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  • Upton Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Cameron “Cami” Hoogstraten, a sophomore at Otsego High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her piece, a digital drawing of a Native American dancer, will hang in the hallway of the U.S. Capitol for one year. “This a great selection for Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “It’s yet another extraordinary piece of art to represent our community in the U.S. Capitol. Cong... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Selection of new Western Michigan University President
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Western Michigan University named Dr. Edward Montgomery as the ninth president of the university. “Today is a good day to be a Bronco. This is great fit for Western Michigan University and our entire Kalamazoo community. I congratulated Dr. Montgomery earlier on his new role and look forward to working closely with him, just as I did with Dr. Dunn, as we make Southwest Michigan an attractive home to the leaders of t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ground broken for Glen Oaks residence hall
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    ICYMI: Ground broken for Glen Oaks residence hall By Michael Patrick Sturgis Journal Glen Oaks Community College officially broke ground Wednesday for a 108-bed student housing project. The ceremony follows the recent vote by the college's board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to construct a new dormitory on the Glen Oaks campus. Construction is expected begin in the coming weeks, weather permitting, with plans for the project to be co... 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

  • Upton Takes to House Floor to Recognize Suicide Prevention Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today took to the House Floor to recognize Suicide Prevention Month. Upton highlighted his personal experiences with suicide, the third annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk that takes place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as the bipartisan mental health reform legislation the House advanced in July. “Last week, I was in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park for the Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk,” said Upton. “A beautiful young woman named Kait stood before ... Read more

  • Upton Highlights FIRST Robotics in Congressional Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on Wednesday held a bipartisan hearing focused on advanced robots, and specifically the success of the STEM education program, FIRST Robotics. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” The program has grown from 20 to more than 45,000 teams nationwide since it was founded in 1989. Michigan has by far the highest number of FIRST teams per capita in the country. The hearing br... Read more

  • Upton, House Vote to Reauthorize Carl D. Perkins Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a 405 to 5 vote. This bipartisan legislation reforms, modernizes, and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Act. Since 1984, the Carl D. Perkins Act has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs. These innovative programs – spearheaded at the stat... Read more

  • Upton Honored for Championing Mental Health Legislation and Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Monday was awarded the Outstanding Legislative Leader Award from the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Development Disability Directors and the National Association for Rural Mental Health. The prestigious award is given to honor federal legislators who demonstrate outstanding courage and leadership in advancing legislation that promotes the well-being of those with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development/developmental ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Retirement of Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that Western Michigan University President John Dunn had announced his retirement date: “Over the past nine years, John Dunn has been a trusted friend and advisor. From the launch of the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, to his work on behalf of military veterans and foster care youth – our entire community is stronger thanks to his passion and work ethic. President Dunn’s obvious commitment and res... Read more

  • ICYMI: Herald Palladium highlights new Upton/Dingell FIRST Robotics bill
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    The coin of the robotics realm By Louise Wrege Herald Palladium WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, are working to raise money for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics through the sale of a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe. McAuliffe is a science teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster Jan. 28, 1986. The bipartisan legislation, HR 5168, seeks to issue the coin to support FIRST’s... Read more