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Upton Applauds EPA Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
June 27, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would withdraw its controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would regulate ditches and standing water in farmers’ low-lying fields as federally regulated waterways: “This is a big win for farmers and rural communities here in Southwest Michigan. I have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle here in Congress on several different occasi... More
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Upton, House Vote to Improve Career and Technical Education Opportunities
June 23, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a unanimous vote. “This bipartisan bill will help Americans develop the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs,” said Upton. “Local career and technical education, or CTE, programs help prepare high school and community college students with the knowledge and hands-on ... More
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Upton Statement on Discovery of Asian Carp near Lake Michigan
June 23, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after reports that Asian Carp have been discovered beyond the electric barrier and only nine miles from Lake Michigan: “The time to act is now. I am calling on the Trump administration to immediately release the Brandon Road Study so that we can have a full grasp of our options to stop this destructive force. Asian Carp have the potential to decimate the Great Lakes we all love and depend on. It is absolutely imperative w... More
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Upton Energy Security Legislation Gains Subcommittee Approval
June 22, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues on the Subcommittee on Energy and voted to advance five pieces of bipartisan energy security and infrastructure legislation. Among the bills advanced was Upton’s legislation, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. “In the face of ever-evolving physical and cyber threats, today’s vote is a positive step towards modernizing our nation’s energy security and infrastructure,” said Upton. “It ... More
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Upton Concludes Fifth Tele-Town Hall of the Year
June 13, 2017
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last night wrapped up his fifth tele-town hall of the year. Upton has previously held four tele-town halls where m... More
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