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  • Upton, Huizenga, Bergman call for action to address erosion on Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Bill Huizenga (MI-2), and Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement after meeting on Friday with representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District about rising lake levels and erosion along the Great Lakes shoreline. “On Friday, we had a productive discussion with the Army Corps and representatives from FEMA about an issue that is concerning to all of us and our constituents – the erosion ... Read more

  • Upton: Congress is taking action to protect our communities from PFAS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6) issued the following statement after the U.S. House voted today to pass bipartisan legislation that he helped introduce – H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act – to better protect Americans from PFAS - harmful chemicals that can cause serious health problems. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) last January, and Upton was an original co-sponsor. “Right in our backyard, the city of Parchment, Michigan became ground zero for PFA... Read more

  • Upton, Huizenga ask USACE for dredging funding for Holland Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-6) and Bill Huizenga (MI-2) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking them to include funding in their FY2020 work plan for dredging to properly maintain the infrastructure of the Holland Harbor, an important hub of commercial and economy activity. “Holland Harbor is a vital part of West Michigan’s economy and is truly the lifeblood of our community. It is critically important that the necessary funds are prioritized so that the harbor ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell introduce resolution to support February 1 as ‘Blue Star Mother’s Day’
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House expressing support for designating February 1, 2020 as “Blue Star Mother’s Day. February 1, 2020 marks the 78th anniversary of the first meeting of Blue Star Mothers in Flint, Michigan. “Blue Star mothers make a huge sacrifice to our country while their sons and daughters serve in our nation’s Armed Forces. While their children serve our country valiantly, these mo... Read more

  • Upton: “We should not play politics with our nation’s security”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting against H. Con. Res. 83, the War Powers Resolution: “As members of Congress, we must do everything we can to protect American citizens at all costs. "Last week, I supported the President’s decision to kill one of the world’s deadliest terrorists. I left yesterday’s classified briefing convinced that the evidence was compelling, leaving no doubt that we stopped an imminent strike against U.S. intere... Read more

  • Upton celebrates the permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the 2020 spending package, which includes a permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax. Upton voted for and the U.S. House passed the legislation earlier this week, and it now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “Protecting Michigan jobs and American medical innovation have been two of my top priorities, so the repeal of the Medical Device Tax is welcome news,... Read more

  • Upton commends the passage of the USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement with wide bipartisan support. “The new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will help American workers, American jobs, and the American economy, and I am proud to support it. Canada and Mexico are two of our state’s and our nation’s most important trading partners, supporting more than 2 million jobs nationally at 43,000 manufacturers... Read more

  • Upton announces Congressional App Challenge Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Kevin Wang, a student at St. Joseph High School, has won the 2019 Congressional App Challenge from the Sixth Congressional District. Upton met with Wang at his school earlier today, where he got to see the app and discuss the importance of science and coding to 21st century careers. “Kevin and the app he created serve as shining examples of the talented students we have here in southwest Michigan,” Upton said. “The app t... Read more

  • Upton speaks on House floor in opposition of H.R. 3
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered remarks on the House floor in opposition of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and in support for the bipartisan alternative, H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act. As the author of the historic 21st Century Cures Act, Upton expressed his concerns with how H.R. 3 would stifle innovation, leading to fewer life-saving cures and drugs. The CBO says 15 fewer cures could be developed because of H.R. 3, and other estimates, i... Read more

  • Upton issues statement opposing Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement opposing the Articles of Impeachment. “Regrettably the impeachment process has become exactly what our great founding fathers warned us against. It has been highly partisan and clearly motivated by what I believe is an attempt to overturn the last election. I get it. Democrats aren’t happy with the result. But the time to vote on the next President is next November, not next week. Within 24 hours of Presi... Read more

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