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  • 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

  • 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 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, 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 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

  • ICYMI: Upton & Peters in The Hill: Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety By Rep. Fred Upton and Sen. Gary Peters The Hill Forget about “The Jetsons.” The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come. Thanks to the 75th Washington Auto Show, which closed on Sunday, consumers have had the opportunity to see new technological leaps and bounds from automakers that are making today’s vehicles bolder, more fuel-efficient,... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced legislation, H.R. 829, the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives that would strengthen Medicaid for those who need it most. “Medicaid is meant to help the most vulnerable amongst us – not high-dollar Lottery winners,” said Upton. “Our common-sense solution would alter how Medicaid eligibility is determined for those lucky enough to hit it big playing the Lottery, while continuing to p... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fred Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act a big win for job growth
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    When speaking about his 21st Century Cures Act, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, was not only excited about the future of research and medical devices, but the jobs that would come with them. "For Southwest Michigan, the pharmaceutical industry is pretty big," Upton said. "My largest employers are Pfizer, Stryker (Medical). If you see a yellow stretcher in an ambulance, that was made (by Stryker)." Upton has no concerns about the status of his Cures Act, or jobs in general, under a Presiden... Read more

  • ICYMI: Saving lives through legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Energy & Commerce Committee

    Saving Lives through legislation: New law pushed by Fred Upton aims to help find cures for various diseases By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, had a simple idea: More could be done to foster the next era of medical innovations here in America. Patients needed a game-changer. "We worked on this for a lot of years, three years in the running," Upton said. "We asked ourselves 'what could we do to find a cure for all these diseases that ail almost everybody?'" Th... Read more

  • Upton, Walden, and Shimkus Applaud Action on Pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Energy & Commerce Committee

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden, R-Oregon, and Subcommittee on Environment John Shimkus, R-Illinois, in releasing the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions regarding the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. “We welcome today’s news and we’re looking forward to working with a president and an administration that value American energy affordability, jobs, security, and new infrastructure development. It is time for t... Read more