Debbie Stabenow

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Debbie Stabenow currently serves as the Jr. Senator for Michigan

Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, is the junior Senator from Michigan since 2001.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Debbie Stabenow voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Stabenow voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Indian casino

In 2002, Stabenow introduced S. 2986, a bill designed to allow the Bay Mills Indian Community (Brimley, Mich.) tribe to develop a casino off-reservation almost 350 miles away in Port Huron, Mich. In 1996, the Bay Mills Indians made claims to lands in Michigan including more than 100 acres in the Charlotte Beach area on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Bay Mills Tribal Leader Jeff Parker gave a good account of this at a House Resources Committee Hearing)[1] The Bay Mills claims were rejected by both state and federal courts at the time on administrative grounds and have never been officially heard or validated. Nevertheless, then Michigan Gov. John Engler entered into a settlement agreement with the Tribe in which it would agree to extinguish claims to the Charlotte Beach lands in exchange for the right to build a casino in Port Huron. [2] Michigan casino syndicates Marian Ilitch and Michael J. Malik, Sr. bankrolled the tribe’s pursuits. According to records on file with the Federal Election Commission, Ilitch Family members and Malik contributed more than $113,000 toward Stabenow's 2006 re-election -- significantly more than they gave to any other federal candidate in either the 2004 or 2006 federal election cycles. Neither Ilitch nor Malik contributed to Stabenow’s previous campaigns.[3]

Bio

Background

Deborah Ann Stabenow was born April 29, 1950 in Gladwin, Michigan and grew up in Clare, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1972 and an M.S.W. magna cum laude from Michigan State University in 1975. While in graduate school, Stabenow won her first election, to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, a position in which she served from 1975-1978. She has also worked as a social worker, and a leadership training consultant. She served in the Michigan State House of Representatives from 1979-1990, where she became the first woman to preside over the House. She also served in the State Senate from 1991-1994. She was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996 from Michigan's Eighth District and served two terms.

Congressional career

She did not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2000, but was elected to the U.S. Senate. She defeated the Republican incumbent, Senator Spencer Abraham (whom George W. Bush later named Secretary of Energy). She was the first woman from Michigan elected to the U.S. Senate, and along with Washington's Maria Cantwell, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator. Stabenow was considered the underdog for much of the Senate race, but rallied in the final weeks of the campaign to unseat Abraham by a narrow margin. Abraham's wife Jane was rumored to be a Republican candidate for Stabenow's 2006 reelection, but opted out of the race.

Stabenow became the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate on November 16, 2004, when she was elected by her colleagues to be secretary of the Democratic caucus. As caucus secretary, she assists Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, to set the Democrats' agenda and priorities. Reid was elected to replace Minority Leader Tom Daschle, who lost a re-election bid in South Dakota.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Michael J. Bouchard to face Stabenow in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Stabenow retained her seat. Following the elections, she was named chairperson of the Democratic Steering Committee for the 110th Congress.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Debbie Stabenow
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

  • Senate Auto Caucus
  • Democratic Economic Security Task Force
  • Steering Committee
  • Senate Centrist Coalition
  • Secretary, Senate Democratic Conference
  • Senate New Democrat Coalition

Boards and other affiliations

  • Member, Grace United Methodist Church

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Debbie Stabenow. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2203
Phone:202-224-4822
Fax:202-228-0325
Web Email
Website

District Office- Detroit:
243 West Congress, Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-4330
Fax: 313-961-7566

District Office- East Lansing:
221 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-203-1760
Fax: 517-203-1778

District Office- Flint:
2503 South Linden Road
Flint, MI 48532
Phone: 810-720-4172
Fax: 810-720-4178

District Office- Grand Rapids:
3280 Beltline Court, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 616-975-0052
Fax: 616-975-5764

District Office- Marquette:
1901 West Ridge
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-228-8756
Fax: 906-228-9162

District Office- Traverse City:
3335 South Airport Road West
Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-929-1031
Fax: 231-929-1250

Articles and resources

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees Chaired:
Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit
Committees,
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Caucuses:
Senate Auto Caucus, Democratic Economic Security Task Force, Steering Committee, Senate Centrist Coalition, Senate Democratic Conference, Senate New Democrat Coalition
Committees: Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry/Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing Inspection and Plant and Animal Health, Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry/Subcommittee on Nutrition and Food Assistance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture and General Legislation, Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry/Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization Conservation Forestry and Credit, Senate Committee on the Budget, Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Finance/Subcommittee on Health Care, Senate Committee on Finance/Subcommittee on Taxation IRS Oversight and Long-Term Growth, Senate Committee on Finance/Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 6, 2012
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Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives, Ingham County Commissioner,
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District Offices:
1. 243 West Congress, Suite 550 Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-4330 / Fax: 313-961-7566
2. 221 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100 East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-203-1760 / Fax: 517-203-1778
3. 2503 South Linden Road Flint, MI 48532
Phone: 810-720-4172 / Fax: 810-720-4178
4. 3280 Beltline Court, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 616-975-0052 / Fax: 616-975-5764
5. 1901 West Ridge Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-228-8756 / Fax: 906-228-9162
6. 3335 South Airport Road West Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-929-1031 / Fax: 231-929-1250


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Date of Birth: April 29, 1950