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  • Upton launches Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that students from the Sixth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a coding competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform, such as desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. “This is an exciting opportunity for students in southwest Michigan to get involved i... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after USDA approves disaster designation for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a secretarial disaster designation for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties. “Today’s announcement is welcome news for our farmers and producers in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties. In July, when I went on my farm tour throughout southwest Michigan, farmers made it clear that they were suffering. Within the last year, they have experienced record ... Read more

  • New Grant to Western Michigan University to Combat Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, made the following statement after the Department of Health & Human Services announced a new grant to Western Michigan University for the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program. “We have all seen the horrendous impact caused by the opioid epidemic. No family is immune and all too many of us have experienced the devastation and loss firsthand. We can all be encouraged that Western Michigan University is showing commitment to address this epidemic... Read more

  • Upton votes for, House passes Short-Term Detention Standards Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation – H.R. 3670, the Short-Term Detention Standards Act – that would ensure individuals apprehended by Customs and Border Protection would have access to temporary shelter with access to bathroom and shower facilities, water and appropriate nutrition, hygiene and personal grooming items, and sanitation needs. Upton is a cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Eli... Read more

  • Upton continues fight to protect the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today signed on as an original cosponsor for two bipartisan bills designed to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act - introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) – would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would assess threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Reauthorization A... Read more

  • Upton votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn’t agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge. Upton is a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Nationwide, already more than 25 bil... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus visit southern border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    MCALLEN, TEXAS – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and 16 other members from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus visited the southern border. The members toured a point of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center and participated in briefings and discussions with border patrol agents. Upton issued this statement following the visit: “Today’s visit to the southern border was incredibly sobering, and the border crisis will only get worse by doing nothing. I have hear... Read more

  • Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending, Government Reform & Oversight, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take swift action in resolving the issues of funding for government operatio... Read more

  • Upton and Walden Statement on Full Committee Passage of Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the passage of energy bills through the Energy and Commerce Committee. "These bills reflect this Committee’s commitment to strengthening energy delivery, security, and reliability for Americans. We are advancing legislation to bolster our protections against cybersecurity threats to energy infrastructure, which is k... Read more

  • Upton: FCC providing funding to expand broadband access to local rural communities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the news that the Federal Communications Commission authorized nearly $33 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 21,073 unserved rural Michigan homes and businesses. Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District will receive $2.6 million over 10 years, which will serve 2,375 businesses and households. “It’s 2019. Internet broadband infrastructure must be reliable and secure for everyone, and our rural commu... Read more

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