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  • Upton Applauds Creation of New Commission to Battle Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the creation of a special commission aimed at battling the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic. “Fighting this tragic opioid epidemic is personal to families in Southwest Michigan and across the country. We need to help those caught in the web of this unforgiving addiction through improving treatment, reforming prescribing practices, and working with our law enforcement. Last Congress, we were able to usher the 21st Century Cures Act into law, wh... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Supreme Court Nomination Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court Nomination Hearing: “Over the course of these past four days, Judge Gorsuch has proven himself a man of the highest character. His unwavering commitment to the rule of law will make him an outstanding member of the Supreme Court. I have no doubt he will serve our country with distinction and uphold our Constitution. I want to again urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch." Read more

  • ICYMI: Fighting for our Great Lakes
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Environment & Great Lakes

    Fighting for our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton Holland Sentinel Whether it's a lazy Sunday on the lake with family, fishing with friends, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise or any number of activities — Michiganders all have a deep, personal connection to our lakes. This is why it was so alarming to learn of a proposed drastic funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a budget proposal from the White House last week. Having grown up on the shores of Lake Michigan, I'v... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Federal Funds for Flint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on news that the city of Flint, Michigan has been awarded a $100 million emergency grant to fund drinking-water infrastructure: “These much-needed funds will provide a huge benefit to the people of Flint. We worked extremely hard, on a bipartisan basis, to make sure this funding was included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. From the start of this crisis, I have been an outspoken proponent of ai... Read more

  • Upton Meets with Southwest Michigan Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following photo and statement after meeting with a group of Southwest Michigan farmers in his Washington, D.C., office. “Today’s meeting was productive and informative. Farmers are the backbone of our Southwest Michigan economy and we discussed ways we can work together to improve their economic outlook and provide much-needed certainty so they can plan for the future. We also had a frank and open talk about our broken immigration system and... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Obamacare Repeal and Replace Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in regards to the American Health Care Act (ACHA) – House Republicans’ legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: “This has not been easy, but as I’ve listened to folks on all sides of this debate one thing is clear: Obamacare has not delivered on countless promises. Clearly, the current system is not working for many. It’s time to fix our healthcare system in a responsible way. To ensure no one has the rug pulled out f... Read more

  • Upton Urges Full Funding of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement on reports that funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will be cut for Fiscal Year 2018: “These reports are alarming. We have previously communicated with the new administration that our Great Lakes must be a priority and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative must be fully funded. Congress will have the final say on all budgetary matters and we are only at the first step in the appropriations process whi... Read more

  • Upton, Peters, Stabenow, Dingell Call for Federal Funding to Support Testing of Self-Driving Vehicle Technologies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell called on the Trump Administration to prioritize the development and testing of connected and self-driving vehicles in the President’s proposed budget for 2018. The Members of Congress sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao urging them to include $200 million in their 2018 federal budget ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress: “President Trump’s address was a focused, optimistic vision for the future of our country. He offered common ground on goals we can all agree on such as creating American jobs, making needed investments in our infrastructure, delivering for our veterans, and rebuilding our healthcare system. I also fully support the president’s call to safely speed approvals for life-sa... Read more

  • Upton Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after co-sponsoring H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. “As I’ve traveled across Southwest Michigan this week, listened to folks during tele-town halls, and participated in public forums, I’ve heard a clear message: We need to guarantee our healthcare system works better for all Michiganders. This is why I am committed to protecting patients living with pre-existing conditions. It’s only fair. W... Read more