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  • @MyKitchenTable - August 3, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, August 3, 2020 Dear Friend: Helen Keller said, “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Today’s constituent photo of the day is from Edwardsburg, where a constituent captured this extraordinary photo two weeks ago just two miles west of Edwardsburg at 4:30 in the morning when Comet N... Read more

  • Upton applauds passage of Water Resources Development Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) commended the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, vital legislation that will support southwest Michigan’s water infrastructure. As part of the bill, Upton was able to successfully include three key priorities: 1) Authorization of the construction of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam system; 2) Language urging the completion of the Great Lakes Coastal Resilienc... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 29, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Dear Friend: Legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler said, “The Team, The Team, The Team, and if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team?" For us, in these times, let’s take into consideration what we do and how it impacts our team – which can be our family, our workplace, and our communities. For instance, if you choose not to wear a mask during the COVID-19 crisis, ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 28, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Dear Friend: Today my friend, the late Rep. John Lewis, is lying in state at the U.S. Capitol. I so appreciate this quote from him: “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone — any person or any force — dampen, dim or diminish your light … Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won." ... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Expedite PPP Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expedite forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act would streamline for process for certifying compliance with PPP requirements and expedite the loan forgiveness process for small businesses. “The Paycheck Protection Program has certainly been a lifeline for many small businesses and employ... Read more

  • U.S. House passes historic conservation bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act – which Upton cosponsored – and it now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. This landmark conservation bill would help ensure public lands are preserved and protected by providing full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and address the approximately $20 billion mai... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 22, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Dear Friend: "Yes there really is a Kalamazoo!” and today we are one step closer to vaccine production at the Pfizer site right here in our community. The U.S. government announced earlier they reached an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech to secure more than 100M doses of its vaccine by the end of the year & more than 1.3B doses by the end of 2021, as long as all goes well. This is a huge step, that’s for certain. You’ll remember in yesterday’s KT I men... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 21, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Dear Friend: Today’s inspiration comes from Robert Frost: “The best way out is always through.” Our country continues to fiercely wrestle with COVID-19. There are currently at least 3.8M COVID-19 cases and 140K deaths in the United States, as reported by Johns Hopkins. The seven-day average for new cases in the U.S. is 66,400. Johns Hopkins has created a website with county-specific information regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., available HERE. ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 20, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, July 20, 2020 Dear Friend: "We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” – Rep. John Lewis I woke up Saturday morning with the sad news that my colleague John Lewis had succumbed to pancreatic cancer after giving the good fight for the past six months. John and I were elected together in the 10... Read more

  • Upton issues statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: “The Congress, our nation, and the world lost a giant last night. I’m truly saddened to wake to the news that John Lewis – my friend, a civil rights icon, and a powerful force for justice in our nation – passed from this world. The Congress will miss John, our moral compass. He served his constituents and the United States with a deep sense of duty, unparallele... Read more

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