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Upton Comments on Passing of John Dingell
February 7, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passing of former Michigan Congressman John Dingell: “John Dingell’s colleagues - and I was proud to be one of them - were always educated, inspired, and in fact awed by him.” “With John you always knew where you stood. If you disagreed you better have a damn good reason why. Simply reverting to rhetoric or the party line would not fly because he knew the issues “inside and out” and always did hi... More
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Upton Announces YouthBuild Grant for Benton Harbor
January 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program has been awarded $989,508 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. “This is good news for the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program. This program – the oldest of its kind in Michigan – provides our students with the real world skills to succeed in today’s economy - and specifically right here at home in Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “Benton Harbor’s program has an incredible r... More
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Upton & Dingell Re-Introduce Legislation Championing STEM Education
January 16, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, recently re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that champions the STEM education program FIRST Robotics. H.R. 500, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, would mint a $1 coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and support the FIRST Robotics program. Dean Kamen, founder ... More
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Upton Applauds Passage of Criminal Justice Reform
December 20, 2018
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the First Step Act by a 358 to 36 vote. This bipartisan legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week by an overwhelming 87 to 12 vote and now heads to the president’s desk for signature. Upton was a co-sponsor of the underlying legislation. “This bipartisan bill marks the first significant improvements to the federal criminal justice system in decades,” said Up... More
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Upton & DeGette Mark Second Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
December 13, 2018
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, today released the following statement on the second anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama: “21st Century Cures began with the spark of hope and continues today – pushing medical research in new and innovative ways. “We’re already seeing the results in action: The Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot is working to accelerate progress in cancer prevention and screening, the All of ... More
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