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  • Upton & Dingell Re-Introduce Legislation Championing STEM Education
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, recently re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that champions the STEM education program FIRST Robotics. H.R. 500, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, would mint a $1 coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and support the FIRST Robotics program. Dean Kamen, founder ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the First Step Act by a 358 to 36 vote. This bipartisan legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week by an overwhelming 87 to 12 vote and now heads to the president’s desk for signature. Upton was a co-sponsor of the underlying legislation. “This bipartisan bill marks the first significant improvements to the federal criminal justice system in decades,” said Up... Read more

  • Upton & DeGette Mark Second Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, today released the following statement on the second anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama: “21st Century Cures began with the spark of hope and continues today – pushing medical research in new and innovative ways. “We’re already seeing the results in action: The Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot is working to accelerate progress in cancer prevention and screening, the All of ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act: “As I’ve listened to our local farmers, they want support and certainty and the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill delivers that. But the Farm Bill is not just for our farmers and ranchers, it is truly for all Americans as our agriculture industry plays a vital role in ensuring we have access to a sa... Read more

  • Upton Announces $20M Grant for US-31
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded $20M in discretionary grant funding to complete the US-31 relocation project from Napier Road to I-94 in Berrien County. “We’re so excited to announce this project will be completed – finally,” said Upton. “For years, we have been working diligently with local, state, and national leaders to get this done. The Department of Transportation has long-said ‘hang on, help is on the wa... Read more

  • Upton Comments on Passing of George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “President George H.W. Bush leaves behind a powerful legacy as a war hero, statesman, and consummate public servant. Above all else, he was a dedicated family man. A husband, father, and grandfather whose faith guided his life in everything he endeavored. “The World War II generation often spoke to the rest of us about the character and standing of our nation. President Bu... Read more

  • PASSED: Upton Provision for Saugatuck Chain Ferry
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded passage of S. 140, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018. Included in this package is a provision, authored by Upton, which would exempt the Saugatuck Chain Ferry from the requirement under section 8902 of title 46, United States Code, that the vessel be operated by an individual licensed by the Coast Guard. “Come spring, the historic Saugatuck Chain Ferry will be moving again,” said Upton. “Our bipartisan efforts will exempt the Chain Ferr... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell Take Action to Protect Seniors from Impoverishment Due to Long-Term Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend financial protections to seniors who receive long-term care in their home or a community setting. Medicaid – the primary payer for long-term care, services, and supports – includes protections to prevent a spouse from depleting all their financial resources due to a significant others’ long-term care needs. In order to maintain Medicaid eligibility, beneficiaries with a family member ne... Read more

  • Upton Supports Innovative PFAS Research at Western Michigan University
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support of a research proposal being developed by Drs. at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. “PFAS contamination has been an ongoing problem in my district, gaining national attention with the incident in Parchment, Michigan last July as well as revelations of levels thousands of times the EPA-recommended limit found at the Battle ... Read more

  • Upton Champions Groundbreaking Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, passed the U.S. House. H.R. 6 is a bipartisan, bicameral agreement and is expected to be signed into law soon. Upton recently held a bipartisan opioids listening session at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine. There, he heard from local stakeholders such as Jeff Patton, CEO of Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse S... Read more

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