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Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Democrat, Michigan
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Office Phone: 202-224-2315
Committees:
Joint Taxation
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Budget
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
19.7% of children are in poverty
23.3% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.0% of children are in extreme poverty
14.2% are food insecure
3.0% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Stabenow on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.470, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act, which would raise the income level at which the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit phases out, increase the value of the credit, index the credit to inflation, and make the credit fully refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1590, the Employ Young Americans Now Act, which would create the Employ Young Americans Fund to pay for summer and year-round employment opportunities for low-income youth.

  • Stabenow on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.


  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.783, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provides for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1354, the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act, which would establish a fund to provide for state individual market stabilization reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.

  • co-sponsored S.1545, the SAME Act, which would provide enhanced federal funding to every state that expands Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, regardless of when the expansion takes place.

  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.1970, the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public health care Medicare Exchange plan.



  • co-sponsored S.3029, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, which would extend a law funding research and education regarding prematurely delivered babies.


  • co-sponsored S.3363, the Maternal CARE Act, which would provide grants to states to reduce infant mortality rates and to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.

  • Stabenow on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.439, the Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act, which would require mental health screenings within 30 days after a child enters foster care.

  • co-sponsored S.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

  • co-sponsored S.1638, the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act, which would prioritize youths aging out of the foster care system in federally assisted housing programs.

  • Stabenow on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Stabenow on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • Stabenow on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • Stabenow on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.1724, the Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act, which would establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and nutrition options in food deserts.

  • Stabenow on Early Childhood Development

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    Stabenow on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2572, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencties to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • co-sponsored S.2934, the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act, which would expand grants and other programs relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.

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