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Upton Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Amtrak bridges between Kalamazoo and Dearborn

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a grant of $1,548,750 for preliminary engineering and preparation of National Environmental Policy Act documents as part of plans to replace five bridges along the state-owned Kalamazoo to Dearborn rail corridor. The rail line is used by Amtrak’s Wolverine and Blue Water trains. “I have highlighted and will continue to highligh...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday, August 12, 2022

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August 12, 2022 @MyKitchenTable: Friday, August 12, 2022 Dear Friend: “If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If you see someone being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. One small act could mean the world to them.” – Unknown REP. JACKIE WALORSKI Last week, we tragically lost Rep. Jackie Walorski (...

Upton Announces $6 Million Grant for Kalamazoo Transportation Network

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a grant of $5,974,694 for the Downtown Kalamazoo Transportation Network. “It’s no secret, Michigan’s roads and bridges need serious work,” Upton said. “Last year I voted for one of the largest investments in our nation’s infrastructure and its benefits will be seen shortly in Southwest Michigan. I’m thrilled that this nearly $6...

Upton Announces District Community Grants Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced he will be visiting communities in the 6th Congressional District to celebrate and acknowledge the recipients of federal grants he helped support in Congress. “There are so many great projects to improve our communities, schools and neighborhoods, and I was pleased to advocate and provide support for all of them,” Upton said. “...

Upton Issues Statement on Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after the passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN): “I am indeed heartbroken to hear the news of my colleague, and next-door neighbor, Jackie Walorski. Of course, we were close and usually traveled on the same plane back and forth from South Bend to DC and back home usually sitting next to each other. She was...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday, July 29, 2022

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July 29, 2022 @MyKitchenTable: Friday, July 29, 2022 Dear Friend: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley CHIPS FUNDING Many of you may have heard me talking about semiconductor chips and the strong tie to Michigan and the nation’s economy. Th...

Upton Statement on CHIPS and Science Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after voting for the CHIPS and Science Act, a bill that will boost jobs and the production of semiconductor chips in the U.S.: “After losing so many jobs and market share to semiconductor manufacturers overseas, today we finally have a chance to bring that manufacturing back home. This is a big win to bring...

Upton, Mullin Call for House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Biden Administration’s Mismanagement of the SPR

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in sending a letter to Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to request a hearing on the Biden Administration’s mismanagement of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and to address recent reports that millions of barrels of crude oil are being exported to China. “The fact our strategic petroleum reserve is be...

@MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 19 2022

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@MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 19 2022 Dear Friend: “It does nothing to threaten the legal use of any gun, it only protects humans that in fact may be the target.”- My closing line from my speech on the Active Shooter Alert bill on the House Floor last week It has been a very busy couple weeks for me this month, and I wanted to report on some of my activities. RISING ENERGY COSTS The energy situat...

Upton, Cicilline Bipartisan Active Shooter Alert Act Bill Approved by House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today welcomed House approval of the Active Shooter Alert Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Upton and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., to create a program similar to the AMBER Alert system for law enforcement to alert the public to active shooters in their community. “This bill is about keeping our communities safe and supporting law...

Upton Votes for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after voting for the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a bill to improve public safety through gun safety, school safety and mental health reforms: “Today we turn tears into action and give our thoughts and prayers meaning. Our children deserve to go to school and know they will come home safely. Our parent...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday June 24, 2022

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@MyKitchenTable: Friday June 24, 2022 Dear Friend: “We are a nation hungry for more joy. Because we are starving from a lack of gratitude.” – Brene Brown, delivered by retiring Kalamazoo Regional Education Superintendent Dave Campbell this week! GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION PASSES THE SENATE I continue to hear from you all encouraging me to support commonsense gun safety measures. As many of you may kn...

Energy Subcommittee Leader Upton Opening Remarks on Securing Critical Minerals Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered opening remarks at today’s Energy Subcommittee legislative hearing on several bills and urged the committee to work to lower surging energy costs on American families. Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks: AMERICA’S ENERGY CRISIS “Mr. Chairman, the United States is plunging deeper and deeper into an e...

House Approves Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today welcomed House approval for the ARPA-H Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored that would create an organization similar to the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to focus on risky, but possibly game-changing health research. “We still live in a world changed by the COVID pandemic, and we still have awful diseases th...

Upton Congratulates Congressional Art Competition Winner

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Fred and Congressional Art Competition Winner Fiona Doyle 6/21/22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today congratulated Fiona Doyle, a senior at Portage Central High School, as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition (CAC) for Michigan’s Sixth District. Her art, composed of watercolor, is titled Cascada Gozalandia, and will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Fiona’s beautiful artwork captured both how wonderful nature is...

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