Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Committee Assignments

Chair, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

  • Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power

Committee on Finance

  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness

Caucus Membership and Leadership Positions

  • Co-Chair, Manufacturing Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease
  • Social Work Caucus
  • Health Information Technology Caucus

Sponsored Legislation in 113th Congress

S. 1850: Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013
Requires the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to: (1) ensure that refugee assistance is provided to qualifying refugees who are secondary migrants; (2) report to Congress regarding states experiencing departures and arrivals due to secondary migration; and (3) expand the Office’s data analysis, collection, and sharing activities to include data on mental and physical medical cases, housing needs, and refugee employment.
Introduced: 12-18-13
Cosponsors: 2
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee

S. 1826: Motorsports Fairness and Permanency Act
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the classification, for depreciation purposes, of any motorsports entertainment complex as seven-year property.
Introduced: 12-13-13
Cosponsors: 10
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Finance Committee

S. 1795: New Skills for New Jobs Act
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury, on a quarterly basis, to make payments to an eligible community college in an amount equal to the aggregate new job tax withholding matches for qualified training provided to job trainees who are U.S. citizens.
Introduced: 12-10-13
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Finance Committee

S. 1603: Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 10-29-13
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

S. 1280: Charitable Agricultural Research Act
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow a tax deduction for a charitable contribution to an agricultural research organization directly engaged in the continuous active conduct of agricultural research, and (2) make prohibitions against expenditures to influence legislation applicable to such organizations.
Introduced: 07-11-13
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Finance Committee

S. 1187: Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act
Introduced: 06-19-13
Cosponsors: 3
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

S. 1117: Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act
A bill to prepare disconnected youth for a competitive future.
Introduced: 06-07-2013
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
An original bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018
Latest Action: Passed the Senate June 10, 2013 and goes to the House next for consideration.

S. 883: Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013
Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to conduct a study regarding the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s domestic refugee resettlement programs.
Introduced: 05-07-2013
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

S.488Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2013
Introduced: 03-07-2013
Cosponsors: 3
Latest Action: 03-07-2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.425—Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act
Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of the pediatric quality measures program and the Medicaid Quality Measurement Program (MQMP), to: (1) review certain quality measures endorsed under the Medicare program that relate to the care of childbearing women and newborns, particularly with respect to their application to the programs under SSA title XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) (CHIP), identifying omissions and deficiencies in such applications; (2) develop and publish a set of maternity care quality measures for the Medicaid and CHIP programs in accordance with specified requirements; and (3) review the Mother and Infant Care (MIC) quality measures and develop, on an ongoing basis, any modifications of, or additions to, them that reflect the development, testing, validation, and consensus process.
Introduced: 02-28-2013
Cosponsors: 3
Latest Action: 02-28-2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.337—Bring Jobs Home Act
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) grant business taxpayers a tax credit for up to 20% of insourcing expenses incurred for eliminating a business located outside the United States and relocating it within the United States, and (2) deny a tax deduction for outsourcing expenses incurred in relocating a U.S. business outside the United States. Requires an increase in the taxpayer’s employment of full-time employees in the United States in order to claim the tax credit for insourcing expenses.
Introduced: 02-14-2013
Cosponsors: 7
Latest Action: 02-14-2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.264—Excellence in Mental Health Act
Amends the Public Health Service Act to set forth criteria for the certification of federally-qualified community behavioral health centers. Requires the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to certify, and recertify at least every five years, federally qualified community behavioral health centers as meeting the criteria. Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to make such centers eligible for payments for services under Medicaid. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award matching grants to states or Indian tribes to expend funds for the construction or modernization of facilities used to provide community-based mental health and substance abuse services to individuals.
Introduced: 02-07-2013
Cosponsors: 12
Latest Action: 02-07-2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.