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Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs

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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 r...

Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

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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 ...

Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults

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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 repo...

TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say

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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 ...

Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities

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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 Democrati...

Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases

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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 seri...

Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations

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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 sh...

Upton: Trump budget DOA; no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid

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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...

Trump's push to dismantle Obamacare divides Michigan Republicans

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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 legislatio...

Politico: House fails to override Trump veto on border emergency

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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 m...

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