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@MyKitchenTable: Friday May 13, 2022

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May 13, 2022 @MyKitchenTable: Friday May13, 2022 Dear Friend: “To serve and to protect.” NATIONAL POLICE WEEK The absolute highlight of this week was greeting the family of much-beloved Stg. Ryan Proxmire and Sheriff Richard Fuller as they toured the Capitol as part of National Police Week. Read about this wonderful officer HERE. We must always remember to thank and reflect on the sacrifices our ...

Upton Supports Critical Military and Humanitarian Funding for Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after voting for the most recent round of critical funding to support Ukraine amid the ruthless Russian invasion: “Tonight, I voted in favor of additional military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Last month, I saw first-hand the devastation Putin’s army had wrought on the country. At the border with Po...

Upton, Trone Introduce House Resolution Designating May 10 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD) led a group of their colleagues in introducing a House resolution designating May 10, 2022, as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. Overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, largely due to the influx of fentanyl – a synthetic opioid – being mixed into illicit and counterfeit drugs. Senators Dianne Fe...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday April 29, 2022

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April 29, 2022 @MyKitchenTable: Friday April 29, 2022 Dear Friend: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry UKRAINE UKRAINE LEND-LEASE ACT This week the House passed the bipartisan Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act by a vote of 417 to 10 with my support after it unanimously passed in the Senate earlier this ...

Upton, Rodgers Call on DOE Secretary Granholm to Secure America’s Nuclear Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm calling on her to ensure American leadership by securing America’s nuclear energy sector. LETTER EXCERPT: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposes the risks of weakening American energy security. Th...

Upton, McCollum Introduce Bill to Strengthen Link Between Nonprofit Sector and Federal Government

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D – MN), introduced the Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022 to strengthen the nonprofit sector and its relationship with the federal government. The legislation will improve access to data about the nonprofit sector, and leverage the mission, knowledge, and impact of thousands of nonprofit...

@MyKitchenTable:Monday April 18, 2022

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April 18, 2022 @MyKitchenTable:Monday April 18, 2022 Dear Friend: “Our defense is the preservation of liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong—throughout the world.” The above quote is from Lincoln, and I just started reading Lincoln and the Fight for Peace by John Avlon. Lincoln believed that decency coul...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday April 8, 2022

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News from Representative Upton April 8, 2022 @MyKitchenTable: Friday April 8, 2022 Dear Friend: Someone asked my wife Amey, what would be the next chapter?She responded, “And they lived happily ever after.” RUSSIA-UKRAINE* *Please note that while I do my best to provide the most up-to-date information as possible, the situation in Ukraine continues to change by the minute and thus the following in...

Upton Announces Retirement in House Floor Remarks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced he would not seek another term in the U.S. Congress. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Mr. Speaker: It seems like just yesterday when a number of community leaders encouraged me to run for Congress. Against all odds, we ended up winning a hotly contested GOP primary and the journey began. Throughout my career I have leaned on l...

Upton Announces Retirement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced he would not seek another term in the U.S. Congress. In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Upton praised the “salt of the earth” people he has been “blessed beyond measure” to represent. He cited several career highlights, including bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act to speed up cures and treat...

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