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  • Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic, Spur Development of Non-Addictive Pain Medication
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, today introduced legislation to address the opioid epidemic by spurring urgently needed research on new non-addictive pain medications. Twenty-five million Americans suffer from pain every day, and it is essential that non-addictive medications are available to them. H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with new, flexible authorities to conduct inno... Read more

  • Upton on Funding for SW MI Harbor Dredging
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    A longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal will include robust funding for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance. “This is great news for our corner of the state. This funding is critical towards dredging, operations, and maintenance of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Harbor and the Holland Harbor. Ensuring our harbors remain open and ready for... Read more

  • Upton Statement Opposing Great Lakes Funding Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 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 Trump administration released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget which cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: “Michigan deserves better than this. The health of our Great Lakes must be a higher priority. While this budget proposal – like all other presidential budget proposals – is merely a blueprint it does set the administration’s priorities. It’s clear that when it comes to the Great Lakes our pri... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: "This two-year budget deal properly funds our military and gives our soldiers a pay raise. It makes critical investments in America’s veterans, medical research, community health centers, disaster relief, and infrastructure. Of critical importance to Michigan, it also furthers our efforts to combat opioid abuse and drug addiction. No bipar... Read more

  • Upton, Colleagues Request Funding for Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently joined 17 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James requesting sufficient funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed this study to coordinate a strategy across the Great Lakes states to efficiently and effectively manage and protect the Gr... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passing of Joe Knollenberg
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the passing of former U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg: “There was never a truer gentleman than Joe Knollenberg. Joe was so well respected on both sides of the aisle as Michigan’s go to guy on the key Appropriations Committee. Joe was always smiling, with a kind heart, and a voice of civility and respect. My wife Amey and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to Joe’s entire family, and in particular his amazing wife Sand... Read more

  • New Round of Tax Credits Bolsters Affordable Housing in SW MI
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after three affordable housing projects in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District were awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) during the most recent funding round. Four Flags Plaza Apartments, in Niles, is set to receive $1,259,068 in credits, Selinon Park, in Portage, is set to receive $1,406,000 in credits, and the Village of Kalamazoo Apartments, in Kalamazoo, is set to receive $1,470,782 in credits. “These ne... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Athlete Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight applauded the passage of S. 534 the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation advanced by a vote of 406 to 3. Upton released the following statement: “Our young athletes should be focused on training, competing, and winning – not sexual predators or heinous acts of abuse. The crimes committed by Dr. Larry Nassar are heartbreaking and intolerable. We must ensure something like this c... Read more

  • Upton & Schakowsky to Join Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. “When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach,” said Upton. “Joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is a tremendous opportunity to work across the aisle towards those goals. Pursuing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that protects our environment, preserves our Great Lakes, and ensures ... Read more

  • Historic Extension of CHIP Now Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the president signed into law a Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). “Here in Michigan, CHIP-funded programs serve approximately 100,000 children. This historic extension – the longest and most generous in the programs history – is a big win for these kids and their families. CHIP is more than just a critical public health initiative, it’s a... Read more

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