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'''Deborah Ann "Debbie" Stabenow''' (born Deborah Ann Greer on April 29, 1950), a [[Democrat]], is the junior [[United States]] [[Senator]] from [[Michigan]]. She was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018.
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|spouse=Dennis Stabenow (div.)<br>Tom Athans (2003 - 2010)
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|religion=[[Methodist]]<ref>[http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/michiganmanual/2009-2010/09-10_MM_VI_pp_26_Stabenow.pdf 09-10_MM_VI_pp_26_Stabenow]</ref>
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|terms=January 3, 2001 – present
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|preceded=[[Spencer Abraham]]
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{{Officeholder/representative
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|state=Michigan
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|district=8th
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|terms=January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
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|preceded=Dick Chrysler
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|succeeded=[[Michael J. Rogers]]
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|office=Michigan Senate, 24th district
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|terms=January 12, 1991 – January 14, 1994
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|preceded=William A. Sederburg
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|succeeded=Joe Schwartz
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|office=Michigan House of Representatives, 58th district
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|terms=January 6, 1979 – January 12, 1991
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|preceded=Thomas Holcomb
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|succeeded=Dianne Byrum
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Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Stabenow represented Michigan's 8th congressional district in the U.S. [[House of Representatives]] (1997-2001) and served in the Michigan state legislature (1979-1994).
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'''Deborah Ann "Debbie" Stabenow''' (born Deborah Ann Greer on April 29, 1950), a [[Democrat]], is the senior [[United States]] [[Senator]] from [[Michigan]]. She was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Stabenow represented Michigan's 8th congressional district in the U.S. [[House of Representatives]] (1997-2001) and served in the Michigan state legislature (1979-1994).
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==U.S. Senate==
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===Corporate cronyism===
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Stabenow, an ally of [[Monsanto]], voted against a bill that would have required labeling for foods that contain [[GMO]]s.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/15529/40795/515/requires-labels-on-foods-with-genetically-modified-ingredients#40795 S Amdt 2310 - Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients - National Key Vote]</ref> In return, she received three-quarter million dollars from agribusiness interests.<ref>[http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11524-the-monsanto-71-senators-who-betrayed-constituents-in-favor-of-biotech-dollars.html The Monsanto 71: Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars]</ref>
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===Trump nomination obstructions===
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====Jeff Sessions====
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Stabenow opposed the nomination of [[Jeff Sessions]] to become attorney general in 2017, citing his "sketchy record on civil issues".<ref>[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/19/debbie-stabenow-opposes-jeff-sessions-nomination/ Sen. Stabenow opposes Jeff Sessions' nomination as attorney general]</ref> Stabenow, either out of ignorance or sheer partisan rancor, did not mention that Sessions had previously desegregated schools, broke up the KKK, and secured the death penalty for a white supremacist who murdered a black teenager.<ref>[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/weekly-standard/in-alabama-jeff-sessions-desegregated-schools-and-got-the-death-penalty-for-kkk-murderer-updated In Alabama, Jeff Sessions Desegregated Schools and Got the Death Penalty for KKK Murderer (Updated)]</ref>
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====Eugene Scalia====
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Stabenow voted with her party line against the nomination of [[Eugene Scalia]] to become the [[Secretary of Labor]].<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/26996/69146/515/nomination-of-eugene-scalia-as-the-secretary-of-labor#69146 PN 1099 - Nomination of Eugene Scalia as the Secretary of Labor - National Key Vote]</ref>
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====Tom Leonard====
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Stabenow, along with Michigan's junior senator [[Gary Peters]], blocked Trump's nomination of Tom Leonard to be a federal prosecutor in Grand Rapids.<ref>[https://apnews.com/7e7a5cea65e183a0f61c98819fbeb112 Trump’s U.S. attorney nominee in Grand Rapids is blocked]</ref>
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==Political positions==
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While considered a moderate by some on due to her stances on certain issues, such as bank deregulation,<ref>[https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/05/23/thank-your-michigan-senators-bank-deregulation-is-on-its-way Thank your Michigan senators — bank deregulation is on its way]</ref> Stabenow is a liberal who supports unrestricted abortion, the [[American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|Obama stimulus]], gun control, and ObamaCare.<ref>[https://ontheissues.org/Senate/Debbie_Stabenow.htm Debbie Stabenow on the Issues]</ref> However, she has a strong backing from many farmers that generally lean Republican,<ref>[https://www.mlive.com/news/2018/10/why_the_michigan_farm_bureau_w.html Why Debbie Stabenow has staying power with Michigan farmers]</ref> as she supports many pro-agribusiness legislations and drafts, such as the [[USMCA]].<ref>[https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/newsroom/dem/press/release/ranking-member-stabenow-supports-usmca-agreement-for-farmers Ranking Member Stabenow Supports USMCA Agreement for Farmers]</ref>
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==References==
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==External links==
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*[https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/ Home | U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:56, 7 April 2020

Debbie Stabenow
160px-Debbie Stabenow official photo.jpg
Senior U.S. Senator from Michigan
From: January 3, 2001 – present
Predecessor Spencer Abraham
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 8th District
From: January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Predecessor Dick Chrysler
Successor Michael J. Rogers
Michigan Senate, 24th district
From: January 12, 1991 – January 14, 1994
Predecessor William A. Sederburg
Successor Joe Schwartz
Michigan House of Representatives, 58th district
From: January 6, 1979 – January 12, 1991
Predecessor Thomas Holcomb
Successor Dianne Byrum
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Dennis Stabenow (div.)
Tom Athans (2003 - 2010)
Religion Methodist[1]

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Stabenow (born Deborah Ann Greer on April 29, 1950), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator from Michigan. She was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Stabenow represented Michigan's 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1997-2001) and served in the Michigan state legislature (1979-1994).

U.S. Senate

Corporate cronyism

Stabenow, an ally of Monsanto, voted against a bill that would have required labeling for foods that contain GMOs.[2] In return, she received three-quarter million dollars from agribusiness interests.[3]

Trump nomination obstructions

Jeff Sessions

Stabenow opposed the nomination of Jeff Sessions to become attorney general in 2017, citing his "sketchy record on civil issues".[4] Stabenow, either out of ignorance or sheer partisan rancor, did not mention that Sessions had previously desegregated schools, broke up the KKK, and secured the death penalty for a white supremacist who murdered a black teenager.[5]

Eugene Scalia

Stabenow voted with her party line against the nomination of Eugene Scalia to become the Secretary of Labor.[6]

Tom Leonard

Stabenow, along with Michigan's junior senator Gary Peters, blocked Trump's nomination of Tom Leonard to be a federal prosecutor in Grand Rapids.[7]

Political positions

While considered a moderate by some on due to her stances on certain issues, such as bank deregulation,[8] Stabenow is a liberal who supports unrestricted abortion, the Obama stimulus, gun control, and ObamaCare.[9] However, she has a strong backing from many farmers that generally lean Republican,[10] as she supports many pro-agribusiness legislations and drafts, such as the USMCA.[11]

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