Debbie Stabenow
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"Deborah Ann" ""Debbie"" "Greer Stabenow" is the senior United States Senate/United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 8th congressional district from 1997 to 2001. She previously served as a member of the Ingham County, Michigan/Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Michigan House of Representatives, and Michigan Senate.

Stabenow served as Chairwoman of the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry/Senate Agriculture Committee 2011-2015. She was United States Senate election in Michigan, 2012/re-elected to the seat for a third term in November 2012. She became the state's senior senator upon the retirement of Carl Levin on January 3, 2015.

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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.

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.

The lack of this communication for America's first responders has put them and put all of us -- all of our communities -- in danger.

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.

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.

At a time when so many Americans struggle to pay for the prescription drugs they need, we must look for ways to lower the price of those drugs.

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.

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.

I can't imagine we would send troops into battle overseas and the radios didn't work.