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Debbie Stabenow's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MI) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate - Sr
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Date Title
Sept. 20, 2018 Tweet - "We need an agreement to get road construction moving and workers back on the job."
Sept. 18, 2018 Tweet - "More big wins for Michigan! Today, we passed the defense funding bill securing an additional $10 mil for @CDCgov study & assessment of PFAS contamination & added $91 mil for Army combat vehicle research that will support the important work done by TARDEC at the Detroit Arsenal."
Sept. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Deepest thank you to all the personnel from the @MINationalGuard and across the country who came together to help with lifesaving and life sustaining efforts in the recovery from Tropical Depression Florence."
Sept. 17, 2018 Tweet - "We are getting so much closer to prohibiting the outrageous use of pharmacy gag clauses preventing customers' right to know the lowest price for the medication they need."
Sept. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Pleased the Senate just passed bipartisan legislation to help address the opioid epidemic and support our families in Michigan dealing with substance abuse."
Sept. 16, 2018 Tweet - "This is serious. Christine Ford should be heard before the Judiciary Committee moves forward on a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court."
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "While some think selling medications at the highest price is a "moral requirement to make money when you can' -- I think it's a moral requirement to save lives by making sure families can afford the medication they need. Simply outrageous!"
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "In case you missed it, the Senate passed a bipartisan #FarmBill that got 86 votes -- the most ever. I'm not letting politics distract me from working across the aisle to finalize a good bill that will deliver certainty for farmers and families in Michigan and across the country."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Today the House passed my bipartisan bill that authorizes the nearly $1 billion needed to fund the modernization of the Soo Locks, and not a moment too soon. The Locks are vital to commerce in MI and our nat'l defense. This is a significant step toward finally getting this done!"
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Casey, Thune Urge CMS to Test Model to Make Opioid Treatments More Affordable for Seniors
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Our American workers and manufacturers are the best in the world and should come first when it comes to government contracts and spending" Read about Debbie's second stop in Saginaw to talk more about her Buy American Agenda:"
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "The bravery and sacrifice of the first responders and the lives of the thousands of Americans we lost on 9/11 will always be remembered."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Remembering those we tragically lost on this day 17 years ago, and the heroes who put their lives on the line to save so many others. We will never forget your sacrifice."
Sept. 10, 2018 Tweet - "It really is basic -- banning gag clauses that prohibit pharmacists from telling their customers the lowest prices at the counter is only fair."
Sept. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Today, I released a new report that shows $92 billion in government contracts went to foreign companies because of loopholes in our Buy American laws. "
Sept. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Banning outrageous gag clauses that prevent pharmacists from telling you the lowest price at the counter is a great step forward in making sure that your medication doesn't break the bank."
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative - Stabenow, Peters Call on Administration to Support Strong Currency Language in U.S. --South Korea Free Trade Agreement
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Young, Brown Lead Senators in Urging Administration to Invest in Efforts to Defeat Tuberculosis
Sept. 7, 2018 Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Stabenow Bill to Crack Down on Gag Clauses that Force Customers to Pay More at the Pharmacy Counter
Sept. 6, 2018 Tweet - "This is beyond politics. Losing this coverage could be the difference between life or death for millions of Americans living with pre-existing conditions."
Sept. 6, 2018 Senator Stabenow Visits Small Businesses in Owosso and Chesaning
Sept. 5, 2018 Stabenow Co-Leads Conference Committee Meeting to Develop a Final Bipartisan Farm Bill
Sept. 5, 2018 Tweet - "50% of people in Michigan have some kind of pre-existing medical condition -- now they could be at risk of losing their coverage based on the outcome of #TexasVUnitedStates."
Sept. 5, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Stabenow, Hearing on Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting
Sept. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Last year, drug companies spent $279 million and hired over 1,481 drug company lobbyists to keep drug prices high. When these companies and their army of lobbyists stand in the way of someone and the medication that could save their life, that's wrong."
Aug. 31, 2018 Peters, Stabenow Announce New Legislation to Stop Expansion of Health Care Plans without Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos Proposed Rule As Another Giveaway to Predatory For-Profit Colleges
Aug. 30, 2018 Tweet - "Anyone, including my opponent John James, who believes Betsy DeVos is doing a "very, very good" job needs to take a long look in the mirror today. Our children deserve better."
