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  • Fox 17: Pfizer unveils new warehouse, ready to hire 200 new employees
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Pfizer unveils new warehouse, ready to hire 200 new employees February 13, 2018 Fox17 West Michigan PORTAGE, Mich. — A handful of local and state officials, including Congress Fred Upton, gathered in front of the cameras Tuesday morning at Pfizer to cut the blue ribbon and officially open their new $147-million facility. “We are beyond excited,” said Portage Mayor Patricia Randall. “They care about their employees. They’re wonderful corporate citizen. They care about the community to which they’... Read more

  • WSBT: Future Niles natural gas plant expected to start construction
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WSBT: Future Niles natural gas plant expected to start construction Heather Black WSBT 22 NILES — It's a $1 billion project that will provide cleaner energy. A natural gas plant in Niles is expected to start the construction phase later this year. Upton says he was already scheduled to be in town. So he decided to take a quick tour of the property where a 38-acre facility will soon stand. For more than 15 years the city of Niles has pushed for the natural gas plant to be built. Now, it's getting... Read more

  • Leader Publications: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market Kelsey Hammond February 5, 2018 Leader Publications NILES — If Shelton’s Farm Market doles out bonuses for their employees, it is typically during the holiday season. But this year, employees got a surprise at the beginning of the year when they received bonuses resulting from a profitable 2017 year and economic optimism spurred by the federal tax reform. Joe Shelton, one of the business’ partners, said the market just wanted to sha... Read more

  • WSJM: $1.2 Million in Federal Funding Going to Niles Housing Development
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WSJM: $1.2 Million in Federal Funding Going to Niles Housing Development $1.2 million in federal credits will be going to a low-income housing development in Niles. This week, Congressman Fred Upton announced the Low Income Housing Tax Credit for the Four Flags Plaza Apartments in Niles. He spoke with WSJM News about it. “We’re glad to see that we’re getting a little bit of our fair share back, and it’s going to help people in need, something I support,” Upton said. Two other southwest Michigan ... Read more

  • WOODTV: Upton on Enbridge deal: ‘We’re going to stay on their case’
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    Upton on Enbridge deal: 'We're going to stay on their case' WOODTV8 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge Inc. announced an agreement Monday intended to boost the safety of twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Michigan and Huron converge. The deal does not call for the decommissioning of Line 5 as environmental groups have demanded, although it does include a procedure for temporarily halting the flow of oil through ... Read more

  • WWMT Channel 3: Upton meets with local business leaders about national tax reform
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton meets with local business leaders about national tax reform By Christine VanTimmeren WWMT Channel 3 COMSTOCK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) — U.S. Congressman Fred Upton wrapped up a round table discussion in Comstock where he asked small business owners what they think about the tax reform package working its way through congress, which includes corporate tax cuts but gets rid of some popular deductions. Newschannel 3's Christine VanTimmeren reported on that discussion held at LED lighting compan... Read more

  • WNDU: Legislators honored for bipartisan work
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Legislators honored for bipartisan work WNDU/Gray TV November 8, 2017 WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Divisive, toxic, or just simply mean. Those are words that could be used to describe the current political climate. However, Tuesday night in Washington, a select group of Republicans and Democrats were rewarded for working together. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) said, "Together, we could not be beaten." He was talking about working across the aisle, with Colorado Democrat, Diana DeGette. Congresswoman DeGette... Read more

  • Detroit News: Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules
    Posted in Fred in the News on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules Detroit News October 12, 2017 Washington — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has introduced legislation that would allow automakers to apply credits for gas mileage improvements from model years as far back as 2009 to help comply with emission rules that require them to produce car and truck fleets that average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. Upton said making the change, a priority of U.S. automakers, would “harmonize” federal emission sta... Read more

  • WNDU: Upton surprises WWII veteran with service medals
    Posted in Fred in the News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Congressman surprises WWII veteran with service medals NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - A local WWII veteran lost his home in a fire decades ago. But not only did he lose his home, but the medals he earned while serving. But today, he was in for a surprise. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE VIA WNDU. 94-year-old Chester Dash, Sr., served in World War II as a rifleman. Shortly after returning home, he lost several of his war medals in a house fire. Today at his humble abode, he received several gifts from congres... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton Ready To Work On Tax Reform
    Posted in Fred in the News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Fred Upton is eager to get to work on a tax reform plan. Now that healthcare is out of the way, Upton tells WSJM News Congress will start to pull together a tax package. President Trump issued some guidelines Wednesday. “We’re excited about getting a proposal that actually can do something to give the economy a little kick start,” Upton said. Upton says he expects the plan to simplify the tax code, close loopholes, lower the corporate rate, and lead to growth. He’s expecting quick ac... Read more

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