WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Peters (MI) introduced theGreat Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to transport their goods to market and grow our regional economy. Peters introduced the legislation with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN).
Icebreaking in the Great Lakes is critical not just for Michigan’s economy and small business – but for our entire country. As we gear up for another winter, the importance of icebreaking is more vital than ever given the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to join my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to prioritize icebreaking in the Great Lakes and ensure safe trade and commerce.”
$69,935 awarded to 10 organizations across Michigan in support of postsecondary attainment efforts
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $69,935 in its 11th round of COVID-19 Response Grants to 10 organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. MCAN is also now partnering with other funders to co-sponsor these grants.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) called on the Trump Administration — with a bipartisan group of Senators — to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for undermining programs for safety net health providers during the Coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the Senators and their colleagues pressed the Department to penalize companies that set prices at levels higher than permitted by the Health Services and Resources Administration’s 340B Drug Pricing Program. The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals, rural health facilities and other entities that provide care in underserved communities.
Funding Will Support MDOT Efforts to Improve Pedestrian Safety, Address Trespassing Along Hotspot Rail Crossings
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $15,619,365 to complete infrastructure improvements for pedestrian rail crossings along the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo. Over the past four years, 12 pedestrians have been struck by trains along the Michigan Line, in addition to many near-misses. MDOT’s project will improve rail crossing safety and help prevent trespassing at “hotspot” crossings along the Michigan Line, which go through downtowns and college campuses.