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  • 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

  • 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

  • Michigan Radio: “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

  • ABC57: “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

  • Holland Sentinel: 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

  • Holland Sentinel: 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

  • Healio: ‘Cures’ Act ‘momentous’ for cancer research
    Posted in Fred in the News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Dec. 13. The legislation aims to provide additional funding to the NIH and FDA while streamlining the development of new drugs. A revised version of the bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 392-to-26 vote on Nov. 30. It was then passed by the Senate in a 94-to-5 vote on Dec. 7. “Working together, we got the job done,” Upton and De... Read more

  • WSW: Upton Says New Law Means Faster Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the 21st Century Cures Act means “we will find cures for these diseases…years before we otherwise would have.” Upton was the lead sponsor of the bill that was signed into law last week by President Obama. The Saint Joseph Republican says it accelerates approval of drugs and devices that can lead to cures for diseases like cancer. Upton sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss the Cures Act and other issues. 21st Century Cures Act Some patient advocac... Read more

  • WSJM: Speaker Ryan Signs Bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    Following the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday by a vote of 94 to 5, the bill was sent today to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) before moving to the White House for the president’s signature. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill on November 30, by a vote of 392-26. Both Speaker Ryan and Senate Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT) officially signed the bill at this morning’s Enrollment Ceremony. “This effort has always been about the patients, and I’m so glad t... Read more

  • Holland Sentinel: Congress aims at opioid crisis with legislation to reform treatment, increase funding
    Posted in Fred in the News on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    The problem of opioid abuse extends far beyond West Michigan. Recognizing the need for a national response, Congress recently passed legislation aimed at curtailing what the Department of Health and Human Services labels “an unprecedented opioid epidemic.” On average, nearly 80 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription or illicit opioids, such as heroin. It is estimated more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers and another 470,000 to hero... Read more

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