U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced that the Committee has passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, which includes a number of Senator Stabenow's priorities that will help create good-paying jobs here at home. Several of these priorities include: expanding on her Green Collar Jobs Initiative to create a Clean Energy Fund; investing in manufacturing and advanced technology; reforming health care; protecting our Great Lakes, and investing in our children's education.
"Families across our state and our country are gathering around their kitchen tables, trying to figure out how to write their family budgets during this economic crisis," said Stabenow. "And just like those families, we do not have the luxury of focusing on only one problem at a time. That is why this budget addresses the difficult situation we find ourselves in by focusing on what is most important for families across Michigan and across our country - creating good-paying jobs here at home."