Press Releases

04.20.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $1.1 million Investment for Veterans Housing in Detroit Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $1.1 million investment in the Detroit area to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. “Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to defend our country, and we must ensure they have our full support when they return home and b… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $184,396 Investment for Veterans Housing in Flint Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $184,396 investment in the Flint area to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. “Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to defend our country, and we must ensure they have our full support when they return home and begin t… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters Addresses Livonia and Greater Farmington Area Chambers of Commerce Breakfast

LIVONIA, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today addressed a breakfast hosted by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, where he highlighted his top priorities in the U.S. Senate, including supporting small businesses and job creation, and heard from business leaders about issues most concerning them. “Our small businesses lead the way in innovation and entrepreneurship, hire locally and contribute to our communities across Michigan,” said Senator Pe… Continue Reading


04.19.15

Peters Statement on the Passing of Alfred Taubman

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement on the passing of developer and philanthropist Alfred Taubman: "Al Taubman was a great leader, philanthropist, businessman and most importantly, a family man. He was a great builder, who constructed innovative buildings and businesses, but he also developed strong institutions and communities. Al’s dedication and passion for Michigan and its citizens will be missed. Colleen and I have his family in our though… Continue Reading


04.18.15

Peters Delivers Commencement Address at Alma College

Peters, an Alma Alum, Highlighted Importance of Service ALMA, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today delivered the commencement address at Alma College, his alma mater, where he addressed the graduating Class of 2015 by highlighting the work Alma College does to prepare graduates for the future and the importance of community service and involvement. Peters, a member of the Alma College Class of 1980, graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politic… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Peters Statement on the Passing of Senator Robert P. Griffin

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Griffin: “Michigan has lost a tremendous statesman and public servant in Robert P. Griffin. Whether in his work representing Michigan in Washington, in his leadership as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice or even in his military service, Robert P. Griffin represented the true values of public service. I am honored to hold his form… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Peters, Conyers, Dingell Meet with Detroit Entrepreneurs at USPTO Patent and Innovation Forum

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Reps. John Conyers (MI) and Debbie Dingell (MI) today met with local entrepreneurs and small business owners at a patent and innovation forum at the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Detroit. They were joined by Michelle Lee, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director, and A. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy USPTO Office in Detroit. During the forum, the parti… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Peters Cosponsors Legislation to Promote Investments in Short Line Railroads

Bill Extends Tax Credit to Support Infrastructure Investments and Economic Growth WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today announced that he is cosponsoring the bipartisan Short Line Railroad and Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015 to extend the Short Line Tax Credit, which helps small, local freight railroads maintain, upgrade and expand their railroad infrastructure. “Whether they are moving fin… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Members of Michigan Delegation Meet with Advocates to Address Issue of Untested Rape Kits

Wayne County Prosecutor, Michigan Women’s Foundation Leaders Seek Support to End Excessive Rape Kit Backlog WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) today met with Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor, Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, and Peg Tallet, Chief of Community Engagement for the Michigan Women’s Foundation to jointly address the thousands o… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Peters Applauds $200,000 Investment in Flint Veteran Business Outreach Center

Funding From Small Business Administration Will Assist Service Members in Starting Small Businesses in Michigan WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today applauded the announcement by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to fund 14 Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) across the country, including VetBiz Central Inc. in Flint. The $200,000 award to VetBiz Central Inc. will provide counseling, traini… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Peters Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act

Today Marks Equal Pay Day, Highlighting Wage Disparity between Men and Women WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) announced today that he is cosponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act to help give women in Michigan and across the country the tools they need to get equal pay for equal work. Today, April 14th marks Equal Pay Day, the date by which women have made up for the wage discrimination they suffered during the previous year. Women working full-time in the U.S. earn on average 7… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Peters, Gardner Call on Congress to Cut Wasteful Spending and Improve Government Efficiency

Peters, Gardner Legislation Would Save Taxpayer Dollars and Reduce the Deficit WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), today called on Congress to act swiftly to cut wasteful spending and improve government efficiency by eliminating duplicative federal programs. Last month, Peters and Gardner introduced the Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer Savings Resolution (COST Savings Resolution), which helps save taxpayer dollars and makes government more … Continue Reading


04.13.15

Peters, Stabenow Introduce Resolution Opposing Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced a Senate resolution urging the administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to build a permanent nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes Basin. The measure is a companion resolution to one introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) last week. "Canada's proposed nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron puts our Great Lakes at risk of radioactive contamination that could have devastating cons… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Peters Calls For Continued Funding to End Veteran Homelessness

Peters Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Supporting Veterans WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined 14 of his colleagues in calling for robust funding to support at-risk veterans and their families and end veteran homelessness. In a bipartisan letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Peters and his colleagues requested that the Supporting Services for Vete… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Peters Cosponsors Bill to Strengthen Monitoring and Enforcement of Trade Rules

Peters Leads Letter Urging Full Funding for the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) announced today that he is cosponsoring the Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement of U.S. rights under international and domestic trade rules. This legislation is critical to ensuring that U.S. workers, businesses, farmers, and ranchers can compete fairly and successfully in a global marketplace. “We need tougher enfor… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Peters, Rounds, Carper and Isakson Announce New Senate Payments Innovation Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today announced the formation of the bipartisan Senate Payments Innovation Caucus. The Senate Payments Innovation Caucus will explore new and innovative technologies in the payments industry and address issues concerning data security, consumer protection and electronic payments. “Electronic payments like credit cards and mobile transactions are driving economic growth in Michiga… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Peters Visits Genesys Health System, Discusses Growing Human Trafficking Problem in Michigan

Peters Introduced Legislation to Help Identify and Prevent Human Trafficking FLINT, MI -Today, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) spoke at Genesys Downtown Flint Health Center to discuss the growing human trafficking problem in Michigan and bipartisan legislation he introduced to better train health care professionals to recognize the signs of trafficking in their patients. Peters was joined by Dr. Alan Janssen, Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program at the Genesys Regional Medi… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Peters Cuts Ribbon on Triumph Gear Systems Building Expansion

Macomb Company Nearly Doubles its Manufacturing Floor Space, Plans to Hire 40 Additional Workers MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) joined Triumph Gear Systems in Macomb today for a ribbon cutting ceremony as the manufacturer and supplier for the aerospace industry opens a new building at its existing facility, nearly doubling its manufacturing floor space to 112,000 square feet. The Macomb facility currently employs 240 workers, and the expansion will allow the company … Continue Reading


04.01.15

Peters Tours Volunteers of America in Lansing

Peters Highlighted Legislation to Support Michigan Veterans and Servicemembers LANSING, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today visited Volunteers of America (VOA) in Lansing, where he saw firsthand the work VOA is doing to support Michigan’s homeless veterans. Peters also discussed his work on behalf of veterans and service members in the Senate, including a bill he cosponsored to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for veterans and bipartisan legislation he intr… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Peters Tours Fort Custer, Space for Potential Missile Defense Site

AUGUSTA, MI - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today toured the Fort Custer Training Center, where he was briefed on the latest activities and learned more about the potential site for the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency (MDA)’s new missile defense system. Fort Custer is a finalist among three locations nationwide to host the MDA’s next missile defense system, and if selected, the project would bring over 2,000 jobs to Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties and boost economic productivity i… Continue Reading

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