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  • Upton Applauds Passage of Veteran College Aid Expansion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan vote of 405 to 0. “This is a transformational expansion of GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents,” said Upton. “Since 1944 the GI Bill has provided our veterans the opportunity to invest in their futures through access t... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Nomination of Pete Hoekstra as U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the White House announced its intention to nominate former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands: “The administration made a wise decision by picking Pete, with his long-established Dutch roots and heritage. He is exceptionally qualified and will make a tremendous ambassador. Pete’s always had a passion for public service and a way of connecting with people that will co... Read more

  • Upton Urges Foxconn to Strongly Consider Southwest Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this morning sent a letter to Mr. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, expressing his strong support for Foxconn to site their new display-making factory in Southwest Michigan. In the letter, Upton says: Our Southwest Michigan community is uniquely qualified to become the home of your new display-making factory. This region has all of the key components for your investment to prosper: a solid manufacturing sector, a steadfast workforce,... Read more

  • House Approves Upton Energy Security Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3050, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. Upton sponsored the bill. “Here in Michigan our energy infrastructure must be prepared for a wide variety of hazards including floods, tornadoes, storms, snow, fuel supply disruptions, physical and cyber threats, and other catastrophic events. It’s been 25 years since we’ve properl... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga July 17, 2017 Holland Sentinel For the last 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” Just this week, we joined our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing this year’s NDAA, H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorizat... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Today we voted to keep our promise to our military’
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives by voting to advance H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, by a bipartisan 344 to 81 vote. For 56 years, the NDAA has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” “Today we voted to keep our promise to our military. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act focuses on thre... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Critical Public Health, Jobs Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a unanimous vote. “This bipartisan legislation is about two things: improving public health and jobs,” said Upton. “Now that our groundbreaking 21st Century Cures Act is law, we need to make sure that the FDA is able to handle new breakthrough treatments in a timely and predictable fashion. All while maintaining the highest levels of saf... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced three bipartisan initiatives to combat human trafficking. “Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes with more than 20 million people affected each year. Here in Michigan alone, there were more than 200 cases of human trafficking reported in 2016 – the highest number in the last five years. Behind these startling numbers are real people who are sufferin... Read more

  • Upton Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Berrien Courthouse Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the July 11, 2016, shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse: “One year ago today, our community was shaken by a violent and heinous act that took the lives of two dedicated public servants and threatened the lives of those inside the Berrien County Courthouse. Since that day we have come together in a healing process and seen an outpouring of support for Sheriff Paul Bailey, his depart... Read more

  • ICYMI: Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    You might not have seen it on the nightly news or in the local papers, but recently, Republicans and Democrats came together to take real action to help our veterans. Most agree that our veterans here in Michigan and across the country deserve the highest quality medical care. The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 is a direct response to the scandals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the past three years. This bipartisan legislation was pas... Read more