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Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to Western Michigan University (WMU) to investigate five types of infrastructure-based sensors to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles. That includes technology that could be embedded in a roadway, sensors that could offload data through a cellular network, and system...

Upton Announces Department of Transportation Grant for Kalamazoo Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a $1,000,000 Department of Transportation grant awarded to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) to recruit, initiate, and support new air service from Kalamazoo to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant is funded through the Small Community Air Service Develop...

Upton, Dingell Applaud House Passage of Landmark PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bipartisan PFAS Action Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by setting national drinking water standards, designating the chemic...

Upton Announces FEMA Flood Prevention Grant for Southwest Michigan Township

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced and applauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant that will provide $722,275 for flood prevention and damage mitigation efforts in Texas Township, Michigan. The federal allotment will be supplemented by $257,425 in local funds. “In recent years, Texas Township has endured some t...

Upton Issues Statement on Signing of Bipartisan Methane Resolution

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he attended the White House signing ceremony of a bipartisan resolution – which he supported – to reverse regulations loosening methane emission standards. “Climate change is real – period – and methane is a major contributor to rising temperatures worldwide. That’s why prominent American energ...

Upton, Dingell Applaud PFAS Action Act Passage in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bill to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup. The PFAS Action Act now awaits final consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Upton, DeGette unveil bipartisan legislation to create Biden’s new advanced research agency to cure cancer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released draft legislation that would, among other things, make President Biden’s dream of creating a new federal advanced research agency to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s and other difficult diseases a reality. Included in the bipartisan legislation that’s now circulating among lawmakers is a provision that would create an ...

Upton Praises U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to Help Southwest Michigan Prepare for Closure of Palisades Nuclear Facility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement today after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $969,261 grant to Southwestern Michigan Commission, Benton Harbor, Michigan to develop an economic strategy ahead of the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station ...

Upton urges support for dredging southwest Michigan harbors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to the leaders on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies asking them to support President Biden’s FY22 Budget Request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations and maintenance budget which includes funds for beach nourishment at seven harbors across Michigan. Specifically, the Presiden...

@MyKitchenTable - June 4, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Friday, June 4, 2021 Dear Friend: “Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel guiding the way.” – Serena Smith I don’t believe there has ever been as much hope that the COVID-19 pandemic is finally, after a long 16 months, coming to an end. With variants and immunity changing, there might be a need for boosters and such, but it certainly appears a sense of normalcy is returning to...

@MyKitchenTable - May 27, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Dear Friend: “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – President Roosevelt As we approach the Memorial Day Weekend, and many who are vaccinated plan ways to spend times with friends and loved ones, please take time to remember our fallen heroes. This weekend, pause to honor and remember those w...

@MyKitchenTable - May 20, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Dear Friend: "Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we have.” -Art Buchwald There was a lot on the docket this week – starting early Monday morning with a visit to the St. Joe-Benton Harbor River to review its depth with the U.S. Coastguard and the Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Remember, originally the Corps was not doing ...

Upton speaks in support of creating commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spoke on the House floor in support of creating an independent commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. You can watch his remarks HERE, and below is a transcript: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. January 6th is going to haunt this institution for a long, long time. No, it was not a joyous day on Capitol Hill with...

Upton, House pass the historic NO HATE Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act), legislation that Upton helped introduce at the beginning of April. The NO HATE Act will improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and...

@MyKitchenTable - May 13, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Dear Friend: “Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.” -Audrey Hepburn. Wise words to always keep in mind. This year, as we were plunged into a relentless pandemic, the lion’s s...

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