Senator Debbie Stabenow

District Michigan
Party Democratic
Terms 3rd
Committees Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Chair); Budget; Energy and Natural Resources; Finance (Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure (Chair))
Quote "Protecting the Great Lakes is part of who we are - it's in our DNA... Michigan's farmers and landowners are on the frontlines in protecting the River Raisin and Lake Erie, which preserves our agricultural lands and benefits Michigan hunters and anglers. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I'm committed to continuing to work with Michigan's agriculture community to help lead the charge in protecting the Great Lakes for generations to come."

Leadership: Senator Stabenow has a strong history of supporting Great Lakes conservation and protecting agricultural interests in Michigan. She has fought against the invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes to protect the native fish of the Lake Michigan. , and authored S.471 (Stop Asian Carp Act of 2011) and S.2317 (Stop Invasive Species Act of 2011) to protect native fish in Lake Michigan. Senator Stabenow also authored S.3240 (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 - also known as the “Farm Bill”)what is known as the “Farm Bill,” whichto brings relief to drought-affected farmers. Senator Stabenow understands the important connection between agriculture and water quality that affects the health of the Great Lakes health.

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