Press Releases

04.22.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Saugatuck Township Fire District

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $137,620 for the Saugatuck Township Fire District in Allegan County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe,” said Stabenow. “These new resources will help our fire departments buy the equipment th… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Mount Forest Township Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $132,667 for the Mount Forest Township Volunteer Fire Department in Bay County. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe,” said Stabenow. “These new resources will help the Mount Forest Fire Departme… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Mackinac Island Fire Department

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $20,477 for the Mackinac Island Fire Department. This grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families, homes, and communities safe,” said Stabenow. “These new resources will help the Mackinac Island Fire Department buy the equipment they ne… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Peters’ Bill to Help Identify and Prevent Human Trafficking Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The bipartisan bill to help identify and prevent human trafficking introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Bill Cassidy (LA) passed the Senate today as part of a broader package of human trafficking legislation. The Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Centers Act of 2015 will establish a pilot program to better train health care professionals to recognize the signs of trafficking in their patients. “Human trafficking is a serious problem in Michigan, and… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Peters Statement on Deployment of 127th Wing at Selfridge to Support Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement after it was announced that approximately 350 Airmen from the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and twelve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft have deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to eliminate ISIS: “The brave men and women in the National Guard always stand ready to serve and defend our nation against those wishing to do us har… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Small Business Lending

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced he has introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s main lending program, the 7(a) loan program, can continue to meet the increasing small business demand for loans. In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for 7(a) loans, from $15.2 billion in FY2012 to $19.2 billion in FY2014, including $1.2 billion in lending to ov… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $34,241 Investment for Veterans Housing in Upper Peninsula

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $34,241 investment in the Upper Peninsula 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 beg… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $99,691 Investment for Veterans Housing in Lansing Area

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced today a $99,691 investment in the Lansing 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 … Continue Reading


04.20.15

Peters, Stabenow Announce $235,635 Investment for Veterans Housing in West Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $235,635 investment in West Michigan 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 th… Continue Reading


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

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