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  • Upton, House Advance Major Opioid Crisis Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan bill will help in the overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like... Read more

  • Upton Joins Letter to Admin Demanding Answers about Safety & Security of Immigrant Children
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined 40 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielson to demand answers about the safety and security of families with children immigrating to the United States. Upton also released the following statement: “Having recently met with folks from Bethany Christia... Read more

  • Upton Statement on End to Family Separation Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order ending the family separation practice: “Thank goodness this ugly practice is ending. As it should. Now we must re-double our efforts to fix a broken immigration system.” On Monday, Upton publicly called for an end to “ugly and inhumane” family separations at the U.S./Mexico border and earlier today he urged the president to “stop the madness.” Read more

  • Upton Statement on Family Separations at U.S./Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in regards to family separations at the United States/Mexico border: “It’s time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now. “It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process. For some time, I’ve said that separating young, innocent children from their parents is the wrong approach. The right approach is legislation to address the root issues. “This week, the House should vote on a bill that ... Read more

  • ALERT: DOJ Posts Grant Opportunities to Curb School Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today made the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the release of guidance for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence Grants to help with threat assessments, technology reporting, and mental health training programs: “Nothing is more important than the safety of our children when they go to school. Having met directly with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and law enforcement folks in every corner... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Halt Overseas Shipments of Synthetic Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevent (STOP) Act, by a 353 to 52 vote: “Every day, powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, are ordered online and then shipped from countries like China into the United States. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will close loopholes in the mail system currently being exploited by drug traffickers. As I’ve met with... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Tragic Death of Lori Jarvis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this afternoon released the following statement in reaction to the tragic death of Berrien County Register of Deeds, Lori Jarvis: “What a tremendous, tragic loss for our community. Lori was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. “I knew her for decades. She was so well respected. It’s very sad. Her legacy of dedicated public service will live on and for that we are all grateful. Amey and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to her entire family.” Read more

  • Dingell-Upton Opioid Legislation Clears U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The bill passed by voice vote and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Today was a significant step in supporting the critical need to develop more non-addictive medicines and alternatives for pain treatment,” said Dingell. “We have a true addiction crisis in this count... Read more

  • Upton on Army Corps Dredging Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan that allocates more funds for recreational harbor dredging in Southwest Michigan: “Dredging is critical to tourism, recreation, economic activity, and jobs and we need to dig deep to protect what is the lifeblood of Southwest Michigan. These recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding, so this is a major win for our ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 408 to 2. “Being from Michigan, we understand better than most the critical need to keep our water infrastructure up-to-snuff. This bipartisan bill does just that. It also contains two provisions that directly impact folks here in Michigan to further combat Asian Carp and re-affirm the importance of a new lock at the S... Read more

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