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  • Sweeping Bipartisan Opioid Package Now Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after President Obama signed sweeping bipartisan legislation to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic into law Friday: “In the face of a surging crisis, we came together and got the job done. We have a thoughtful solution that attacks the opioid epidemic from all sides – one that zeros in on treatment for addiction and overdoses, reforms prescribing practices, and works with law enforcement. For folks suffering ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Enbridge Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    “As Michiganders, pipeline safety is an issue that hits especially close to home. Pipelines are critical to the essential transportation of our energy resources, but when a catastrophe can strike in the blink of an eye, we must be prepared and we must hold those responsible accountable. In the wake of this tragic spill, we got to work on new standards – the toughest on the books – to ensure something like this can never happen again, anywhere. I applaud our local leaders and all of the stakehold... Read more

  • Upton Takes Part in Enrollment Ceremony for Opioid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined House and Senate leadership this morning to take part in an enrollment ceremony for S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Upton chaired the Conference Committee that reported the final bipartisan, bicameral package – marking the first time in his career he has chaired such a Conference. “I was proud to chair the Conference Committee that reported this important legislation aimed at helping folks facing real crisis,” sa... Read more

  • Upton: “We Will Get Through This Together”
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, took to the floor of the House of Representatives this afternoon to speak on yesterday’s Berrien County Courthouse tragedy. Click HERE or above to watch the video Additionally, Upton released a statement on the tragedy yesterday which can be found here. Full remarks, as prepared, can also be found below: Mr. Speaker, it is with deep sadness that I ask for Unanimous Consent to address the House for the purpose of a one-minute speech. Southwes... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Berrien Courthouse Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, made the following statement on the shooting that occurred this afternoon at the Berrien County Courthouse: “What occurred today in my hometown breaks my heart. My thoughts are with our entire community – our friends and neighbors. This tragic event reminds us all too well that our law enforcement officers have their lives on the line every day not knowing what that day will bring. We have lost two very able public servants and we all grieve for them and their... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Opioid Conference Report Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement upon House passage of the Conference report to accompany S. 524 – the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. “We’re in the midst of an opioid crisis that has no boundaries and does not discriminate. In Michigan, we are enduring 10 times as many deaths today as there were 15 years ago. And sadly, the numbers continue to surge,” said Upton. “We owe this effort to the past, present, and sadly, future victims ... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Landmark Mental Health Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his U.S. House colleagues to pass landmark, bipartisan legislation to reform our nation’s mental health system by a 422-2 vote. H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania, following an extensive investigation into the nation’s failing mental health care system. “This is an issue that impacts every community, and so many families, in one way or another,” said Upton. “For far ... Read more

  • The Energy and Commerce Committee: Getting the Job Done
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The Energy and Commerce Committee: Getting the Job Done By Rep. Fred Upton The Hill Legislation to protect seniors’ access to their Medicare doctors, to strengthen and improve chemical and pipeline safety, to reform our nation’s mental health system, and to revolutionize our healthcare ecosystem to facilitate 21st Century Cures. What do all of these have in common? One thing: Big, bipartisan votes in the House Energy and Commerce Committee to help usher these critical pieces of legislation throu... Read more

  • Upton Statement on President Signing Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Legislation into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement following President Barack Obama signing into law the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016: “We came together, Republicans and Democrats, to improve and strengthen the safety of our pipelines – and we got the job done. Our bipartisan legislation, signed into law by President Obama is a win for Southwest Michigan, our Great Lakes, and the entire country.” Read more

  • Upton Meets with 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winner Madeline Peterson
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Portage Northern High School Junior Madeline Peterson, winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Madeline’s acrylic and graphite piece allows viewers to glimpse a portion of the beauty and mystery of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior through a paper portal. Madeline made the piece for her advanced art class last year and plans to continue her artwork into the future. “It wa... Read more