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  • "21st Century Cures is Ready for the President"
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), sponsors of the 21st Century Cures Act, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the medical innovation bill by a vote of 94-5. “After three years, our legislative work is finally complete. 21st Century Cures is ready for the president. With this innovation game-changer, a new day for medical research is on the horizon. Today’s vote is for patients and their loved ones. We all have more reason for hope.” Learn about the 21s... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of STAR Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3381, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act (STAR), by a unanimous vote. “Just about everyone’s life has been impacted by cancer in some way. The most heartbreaking situation of them all is when a young child is diagnosed with cancer – which, tragically, remains the leading cause of death in American children. These childhood cancer patients and their f... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Critical Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 by a bipartisan vote of 375-34. “Supporting our national defense, our active duty military personnel, and their families is of the utmost importance. Right here in Southwest Michigan we not only have active military instillations and soldiers who require the resources and equipment authorized, but also many f... Read more

  • ICYMI: It’s time for Congress to erase party lines and deliver a fix for Flint water
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight, Energy & Commerce Committee

    It’s time for Congress to erase party lines and deliver a fix for Flint water By U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee and Fred Upton Before the 114th Congress comes to an end in less than a month, we in Congress need to come together, Republicans and Democrats, to step up and help the people of Flint. Families in Flint have not been able to trust the drinking water coming out of their tap in more than two years. A federal judge recently ruled that the state of Michigan must deliver bottled water to Flint resid... Read more

  • BREAKING: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26. “With today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, we took a giant leap forward on the #Path2Cures,” said Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-authors of the bill. “21st Century Cures is the innovative game-changer that patients, their loved ones, and the nation’s researchers and scientists so desperately need. The White House has expressed its enthusiastic endo... Read more

  • House Advances Landmark Mental Health Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26. Included in the bill were mental health reforms spearheaded by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), which were largely based off his bill, H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. “With the House’s strong support of these critical reforms, we’re one step closer to delivering meaningful reforms to families in mental health crisis,” said Upton and Murphy. “We have worked to reduce stigma around ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Elaine Chao’s Nomination for DOT Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President-Elect Donald Trump announced the nomination of Elaine Chao for the position of Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary: “Being from state that made autos great means we care about critical transportation issues – particularly as it relates to self-driving cars and other new technologies. Michigan companies will play key roles in these developments and Elaine Chao will do a great job of guiding the indus... Read more

  • Holidays for Heroes is Back
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, invites residents of the Sixth Congressional District to share the spirit of the season – as well as holidays year-round such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day – with cards to our active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families. “I want to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to make a card or write a note to let our brave men and women in uniform, veterans, and their families know that we care, we appreciate their service, and wish them well d... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Outdoor Recreation Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement upon the House of Representatives advancing H.R. 4665, the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016 by a unanimous vote: “The outdoor recreation industry has become a significant driver of job and economic growth here in Southwest Michigan and across the country. This is why I was proud to support passage of this critical piece of legislation. It’s a common-sense, bipartisan bill that will inform lawmakers on out... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Legislation to Modernize Rural Call Completion
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives today in advancing bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2566, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015, by a unanimous vote. This legislation, championed by Upton, will address persistent problems folks have in Southwest Michigan and across the country with rural call completion issues. These call completion issues have a negative impact on local small businesses and can pose a threat to public ... Read more