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U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill, with more than $8B going to Michigan

BY: and - August 10, 2021

The U.S. Senate passed 69-30 on Tuesday a sweeping bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, a milestone for one of President Joe Biden’s priorities after months of negotiation. Biden proposed an infrastructure plan in March that would have topped $2 trillion. A bipartisan group of senators led by Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), and Kyrsten Sinema, (D-Ariz.), worked […]

Mich. senators tout bipartisan infrastructure bill for big boosts to Great Lakes, roads, broadband

BY: - August 9, 2021

As the Senate gears up to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, Michigan’s senators say it would be a big shot in the arm for Great Lakes restoration efforts, broadband access, roads, bridges, highways and electric vehicle expansion.  The legislation, which the Senate is expected to vote on this week, also comes as the […]

‘There will never be another Carl Levin’: Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator dies at 87

BY: - July 30, 2021

Updated, 3:43 p.m., 7/30/21 with comments from President Biden Carl Levin, former Detroit City Council member and U.S. senator, died Thursday at 87. The cause of death is not known. The Levin Center at Wayne State University issued a statement, saying, “With great sadness and heavy hearts, the [center and family] announce the passing of […]

Stabenow, Peters say Selfridge will remain a ‘key’ national security site 

BY: - July 28, 2021

Michigan U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) announced Wednesday that they have secured a commitment from the U.S. Department of Defense that “ensures the military’s commitment to Selfridge Air National Guard Base as a key facility to our national security.”  A letter to them by John Roth, acting United States secretary […]

As earmarks return, Michigan senators request $65M for projects across state

BY: - July 9, 2021

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) requested a joint total of over $65 million of “congressionally directed spending” be inserted into appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund numerous projects across the state of Michigan.  The Energy and Water Development subcommittee had the first deadline for earmark […]

Stabenow touts child tax credit boost as ‘tax cut for working people’

BY: - July 8, 2021

Starting next week, many Michigan families will receive monthly payments from the federal government through the new child tax credit expansion, benefiting nearly 2 million children in the state. During a press conference in Lansing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) laid out the changes to the existing Child […]

COMMENTARY

Francisco Ramirez: We can’t wait for the DREAM Act any longer

BY: - June 30, 2021

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on our history as a nation founded upon immigration and appreciate how immigrants enrich the state of Michigan and the rest of the country. This year’s Immigrant Heritage Month includes an important anniversary that reminds us of the significant […]

Coalition seeks federal wilderness protection for 4 U.P. areas totaling 51k acres

BY: - June 28, 2021

A wide-ranging coalition of 61 state and regional organizations (and counting) are teaming up to protect four tracts of Upper Peninsula land under federal wilderness designations. The coalition, called “Keep the U.P. Wild,” is seeking the highest level of wilderness protection for the Trap Hills, the Ehlco Area, Norwich Plains and a 2,000-acre addition to […]

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

BY: - June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger federal cleanup standards. In addition, two Democratic senators from Michigan, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, introduced legislation that would put additional obligations on the Pentagon to initiate cleanup at military bases. […]

Selfridge’s F-35 fighter plane bid grounded again 

BY: - June 4, 2021

The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it has selected a site in Arkansas over Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County and several other candidates for its planned international F-35 training center. Ebbing Air National Guard Base has been chosen to house up to 36 F-35 fighter planes at its base. The news […]

Senate GOP filibuster blocks bipartisan commission to probe U.S. Capitol insurrection

BY: - May 28, 2021

Updated, 1:51 p.m. with comments from Peters WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and during the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack at the U.S. Capitol. Legislation to form an investigatory panel into that attack passed the House of Representatives […]

Stabenow, Tlaib highlight need for more behavioral health clinics amid COVID-19 pandemic 

BY: - April 2, 2021

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and advocates said Thursday that more certified behavioral health clinics are needed in underserved communities. The Capitol Hill lawmakers said the need for services provided by these facilities has increased during the coronavirus pandemic.  “The COVID-19 crisis has shown a spotlight on the urgent […]