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  • Readout of Upton’s Meeting with Enbridge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, today met with Enbridge Vice President Guy Jarvis to discuss the Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. The meeting focused on the two public letters Upton had previously sent the company. Upton again expressed alarm and deep concern regarding recent reports on gaps in the protective coating on several portions of the pipeline. He also reiterated that a spill would be catastrophic to the Great Lakes ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Landmark Tax Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the passage of landmark tax reform legislation, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. “This historic tax reform package will lower individual income tax rates except for the top bracket, simplify the entire code, create jobs, and boost our Southwest Michigan economy,” said Upton. “It will specifically help Michigan middle-class families by increasing the standard deduction and expanding the Child Tax Credit. The current tax code is indefensible. I h... Read more

  • VIDEO: Time for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Republicans in the Michigan Congressional Delegation released the following video to promote efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This historic legislation, which updates the tax code for the first time since 1986, will benefit Michigan middle-class families by doubling the standard deduction, expanding the Child Tax Credit, and creating more opportunity. Click here to watch the video. In October, the Mich... Read more

  • Upton Statement in Support of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 356 to 70. “We all must be clear eyed and resolute – our nation faces grave threats from terrorist organizations and rogue nations alike. This is why it’s important to support the National Defense Authorization Act because it delivers on one of our most basic Constitutional duties: Providing for the ... Read more

  • Upton: The Time for Middle-Class Tax Reform & Relief is Now
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the introduction of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, a bold piece of legislation that will overhaul our nation’s tax code for the first time in 31 years. Upton released the following statement: “The time for middle-class and small business tax reform and relief is now,” said Upton. “Our tax code has not been updated since 1986 and it shows. Families pay too much and small businesses are stuck in a tax system that holds them back. A simplified, ... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Lack of transparency from Enbridge completely unacceptable'
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to Enbridge as it relates to the company knowing of damage to portions of the enamel coating on the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac as far back as 2014. Upton is requesting both documents not provided after a previous request and a meeting with the highest-ranking official Enbridge can provide within two weeks. In addition to the letter, which can be found here or below, Upton released the following statement: “The lack of tra... Read more

  • Upton PSA: Tomorrow is Prescription Drug Takeback Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following public service announcement encouraging residents of Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28. The service provides an opportunity for citizens to safely and securely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at an authorized disposal site in their community. Since the National Take Back Day began, more than 450 tons of unused ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Administration Declaring Nationwide Public Health Emergency to Address the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after attending the bipartisan White House announcement that the Trump Administration would declare a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis: “I want to applaud the Trump Administration for taking decisive action to address the threat the opioid crisis poses. This fight is personal to me: It has hit home even in my own extended family. It has torn through families, neighborhoods, and communities b... Read more

  • Upton Set to Participate in Full Committee Hearing on the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tomorrow is to participate in a full Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled, “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.” Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) are all expected to testify. The hearing is ... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Fuel Economy Harmonization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4011, that would harmonize separate sets of fuel economy regulations at the state and federal level into one consistent standard. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, is the lead co-sponsor and similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. “The most important aspect of this bill: Affordable autos for all Americans,” said Upton. “The high cost of the current conflicting regulatory requirements automakers a... Read more