Press Releases

06.23.17

Peters Statement on Silver Carp Discovery Near Lake Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement regarding an announcement from the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee that a silver carp has been discovered in Illinois, within nine miles from Lake Michigan and beyond an electric barrier designed to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes basin: "We know how serious of a threat invasive species like Asian carp are to the Great Lakes ecosystem … Continue Reading


06.23.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Macomb County Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $346,364 for the St. Clair Shores, Roseville and Eastpointe Fire Departments to purchase new handheld, vehicle and headset radios to meet the latest standards for emergency communications equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "The St. Clair Shores, Roseville and Eastpointe Fire Departments work closely together to protect our homes, our… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Cherry Grove Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $57,519 for the Cherry Grove Fire Department to purchase chest compression systems and upgrade their air packs. The chest compression system will help free up the department's medical team to treat more patients, which is especially valuable in rural areas where the nearest hospital can be 30 minutes away. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Ch… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Peters Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Boost Small Business Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced he has introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for small businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act will expand efforts to train SBDC employees to become certified in cyber strategy counseling. Peters introduced the legislation in the Senate with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee, John Kennedy (R-LA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-I… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Peters Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement on the recently released Senate Republican draft health care bill: "Senate Republicans wrote this bill in secret and without any input from their Democratic colleagues or the public, and now they are rushing to pass it next week without any hearings or sufficient opportunities for input from the American people and health care experts. While I'm still reviewing the details of the bill, it appears similar to the Hou… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Peters, Stabenow Introduce Legislation Demanding Administration Release Report on Asian Carp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today introduced the Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which will require the Trump Administration to release the Brandon Road Study within seven days of the bill's enactment. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam study will provide important guidance on how best to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and is an important hurdle before further action can be taken. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Tas… Continue Reading


06.20.17

Peters Visits Latvia, Lithuania to Discuss NATO Mission in the Baltic Region

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, recently visited Latvia and Lithuania to discuss the U.S. European Command mission and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) activity in the Baltic region in the midst of continued Russian aggression. During the trip, Peters also met with soldiers and airmen from Michigan's Army National Guard and Air National Guard, who participated in Operation Saber Strike - an annual jo… Continue Reading


06.19.17

Peters Recognizes Juneteenth Independence Day

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement in recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day, which is celebrated each year on June 19th to recognize the day that African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their emancipation: "Today marks Juneteenth Independence Day, the day when the last remaining slaves were finally given the news that they were free, nearly three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. As we observe Juneteenth,… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Peters Floor Remarks on Vote in Support of Sanctions against Iran and Russia

Peters: "I know the people of Iran want to play a productive role in the world and I believe that pressure provided by additional sanctions for destabilizing activity can improve the behavior of the Iranian regime." Peters: "Russia is not our friend, the Russian government has conducted an information warfare campaign against our country and sought to undermine our democratic process." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the S… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Peters Statement in Support of Congressional Sanctions on Russia & Iran

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement after passage of legislation Peters cosponsored to expand sanctions on Iran. Included in the legislation is an amendment to impose new sanctions on Russia and allow Congress to review any efforts by the Trump Administration to ease Russian sanctions. "Russia must answer for its extensive efforts to undermine the fundamental tenets of our democracy and their direct threats to our NATO and European allies. This … Continue Reading


06.14.17

Peters Highlights Michigan Innovation & Leadership on Self-Driving Vehicles at Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and co-founder of the bipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus, today introduced John Maddox, President and CEO of the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at a Commerce Committee hearing on self-driving vehicle technology. Earlier this year, Peters announced a joint, bipartisan effort with Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune to craft legislation to advance the development and deployment… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Senators Release Bipartisan Principles for Self-Driving Vehicles Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today released principles for bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles in advance of tomorrow's Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing, "Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles." The hearing will explore automated vehicle technology and hurdles for testing and deployment in the United States. "Self-driving vehicles will not only dramatically change how we get from place t… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Peters, Stabenow, Upton Announce that President Will Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Fred Upton today announced that President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan on July 31, 2017. This follows legislation passed by Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Upton to make then-Private First Class McCloughan eligible for our nation's highest military honor. Their legislation passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and was sign… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $200,000 for Three Land and Water Conservation Projects in Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $222,800 in federal funding, which will be matched by private investments, to support land and water conservation projects throughout Michigan. The funding is provided by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund State & Local Assistance Program. Livingston County will receive $86,000 to develop trails, sport… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Peters Floor Remarks on Urgent Need to Upgrade Soo Locks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Gary Peters spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about legislation he has introduced with Senator Debbie Stabenow and other Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation to authorize funding for construction of another Poe-sized lock at the Soo Locks. Watch his remarks here. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: "Mr. President, I rise today to speak about legislation that I introduced with my colleague from Michigan, Senator Stabenow, to authorize… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Call for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow joined a bipartisan group of 25 senators in a letter calling for robust funding for the National Sea Grant College Program, which President Trump proposed to eliminate in his fiscal year 2018 budget. The National Sea Grant College Program provides vital support to local businesses and is a crucial resource for Michigan's coastal communities. "We urge you to reject the administration's proposed elimination of the National Sea Grant C… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Peters, Capito Reintroduce Bill to Help Prevent Diabetes in Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act to improve health outcomes for individuals at risk for diabetes and save long-term costs for Medicare. Under current law, Medicare will only cover medical nutrition therapy services for individuals already diagnosed with diabetes or renal disease. This bipartisan legislation would extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services for Americans wit… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Peters, Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act

Washington D.C.- U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, Sandy Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dan Kildee, Mike Bishop, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, and Paul Mitchell today introduced the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act. The legislation authorizes the necessary level of funding to construct another Poe-sized lock. Introduction of this legislation comes just days after seven Members of Michigan's Congression… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Wyoming Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $45,644 for the Wyoming Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Families in Wyoming rely on firefighters to protect their homes, businesses, families and their personal safety from potential hazards," said Senator Peters. "We must support our firefighters and first responders with the equipment to help th… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Green Oak Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $206,757 for the Green Oak Township Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Families in Green Oak Township rely on firefighters to protect their homes, businesses, families and their personal safety from potential hazards," said Senator Peters. "This funding will help firefighters and first responders imp… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 87