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  • Upton, Kildee Lead Bipartisan Letter to EPA Opposing Closure of Great Lakes Regional Office
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-05) led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging the federal agency to not close a regional office serving the Great Lakes region. The letter, signed by Democrats and Republicans in Michigan’s congressional delegation, highlights how the EPA’s Region 5 office currently helps protect the Great Lakes from real threats, including combatting invasive species like Asian carp, as... Read more

  • 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 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

  • ICYMI: Holland Sentinel: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Michigan has received more than $16 million in federal funds to help reduce opioid use and abuse across the state, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced today. “The addiction epidemic continues to impact families in every community across our state and across this country,” Calley said. “Michigan is making strides in the fight against addiction and this grant will help us bring those efforts t... Read more

  • Upton: “Help is on the Way” in Opioid Epidemic Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of the first round of grants to help states and territories combat the opioid epidemic. These grants were made available as part of Upton’s bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act. The $485 million in grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be used towards the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse. “It seems like ev... Read more

  • “Don’t mess with the Great Lakes:” GOP Rep. Upton opposes rumored EPA Region 5 closure
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Listen via Michigan Radio HERE. Michigan's lawmakers are reacting to an unconfirmed report that the EPA is thinking of shutting down its Region 5 office in Chicago. Under the plan, the Chicago office would merge with the Region 7 office in Kansas. Republican Congressman Fred Upton represents Michigan’s 6th District, located in the southwest corner of the state along the shore of Lake Michigan. He spoke with Stateside about the potential proposal, which he said was “not a wise move.” Read more

  • Upton Statement on Potential Closing of EPA Region 5 Office
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on a report that the federal government is considering closing the Chicago-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 office: “If true, this report is shocking and I would strongly oppose the closing of the Region 5 office. We must not turn our backs on the safety, health, and future of the Great Lakes. Whatever the deficiencies of the Region 5 office, the folks there do play a critical role in protecting human ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & DeGette: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    ICYMI: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures By Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette Morning Consult The National Institutes of Health is in the business of curing diseases. For more than a century, NIH scientists have improved American lives by making important discoveries that benefit public health. That is why we remain extremely wary of any budget proposals that impose dramatic cuts to NIH. The administration recently requested budget cuts to NIH in fiscal year 2017 an... Read more

  • VIDEO: “Mr. Upton delivered for me. So I’m very thankful"
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    VIDEO: Michiana Gulf War Veteran honored more than a quarter-century later By Vahid Sadrzadeh ABC57 It was a day close to a quarter-century in the making. A special ceremony was held Tuesday recognizing, retired St. Joe Gulf War Veteran, Lewis Bolman. In 1991, many of us turned on the television to watch missiles in the Middle East light up the night sky. This marked the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. Then 22-year-old Chemicals Specialist, Corporal Lewis Bolman, wasn’t thinking about this ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Chemical Spill on the Shores of Lake Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responding to a chemical spill at the U.S. Steel facility in Portage, Indiana. “This must be an all-hands-on-deck effort. If there is one thing that unites us it’s the need to protect our Great Lakes. Any chemical spill so close to Lake Michigan is cause for great concern. As we’ve seen with BP and Flint before, we must ensure clean water for everyone. We have ... Read more