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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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Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill
December 12, 2018
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act: “As I’ve listened to our local farmers, they want support and certainty and the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill delivers that. But the Farm Bill is not just for our farmers and ranchers, it is truly for all Americans as our agriculture industry plays a vital role in ensuring we have access to a sa... More
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South Bend Tribune: Funding secured to complete U.S. 31 connection to I-94 in Berrien County
December 8, 2018
Funding secured to complete U.S. 31 connection to I-94 in Berrien County South Bend Tribune December 8, 2018 The Michigan Department of Transportation has received a $20 million grant that will pay for the project connecting U.S. 31 from Napier Avenue to Interstate 94 in Berrien County. In a release from U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, the discretionary grant will allow MDOT to finish the last 2 miles of the limited-access U.S. 31 freeway. “We’re so excited to announce this project will be c... More
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