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House Advances Six Year Reauthorization of CHIP
January 19, 2018
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance legislation to fund the government and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years – the longest such extension in the programs history. Upton released the following statement: “CHIP is a critically important public health initiative that serves the most vulnerable among us. It helps nearly 40,000 children in Michigan alone. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to extend... More
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Upton Comments on New Designation for Two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites
January 17, 2018
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today made the following comments after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites as part of their Redevelopment Focus List. This is an initial list of Superfund National Priorities (NPL) sites with greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The two sites are Aircraft Components in Benton Harbor and the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River site in Kalamazoo. “This is good news for Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo... More
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ICYMI: Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they’re safe.
January 16, 2018
Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they're safe By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell January 15, 2018 Detroit Free Press As the North American International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, there will be the usual parade of new models, world debuts, panels and press conferences. But there will also be something new in the air. Attendees this year will have the opportunity to experience the latest mobility-focused technologie... More
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ICYMI: Bipartisanship a 2018 priority
January 8, 2018
Bipartisanship a 2018 priority By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton January 6, 2018 Detroit News Last year was a transformational year for American politics — that’s for sure. But one thing was missing: Major bipartisan policy wins for the American people. While Congress did flirt around the edges on some bipartisan goals, I’m hopeful that as we set out on 2018 we can come together and deliver real, bipartisan results for folks here in Michigan and across the country. On the issue of infrastructure, Michigan... More
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End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Wins in '17
December 22, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of the top seven wins for constituents this year. Below is the list along with comments from Upton on why each is important to folks in Michigan. Win #1: Top-notch constituent services. Upton on its importance: “My top priority as a Member of Congress is helping folks in Southwest Michigan solve problems big and small. With nearly 500 meetings and events directly with constituents we were able to productively discuss important issues and ... More
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