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  • Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Oversight of DOE During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairman Rush and welcome back Secretary Brouillette. It is good to have you before the Subcommittee today and good to see you are thriving after your promotion to Cabinet Secretary. The nation is fortunate to have somebody like you at the h... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 14, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Dear Friend: Teddy Roosevelt said, “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” That is the situation for so many of us who are trying our best to somehow get the nation back on track. Despite the stumbles and hurdles yet to cross, I remain convinced that with hard work we are indeed on a path that will lead us to a finish line of accomplishment. I have been reading the book on Frederick Douglass by David B... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 13, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, July 13, 2020 Dear Friend: Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t—-you are right." If you’ve followed me through the Kitchen Table report, you should know that yes, as much as we all wanted this pandemic over and back in the bottle by Easter, it was not going to happen. But, I remain encouraged and optimistic that indeed we will see real progress on both a successful vaccine and the proper therapeutics in the not so distant future. Many of my coll... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 9, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Dear Friend: Helen Keller said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows." The CDC, NIH, FDA and other partners are conducting a nationwide COVID-19 seroprevalence survey in 25 U.S. metro areas to understand the percentage of folks who may have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. This is the largest such study to date and collaborating organizations will collect and test 1,000 anonymous blood donation samples from each of the 25 sites for ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 8, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Dear Friend: Someone reminded me, “If you feel down just consider that the sun sinks every night — but it rises again in the morning." And Will Rogers added, “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today." I had a number of folks inquire how they might be considered for the Pfizer COVID-19 clinical trials. That will likely start this month with production slated for their Kalamazoo facility. You’ll remember that they anticipate preparing as much as 100M ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 7, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Dear Friend: Albert Schweitzer said, “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility.” It was a different era back then, but it would easy to add Dick Cheney’s quote a couple weeks ago when he said, “Real men wear masks!" The Detroit News reported today that Governor Whitmer is “prepared to take heat” again and dial back reopening if the Michigan case load increases. We’ve seen a ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 6, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    July 6, 2020 @MyKitchenTable: Monday, July 6, 2020 Dear Friend: This day’s inspiration comes from John F. Kennedy, “We all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” That comes from the book, “Healing”, a journal of tolerance and understanding by Muhammad Ali and Thomas Hauser - a truly great collection of quotes written to combat bigotry and prejudice that Ali gave to me in 1997. Some good news continues on the vaccine ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - July 1, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Dear Friend: Ahead of the 4th of July holiday, Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” Another full day in Washington and a number of new developments. First, Pfizer, who is working in tandem with BioNTech, announced today encouraging news on the vaccine fro... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - June 30, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Dear Friend: "In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Mister Rogers Fitting as today’s Health Subcommittee hearing was on mental health and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. More on that below. After a lot of back and forth travel between Washington, D.C. and home in St. Joe, the KT update is back. It was a full day ... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after voting to advance police reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today issued the following statement after voting to advance police reform. The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by a vote of 236-181. The National Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement of support, saying, “We were heartened to see that there were provisions in the bill that we believe… that will have a positive impact on law enforcement and policing in our country.” Click here to read their full statement. Upton’s stateme... Read more

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