Saturday - February 22, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 47 items )  

Dingell Bill to Address PFAS Contamination Heads to House Floor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, bipartisan legislation to address PFAS contamination by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) cleared a key hurdle by passing the House Energy and Commerce Committee and now heads to the House Floor for consideration. The Committee passed Dingell's PFAS Action Act which lists select PFAS chemicals - PFOA and PFOS - as hazardous substances within one year under the Superfund program to direct federal  more

House Administration Committee Issues Testimony From Rep. Stevens at Member Day Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The House Administration Committee issued the following testimony by Rep. Haley M. Stevens, D-Michigan, at the Member Day Hearing on support for the mission and work of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: "Thanks to the Committee on House Administration for hosting this Member Day Hearing. I would like to use this opportunity to voice my strong support for the mission and work of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. "After sending a l  more

House Passes Rep. Huizenga Legislation to Help Victims of Fraud Recover Losses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4344, The Investor Protection and Capital Markets Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) introduced with Congressman Ben McAdams (D-UT). H.R. 4344 will help the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hold criminals accountable and help Main Street investors who are victims of fraud recover their losses. This importa  more

Peters, Capito Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Diabetes and Reduce Health Care Costs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation that aims to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs for individuals at risk for diabetes and save long-term care costs for Medicare. The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act would extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to Americans with pre-diabetes and risk factors f  more

Peters, Stabenow Announce $4.3 Million Federal Grant for Flint Mass Transportation Authority
FLINT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will go Towards Upgrading Flint's Bus System * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a $4.3 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.   more

Peters, Stabenow Announce $8.49 Million Federal Grant for Detroit Department of Transportation
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will go Towards Upgrading Detroit's Bus System * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive a $8.49 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Pr  more

Ranking Member Stabenow, Chairman Grijalva Call for Investigation Into Grant Used to Weaken Protections for the Tongass National Forest
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Press report suggests the Forest Service awarded a grant to the State of Alaska, which allocated some of the funds to the timber industry in order to support exempting the Tongass from the Roadless Rule * * * U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition,  more

Rep. Dingell Amendment to Protect Great Lakes Region From Nuclear Waste Clears Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bipartisan amendment introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) expressing the sense of Congress that the governments of the United States and Canada should not allow permanent or long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel or other radioactive waste near the Great Lakes. Currently, Canada is exploring the crea  more

Rep. Dingell Leads Strong Legislation to Rapidly Move to 100% Clean Energy Economy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) co-led the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 to set a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States' economy. Representatives A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) led the introduction. Dingell, Representatives Deb Haaland (D-NM), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Paul Tonko (D-NY) an  more

Rep. Huizenga Stands Up for Michigan Farmers, Joins Bipartisan Effort to Hold Imported Ag Accountable
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American farmers and growers. Currently, laws addressing anti-dumping and countervailing duties measure injury based on national, year-round totals. This full-year orientat  more

Rep. Kildee Announces $4.3 Million Federal Grant for Flint Mass Transportation Authority
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant Will Support Purchase of New Buses * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority will receive a $4.3 million federal grant to refurbish their current fleet of buses and purchase new buses. The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, through the U.S. Department of Tran  more

Rep. Kildee Probe EPA on Protecting Michigan Waters From PFAS Chemical Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Kildee, Others Seek Information on the Status of PFAS Chemical Safeguards * * * Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and Co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force, and Chairman Harley Rouda (CA-48) yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler seeking information and documents concerni  more

Rep. Kildee to Host Telephone Town Hall on Cost of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) will host a live telephone town hall on Monday, November 18, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. On the call, representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will join Congressman Kildee to discuss recent action in the U.S. House of Representatives to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Michigan families and seniors. Michiganders are paying too much   more

Rep. Levin Amendment to Help Protect Health Care and Social Service Workers From Workplace Violence Passes House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: An amendment authored by Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, that would ensure that health care and social service workers know their right to report workplace violence free from retaliation passed the House today. The amendment was added to H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. "Health care and social service w  more

Rep. Levin: 107 House Democrats Rebuke State Department Reversal on Israeli Settlements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) last night led a letter signed by 107 House Democrats rebuking the State Department's decision to reverse decades of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The letter reads: "In ignoring international law, this administration has undermined America's moral standing and sent a dangerous message to those who do not share our values: human rights   more

Rep. Mitchell Issues Statement on Voting Against Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Michigan, issued the following statement on Further Continuing Appropriations Act: "Earlier this year, Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed into law a two-year budget deal that set overall spending levels. "Rather than passing a patchwork of stopgap measures, I encourage my colleagues to work together and pass full-year appropriations bills."  more

Rep. Slotkin Votes to Give Military 3.1% Pay Raise, Extend Funding for Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) voted to pass a continuing resolution to provide a 3.1% pay raise for our armed forces, and extend funding for Community Health Centers whose funding was set to expire on November 21. The House-passed continuing resolution funds the government through December 20, and was passed in response to the Senate's delays in passing a timely appropriations package. Slotkin toured   more

