expanding broadband in rural areas leads to economic growth, stronge… Continue Reading


09.01.16

Peters Presents Family of WWII Veteran With Medals and Awards

CLARE, MI- U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) presented on Tuesday five medals and honors to the family of U.S. Army Sergeant Norman Ott, a World War II veteran. Ott, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, was a lifelong Michigan resident and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Peters' office helped secure the commendations after being contacted by Mr. Ott's family to ensure his contributions to our nation were properly honored. The awards presented included the Asiatic-Pacif… Continue Reading


09.01.16

Day 3 #RideMI Motorcycle Tour: Peters Stops in Big Rapids, Newaygo & Fennville

FENNVILLE, MI -U.S. Senator Gary Peters began day three of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour with a visit to Wolverine Worldwide in Big Rapids, where he joined Blake Krueger, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, in announcing a 16,000 square foot expansion of the facility. Wolverine Worldwide is an important manufacturer of footwear for the United States military and has recently seen an increase in contract awards to produce boots and dress shoes for America's servicemembers. Wolverine Wo… Continue Reading

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