Gary Peters

Sen. Peters stresses need for action in Michigan on PFAS during hearing at MSU

BY: and - August 2, 2022

With 224 sites in Michigan, including several military bases, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters called on federal authorities to be more responsive to addressing community concerns over contamination by toxic “forever chemicals.” “Many communities have been waiting far too long for any kind of meaningful action,” Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) said Monday during a hearing at Michigan […]

Whitmer calls U.S. Senate passage of chips shortage measure a win for Michigan

BY: - July 27, 2022

After the U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed legislation tackling the semiconductor chips shortage, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared her support and called the bipartisan decision “a win for Michigan’s workers, manufacturers, and consumers.” “This game-changing bill will make once-in-a-generation investments to set up the United States for decades of economic growth by bringing this vital supply […]

Detroit mayor: 2020 U.S. Census effort carried out ‘systemic racism’

BY: - July 26, 2022

During a U.S. Senate field hearing held at Wayne County Community College on Monday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan charged that the federal government engaged in “systemic racism” during the GOP Trump administration-led 2020 U.S. Census process. He argued that Detroit has been undercounted by 50,000 people and continued his call for a wide-ranging appeal. “It […]

Senate passes postal reform bill, sending it to Biden’s desk

BY: - March 11, 2022

Following overwhelming bipartisan support of legislation to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in the House last month, the U.S.Senate on Tuesday gave similar support to a companion measure put forth by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.).  The 79-19 vote sends the measure to President Biden for his signature. The major overhaul of the […]

White House allows Ukrainian nationals to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation

BY: - March 5, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is granting Temporary Protected Status that will shield Ukrainian nationals living in the United States from deportation, following pressure from members of Congress. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries,” […]

Peters postal reform bill and efforts to remove Postmaster DeJoy remain stalled

BY: - February 25, 2022

Despite overwhelming passage in the U.S. House of Representatives, legislation that would overhaul the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) remains hung up on a technicality in the Senate. Meanwhile, efforts also are stalled from progressives to remove Postmaster Louis DeJoy, a Trump appointee who purposely brought about changes that slowed mail service — including removing 671 […]

Biden nominates Stephanie Dawkins Davis to federal appeals bench

BY: - February 3, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated Stephanie Dawkins Davis to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Davis would be the first African-American woman from Michigan, and the second African-American woman in history, to serve on the Sixth Circuit. Davis was nominated by former President Donald […]

‘We thought that we would die’: Lawmakers probe painful Jan. 6 memories

BY: - January 6, 2022

Democrats in Congress marked the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday recounting the terror they experienced first-hand — and argued that it gives them even more reason to pursue voting rights legislation. They remembered the desperate scramble to hang on to the boxes that held the presidential vote tally, the rush […]

Stabenow and Peters urge Dem leaders to pass semiconductor manufacturing funding

BY: - December 6, 2021

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) wrote a letter Thursday to Democratic congressional leaders urging them to keep provisions supporting semiconductor manufacturing in the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and to pass the bill through the U.S. House.  The continuous shortage has plagued the U.S automotive industry throughout 2021, […]

Striking Kellogg workers get letters of support from Stabenow, Peters and other Dem senators

BY: - November 3, 2021

It’s almost been a month since the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) went on strike against Kellogg to protest benefit cuts and the two-tier wage system under which newer employees are paid for less than their colleagues. That includes 325 BCTGM workers in Battle Creek, who went on strike at […]

Kids often struggle with money matters. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.

BY: - October 4, 2021

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) alongside U.S. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) introduced a bill last week that would boost financial literacy in high school students by establishing a pilot program where students will be given an initial deposit and subsequent opportunities to have a set amount of their continued savings matched.  The bipartisan bill, the […]

Peters plans to go to Hell and back, touting voting rights, COVID relief funds 

BY: - August 24, 2021

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) does believe there’s a chance in hell that Congress passes sweeping voting rights legislation that could blunt state Republican efforts across the country to restrict ballot access. Peters kicked off his annual statewide motorcycle tour Monday in Hell, a small Livingston County town about 25 miles northwest of Ann […]