Debbie (Debbie) Stabenow (D)

US Senator Debbie Stabenow

Debbie (Debbie) Stabenow (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.4822
FAX: 202.228.0325
District: 810.720.4172
Room 731 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2204
3335 South Airport Road West
Traverse City, MI 49684-7928
Residence:Lansing, MI

Committee Assignments

ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
ChairmanSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
FC MemberSenate Beef Caucus
FC MemberSenate Sweetener Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Manufacturing Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
Co-ChairSenate Produce Caucus
Co-ChairGreat Lakes Task Force (Senate)
Co-ChairSenate FFA Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
FC MemberSenate Steel Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
FC MemberSenate Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberSenate New Democrat Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSenate Baltic Freedom Caucus
FC MemberHonoring, Embracing, and Recognizing Our Exceptional Service Members (HEROES) Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
FC MemberSenate Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nursing Caucus
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
FC MemberSenate Auto Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberSenate Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberSenate Climate Solutions Caucus
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
FC MemberSenate Defend Social Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberSenate Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
Co-ChairPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
Co-ChairGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate. She is known for her ability to build coalitions to get things done for Michigan and our nation. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Budget Committee, and a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, she has a powerful and unique role to play in shaping our nation's health care, manufacturing, infrastructure, environment, and agriculture policies. Senator Stabenow is laser focused on standing up for Michigan families, expanding affordable health care and lowering the costs of prescription drugs, helping Michigan businesses create good jobs here at home, and protecting our Great Lakes and outdoor heritage. She is a true champion for Michigan. Early Life & Career Born in Gladwin and raised in Clare, Debbie Stabenow learned the value of a hard-day's work from her parents. Her family owned the local Oldsmobile dealership, and her mother was Director of Nursing at the local hospital. She graduated at the top of her class from Clare High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. She worked with youth in the public schools before running for public office. Senator Stabenow was inspired to run for office after leading a successful effort to stop the closure of a local nursing home. She was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners when she was 24 years old and two years later was elected Chair of the Board. She served for 12 years in the Michigan House of Representatives (1979-90) and four years in the State Senate (1991-94). Two years later, she was elected to represent Michigan's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate. Today Senator Stabenow is Michigan's senior U.S. Senator and a member of Senate leadership. As Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, she makes sure there is a Michigan voice at the table and that Congress' priorities stay in line with the priorities of middle class families. With six offices around the State, Senator Stabenow is always ready to help Michigan residents who are having issues with federal programs. She fights for resources that local communities need such as new hospital emergency rooms and life-saving equipment for local fire departments. A musician at heart, Senator Stabenow sings and plays both the piano and the guitar. She is a United Methodist and grew up performing with her family in church and in the community. Her home is in Lansing. She has two grown children, Todd and Michelle; a daughter-in-law, Sara; a son-in-law, Scott; and five beautiful grandchildren.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 4/29/1950