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  • South Bend Tribune: Funding secured to complete U.S. 31 connection to I-94 in Berrien County
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 8, 2018 | Preview rr
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    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... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton talks US-31 project funding
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Upton talks US-31 project funding WSJM December 7, 2018 At long last, US 31 will be completely connected to I-94 within five years. Congressman Fred Upton announced a $20 million federal grant late Thursday afternoon. “One of the critical pieces was the acknowledgement by the state that in fact it ought to be on the Build Michigan Plan,” said Upton. The St. Joseph Republican is crediting a former state representative from Stevensville with being instrumental in finally getting the funding. “Than... Read more

  • Herald Palladium: Upton, Dingell team up against Medicaid 'spend downs'
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton, Dingell team up against Medicaid 'spend downs' Herald Palladium November 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — There would be fewer seniors “spending themselves broke” in order to qualify for Medicaid to fund long-term care under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell, Upton’s office reported Friday. Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Dingell, D-Dearborn, introduced legislation to make permanent financial protections for seniors who receive long-term care in home or community settings. C... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton Praises Social Security Payment Increase
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Upton Praises Social Security Payment Increase WSJM November 1, 2018 Everyone receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will get a little more starting in January. Congressman Fred Upton calls the 2.8% cost of living adjustment important. “I serve on the bipartisan Social Security caucus, and have always supported cost of living adjustments,” Upton tells WSJM News. “Word has come out that we will get a decent increase, more than we’ve seen for the last 10 years.” As for... Read more

  • 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
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    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
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    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

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