Senator Debbie Greer Stabenow is an American politician. She is a Senior United States Senator in the Michigan Senate and a member of the Democratic Party. She was first elected to this seat in 2000. She was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives before getting elected to the Senate.
She previously served as a member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. She is a Senator, governor from Michigan.
Senator Debbie Stabenow was born in Gladwin, Michigan. She was raised in Clare, Michigan. She graduated from Clare High School and she was the first female president of her class there. She received her B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1972. She completed her Master’s in social work from Michigan state university.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Debbie Stabenow Quotes on Politics/Government/Democracy
Democracy is about voting and it’s about a majority vote. And it’s time that we started exercising the Democratic process.Debbie Stabenow
Lawmakers need to be held accountable and should feel the impact of a government shutdown just like many other Americans will.Debbie Stabenow
Debbie Stabenow Quotes on Economy/Agriculture
We need to make college affordable in price, and also have lower-cost student loans and more available grants for students.Debbie Stabenow
As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan’s heritage and its economy.Debbie Stabenow
The reality for us in America is that we will never get out of debt with more than 15 million people out of work.Debbie Stabenow
We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security.Debbie Stabenow
We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals.Debbie Stabenow
At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy.Debbie Stabenow
For years, I have worked diligently to develop and implement a 21st century manufacturing strategy that will create jobs in the new clean energy economy.Debbie Stabenow
So when folks talk about the deficit and leaving the deficit for our children, we will never get out of debt had this country until people get back to work, until they have good-paying jobs, and in between times, we will not move this economy forward until we are helping people be able to keep going in this recession.
Agriculture looks different today – our farmers are using GPS and you can monitor your irrigation systems over the Internet.Debbie Stabenow
Privatizing Social Security doesn’t make sense, and it’s out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement.Debbie Stabenow
The levels of poverty in 1933’s rural America were unimaginable to us now. The 1933 Farm Bill, which introduced unprecedented government control over agriculture, was a reaction to the specific problems facing producers at that time.Debbie Stabenow
Social Security is not just the foundation of America’s retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state’s economy.Debbie Stabenow
The administration’s reckless plan doesn’t do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline.Debbie Stabenow
Commodity prices are at a record high. In 1933, the world’s population was just over 2 billion people. Today, there are 7 billion mouths to feed – many of them depending on American agriculture.Debbie Stabenow
The American taxpayer needs the best deal possible.Debbie Stabenow
Debbie Stabenow Quotes on Environment
Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.Debbie Stabenow
Climate change is very real.Debbie Stabenow
As Michigan’s voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America.Debbie Stabenow
Global warming causes volatility. I feel it when I’m flying.Debbie Stabenow
Debbie Stabenow Quotes on Healthcare
The concern right now is that families are paying for insurance, or getting insurance from their employer and trusting that health care will be available for their families. In too many instances now, the care they need isn’t available.Debbie Stabenow
And I have to say, what motivates me every day and I know my Democratic colleagues is to remember that every day 14,000 people get up in the morning with insurance that go to bed at night without it and most of them because they lost their job.Debbie Stabenow
I think that we have a number of different health care challenges in our country, and certainly addressing the uninsured is one, and the second is making sure that those with health insurance actually get the care that they assume they’ll have available to them if they get sick.Debbie Stabenow
The Patients’ Bill of Rights is necessary to guarantee that health care will be available for those who are paying for insurance. It’s a part of the overall health care picture.
Five thousand people every day lose their home because of a medical bankruptcy. Most of them had insurance.Debbie Stabenow
We believe we need to tackle this problem with the same sense of urgency felt by our seniors who are forced to choose between medicine and food.Debbie Stabenow
Medicare premium increases are unaffordable for many seniors as they struggle to keep up with the high cost of prescription drugs, record gas prices and their daily expenses.Debbie Stabenow
This is important because it directly relates to what Americans have to pay for prescription drugs. We know that the growing availability of generic drugs translates into savings.Debbie Stabenow
Other Debbie Stabenow Quotes
Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.Debbie Stabenow
Doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican in Michigan. We want jobs in Michigan.Debbie Stabenow
Forget about whether global warming exists. My focus is on jobs.Debbie Stabenow
We’ve lost 400,000 jobs in Michigan because of downsizing.Debbie Stabenow
You know, in China, they say, come on over, we’ll build the plant for you. Of course, then they steal your patents, but the reality is that they are aggressively trying to take our jobs. Every other country is. They know that to have a middle class, you have to make things.Debbie Stabenow
I support making sure that there are legal protects for everyone.Debbie Stabenow
We are now paying the cost of people who move jobs overseas as taxpayers, and people are appalled when they hear that.Debbie Stabenow
It’s interesting that there are only two groups of people in our country who are not held accountable for their behavior or decisions. One is exempted by the constitution, and that is foreign diplomats. The other, through a loophole, is HMOs.Debbie Stabenow
The Republicans have a very traditional focus over and over again whether or not it’s worked.Debbie Stabenow
I think the most important issue for all of us is our economy and jobs and creating opportunities for young people to be able to get the education that you need to be able to afford to go to college.Debbie Stabenow
This is critical to the region. Every other major city has public transportation going downtown. We have a world-class airport now, and this could be an important additional piece to the airport development. This is a significant investment and one that should be seen as a significant long-term commitment to making this a reality.Debbie Stabenow
I was stunned to see that Delphi’s first offer to its workers calls for an unprecedented elimination of health care and pension benefits, and wages as low as $9 an hour.Debbie Stabenow
I wish they were not in Michigan as an extreme group. I like to run my own campaign.Debbie Stabenow
The biggest challenge is to convince a woman that it’s not her fault. My daughter is 25; my stepdaughter is 22. As a mother, I want them to know that if a boyfriend is abusive, you cannot ignore it ?- ‘Oh, he’s been drinking,’ or ‘He had a bad day.’ There is no excuse for a man hitting a woman. Ever.Debbie Stabenow
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