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  • WSJM: U.S. House passes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    Posted in Fred in the News on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. House passes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative WSJM July 19, 2018 Congressman Fred Upton says the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is getting its full $300 million in an appropriations bill passed Thursday by the U.S. House. The Senate still needs to approve the legislation. The GLRI has been threatened the last two years by President Trump, who has tried twice to strip its funding down to $30 million. Upton says the initiative is a “critical program”that helps stren... Read more

  • MLive: Stryker shows U.S. Rep. Upton devices targeting opioid epidemic
    Posted in Fred in the News on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Stryker shows U.S. Rep. Upton devices targeting opioid epidemic MLive July 3, 2018 PORTAGE, MI -- U.S. Congressman Fred Upton held up a tiny device that looks and acts like a vehicle jack, but instead of getting a car back on the road, it is meant to provide a treatment option for someone with back pain. "It's like a jack on a tire," Upton said during a tour of Stryker Instruments on July 3. The device, which is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration, elevates compression on the sp... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Rep. Upton ranks well-being of Michigan’s children among his ‘highest concerns’
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton ranks well-being of Michigan’s children among his ‘highest concerns’ Ripon Advance June 28, 2018 With 127 school-based health centers (SBHCs) located throughout Michigan, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) said he’s deeply aware of the critical role these clinics play in providing comprehensive primary health care services to medically underserved children. “When children have this access to quality health care, they simply do better in school,” the congressman told The Ripon Advance during ... Read more

  • WWMT NewsChannel 3: West Michigan lawmakers react to executive order ending family separation at the border
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    West Michigan lawmakers react to executive order ending family separation at the border WWMT Channel 3 June 20, 2018 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Some West Michigan lawmakers said they are relieved President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending the practice of separating families at the border, others said the president doesn't deserve any praise. U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R - St. Joseph) said the executive order is just the beginning and that congress is already hard at work on legislation... Read more

  • MLive: Family separations at border are 'ugly and inhumane,' Upton says
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Family separations at border are 'ugly and inhumane,' Upton says MLive June 19, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is calling to stop family separations at the U.S./Mexico border. Upton's comments come amid an uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, resulting in children being kept in government-run facilities. "It's time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now," Upton said in a June 18 statement. "It's never ... Read more

  • WSBT: New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor WSBT 22 June 13, 2018 NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo is getting $275,000 from the federal government to dredge its harbor. Michigan Representative Fred Upton says dredging is critical to tourism, recreation and jobs. He says recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding. Saugatuck and South Haven are also getting money for dredging. Prior to this announcement, $765,000 had already been committed to St. Joseph's ... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list Ripon Advance June 13, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) successfully ensured critical operation and maintenance funding for the dredging of three Michigan harbors got included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan. The Army Corps on June 11 posted its new Work Plan, which distributes the additional funding provided in the FY 2018 Omnibus bill, identifies the new starts and feasibil... Read more

  • Detroit News editorial: GOP must seize moment on immigration deal
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Detroit News editorial: GOP must seize moment on immigration deal June 9, 2018 Republicans facing an uphill battle to hold their congressional majorities this fall should not leave Washington for the summer without enacting comprehensive immigration reform that includes relief for the so-called Dreamers. The moment is ripe for a compromise that restores the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, adopts common sense policies for legal immigration and gives President Donald Trump enough a... Read more

  • WDET Radio: Rep. Fred Upton & Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Fred Upton & Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction May 24, 2018 WDET In the current political era it’s often easy to forget that there are Republicans and Democrats who want to work with their colleagues across the aisle. Bipartisanship isn’t a dirty word so much as a seemingly extinct concept in Washington D.C. But in our state there are some members of Congress who enjoy working collaboratively on tough issues. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dea... Read more

  • Moody on the Market: Upton tours SMC nursing expansion project
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton tours SMC nursing expansion project By Pat Moody May 14, 2018 Moody on the Market A year ago Congressman Fred Upton stopped by Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac to review preliminary drawings that envisioned a $9.6-million expansion of the Nursing & Health Education Building. He was impressed. Friday, the Congressman returned to the campus and had considerably more to peruse as construction, which was launched last fall and proceeded throughout the winter season, continues apace, w... Read more

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