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  • Upton on the Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast: The Prospects for U.S. Energy Legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs

    Listen here: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/hon-fred-upton-us-house-representatives-r-mi-prospects-us-energy-legislation-51517 Overview: President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not o... Read more

  • Upton in the Herald Palladium: Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight By Rep. Fred Upton Sunday, May 2, 2017 Herald Palladium It seems like everyone I meet these days is in some way impacted by the tragic, ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. We see it every day here in Southwest Michigan. The statistics are as startling as they are heartbreaking: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates more than 33,000 Americans died from opioid abuse in 2015, including nearly 2,000 from Michigan. That is 10 times as many deaths becau... Read more

  • ICYMI: Holland Sentinel: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Michigan has received more than $16 million in federal funds to help reduce opioid use and abuse across the state, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced today. “The addiction epidemic continues to impact families in every community across our state and across this country,” Calley said. “Michigan is making strides in the fight against addiction and this grant will help us bring those efforts t... Read more

  • “Don’t mess with the Great Lakes:” GOP Rep. Upton opposes rumored EPA Region 5 closure
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Listen via Michigan Radio HERE. Michigan's lawmakers are reacting to an unconfirmed report that the EPA is thinking of shutting down its Region 5 office in Chicago. Under the plan, the Chicago office would merge with the Region 7 office in Kansas. Republican Congressman Fred Upton represents Michigan’s 6th District, located in the southwest corner of the state along the shore of Lake Michigan. He spoke with Stateside about the potential proposal, which he said was “not a wise move.” Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & DeGette: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    ICYMI: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures By Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette Morning Consult The National Institutes of Health is in the business of curing diseases. For more than a century, NIH scientists have improved American lives by making important discoveries that benefit public health. That is why we remain extremely wary of any budget proposals that impose dramatic cuts to NIH. The administration recently requested budget cuts to NIH in fiscal year 2017 an... Read more

  • VIDEO: “Mr. Upton delivered for me. So I’m very thankful"
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    VIDEO: Michiana Gulf War Veteran honored more than a quarter-century later By Vahid Sadrzadeh ABC57 It was a day close to a quarter-century in the making. A special ceremony was held Tuesday recognizing, retired St. Joe Gulf War Veteran, Lewis Bolman. In 1991, many of us turned on the television to watch missiles in the Middle East light up the night sky. This marked the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. Then 22-year-old Chemicals Specialist, Corporal Lewis Bolman, wasn’t thinking about this ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fighting for our Great Lakes
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Environment & Great Lakes

    Fighting for our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton Holland Sentinel Whether it's a lazy Sunday on the lake with family, fishing with friends, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise or any number of activities — Michiganders all have a deep, personal connection to our lakes. This is why it was so alarming to learn of a proposed drastic funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a budget proposal from the White House last week. Having grown up on the shores of Lake Michigan, I'v... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & Peters in The Hill: Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety By Rep. Fred Upton and Sen. Gary Peters The Hill Forget about “The Jetsons.” The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come. Thanks to the 75th Washington Auto Show, which closed on Sunday, consumers have had the opportunity to see new technological leaps and bounds from automakers that are making today’s vehicles bolder, more fuel-efficient,... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fred Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act a big win for job growth
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    When speaking about his 21st Century Cures Act, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, was not only excited about the future of research and medical devices, but the jobs that would come with them. "For Southwest Michigan, the pharmaceutical industry is pretty big," Upton said. "My largest employers are Pfizer, Stryker (Medical). If you see a yellow stretcher in an ambulance, that was made (by Stryker)." Upton has no concerns about the status of his Cures Act, or jobs in general, under a Presiden... Read more

  • ICYMI: Saving lives through legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    Saving Lives through legislation: New law pushed by Fred Upton aims to help find cures for various diseases By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, had a simple idea: More could be done to foster the next era of medical innovations here in America. Patients needed a game-changer. "We worked on this for a lot of years, three years in the running," Upton said. "We asked ourselves 'what could we do to find a cure for all these diseases that ail almost everybody?'" Th... Read more