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  • WOOD: To The Point: Rep. Upton on border wall budget battle
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    To The Point: Rep. Upton on border wall budget battle WOOD TV March 24, 2019 KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton says he isn’t opposed to funding a border wall, just how President Trump is trying to find the money to spend. After securing only $1.4 billion of the $5.7 billion he wanted from Congress to build the wall, Trump declared a national emergency to get more federal dollars for his project. The president said he would use his executive power to siphon billions of dollars from m... Read more

  • Farmer's Exchange: Upton to Push Amendment for Ag Labor
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Upton to Push Amendment for Ag Labor The Farmer's Exchange Friday, March 22, 2019 This year, Congress will consider legislation on immigration reform, but the current bill does not contain an agricultural component. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is working to include an amendment that would include a remedy for agriculture. During a roundtable meeting last Friday in Paw Paw, Upton told area farmers that labor is the No. 1 issue for farmers in the 6th District. The current H-2A program is "cumbe... Read more

  • Detroit News: Tariffs prompt trouble in Congress for Trump trade agenda
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Tariffs prompt trouble in Congress for Trump trade agenda Detroit News March 22, 2019 Washington — Republicans in Congress are increasingly willing to speak up in opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposal to place tariffs as high as 25 percent on imported autos as soon as May. And that could spell trouble for the president’s trade agenda in Congress. Trump has possession of a report from the U.S. Commerce Department that contains recommendations about whether he should impose tariffs on im... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton Visits School Robotics Facility
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Upton Visits School Robotics Facility WSJM March 22, 2019 Just a few weeks after it was dedicated, Congressman Fred Upton has paid a visit to the new robotics facility at St. Joseph High School. He stopped by the Edward J. Todd Innovation Center Monday. Upton tells WSJM News FIRST Robotics is a program that helps kids apply their science, technology, and math skills. “Knowing that the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation was able to find the funds to build this new building on the back side of S... Read more

  • WWMT: On Point: Protecting the power grid from cyber attacks is a priority for utility leaders
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Point: Protecting the power grid from cyber attacks is a priority for utility leaders WWMT March 21, 2019 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Imagine all of West Michigan being plunged into darkness for days, or even weeks: No lights, no heat, no way to power the refrigerator or recharge cell phones. Eventually, even grocery stores, banks and gas stations would close. Imagine the entire state of Michigan taken off the electrical grid - not by anything natural such as extreme weather, but by computer hackers. ... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton Expects Medicare, Medicaid Cuts To Be Blocked
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Upton Expects Medicare, Medicaid Cuts To Be Blocked March 21, 2019 WSJM While President Trump’s budget proposal includes cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, it’s unlikely they will be approved by Congress. So says Congressman Fred Upton, who tells WSJM News the final budget is always drafted by the legislative branch anyway. “The president did have cuts to Medicare and Medicaid,” Upton said. “That’s not going to happen. During his campaign, he talked about not cutting Medicare and Medicaid, and this ... Read more

  • WHTC: Upton Vows Bipartisan Support for GLRI Funding Push
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Upton Vows Bipartisan Support for GLRI Funding Push WHTC March 20, 2019 HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- St. Joseph Republican Congressman Fred Upton says he's confident that Michigan lawmakers will work in a bipartisan way to defend a $300-million request for the Great Lakes Regional initiative. President Donald Trump's budget allows only $30 million. Upton said the money helps not just Michigan, but all states adjacent to the Great Lakes. Trump's $75-million allocation for constructing a new Soo lock w... Read more

  • WNDU: Rep. Upton presents flag to Edwardsburg state championship football team
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Upton presents flag to Edwardsburg state championship football team WNDU March 18, 2019 EDWARDSBURG, Mich. Congressman Fred Upton stopped by Edwardsburg High School to present the state championship football team with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol. The celebrations haven't stopped for a local state championship football team. On Monday morning, Congressman Fred Upton stopped by Edwardsburg High School to present the young men with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. The Eddies... Read more

  • WSBT: Congressman Fred Upton visits Michigan state champion Edwardsburg Eddies
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Fred Upton visits Michigan state champion Edwardsburg Eddies WSBT March 18, 2019 "It's an awesome honor to meet somebody who I've heard about from since I was such a young kid,” said Noah Carrico, Edwardsburg Senior Lineman. A special honor Monday for the Michigan state champion Edwardsburg Eddies. Congressman Fred Upton visited with the football team. He talked to the players for a while, congratulating them on their championship season. He also presented them with an American flag ... Read more

  • WWMT: Despite harsh winter, farmers hopeful for successful season
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Despite harsh winter, farmers hopeful for successful season WWMT March 17, 2019 PAW PAW, Mich. — Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, hosted a roundtable discussion with local agriculture leaders and farmers Friday. Farmers and agriculture leaders said they're ready for the 2019 season. Upton said some farmers are worried though because of harsh winters and the impact it could have on West Michigan. "We had this terrible winter. It was particularly hard on our crops, our trees, grapes, etc. because of... Read more

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