U.S. Sen. Gary Peters has represented Michigan in the U.S. Senate since 2015, focusing on a stronger economy, good-paying jobs, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and an opportunity for everyone to succeed.
In the 117th Congress, Peters is the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security and is the Senate’s top oversight committee. He also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
The Center for Effective Lawmaking cited a key to Peters’ success is his effectiveness in coalition-building. Some of his bills signed into law include increasing protections for the Great Lakes and securing historic funding for restoration efforts, increasing our nation’s security at our borders, addressing rising water levels and shoreline erosion in Great Lakes communities, expanding apprenticeships for veterans, improving the VA Caregivers Program, and saving taxpayer dollars.
Peters has lived in Michigan his entire life and is a product of Michigan schools.