Rep. Stevens Advocates for Sustainable Manufacturing, Clean Transportation, and Clean Energy in Letter to Select Committee on Climate Crisis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Thursday, Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11) submitted written testimony to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to outline several of her environmental priorities as the Select Committee crafts policy proposals to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and ensure our communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change. In her written testimony, Rep. Stevens discussed her support for greater production o  more

Rep. Stevens Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Invest in Aeronautics Research
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: This week, the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Technology Chairwoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) and Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS-01) introduced the Aeronautics Innovation Act to provide the necessary continuity and budget stability for U.S. aeronautics research through administration change and political shifts in Congress. The U.S. has long been a leader in the aerospace sector, and the state of M  more

Rep. Stevens Issues Statement on America Recycles Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following statement in celebration of America Recycles Day: "Since hearing from municipal leaders in my district about the challenges of maintaining local recycling programs, I have advocated for the federal government to lead the creation of a national recycling infrastructure to address our recycling crisis. "I strongly believe that the federal government must do more to help state and local governments deal with the costs an  more

Rep. Stevens Votes to Save $336 Million in Highway Funding for Michigan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11) voted to pass a continuing resolution to extend government funding through December 20th, keeping the government open, providing much-needed budget certainty, and ensuring funding for critical budget priorities. In addition to extending funding for critical public health programs, the continuing resolution also allows for a 3.1% the pay raise for our armed forces and   more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill to Repeal Controversial Opportunity Zones
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced legislation to repeal controversial opportunity zones from the United States tax code. The legislation comes after investigative journalists have found political favoring within the selection of opportunity zones to benefit wealthy individuals and their developments. Congresswoman Tlaib has also asked for the House to take up investigations into the designatio  more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement on Passage of Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted by voice to advance the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (H.R. 2699): The NWPAA would restart the long-stalled process of licensing the repository at Yucca Mountain. Upton is an original cosponsor of the legislation. Upton and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) also offered a bipartisan amendment to the bill, which expressed a sense of congress to disallow the  more

Rep. Upton Presents Purple Heart to Vietnam Veteran Philip Damico
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Sunday presented a Purple Heart Medal to U.S. Army Specialist Philip Damico of Benton Harbor, Mich. Damico was drafted in 1967 and served in the Army in Vietnam until 1969 when he was injured by an explosive. "It was such an honor to share this moment with a Patriot and a real American hero - Philip Damico, as well as several members of his family," Upton sai  more

Rep. Upton: Lives are at Stake. Let's Stop Playing Politics With Pipelines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - During full committee markup, Upton encourages bipartisan deal on pipeline safety * * * Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a full committee markup, expressing his disappointment in the new PHMSA reauthorization bill that Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman DeFazio and Chairman Pallone just released late Friday night. Rema  more

Reps. Foxx, Walberg Issue Statement in Support of NLRB Review, Evaluation of Its Ethical Standards
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following joint statement With Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, in support of the National Labor Relations Board's review and evaluation of its ethical standards: "We applaud Chairman Ring and the NLRB for their comprehensive efforts to review, evaluate, and uphold the ethical standards and procedures required within the agency. "This extensive assessment w  more

Reps. Garcia, Tlaib Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers From Market Manipulation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL-04) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced the Protecting Consumers from Market Manipulation Act, a bill to limit the revenue that large non-financial companies can derive from financial activity. The Protecting Consumers from Market Manipulation Act restricts big tech's involvement in banking, and guards against banks' ability to manipulate the price of comm  more

Reps. Upton, DeGette Call for Ideas on Cures 2.0
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Next effort of 21st Century Cures will look to modernize coverage and access to life-saving cures * * * U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released their initial vision for their landmark Cures 2.0 legislation and issued a call to action for ideas and other feedback. The first installment of 21st Century Cures was signed into law nearly three years ago, and alrea  more

Reps. Walden, Upton Issue Statement Slamming Democrats Putting Politics Over Pipeline Safety
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Energy, slamming Democrats for putting politics over pipeline safety: "Democrats are putting politics over the safety of Americans. It's that simple. "This partisan bill upends months of negotiations, is loaded with unworkable policy, and has zero chance of  more

Reps. Waters, Tlaib, Pressley Blast HUD for Ignoring Low-Income Tenants Seeking to Save Their Homes
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to express concerns regarding the agency's proposed National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) demonstrat  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement at Hearing on Unprecedented Migration at U.S. Southern Border
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Ranking Member Gary C. Peters, D-Michigan, at a hearing entitled "Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Year in Review": "I'm proud to say that, over the past year, our committee has been able to come together on a bipartisan basis to examine the migration and humanitarian challenges at our borders. "We have found compromise and passed commonsense legislat  more

