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  • Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michigan and heard from them directly that these tariffs were driving costs up, hurting their business, an... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Brooks, & Deutch Reintroduce Gun Violence Reduction Bill: the Jake Laird Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI06), Debbie Dingell (D-MI12), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05), and Ted Deutch (D-FL22) reintroduced the Jake Laird Act, a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana, police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illness. This bill provides grants to encourage states to adopt laws, similar to Indiana’s 2005 Jake Lai... Read more

  • Upton Statement after Energy Subcommittee Passes Bipartisan Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Energy favorably reported to the full committee his bill, H.R. 370, the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act. “This is important legislation that will strengthen the Department of Energy’s ability to respond to physical and cyber-threats to our nation’s pipelines and LNG facilities,” Upton said. “We know that Russian agents and other nation states are... Read more

  • Upton Statement After Robert Sisson Confirmed to International Joint Commission for United States and Canada
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement after Robert Sisson of Sturgis, Michigan was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a Commissioner on the International Joint Commission for United States and Canada. The IJC is a bi-national agency that oversees the management of the waters between the United States and Canada and works to protect them for the benefit of both nations. “Southwest Michigan and our entire state now have an incredibly strong ... Read more

  • Upton announces 2019 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Makala Carr, a junior at Centreville High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her art, a colored pencil, charcoal, and ink pen piece titled “Opinion Orange,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Makala’s piece is so unique and creative, and it will be a real joy to see her art represent our community in our nation’s Capitol for the next y... Read more

  • Upton’s statement on Rural Development Announcement in Vicksburg, MI
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture announced an $8.4 million Rural Development investment for the Village of Vicksburg. “This new loan will directly benefit the families of Vicksburg and I’m glad to see this project move forward,” Upton said. “This project will significantly improve the capacity, reliability and performance of the Village of Vicksburg's wastewater collection and treatment system, which is ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, and Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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, H.R. 2626, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019, that requires 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 federal government would need to follow state and federal ... Read more

  • Upton votes for legislation to lower drug prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted to pass H.R. 1503, the Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019, and H.R. 1520, the Purple Book Continuity Act of 2019, legislation aimed at lowering the cost of generic drugs and boosting competition in the market place. “Drug prices are too expensive for too many Americans. We know that, and I’m glad that Congress is taking some important steps to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs,” Upton said. “But we do have more to do, ... Read more

  • Upton announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academies based on Upton’s recommendation. “These students are our nation’s future leaders, and we could not be prouder of what they have accomplished already in their lives,” Upton said. “We also come together to thank them for their willingness to serve our country and help keep it safe. We look forward to seeing what’s next for these young men and wo... Read more

  • Upton voices support for New Buffalo project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday testified at the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development appropriations hearing and expressed his strong support for funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Operation activities, which – in particular - provide funding for Section 216 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970. The New Buffalo Harbor is a project that is eligible to compete for Section 216 funding. “In New Buffalo, we have had severe erosion that da... Read more

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