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  • 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

  • President Obama Signs Upton/Peters Legislation into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, applauded the recent signing into law of their bipartisan, bicameral legislation, H.R. 5944. This important legislation updates and modernizes the leasing programs necessary to keep National Guard units and Air Force Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) operations on airfields where they currently operate. “W.K. Kellogg Airport here in Southwest Michigan has long enjoyed a close relationship with the Michigan National Guard, an... Read more

  • Upton: Families of 9/11 Attacks Should be Allowed to Pursue Justice
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement upon the House of Representatives advancing a veto override for S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) Act by a 348 to 77 vote. “As someone who experienced the horrors of 9/11 up close, it’s important to me that the families of the victims are allowed to pursue the justice they deserve. This legislation has enjoyed strong, bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. It doesn’t make dramatic ch... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton Legislation on RPA Program Advances Through House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    The House of Representatives late Tuesday advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The legislation, H.R. 5944, would update and modernize the leasing programs necessary to keep National Guard units and Air Force Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) operations on airfields where they are already operating. The legislation was co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York. “This important, bipartisan solution helps our National Guard and Air Force continue to ... Read more

  • Holland Sentinel: Upton, Huizenga: Working together to strengthen our military
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Working together to strengthen our military By U.S. Reps. Fred Upton and Bill Huizenga Holland Sentinel The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation: To “provide for the common defense” of our country. Last week, the House of Representatives advanced H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 by a bipartisan vote of 277-147. This is an important step toward strengthening our military and k... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Annual Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 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 voted last night to advance H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan vote of 277-147. “Working in a bipartisan fashion, and an open process on the House Floor, we were able to advance meaningful legislation that will give our troops a pay raise, fund their training, and block the government from... Read more

  • Upton Announces Daniel Christensen Appointment to the Air Force Academy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the appointment of Daniel Christensen of Augusta, Michigan, to the United States Air Force Academy. “I’m pleased to be able to nominate a third member of the Christensen family to the Air Force Academy,” said Upton. “It’s an exhaustive process to go through, but such a great honor to be accepted as a future cadet. Folks in our community ought to be proud of Daniel and his accomplishments thus far. We expect great things in the future. I encou... Read more