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  • WSJM: Upton introduces water quality legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton introduces water quality legislation WSJM September 18, 2018 Some PFAS-related legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House by Congressman Fred Upton and three Michigan colleagues. Upton tells WSJM News the Federal Facility Accountability Act urges federal agencies to help states deal with PFAS contamination when it’s found in certain areas. “That is going to require that federal properties — so these are military bases, etc. — the EPA is going to work to cooperate with the states not... Read more

  • WWMT NewsChannel 3: Rep. Upton announces workforce development grant in Van Buren Co.
    Posted in Fred in the News on September 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton announces workforce development grant in Van Buren Co. WWMT Channel 3 August 31, 2018 WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture announced a new investment in Van Buren County Friday, totaling $41,000. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) released the following statement: "This new rural development investment will help Van Buren County thrive and grow. By bringing local leaders together on a county-wide economic development plan, we can chart the course for a bright... Read more

  • MLive: Rep. Upton, Michigan Press Association applaud paper tariffs reversal
    Posted in Fred in the News on September 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton, Michigan Press Association applaud paper tariffs reversal MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette August 31, 2018 The Michigan Press Association and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton are applauding the reversal of tariffs on paper that caused prices to raise for several months, impacting the newspaper industry. Tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated ground wood paper that began in January were reversed by a unanimous 5 to 0 vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, sai... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton Seeing Progress On House Rules
    Posted in Fred in the News on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton seeing progress on House Rules August 9, 2018 WSJM Congressman Fred Upton and the other members of his House Problem Solvers group continue to push for new House rules when the next House Speaker is chosen. The group recently announced it wants rules in place to ensure amendments or bills supported by a certain number of representatives are guaranteed consideration. Upton tells WSJM News many members are frustrated with pointless gridlock. “If we’re in the next Congress, we’ve got to chang... Read more

  • WWMT NewsChannel 3: Upton asks National Guard to quickly release PFAS testing data for Battle Creek ANG base
    Posted in Fred in the News on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton asks National Guard to quickly release PFAS testing data for Battle Creek ANG base WWMT Channel 3 August 2, 2018 BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton is pressing the government to release data related to PFAS at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. Samples were collected at the base in April and May. He said it's, "utterly unacceptable and irresponsible" that the information is being kept from people whose health could be compromised. A new statement from the National Guard repo... Read more

  • MLive: Upton, Kildee support bill to regulate PFAS in drinking water
    Posted in Fred in the News on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton, Kildee support bill to regulate PFAS in drinking water July 31, 2018 MLive As Michigan communities deal with the aftermath of potentially dangerous chemicals found in their drinking water, Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, and Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, are supporting a bill to require nationwide regulations for PFAS in drinking water. The bill would require the EPA to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate drinking water regulations for PFAS, the lawma... Read more

  • WSJM: U.S. House passes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    Posted in Fred in the News on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. House passes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative WSJM July 19, 2018 Congressman Fred Upton says the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is getting its full $300 million in an appropriations bill passed Thursday by the U.S. House. The Senate still needs to approve the legislation. The GLRI has been threatened the last two years by President Trump, who has tried twice to strip its funding down to $30 million. Upton says the initiative is a “critical program”that helps stren... Read more

  • MLive: Stryker shows U.S. Rep. Upton devices targeting opioid epidemic
    Posted in Fred in the News on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Stryker shows U.S. Rep. Upton devices targeting opioid epidemic MLive July 3, 2018 PORTAGE, MI -- U.S. Congressman Fred Upton held up a tiny device that looks and acts like a vehicle jack, but instead of getting a car back on the road, it is meant to provide a treatment option for someone with back pain. "It's like a jack on a tire," Upton said during a tour of Stryker Instruments on July 3. The device, which is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration, elevates compression on the sp... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Rep. Upton ranks well-being of Michigan’s children among his ‘highest concerns’
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton ranks well-being of Michigan’s children among his ‘highest concerns’ Ripon Advance June 28, 2018 With 127 school-based health centers (SBHCs) located throughout Michigan, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) said he’s deeply aware of the critical role these clinics play in providing comprehensive primary health care services to medically underserved children. “When children have this access to quality health care, they simply do better in school,” the congressman told The Ripon Advance during ... Read more

  • WWMT NewsChannel 3: West Michigan lawmakers react to executive order ending family separation at the border
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    West Michigan lawmakers react to executive order ending family separation at the border WWMT Channel 3 June 20, 2018 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Some West Michigan lawmakers said they are relieved President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending the practice of separating families at the border, others said the president doesn't deserve any praise. U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R - St. Joseph) said the executive order is just the beginning and that congress is already hard at work on legislation... Read more

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