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  • ICYMI: Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Legislation Moves Forward from Upton Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week advanced H.R. 5050, the Pipeline Safety Act of 2016. The bipartisan legislation contains spending authorizations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and targeted mandates to increase transparency and accountability, complete overdue regulations, and improve safety. The legislation also tightens provisions allowing PHMSA to issue emerg... Read more

  • AUDIO ICYMI: The Myth of Partisanship in Congress
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    True or false: Congress is stalled by a volatile, partisan, polarized climate that prevents any significant work from getting done for American citizens. False, say three members of Michigan’s delegation, at least on several issues. The idea that Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t work together is a myth, say three members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), and Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township) speak with Det... Read more

  • Upton Committee Continues Bipartisan ‘Record of Success’
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week advanced 22 pieces of legislation that will address the ongoing opioid epidemic, improve the safety and security of energy pipelines, improve aspects of public health and safety, and increase transparency at the Federal Communications Commission. “Individually, each of these bills is important. Collectively, they speak to the hard work of our members on both sides of the aisle to enact m... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Legislation to Support Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives today in advancing H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act (GLRI). The GLRI will help protect the Great Lakes ecosystem by authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration for Fiscal Year 2016-Fiscal Year 2020 at $300 million annually. The initiative focuses on projects for Great Lakes restoration, including the remediation of toxic substances... Read more

  • Upton Lends Support to MDOT’s I-94 Project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, sent a letter of support to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s application for federal grant funding for the I-94 Kalamazoo Interstate Modernization and Capacity Improvement Project. The federal funding grant is available through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FASTLANE Program. FASTLANE grants were created under last year’s FAST Act, of which Upton was a conferee, which r... Read more

  • Upton Committee Holds Forward Looking Hearing on Flint Water Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today led a congressional hearing on the Flint Water Crisis, and how we can move forward. The hearing, “Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned,” was held before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Health. “The tragic situation in Flint has captured the attention of the nation. The events that unfolded are unacceptable, and sadly there were missteps at all levels of government,... Read more

  • ICYMI: Grand Rapids Business Journal on 21st Century Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    VAI scientists advocate for biomedical research improvements Congressman visits GR in support of 21st Century Cures Act. The National Institutes of Health could get an injection of $2 billion per year for the next five years if the 21st Century Cures Act makes it to President Barack Obama’s desk in the coming months. U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was in Grand Rapids recently meeting with researchers at Van Andel Institute to build support for the bill, which has already passed th... Read more

  • Detroit News: Senate inches closer to companion disease ‘Cures’ bill
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    A Senate committee approved a legislative package Wednesday that lawmakers say will become part of its response to House legislation by Michigan Rep. Fred Upton that is designed to deliver cash and reforms that would expedite treatment and cures of chronic diseases like cancer. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed five bills that the panel’s chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said would allow researchers at federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration ... Read more

  • Upton Announces Facebook Photo Contest
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a photography contest focused on Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. The first of its kind contest asks participants to submit their favorite spring themed photo taken in the Sixth District for consideration. The winning photo will be displayed as Upton’s Facebook cover photo and in his two district offices. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 25, 2016. “This is an opportunity for shutterbugs across Southw... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Talks ‘21st Century Cures’ at Van Andel Institute
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, yesterday joined research leaders at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, along with research leaders from Spectrum Health, Michigan State University Medical School, Mercy Health, and Western Michigan University Medical School for a roundtable discussion on “The Medical Mile as it Relates to 21st Century Cures.” Upton also toured the institute and met with young scientists to discuss their research and perspectives. WOOD TV 8’s Rick Albin has the stor... Read more