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  • Upton Votes to Keep Government Open
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 382 to 30 in favor of a Continuing Resolution that maintains appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017 and keeps the government open. “Today’s vote ensures essential federal services remain open and operational and that our armed services continue to receive the support they deserve. This short-term Continuing Resolution also allows us more time to come to consensus on future approp... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons to kill his own people: “After Assad delivered a heinous chemical attack on his own citizens, an unmistakable message had to be delivered. I believe these targeted, measured airstrikes were an appropriate response to the unfolding atrocities. As we move forward, the administration must wor... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Bipartisan House Investigation into Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, was stepping aside from the House investigation into whether Russia meddled in last year’s president election. “I continue to support the bipartisan investigations occurring in the House and the Senate. Based on what happened, it’s appropriate that Chairman Nunes steps away from this investigation. I remain confident that my colleagues in bo... Read more

  • Upton, House Pass Measures Targeting North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing two pieces of bipartisan legislation to address urgent threats posed by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un regime. Just today, a North Korean defector spoke to NBC and warned the U.S. and allies that the “world should be ready” to deal with Kim Jung Un. “In recent weeks, North Korea has escalated their threats against American lives. In response to these troubling provocations, we have taken acti... Read more

  • Upton Statement on President’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, after careful consideration of the facts, today released the following statement: “I fully support strengthening our screening processes and securing our borders, but this Executive Order needs to be scaled back. It has created real confusion for travelers and those who enforce the laws. I have heard from a number of local folks with valid concerns for themselves or loved ones as well from global companies that have legitimate worries relating to the internati... Read more

  • Upton, Stabenow, Peters Announce Passage of Legislation to Honor Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that legislation to make Vietnam War veteran James C. McCloughan eligible for our nation’s highest military honor – the Medal of Honor – has passed in Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA passed the House of Representatives on December 2nd and cleared the U.S. Senate today. It now goes to the desk of the President for signature. Private Fir... 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

  • 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, Stabenow, and Peters Announce Legislation to Honor Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06), U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced legislation to make James C. McCloughan eligible for our nation’s highest military honor – the Medal of Honor - for his acts of heroism and valor during the Vietnam War. Then-Private First Class McCloughan, a native and current resident of South Haven, served as a medic and saved the lives of 10 members of his platoon who were wounded during the Battle of Nui Yon Hill on May 13-15, ... Read more

  • Reminder: Service Academy Nominations Due Nov. 1
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, wants to remind students who are interested in applying for nominations to U.S. Service Academies that the deadline for turning in applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Students interested in an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source, such as the applicant’s Congressional Representative, U.S. Senators, and Vice P... Read more