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  • Upton Praises U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to Help Southwest Michigan Prepare for Closure of Palisades Nuclear Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement today after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $969,261 grant to Southwestern Michigan Commission, Benton Harbor, Michigan to develop an economic strategy ahead of the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station in Covert, Michigan. This EDA grant will be matched with $242,316 in state and local funds. “Palisad... Read more

  • Upton urges support for dredging southwest Michigan harbors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to the leaders on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies asking them to support President Biden’s FY22 Budget Request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations and maintenance budget which includes funds for beach nourishment at seven harbors across Michigan. Specifically, the President’s budget request includes $108.88 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations and mai... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - June 4, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Friday, June 4, 2021 Dear Friend: “Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel guiding the way.” – Serena Smith I don’t believe there has ever been as much hope that the COVID-19 pandemic is finally, after a long 16 months, coming to an end. With variants and immunity changing, there might be a need for boosters and such, but it certainly appears a sense of normalcy is returning to Michigan and places across the country. Just take a look at the latest numbers. Michigan reported j... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 27, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Dear Friend: “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – President Roosevelt As we approach the Memorial Day Weekend, and many who are vaccinated plan ways to spend times with friends and loved ones, please take time to remember our fallen heroes. This weekend, pause to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and way of life. We are indebted to the men ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 20, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Dear Friend: "Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we have.” -Art Buchwald There was a lot on the docket this week – starting early Monday morning with a visit to the St. Joe-Benton Harbor River to review its depth with the U.S. Coastguard and the Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Remember, originally the Corps was not doing to dredge, but after our request, they approved $500K of emergency funding to dredge the harbor so f... Read more

  • Upton speaks in support of creating commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spoke on the House floor in support of creating an independent commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. You can watch his remarks HERE, and below is a transcript: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. January 6th is going to haunt this institution for a long, long time. No, it was not a joyous day on Capitol Hill with our constituents celebrating the start of a new Congress and a new Administration. COVID came first... Read more

  • Upton, House pass the historic NO HATE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act), legislation that Upton helped introduce at the beginning of April. The NO HATE Act will improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. The legislation passed as part of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Ac... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 13, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Dear Friend: “Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.” -Audrey Hepburn. Wise words to always keep in mind. This year, as we were plunged into a relentless pandemic, the lion’s share of our efforts had to be on COVID. In this past year, and to this day, millions of Americans co... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable: May 7, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Friday, May 7, 2021 Dear Friend: "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh First, I want to congratulate our 2021 Sixth District Congressional Art Competition winner, Hayden Siebers, a senior at Portage Central High School. His art, composed on ink pen, is titled Sunset in Playa del Carmen, and will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Hayden’s art demonstrates his exceptional talent, and despite receiving a number of exceptional ... Read more

  • Upton announces 2021 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Hayden Siebers, a senior at Portage Central High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. His art, composed on ink pen, is titled Sunset in Playa del Carmen, and will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Hayden’s art demonstrates his exceptional talent, and despite receiving a number of exceptional submissions, Sunset in Playa del Carmen stood out,... Read more

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