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  • Rep. Upton speaks on trade war
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Upton speaks on trade war ABC 57 May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich.--- US Representative Fred Upton spoke with Benton Harbor manufacturing leaders in a round table discussion on Monday. The discussion was mainly centered around the trade war between the United States and China. After discussions broke down between the US and China, President Trump announced that he was increasing tariffs on Chinese goods. In retaliation, China announced on Monday that it was increasing tariffs on US imports.... Read more

  • 'A pretty high price'
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    'A pretty high price' Upton talks tariffs, economy with SWMI manufacturers The Herald-Palladium May 14, 2019 BENTON HARBOR — On the day China announced it would further escalate the ongoing trade war with the United States, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton addressed his stance on tariffs with several Southwest Michigan manufacturers. Upton, R-St. Joseph, met with a handful of companies Monday for a roundtable discussion in Benton Harbor, which included Gast Manufacturing, Hanson Mold, Vail Rubber, Vickers E... Read more

  • Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs WWMT May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Leaders from companies like Whirlpool, Kinexus and Vail Rubber met with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton at Kinexus Group headquarters in Benton Harbor to voice their concerns in the midst of a trade war with China. China announced it would raise tariffs on U.S. imports by $60 billion in retaliation for tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. “Some of the manufacturers are saying let'... Read more

  • Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. WSBT May 13, 2019 here may not be an end in sight for those sinking market numbers. Representative Fred Upton admitted Monday he doesn't know when the trade war will end. Upton says the tariff impacts are wide. He says tariffs on aluminum and steel jack up the price for raw materials used by southwest Michigan's manufacturers -- that means the cost of the final product goes up, too. Upton says if we want to kee... Read more

  • Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults WSJM May 4, 2019 New legislation in the U.S. House and Senate is intended to help prevent a repeat of the Larry Nassar debacle at Michigan State University. At a press conference this past week, Congressman Fred Upton joined colleagues to announce the ALERT Act. The act would require university leaders to certify they have reviewed any reports of sexual abuses perpetrated by university employees each year. Upton said he’s found backing fo... Read more

  • TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say Michigan Advance May 1, 2019 U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned to help protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipelines carrying oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. Upton, ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, indicated his ... Read more

  • Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universitie Holland Sentinel May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Several Michigan elected officials took part in a press conference calling for the passage of the ALERT Act, a bipartisan effort aimed toward holding public universities accountable for sexual abuse and misconduct done by university employees. Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Democratic U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow were among the participants. Democratic U.S. Rep. Eliss... Read more

  • Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases Detroit News April 30, 2019 Washington — Bipartisan legislation introduced by Michigan lawmakers in Congress this week would require the leadership of colleges that receive federal funds to certify that they've reviewed sexual abuse investigations of campus employees. The bill, dubbed the Alert Act, is a response to the case of serial sex abuser Larry Nassar at Michigan State University and the claims by MSU leaders that they were... Read more

  • Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations MLive April 30, 2019 Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation are trying again to pass legislation requiring university leaders to personally review Title IX sexual abuse complaints involving school employees. The Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act -- Alert Act for short -- would require high-ranking officials at federally funded colleges and universities to review ... Read more

  • Upton: Trump budget DOA; no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Upton: Trump budget DOA; no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid The Herald Palladium April 13, 2019 ST. JOSEPH — Congressman Fred Upton said Friday that President Donald Trump’s budget, released a few weeks ago, is dead on arrival. “We worked as a delegation bipartisan-wise to make sure that the money for the Great Lakes was restored, but the ideas on some Medicare and Medicaid cuts ain’t gonna happen, not on our watch,” he told the close to 100 people at the 12th annual Tri-County Legislative Forum on F... Read more

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