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  • Upton Honored for Championing Mental Health Legislation and Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Economy & Jobs

    ST. JOSEPH, MI – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Monday was awarded the Outstanding Legislative Leader Award from the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Development Disability Directors and the National Association for Rural Mental Health. The prestigious award is given to honor federal legislators who demonstrate outstanding courage and leadership in advancing legislation that promotes the well-being of those with mental health, substance use, and intellectual developme... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Ibrahim Parlak News
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the United States Board of Immigration granted Ibrahim Parlak his Motion to Reopen (MTR) his case to have his Convention Against Torture claim re-examined by an Immigration Judge. This MTR means that the 2004 order of removal is no longer final and Ibrahim is safe from being removed from the U.S. until this issue is resolved. “This is a significant victory for our friend Ibrahim and yet another step in the right direction... Read more

  • Holland Sentinel: Congress aims at opioid crisis with legislation to reform treatment, increase funding
    Posted in Fred in the News on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The problem of opioid abuse extends far beyond West Michigan. Recognizing the need for a national response, Congress recently passed legislation aimed at curtailing what the Department of Health and Human Services labels “an unprecedented opioid epidemic.” On average, nearly 80 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription or illicit opioids, such as heroin. It is estimated more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers and another 470,000 to hero... Read more

  • ABC 57: National Night Out helps Berrien County heal weeks after deadly shooting
    Posted in Fred in the News on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Please click HERE to watch the news report from ABC 57. National Night Out helps Berrien County heal weeks after deadly shooting By Vahid Sadrzadeh BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - Three weeks ago, tragedy struck Berrien County, taking the lives of two court bailiffs and wounding two others. On Tuesday night, another chance to heal and celebrate those who put their lives on the line every day. “We’re still sad, we’re still missing our friends. We will for quite some time,” said Berrien County Sherriff Pa... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Retirement of Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that Western Michigan University President John Dunn had announced his retirement date: “Over the past nine years, John Dunn has been a trusted friend and advisor. From the launch of the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, to his work on behalf of military veterans and foster care youth – our entire community is stronger thanks to his passion and work ethic. President Dunn’s obvious commitment and res... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton in South Bend Tribune: Addressing the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    July 27, 2016 Addressing the Opioid Crisis By Fred Upton The simple truth is that we’re in the middle of an opioid abuse epidemic. Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose and the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than a quarter billion opioid prescriptions were written in 2012 alone. Abuse of opioids has impacted every community. In my home state of Michigan, we are enduring 10 times as many deaths today as there were 15 years ago. Indiana was ranked 16th ... Read more

  • 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