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  • Upton Announces $2.8 Million Grant for Kalamazoo
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a new Department of Transportation (DOT) Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program Grant has been awarded to the Central County Transportation Authority in Kalamazoo. The grant is worth $2,808,796.69 and will go towards modernizing the Central County Transportation Authority’s fleet of fixed-route buses which provides nearly 3 million rides annually. In August, Upton wrote a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao expressing “unfet... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2018, that urges federal agencies to cooperate with States as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. The bill will facilitate testing, monitoring, removal, and remediation when ... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Reauthorize Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance S. 3021 – America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Included in this package is H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act. H.R. 3387 seeks to bring greater investment in the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure. “Safe drinking water for our families is something we should all agree on. And this bipartisan bill delivers for communities, li... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Package to Help PFAS Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Administration spending bill. Included in this bill is $14 million to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Upton released the following statement: “Testing at W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base has shown serious PFAS groundwater contamination at several sites. Across Michigan, s... Read more

  • Upton Urges Immediate Bipartisan Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging an immediate, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Upton supported the original VAWA in 1994 and has voted for every subsequent bipartisan reauthorization since (2000, 2005, and 2013). “Programs authorized and funded under VAWA work to protect girls, boys, men, and wome... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg Hold EPA to PFAS Meeting Commitment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committed to holding a meeting in Michigan on PFAS chemicals in drinking water, Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) followed up on the commitment and called for details to finalize a time and place. Thursday, the Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) in which an EPA official committed to sending experts and senior offici... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Demands Answers at PFAS Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today directly questioned witnesses at a bipartisan hearing titled “Perflourinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented.” Click HERE to watch Upton’s opening statement. Click HERE to watch Upton question Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency and Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense ... Read more

  • Upton Announces Grant to Reduce Domestic & Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, & Stalking on Campus
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women awarded a grant worth $298,698 to Kalamazoo College to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. Kalamazoo College, in partnership with the Kalamazoo YWCA and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will implement this campus violence against women project. “This local grant will help keep students safe on camp... Read more

  • Upton Announces Workforce Development Grant in Van Buren County
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new investment in Van Buren County totaling $41,000: “This new rural development investment will help Van Buren County thrive and grow. By bringing local leaders together on a county-wide economic development plan, we can chart the course for a brighter, more prosperous future. I’m particularly pleased the grant will focus on improving Internet connectiv... Read more

  • Upton Statement on PFAS Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the Subcommittee on Environment announced a bipartisan hearing on PFAS water contamination: “We need to learn what, exactly, happened here in Michigan so that we can prevent it from happening again. This bipartisan hearing will be a positive step in that direction. “We’re also working on bipartisan legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to publish drinking water regulations for PFAS nationwide.... Read more

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