Aug. 30, 2018 Tweet - "Senator McCain's passion and dedication to our country truly symbolized what public service is all about. I'll always remember him as a brave and caring friend."
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Abandon Proposals to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Arm Teachers
Aug. 29, 2018 Letter to Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President, and CEO of the Boeing Company - Senators Urge Boeing to Respect Workers' Rights to Unionize, Begin Collective Bargaining
Aug. 28, 2018 Tweet - "When he voted against saving the auto industry, Mike Pence kicked us when we were down. Now John James is buddying up to him to raise money. That's wrong. Michigan needs a Senator who puts Michigan first, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence."
Aug. 28, 2018 Tweet - "John James thinks Betsy DeVos is doing "a very, very good" job as Secretary of Education, which would be true if her job was to protect for-profit scam schools from investigation and make it harder for fraud victims to have their student loans forgiven."
Aug. 27, 2018 Tweet - "This is a must read from Senator Flake. Senator McCain's courage extended far beyond the battlefield. As Senator, he wasn't afraid to work across the aisle and do what was right for his constituents and our country. He will be deeply missed."
Aug. 27, 2018 Tweet - "People across Michigan are living with incredible uncertainty about the impact of PFAS chemicals on their health & wellbeing. Pleased to partner with @MarcoRubio @SenatorRounds @SenGaryPeters & others to introduce new bills that address PFAS contamination"
Aug. 27, 2018 Tweet - "We must hold federal agencies accountable for cleaning up the PFAS contamination found at military bases around Michigan. I'm proud to lead a bipartisan bill with Senator Marco Rubio to bring quicker relief for some Michigan families."
Aug. 27, 2018 Tweet - "I'm extremely disappointed by the President's decision to deny the State of Michigan's appeal for FEMA Individual Assistance for those affected by the severe flooding in Houghton & the UP. I'm committed to continuing to advocate for more resources for these families & homeowners."
Aug. 25, 2018 Tweet - "John McCain was a true American hero. He served our country bravely on the battlefield and in public service. His independent spirit and his dedication to doing what is right will be greatly missed. My prayers are with Cindy and the McCain family during this very difficult time."
Aug. 25, 2018 Tweet - "Senator John McCain was a true American hero in so many ways. His selflessness & service to his country will inspire future leaders for generations to come. I'm forever grateful to have served alongside John. Sending love and prayers to his family on this very sad day."
Aug. 25, 2018 Senator Stabenow Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain
Aug. 24, 2018 Carper Joins Senate Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Federal Agencies Accountable for Addressing PFAS Contamination at Military Bases Across the Country
Aug. 24, 2018 Tweet - "Debbie's opponent John James is vowing to back Donald Trump's policies "2000%." Meaning he'd double down on the administration's war on our Great Lakes. That's why we need Debbie - she backs Michigan 2000%, period. Retweet if you are with Debbie in protecting our Great Lakes!"
Aug. 24, 2018 Tweet - "Pleased to partner with @marcorubio on legislation to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing PFAS contamination at military bases across the country."
Aug. 24, 2018 Peters, Stabenow, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Require Nationwide Testing for PFAS Contamination
Aug. 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - In Bipartisan Effort, Senators Murray, Blunt, Heitkamp, Grassley Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel, Support Jobs
Aug. 23, 2018 Tweet - "Voted today for the Department of Defense appropriations bill which continues our strong investment in our national defense and gives our service members a much deserved pay raise! Great news that it passed the Senate."
Aug. 21, 2018 Tweet - "Firefighters risk their lives every day to keep us safe and we have an obligation to keep them safe too. That's why I strongly supported the successful creation of a first-of-its kind Firefighter Cancer Registry to monitor & study the cancer risks faced by firefighters."
Aug. 20, 2018 Tweet - "I'm urging @realDonaldTrump to reconsider rejecting aid for UP families recovering from flood damage. If the administration doesn't act quickly, these families may not have the resources they need to have safe homes before the winter!"
Aug. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Today at 10am, @SenateDems are holding a hearing with Americans with pre-existing conditions who would be hurt by Republican efforts to take away their health coverage. Tune in here to watch the witnesses tell their stories:"
Aug. 16, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Approve Individual Assistance Appeal to Help Families Affected by Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula
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