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  • Upton Recognized for His Bipartisan Work to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, was presented an award by the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose for his bipartisan work in fighting the opioid misuse and overdose epidemic. Upton was honored for his support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Upton chaired the House and Senate Conference meeting that finalized the comprehensive package before it was signed into law by President Obama in July. “I’m honored to receive this award, but we know more work remains,” said Upton. ... Read more

  • Upton Takes to House Floor to Recognize Suicide Prevention Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today took to the House Floor to recognize Suicide Prevention Month. Upton highlighted his personal experiences with suicide, the third annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk that takes place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as the bipartisan mental health reform legislation the House advanced in July. “Last week, I was in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park for the Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk,” said Upton. “A beautiful young woman named Kait stood before ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton Legislation on RPA Program Advances Through House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    The House of Representatives late Tuesday advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The legislation, H.R. 5944, would update and modernize the leasing programs necessary to keep National Guard units and Air Force Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) operations on airfields where they are already operating. The legislation was co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York. “This important, bipartisan solution helps our National Guard and Air Force continue to ... Read more

  • Upton Announces New Location of Kalamazoo Constituent Service Office
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Monday announced the opening of his recently relocated constituent service office in Kalamazoo. The office has moved from its former location to 350 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 130, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007. The office telephone and fax machine numbers remains unchanged. “We’re excited about our move as it will allow us to better serve everyone here in our Kalamazoo community,” said Upton. “One of my most vital responsibilities as a Member of Congress is providing assista... Read more

  • Michigan Congressional Delegation Members Join in Strong Support of Fort Custer for Missile Defense Site
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Vice Admiral James D. Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to voice their strong support of Fort Custer Training Center, one of three locations under consideration for a possible Continental United States Interceptor Site. The letter was signed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Representative Fred Upton, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Representative Candice Miller, U.S. Rep... Read more

  • Upton Statement on House Passage of Bill to Block Transfers of Guantanamo Detainees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the House of Representatives advanced H.R. 5351, To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by a bipartisan vote of 244 to 174. “Those held at Guantanamo are not ordinary criminals – they are hardened extremists in the midst of an endless war against our country, our citizens, and our values. President Obama should instead try working with us to bolster our na... Read more

  • Upton Highlights FIRST Robotics in Congressional Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on Wednesday held a bipartisan hearing focused on advanced robots, and specifically the success of the STEM education program, FIRST Robotics. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” The program has grown from 20 to more than 45,000 teams nationwide since it was founded in 1989. Michigan has by far the highest number of FIRST teams per capita in the country. The hearing br... Read more

  • Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Rural Call Completion Unanimously Approved by Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on Tuesday advanced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2566, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015, by a unanimous vote. This important legislation, championed by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, will address persistent problems folks have in Southwest Michigan and across the country with rural call completion issues. These calls completion issues have a negative impact on local small businesses... Read more

  • Upton, House Vote to Reauthorize Carl D. Perkins Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a 405 to 5 vote. This bipartisan legislation reforms, modernizes, and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Act. Since 1984, the Carl D. Perkins Act has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs. These innovative programs – spearheaded at the stat... Read more

  • House Votes to Advance Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives on Tuesday in voting to advance H.R. 5578, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016, by a unanimous 399-0 vote. The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. Mimi Walters, R-California, and Zoe Lofgren, D-California, provides stronger protections and greater access to legal remedies for survivors of sexual assaults. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), on average th... Read more