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  • 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

  • South Bend Tribune: Our Opinion: Congress should reject latest Great Lakes budget cuts proposal
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    Our Opinion: Congress should reject latest Great Lakes budget cuts proposal South Bend Tribune March 14, 2019 Next year’s federal budget once again includes a proposal to slash funding of an Environmental Protection Agency initiative aimed at cleaning up the Great Lakes. And once again, as it has been for three consecutive years, the plan should be turned down by Congress. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was established in 2010 to deal with longstanding environmental problems in the lakes... Read more

  • Detroit News: U.S. Rep. Upton files bill to block import car tariffs
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Upton files bill to block import car tariffs Detroit News March 13, 2019 Washington — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is introducing legislation that would block President Donald Trump from imposing tariffs on imported cars as high as 25 percent, at least in the near term. Upton said Wednesday he is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., to block Trump from imposing tariffs on imported cars and parts until the International Trade Commission conduc... Read more

  • 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
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    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
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    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

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