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Upton Applauds Creation of New Commission to Battle Opioid Addiction
March 29, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the creation of a special commission aimed at battling the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic. “Fighting this tragic opioid epidemic is personal to families in Southwest Michigan and across the country. We need to help those caught in the web of this unforgiving addiction through improving treatment, reforming prescribing practices, and working with our law enforcement. Last Congress, we were able to usher the 21st Century Cures Act into law, wh... More
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Upton Statement on Supreme Court Nomination Hearing
March 23, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court Nomination Hearing: “Over the course of these past four days, Judge Gorsuch has proven himself a man of the highest character. His unwavering commitment to the rule of law will make him an outstanding member of the Supreme Court. I have no doubt he will serve our country with distinction and uphold our Constitution. I want to again urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch." More
ICYMI: Fighting for our Great Lakes
March 21, 2017
Fighting for our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton Holland Sentinel Whether it's a lazy Sunday on the lake with family, fishing with friends, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise or any number of activities — Michiganders all have a deep, personal connection to our lakes. This is why it was so alarming to learn of a proposed drastic funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a budget proposal from the White House last week. Having grown up on the shores of Lake Michigan, I'v... More
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Upton Applauds Federal Funds for Flint
March 17, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on news that the city of Flint, Michigan has been awarded a $100 million emergency grant to fund drinking-water infrastructure: “These much-needed funds will provide a huge benefit to the people of Flint. We worked extremely hard, on a bipartisan basis, to make sure this funding was included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. From the start of this crisis, I have been an outspoken proponent of ai... More
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Upton Meets with Southwest Michigan Farmers
March 15, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following photo and statement after meeting with a group of Southwest Michigan farmers in his Washington, D.C., office. “Today’s meeting was productive and informative. Farmers are the backbone of our Southwest Michigan economy and we discussed ways we can work together to improve their economic outlook and provide much-needed certainty so they can plan for the future. We also had a frank and open talk about our broken immigration system and... More
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