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  • 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

  • Trump's push to dismantle Obamacare divides Michigan Republicans
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Trump's push to dismantle Obamacare divides Michigan Republicans Detroit News April 1, 2019 Washington — President Donald Trump's renewed push to undo the Affordable Care Act is being criticized by Democrats and some Republican lawmakers in Michigan, who say the move could strip people of health care protections they depend on. The decision came as Democrats in the U.S. House introduced legislation to improve President Barack Obama's health care law, following failed GOP attempts to repeal the l... Read more

  • Politico: House fails to override Trump veto on border emergency
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    House fails to override Trump veto on border emergency Politico March 26, 2019 The House failed on Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of legislation blocking his national emergency declaration at the border, capping off a months-long congressional battle over the president’s signature issue. Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats on the 248-181 vote, far short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn the first veto of Trump's presidency. Now the fight over Trump's unilater... Read more

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