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  • Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Workforce Training Programs, Provide Additional Resources for SNAP E&T Program
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for critical U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) workforce development programs and provide American workers with resources to develop new skills and secure long-term employment. The bipartisan Revitalize and Expand SNAP Education and Training (RESET) For America’s Future Act would provide new resources for state and local governments through the Supplemen... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - January 25, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, January 25, 2021 Dear Friend: Amanda Gorman – the nation’s youth poet laureate - shared a beautiful poem at last week’s inauguration. Her poem is our inspiration of the day: “For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it If only we're brave enough to be it.” You can read her full poem HERE. It has certainly been a challenging few weeks, especially as COVID-19 cases are now north of 400K. And the vaccine rollout has been frustrating and slow. But we have... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Slotkin, Stevens, and Meijer join Problem Solvers Caucus in 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and four of his colleagues from Michigan – Reps. Debbie Dingell, Peter Meijer, Elissa Slotkin, and Haley Stevens – today announced they will be part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) in the 117th Congress. Upton will once again serve as a vice chair of PSC. The bipartisan group will have a total of 56 members of Congress – 28 Republicans and 28 Democrats. PSC formed in 2017 committed to finding common ground on many of the key i... Read more

  • Upton named Republican leader on House Energy Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers named Upton as the House Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader: “As the Republican leader on the Energy Subcommittee for the 117th Congress, I will prioritize an energy policy that spurs job creation - including in Michigan’s auto and manufacturing industries - supports the clean energy economy, ensures an "all of the above" approach - from nuclear to hydrogen to clean f... Read more

  • Upton helps introduce Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, as an original cosponsor helped introduce the bipartisan Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (DTPA) of 2021 to help prevent, respond, and investigate acts of domestic terrorism. Joining Upton in introducing the bipartisan bill - H.R. 350 - is Reps. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Don Bacon (NE-01), Vicente González (TX-15), Lou Correa (CA-46). A Senate companion bill is led by Sen. ... Read more

  • Upton issues statement on President Biden’s inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States: “Today marks a new chapter in American history as Joe Biden is sworn in as the United States’ 46th President. Our nation’s leaders must renew their commitment to working together in a bipartisan fashion to address the challenges facing the American people. COVID-19 is ravaging our country, the vaccine rollout has been disappointing, mom and pop sh... Read more

  • Upton announces nearly $500,000 in federal funding for local health centers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is providing nearly $500,000 in grant funding to two southwest Michigan health centers: Intercare Community Health Network in Bangor and Family Health Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo. HHS is awarding funding to 496 health centers across the country – including 13 total in Michigan. These awards are part of the National Hypertension Control Initiative: Addressing Disparities among Rac... Read more

  • Upton: I will vote to impeach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight issued the following statement on impeachment: “Today the President characterized his inflammatory rhetoric at last Wednesday’s rally as “totally appropriate,” and he expressed no regrets for last week’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. This sends exactly the wrong signal to those of us who support the very core of our democratic principles and took a solemn oath to the Constitution. I would have preferred a bipartisan, form... Read more

  • Upton asks IRS to expedite access to economic impact payments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today joined a bipartisan group of members in sending a letter to the IRS to express their concern that constituents have yet to receive their economic impact payments (EIPs) and request the IRS to simplify the process for constituents to receive their EIPs. Currently, the IRS is requiring individuals who have not received their EIP to wait until they file their 2020 taxes, adding an additional bureaucratic hurdle that makes accessing the EIPs more difficult, ... Read more

  • Upton: “Voters – not judges or politicians – must decide elections”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement, announcing that on January 6 he will not support objections to formally certifying the Electoral College vote: “Voters – not judges or politicians – must decide elections. These objections would establish a new precedent allowing the Congress to supersede the will of the people. There have been no cases of fraud discovered that would overturn President-elect Biden’s 154,000 vote victory in Michigan.” Read more

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