Press Releases

08.21.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $765,000 for Detroit River and Rouge River Habitat Restoration

WASHINGTON, DC - Michigan’s U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, 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). “Michigan’s economic strength depends on the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, including our multi-billion dollar fishing, boating and outdoor recreation industries,” said Sen… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Peters Cosponsors Bill Closing Tax Loopholes for Large Oil Companies

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has cosponsored the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which repeals tax subsidies for the “Big 5” oil companies and raises $22 billion in savings towards deficit reduction over 10 years. The nation's five largest oil companies - BP, Exxon, Shell, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips - took home nearly $1 trillion in profits over the past decade, including $90 billion in 2014, with only a small percentage of those earnings going toward … Continue Reading


08.21.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $140,000 for Firefighters in Allen Township

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Allen Township Fire Department will receive $139,224 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. Grant projects will help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. “When they enter emergency situatio… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $18,000 for Firefighters in Oceana County

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue will receive $17,953 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. Grant projects will help fund training programs, update equipment and facilities and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. “When they enter emergency sit… Continue Reading


08.21.15

Peters, Stabenow Applaud Assistance for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded that the City of Dearborn, the Waterford Regional Fire Department and the Lincoln Park Fire Department will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to support local operations and safety improvements. The City of Dearborn will receive $995,572; the Waterford Regional Fire Department will receive $199,114; and the Lincoln Park Fire Department wil… Continue Reading


08.20.15

Peters Cosponsors Bill Supporting Michigan Craft Beverage Industries

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has cosponsored the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, a bipartisan bill that would support craft beverage makers by reducing excise taxes, compliance burdens and regulations for brewers, cider makers, vintners, and distillers. This legislation includes measures from a bill Senator Peters introduced earlier this year reducing excise taxes on small distilleries. “Michigan is home to some of the best brews, win… Continue Reading


08.19.15

Peters Tours Cherry Capital Foods as Part of “Startup Week Across America”

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, toured Cherry Capital Foods in Traverse City today and met with entrepreneurs as part of “Startup Week Across America.” While there, Peters highlighted the importance of supporting startup small businesses and joined Northern Michigan entrepreneurs for a roundtable discussion on how to best foster innovation and entrepreneurship. “Startup companies are taking root in commun… Continue Reading


08.18.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $4 Million Grant for University of Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow 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). “The University of Michigan has been a worldwide leader in research and development, pioneering innova… Continue Reading


08.17.15

Peters Joins Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has joined the Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, a bicameral and bipartisan caucus that encourages Americans to increase their savings, plan ahead for retirement and protect their financial and retirement security. "Americans of all ages need the knowledge and tools to make smart financial decisions that will ensure their future economic success and security," said Senator Peters. "Whether it is op… Continue Reading


08.14.15

Peters, Stabenow Celebrate 80th Anniversary of Social Security

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced today that they have cosponsored a resolution commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which established the Social Security program that provides elderly and disabled Americans, and their spouses and children, with a financial safety net. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. “Social Security has helped reduce poverty and provide financial secur… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Peters Cosponsors CECIL Animal Trophies Act

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has cosponsored legislation to prevent increased sport hunting of animals that may already be in danger of becoming extinct but not already granted protection by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), such as the African lion. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act, would extend the import and export protections of the ESA to those animals that are proposed to be ESA-listed. “Th… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce More than $1.1 Million for Three Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, DC - Michigan Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $1,106,116 for three fire departments in Southeast Michigan. This support, which is awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety programs, will go to the Detroit Fire Department, Dearborn Fire Department, and Lyon Township Fire Department. “When emergencies strike, it is our first responders that are on the front lines protecti… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Investment in MBS International Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $748,175 grant for MBS International Airport in Bay County from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, the area of the airport where planes are parked. “Ensuring that Michigan airports have updated infrastructure is important for securing safe air travel,” Senator Peters said. “I am pleased to announce this investment in MBS International Air… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Investment in Delta County Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $476,900 grant for Delta County Airport in Escanaba from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, acquire a handicap passenger lift device, and update markings on two taxiways. “Many travelers rely on Delta County Airport for safe travel to and from the Upper Peninsula,” Senator Peters said. “I am pleased to announce this funding, which will make important in… Continue Reading


08.13.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Battle Creek Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $96,330 for the Battle Creek Fire Department in Calhoun County. This grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. “It is vital that first responders have the necessary equipment to protect themselves when responding to emergency situations,” Senator Peters said. “I applaud this funding, which will help ensure that Battle Creek firefighters have the re… Continue Reading


08.12.15

Peters Cosponsors Legislation to Reform Application Process for Student Aid

WASHINGTON DC— U.S. Senator Gary Peters today announced that he has cosponsored the Simplifying Financial Aid for Students Act of 2015 to streamline the federal financial aid application process and reform the eligibility requirements for federal student loans to ensure more students have the opportunity to attend college. “Higher education increases economic opportunity and provides a pathway to the middle class for young people across Michigan and the nation,” said Senator Peters. “I am pr… Continue Reading


08.12.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce Grant to Protect Coastal Land in Petoskey

WASHINGTON, DC - Michigan’s U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $205,000 grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to acquire 6.32 acres of coastal dune and shoreline habitat to be added the Petoskey State Park for conservation and public use. “The Great Lakes are a vital part of Michigan’s tourism industry and economy, and we must ensure that these treasured natural resources are protected for recrea… Continue Reading


08.11.15

Peters Cosponsors Legislation to Combat Global Violence Against Women and Girls

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has cosponsored the bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) to focus on reducing violence against women and girls around the world. “Nearly one out of every three women around the world is a victim of violence, which contributes to political instability, stifles economic development and destabilizes communities,” said Senator Peters. “Not only is this violence a critical human rights issue, it is a nati… Continue Reading


08.11.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Cherry Capital Airport

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced $1,475,900 for Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City. The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the airport construct a taxiway, rehabilitate its runway and install additional markings to help prevent accidents. “Many travelers rely on Cherry Capital Airport for travel to and from Northern Michigan for both business and tourism,” Peters said. “This funding will ensure that the ne… Continue Reading


08.10.15

Peters Tours Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, Discusses Bill Supporting Small Breweries

MARQUETTE, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today toured Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette and highlighted legislation he has cosponsored that would reduce excise taxes for small breweries. The Small BREW Act supports small breweries by dropping the tax rate per barrel from $7.00 to $3.50 for the first 60,000 barrels a brewery produces. It would then save small breweries an additional $2.00 on every barrel until they hit 2 million barrels. “Michigan is home to over 150 breweries and some of t… Continue Reading

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