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Upton Applauds Passage of Veteran College Aid Expansion Program
July 24, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan vote of 405 to 0. “This is a transformational expansion of GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents,” said Upton. “Since 1944 the GI Bill has provided our veterans the opportunity to invest in their futures through access t... More
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Upton Statement on Nomination of Pete Hoekstra as U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
July 24, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the White House announced its intention to nominate former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands: “The administration made a wise decision by picking Pete, with his long-established Dutch roots and heritage. He is exceptionally qualified and will make a tremendous ambassador. Pete’s always had a passion for public service and a way of connecting with people that will co... More
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Upton Urges Foxconn to Strongly Consider Southwest Michigan
July 21, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this morning sent a letter to Mr. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, expressing his strong support for Foxconn to site their new display-making factory in Southwest Michigan. In the letter, Upton says: Our Southwest Michigan community is uniquely qualified to become the home of your new display-making factory. This region has all of the key components for your investment to prosper: a solid manufacturing sector, a steadfast workforce,... More
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House Approves Upton Energy Security Legislation
July 18, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3050, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. Upton sponsored the bill. “Here in Michigan our energy infrastructure must be prepared for a wide variety of hazards including floods, tornadoes, storms, snow, fuel supply disruptions, physical and cyber threats, and other catastrophic events. It’s been 25 years since we’ve properl... More
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ICYMI: Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense
July 17, 2017
Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga July 17, 2017 Holland Sentinel For the last 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” Just this week, we joined our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing this year’s NDAA, H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorizat... More
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