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  • 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

  • MLive: Family separations at border are 'ugly and inhumane,' Upton says
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Family separations at border are 'ugly and inhumane,' Upton says MLive June 19, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is calling to stop family separations at the U.S./Mexico border. Upton's comments come amid an uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, resulting in children being kept in government-run facilities. "It's time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now," Upton said in a June 18 statement. "It's never ... Read more

  • WSBT: New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor WSBT 22 June 13, 2018 NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo is getting $275,000 from the federal government to dredge its harbor. Michigan Representative Fred Upton says dredging is critical to tourism, recreation and jobs. He says recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding. Saugatuck and South Haven are also getting money for dredging. Prior to this announcement, $765,000 had already been committed to St. Joseph's ... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list Ripon Advance June 13, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) successfully ensured critical operation and maintenance funding for the dredging of three Michigan harbors got included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan. The Army Corps on June 11 posted its new Work Plan, which distributes the additional funding provided in the FY 2018 Omnibus bill, identifies the new starts and feasibil... Read more

  • Detroit News editorial: GOP must seize moment on immigration deal
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Detroit News editorial: GOP must seize moment on immigration deal June 9, 2018 Republicans facing an uphill battle to hold their congressional majorities this fall should not leave Washington for the summer without enacting comprehensive immigration reform that includes relief for the so-called Dreamers. The moment is ripe for a compromise that restores the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, adopts common sense policies for legal immigration and gives President Donald Trump enough a... Read more

  • WDET Radio: Rep. Fred Upton & Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Fred Upton & Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction May 24, 2018 WDET In the current political era it’s often easy to forget that there are Republicans and Democrats who want to work with their colleagues across the aisle. Bipartisanship isn’t a dirty word so much as a seemingly extinct concept in Washington D.C. But in our state there are some members of Congress who enjoy working collaboratively on tough issues. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dea... Read more

  • Moody on the Market: Upton tours SMC nursing expansion project
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton tours SMC nursing expansion project By Pat Moody May 14, 2018 Moody on the Market A year ago Congressman Fred Upton stopped by Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac to review preliminary drawings that envisioned a $9.6-million expansion of the Nursing & Health Education Building. He was impressed. Friday, the Congressman returned to the campus and had considerably more to peruse as construction, which was launched last fall and proceeded throughout the winter season, continues apace, w... Read more

  • Detroit News: House: No nuclear waste storage near Great Lakes
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    House: No nuclear waste storage near Great Lakes By Melissa Burke May 11, 2018 Detroit News The U.S. House on Thursday approved a measure backed by the Michigan delegation that officially opposes the permanent or long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel or other radioactive waste near the Great Lakes. The measure passed by a vote of 340-72 as part of a larger nuclear waste policy bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Reps. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn,... Read more

  • WWMT Newschannel 3: Rep. Upton "optimistic" for peace, disarmament on the Korean Peninsula
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Upton "optimistic" for peace, disarmament on the Korean peninsula By Jacob Berent/Newschannel 3 April 29, 2018 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Congressman Fred Upton (R – St. Joseph) has an outlook on North Korea similar to that of his baseball fandom. "I'm a Cubs fan, so I'm an optimist," Upton said. If the Chicago Cubs can win a world series, then congressman Upton says peace is not impossible on the Korean Peninsula. "What we've seen in the last 24 to 48 hours has been a very positive sign that maybe... Read more

  • The Peninsula: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan By Chris Galford April 12, 2018 The Peninsula With approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), new Opportunity Zones have been designated throughout Michigan. Opportunity Zones are a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. They are meant to encourage private investment, economic growth and spur jobs in downtrodden areas with tax incentives tied to investments.... Read more

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