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  • Upton Statement on Charlottesville Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement: “Let me be clear: There are no 'very fine' white supremacists. I join with many others in denouncing this sort of unacceptable racism and bigotry and condemning white supremacy, neo-Nazi, and KKK groups - particularly the ones whose actions led to tragic violence in Charlottesville. “My father fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II against the Nazi's. That kind of evil and hatred must be stamped out. “I have alw... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passing of Vern Ehlers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that former 3rd District Congressman Vern Ehlers had passed away at the age of 83: “They don’t make them like Vern anymore. He was so well respected on both sides of the aisle, hard-working, and always a teacher at heart. He committed his life to the service of others – ensuring our students were well prepared for careers in math and science and raising awareness for protecting our environment and Great Lakes.... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement on the news of riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, spurred by white supremacy groups: “What is happening in #Charlottesville is most disturbing. It shames us as a nation. It needs to stop. Now. We are all watching. It threatens the very core of our country: Tolerance, acceptance, & embracing diversity. We must join together to oppose this divisiveness.” Read more

  • Upton Statement on Release of Brandon Road Study
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers released the long-awaited Brandon Road Study. “This draft study provides important guidance on how to best protect our Great Lakes from invasive species such as Asian Carp. Republicans and Democrats must continue working together on solutions that protect the Great Lakes economy and environment. This is a solid first step, but more work remains." Read more

  • Upton Statement on Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement: “The path forward to fixing the healthcare mess is seeking bipartisan, common-sense common-ground. At the top of our list is stabilizing insurance markets and ensuring lower premiums for patients. Our other goals are simple and what I’ve fought for all along: Protect those with pre-existing conditions and ensure states that expanded Medicaid, like Michigan, are secure. This will safeguard the most vulnerable amongst us s... Read more

  • Upton Self-Driving Car Legislation Gains Committee Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in advancing seven bipartisan pieces of legislation. Among those was H.R. 3406, the PAVE Act authored by Upton and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, which was approved by a 54 to 0 vote. “The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come,” said Upton. “Self-driving cars will play a critical role in M... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Committee Passage of Legislation to Modernize Nation’s Water Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act, by a unanimous vote. “We lived through a terrible tragedy in Flint. And yes, there is still more work to be done there. But Flint was a wake-up call for the rest of the country. Whether rural or urban, folks raised their hands and asked the same question: Is our water safe? This bill helps answer that and is a m... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Hold Russia, Iran, and North Korea Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran, and North Korean Sanctions Act by a bipartisan 419 to 3 vote. “These bipartisan sanctions hit Russia, Iran, and North Korea where it hurts the most: their wallets,” said Upton. “Russia, Iran, and North Korea all pose serious threats to our national security and consistently undermine global stability. In response, we are using all of the political... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Veteran College Aid Expansion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan vote of 405 to 0. “This is a transformational expansion of GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents,” said Upton. “Since 1944 the GI Bill has provided our veterans the opportunity to invest in their futures through access t... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Nomination of Pete Hoekstra as U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the White House announced its intention to nominate former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands: “The administration made a wise decision by picking Pete, with his long-established Dutch roots and heritage. He is exceptionally qualified and will make a tremendous ambassador. Pete’s always had a passion for public service and a way of connecting with people that will co... Read more