Debbie Stabenow

Debbie Stabenow

U.S. SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW

D-MICHIGAN

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 4/29/1950

EDUCATION: Michigan State University

OCCUPATION: Social Worker

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Methodist

CAREER:

  • Member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners  (1975-1978)
  • Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1979-1991)
  • Member of the Michigan Senate (1991-1994)
  • U.S. House of Representatives (1997-2001)
  • U.S. Senator (2001-present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Ranking Member)
  • Committee on the Budget
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Finance  
  • Joint Committee on Taxation

ELECTED: 2001

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure border
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


 

  • ​Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In Her Own Words


“Your health care decisions should be made by you and your doctor, not by your employer. Corporations should not be given the legal status of ‘people.' And they should not be allowed to deny their employees access to essential health care services - including birth control.” 1 

SOURCES: (1) www.stabenow.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Stabenow was an extra in the "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie.