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  • Upton: “Today’s shooting reminds us of the incredible danger facing our law enforcement officials.”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on today’s shooting in Kalamazoo. “Today’s shooting reminds us of the incredible danger facing our law enforcement officials. I join our entire community in praying for a full recovery for the Kalamazoo officer who was shot, and our hearts are with their loved ones and all those who are impacted. I have been in contact with Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas and commended her team and all the first responders f... Read more

  • Upton Releases Statement Opposing Great Lakes Funding Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump Administration released their Fiscal Year 2020 budget, proposing to cut nearly $270 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: “Protecting our natural resources, whether they be the Great Lakes, parks, or clean water, is a federal responsibility and priority. For the third year in a row, I will join colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight the Administration’s proposed budget cuts to the Gr... Read more

  • Upton statement on voting for the resolution of disapproval
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting for the resolution of disapproval to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. “The Constitution makes it clear that the power of the purse – “spending” – be initiated by the Congress. Our founding fathers believed in the principles of checks and balances, and it is our responsibility as members of Congress to maintain that authority – no matter who is President. Strengthening our borders is an urgent n... Read more

  • Upton Comments on Passing of John Dingell
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passing of former Michigan Congressman John Dingell: “John Dingell’s colleagues - and I was proud to be one of them - were always educated, inspired, and in fact awed by him.” “With John you always knew where you stood. If you disagreed you better have a damn good reason why. Simply reverting to rhetoric or the party line would not fly because he knew the issues “inside and out” and always did hi... Read more

  • Upton Announces YouthBuild Grant for Benton Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program has been awarded $989,508 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. “This is good news for the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program. This program – the oldest of its kind in Michigan – provides our students with the real world skills to succeed in today’s economy - and specifically right here at home in Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “Benton Harbor’s program has an incredible r... Read more

  • Upton & Dingell Re-Introduce Legislation Championing STEM Education
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, recently re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that champions the STEM education program FIRST Robotics. H.R. 500, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, would mint a $1 coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and support the FIRST Robotics program. Dean Kamen, founder ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the First Step Act by a 358 to 36 vote. This bipartisan legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week by an overwhelming 87 to 12 vote and now heads to the president’s desk for signature. Upton was a co-sponsor of the underlying legislation. “This bipartisan bill marks the first significant improvements to the federal criminal justice system in decades,” said Up... Read more

  • Upton & DeGette Mark Second Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, today released the following statement on the second anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama: “21st Century Cures began with the spark of hope and continues today – pushing medical research in new and innovative ways. “We’re already seeing the results in action: The Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot is working to accelerate progress in cancer prevention and screening, the All of ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act: “As I’ve listened to our local farmers, they want support and certainty and the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill delivers that. But the Farm Bill is not just for our farmers and ranchers, it is truly for all Americans as our agriculture industry plays a vital role in ensuring we have access to a sa... Read more

  • Upton Announces $20M Grant for US-31
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded $20M in discretionary grant funding to complete the US-31 relocation project from Napier Road to I-94 in Berrien County. “We’re so excited to announce this project will be completed – finally,” said Upton. “For years, we have been working diligently with local, state, and national leaders to get this done. The Department of Transportation has long-said ‘hang on, help is on the wa... Read more

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