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  • BREAKING: Kildee, Upton Flint Legislation Advances in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight, Energy & Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded the swift passage of H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives today in a 416-2 vote. The bipartisan legislation was co-sponsored by all 14 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation and is similar to legislation in the U.S. Senate sponsored by Senators Stabenow and Peters. “Our hearts all go out to Flint. All folks want is the peace of mind that their gov... Read more

  • ICYMI: Michigan reps in Congress touting bill to speed up discovery of medical cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    It's been less than three months since Chad Carr, the 5-year-old grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, died following a 15-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor. But his legacy lives on. Chad's passing in November came at the hands of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an extremely rare type of pediatric brain cancer. The fact that there's currently no cure was noted on Friday as U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton traveled to southeast Michigan to discus... Read more

  • ICYMI: Flint water crisis prompts EPA reform bill from Upton, Kildee
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint, today introduced a bill to speed public notification when concentrations of lead in drinking water are above federal requirements. The bill is co-sponsored by all 14 members of Michigan's congressional delegation, , said a joint press release from Upton and Kildee. A similar bill was introduced in the Senate by Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peter. The Safe Drinking Water Act... Read more

  • Kildee, Upton Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal Role in Drinking Water Emergencies
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint, today announced joint legislation pertaining to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The bill is co-sponsored by all 14 members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation. The Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act will strengthen requirements to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) step in to notify the public when concentrations of lead in drinking water are above federal requiremen... Read more

  • ICYMI: Keeping America's Grid Safe
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, National Security, Economy & Jobs

    The world we live in today is rapidly changing, highly interconnected, and uniquely threatened in ways not thought possible when our electric grid first came online. When it comes to keeping our country safe, nothing is more under-the-radar yet crucial to the nation’s well-being than our electric grid infrastructure. Everything from cyber-attacks to electromagnetic pulse waves, severe weather to seismic events has the potential to shut down or disrupt parts of the grid. The results of these disr... Read more

  • Upton Announces Grace Beverage of Portage Accepted to West Point
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    KALAMAZOO, MI – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Grace Beverage of Portage, Michigan, has been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. Upton nominated Beverage to the prestigious academy and personally congratulated her on her appointment. “To be able to nominate and now announce the appointment of this young woman is a great honor,” said Upton. “Being accepted for admission to the USMA at West Point is an exceptional credit to Grace ... Read more

  • Upton Announces St. Joseph Appointment to U.S. Naval Academy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    ST. JOSEPH, MI – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Raul Cuellar III of St. Joseph, Michigan, has been accepted to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Upton recommended Raul for selection to the prestigious service academy and has personally congratulated him on the appointment. “Young people like Raul who excel not only in the classroom but beyond make our community stronger,” said Upton. “I was honored to be able to speak to Raul and announce ... Read more

  • Upton Nominates Local Students to United States Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced his nominations of local students to United States Service Academies. The 16 service academy nominees for the 2015-2016 academic year have excelled both academically as well as athletically in their respective schools and have gone through an extensive selection process. “Being able to nominate such talented local students to our nation’s prestigious military service academies is one of my greatest honors as a Member of Congress,” said Upton. “These ... Read more

  • Upton Meets with Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    BENTON HARBOR, MI – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad in his Benton Harbor office. “It was great to catch up with Mayor Muhammad and discuss issues of importance to our community,” said Upton. “As we look to the year ahead of us I know we’ll have a strong partnership as we focus on common goals of job creation, economic growth, and improving the lives of everyone here in Southwest Michigan.” Read more

  • ICYMI: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton pledges support to Ibrahim Parlak in deportation fight
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Wednesday once again pledged his support to local restaurant owner Ibrahim Parlak's fight against renewed efforts by the federal government to have Parlak deported. "It just really ticks me off," Upton, R-St. Joseph, said by phone Wednesday after meeting with Parlak at Parlak's restaurant, Café Guilistan, in Harbert. "This is just wrong ... This is the type of immigrant we want to come to this country. Someone who will start a small business, raise a family, pay their tax... Read more