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  • Upton: The House should stay in Washington D.C. until we pass COVID relief
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is joining a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on House leadership to pass a COVID-19 relief package before recessing from Capitol Hill. The group is sending a letter making their position clear to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday, and it is expected to be signed by a broad bipartisan group. “As much as we all wanted this over by Easter, we have to act now so folks won’t still be hurting at Thanksgiving o... Read more

  • U.S. House passes bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation that he cosponsored – the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The bill passed 329-73. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act addresses legal ambiguities and helps ensure pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. The legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - September 17, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Dear Friend: Today’s inspiration: “It takes both sides to build a bridge." And that’s what we’re hanging our hats on as the Problem Solvers Caucus and I try to work with Republicans and Democrats to garner enough support to pass our COVID relief package through the House and Senate so it can be signed by the President. We made some progress this week. We had a zoom call earlier with some of our Senate colleagues, and a number of them expressed suppor... Read more

  • WTAS: Support for Upton and the Problem Solvers Caucus’ bipartisan framework for COVID-19 relief
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and the Problem Solvers Caucus yesterday released their “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table. The package addresses key areas of need, including COVID-19 testing, unemployment insurance, direct stimulus, worker and liability protection, small business and non-profit support, food security, schools and child care, housing, electio... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus release bipartisan COVID-19 relief framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – a group of 25 Republicans and 25 Democrats - unveiled the “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table. “American families still need help, and Congress needs to step up,” Upton said. “I’ve talked to a number of constituents in just the last few days. Too many folks are still really strug... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable: September 15, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Dear Friend: Today’s inspiration from Thomas Edison: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." And that’s what our bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus is doing right now. There’s certainly been a lot of talk around Washington D.C. about why another COVID relief package probably won’t happen. That’s not a good enough answer. We need to make it happen because too many folks are still st... Read more

  • Upton urges MSHDA to release federal housing funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today sent a letter to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority calling on them to expediate the release of these Emergency Solutions Grants relief funds to help folks in southwest Michigan facing homelessness. In March, Upton voted for and Congress passed the CARES Act, which included $4 billion for the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The state of Michigan has received in total more than $35 million, which was directed to MSHDA to help ... Read more

  • Upton announces federal grant for Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a federal grant to Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The $377,500 grant will be used to further allergy, immunology, and transplantation research at the school. The title of the grant is “Sex Determines Age-related Changes in Repertoire and Function of Natural Antibodies Protective against Streptococcus pneumoniae with Increasing Age.” ... Read more

  • Upton Announces more than $1 million in federal grant funding for eviction protection
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development would provide more than $1 million in federal grant funding to assist households across Southwest Michigan that face a greater risk of eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was made available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which received $5 billion from the CARES Act – a major bipartisan COVID relief bill that Upton voted for and the ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - September 10, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, September 10, 2020 Dear Friend: On somewhat of a lighthearted inspiration, Henry Kissinger said, “I have been called indispensable and a miracle worker. I know, because I remember every word I say." I remember well going to a dinner where he was nominated for President as a spoof and he spoke, saying he could imagine being at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, raising his right hand with his left hand placed on one of his books (in lieu of the Bible) with the ending phras... Read more

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