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  • House Begins Obamacare Repeal and Replace Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to advance a budget resolution that instructs House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare: “As I have been meeting with local, state, and federal leaders most are in agreement that the healthcare status quo is not working for many families. What we’re focused on is presenting Michiganders a better way forward. Our goal is keeping f... Read more

  • Upton Reintroduces Private Legislation for Ibrahim Parlak
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today reintroduced private legislation, H.R. 461, in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of Harbert, Michigan, resident Ibrahim Parlak. This private legislation has been introduced by Upton in every Congress dating back to 2005. The bill aims to provide Parlak with Permanent Legal Residency status, which would allow him to legally stay in his home in Michigan, operate his business, and enjoy all the benefits of legal residents, without fearing deportat... Read more

  • ICYMI: ‘Cures’ Act ‘momentous’ for cancer research
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Dec. 13. The legislation aims to provide additional funding to the NIH and FDA while streamlining the development of new drugs. A revised version of the bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 392-to-26 vote on Nov. 30. It was then passed by the Senate in a 94-to-5 vote on Dec. 7. “Working together, we got the job done,” Upton and De... Read more

  • Upton Selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced the selection of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, to Chair the Subcommittee on Energy. “My home state of Michigan is a national leader in promoting 21st century energy policies having just enacted long-term, bipartisan energy legislation. We must work to do the same here at the federal level. Energy solutions have always been a priority and we will continue to promote “all-of-the-above” strategies. Whether it be assurin... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Curb Over-Burdensome Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act by a vote of 237 to 187. This legislation would require a Congressional vote on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impact the economy by $100 million or more. Congress would have 70 legislative days to approve a major r... Read more

  • 2016: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a new report titled “2016: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead” which outlines legislative and policy priorities his office tackled in 2016 and sets priorities for the new year ahead in 2017. “We had a busy 2016 focusing on common-sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing families and businesses here in Southwest Michigan and across the country,” said Upton. “We were able to make enormous progress and I’m looking forward to the new year as ... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: Top 16 Success Stories
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top 16 success stories of 2016. “We had a busy year, and despite the odds, we were able to accomplish big things in 2016,” said Upton. “From top-notch constituent service operations, to legislative accomplishments such as a national defense bill that aims to provide the largest pay-raise to our troops in six years, water infrastructure improvements and updates that specifically helped Flint residents, meaningful mental health refor... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: Photos of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top 16 photographs from 2016. Please click HERE to see all 16 of the photographs on Upton’s Facebook page. Read more

  • Upton Statement on New Stryker Facility in Portage
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after Stryker Corp. announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, $130-million corporate campus in Portage, Michigan. “This exciting news is a win-win for local patients and job creators. Thanks in part to our bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, we will now see more accelerated approvals of life-saving drugs and critical medical devices and they will be manufactured right here at home. With this state-of-the-art project n... Read more

  • WSW: Upton Says New Law Means Faster Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the 21st Century Cures Act means “we will find cures for these diseases…years before we otherwise would have.” Upton was the lead sponsor of the bill that was signed into law last week by President Obama. The Saint Joseph Republican says it accelerates approval of drugs and devices that can lead to cures for diseases like cancer. Upton sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss the Cures Act and other issues. 21st Century Cures Act Some patient advocac... Read more