Sen. Peters, Colleagues Request Fair Labor Protections for Federal Employees in FY 2020 Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led 43 of his colleagues in a letter requesting that Senate leadership and appropriations conferees include provisions to protect federal employees' collective bargaining rights in any appropriations l  more

Sen. Peters: Michigan Delegation Announces Detroit Will Host National Guard Association of U.S. Annual Conference in 2024
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Members of Michigan Congressional Delegation Supported National Guard Association of Michigan's Bid to Host General Conference and Exhibition * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Representatives Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) alongside members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today announced that Detroit will host the 146th Annual National Guard Associ  more

Sen. Stabenow Announces New Investments to Expand Health Care in the Upper Peninsula
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Two new grants, funded in the 2018 Farm Bill, will provide telemedicine resources to treat opioid addiction and improve cancer detection in UP rural communities * * * U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced nearly $600,000 in new funding to expand access to health care through new telemedicine resources   more

Senate Passes Peters Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity Coordination With State, Local Governments
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rob Portman (R-OH), to promote stronger cybersecurity coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and state and local governments. The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act would encourage n  more

Senate Passes Peters, Ernst Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Blue Star Mothers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Resolution Designates February 1, 2020 as Blue Star Mothers Day * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) applauded Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution they introduced designating February 1, 2020 as Blue Star Mothers Day. This day of recognition honors the many sacrifices and contributions mothers of servicemembers make for our troops and celebrates the 78th anniversary o  more

Sens. Peters, Hassan, Schumer Raise Concerns Over Funding Shortfall to State, Local Cybersecurity Support
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Letter Follows Outreach From New Hampshire's Information Technology Commissioner About Department of Homeland Security Proposed Budget * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Senate Democratic L  more

Slotkin Urges Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans, Connect Them With Service Dogs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, alongside a bipartisan group of members, veterans and their service dogs, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) urged the House to pass a bipartisan bill to help connect veterans with service dogs in their communities. Slotkin co-led the introduction of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act in October, a bill that would create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) to support non-pr  more

Slotkin, Lansing Mayor Schor, Lugnuts Oppose Major League Baseball's Move to Cut Minor League Teams
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Slotkin Sends Bipartisan Letter Calling for MLB to Abandon Harmful Reorganization Effort * * * U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, and Tom Dickson, owner of the Lansing Lugnuts, called on Major League Baseball to reverse its decision to eliminate 42 Minor League Baseball teams. Following reports of MLB's decision, Slotkin sent a letter with a bipartisan group of 104 memb  more

Stabenow, Baldwin, Capito, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down Nn Trade Cheating
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Play by the Rules Act Holds China Accountable for Ignoring Trade Rules and Harming American Workers and Businesses * * * U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the bipartisan Play by the Rules Act to crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China. "Our trade enforcement l  more

Stabenow, Peters Announce $10 Million Federal Grant for Willow Run Airport
YPSILANTI, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Go Towards Reconstructing the Willow Run Airport Runway * * * U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Willow Run Airport will receive a $10 million federal grant to reconstruct its runway. This funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). "Investing in Michigan's airports prote  more

Stabenow, Peters Announce $4.3 Million Federal Grant for Flint Mass Transportation Authority
FLINT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will go Towards Upgrading Flint's Bus System * * * U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a $4.3 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Progr  more

Stabenow, Peters Announce $8 Million in Federal Grants for West Michigan Airports
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Go Towards Improving Gerald R. Ford International Airport and West Michigan Regional Airport * * * U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Gerald R. Ford International Airport will receive a $5 million federal grant and West Michigan Regional Airport will receive a $3 million federal grant from the Federal Aviation Administration's   more

Stabenow, Peters Announce $8.49 Million Federal Grant for Detroit Transportation Department
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will receive a $8.49 million federal grant to purchase new buses, equipment and upgrade bus stations. This funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "A reliable public transportation system is a critical part  more

Stabenow, Portman Introduce RECYCLE Act to Improve Recycling
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced new legislation - S. 2941, the RECYCLE Act - to create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate households and consumers about their residential and community recycling programs. This legislation will help increase recycling rates and reduce contamination in the recycling stream. U.  more

Stabenow, Shaheen, Democratic Senators Call Out Trump Administrative Efforts to Promote Junk Plan Coverage Under Questionable Legal Authority
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The Senators' letter comes in response to links on the HealthCare.gov website that re-direct customers to third-party online brokers that sell junk plans on their websites * * * U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Inspector General for the Department of Heal  more

Stevens Bill to Add PFAS to EPA's List of Hazardous Air Pollutants Clears Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced the H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to address PFAS contamination. The PFAS Action Act, which was introduced by Reps. Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton, included language from the H.R. 2605, the PROTECT Act, Rep. Haley Stevens' bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to add PFAS chemicals   more