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  • Upton Applauds House Passage of Bills to Help our Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing a pair of bipartisan bills to help our nation’s veterans. “Voting to improve the lives of our brave men and women in uniform is always the easiest vote for me to make. Tonight was no different,” said Upton. “A major problem for returning veterans, especially those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, is finding civilian employment. These bipartisan bills will encourage businesses here in... Read more

  • Upton, Task Force Encourage President Trump to Focus on Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined colleagues on the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force in sending a bipartisan letter to President Donald J. Trump encouraging the new administration to work with the task force in advancing priorities vital to protecting and promoting the Great Lakes. “Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan instilled in me a deep appreciation for our Great Lakes,” said Upton. “I have always worked in a responsible, bipartisan manner to improve the health and beauty ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & Peters in The Hill: Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety By Rep. Fred Upton and Sen. Gary Peters The Hill Forget about “The Jetsons.” The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come. Thanks to the 75th Washington Auto Show, which closed on Sunday, consumers have had the opportunity to see new technological leaps and bounds from automakers that are making today’s vehicles bolder, more fuel-efficient,... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced legislation, H.R. 829, the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives that would strengthen Medicaid for those who need it most. “Medicaid is meant to help the most vulnerable amongst us – not high-dollar Lottery winners,” said Upton. “Our common-sense solution would alter how Medicaid eligibility is determined for those lucky enough to hit it big playing the Lottery, while continuing to p... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Judge Gorsuch’s Nomination to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, made the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court: “I carefully watched President Trump’s announcement and was pleased and vastly impressed with Judge Gorsuch’s credentials and gracious remarks. I have no doubt that he will serve our country with distinction and uphold our Constitution. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to quickly confirm him as they did unanimously before.” Read more

  • Upton Statement on President’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, after careful consideration of the facts, today released the following statement: “I fully support strengthening our screening processes and securing our borders, but this Executive Order needs to be scaled back. It has created real confusion for travelers and those who enforce the laws. I have heard from a number of local folks with valid concerns for themselves or loved ones as well from global companies that have legitimate worries relating to the internati... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fred Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act a big win for job growth
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    When speaking about his 21st Century Cures Act, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, was not only excited about the future of research and medical devices, but the jobs that would come with them. "For Southwest Michigan, the pharmaceutical industry is pretty big," Upton said. "My largest employers are Pfizer, Stryker (Medical). If you see a yellow stretcher in an ambulance, that was made (by Stryker)." Upton has no concerns about the status of his Cures Act, or jobs in general, under a Presiden... Read more

  • ICYMI: Saving lives through legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Saving Lives through legislation: New law pushed by Fred Upton aims to help find cures for various diseases By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, had a simple idea: More could be done to foster the next era of medical innovations here in America. Patients needed a game-changer. "We worked on this for a lot of years, three years in the running," Upton said. "We asked ourselves 'what could we do to find a cure for all these diseases that ail almost everybody?'" Th... Read more

  • Upton, Walden, and Shimkus Applaud Action on Pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden, R-Oregon, and Subcommittee on Environment John Shimkus, R-Illinois, in releasing the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions regarding the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. “We welcome today’s news and we’re looking forward to working with a president and an administration that value American energy affordability, jobs, security, and new infrastructure development. It is time for t... Read more

  • House Advances Four Bipartisan Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of four bipartisan energy bills that unanimously passed the House and now move to the Senate for consideration. “These are four common-sense, bipartisan bills that will encourage job creation, increase accountability, and improve safety and affordability for consumers. As the new Congress gets underway, we will continue to advance solutions that ensure af... Read more