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  • 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

  • Upton Recognized for Supporting Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today was awarded the “Guardian of Small Business” Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Upon receiving the award, Upton commented: “This is a big honor,” said Upton. “Small businesses are leading the way in job-creation, economic growth, and incredible innovations. Here in Southwest Michigan I regularly meet with our local small business owners to hear what’s on their mind. My goal is to always champion bipartisan policies that sp... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg Release Commitment from EPA on Michigan PFAS Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) received commitment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency will come to Michigan for a meeting on PFAS chemicals in drinking water. The lawmakers will continue to work with the EPA on finalizing a time and location. You can read the EPA’s response here. “Michigan has been hit hard with the number of PFAS confirmed sites growing rapidly over the last few years,” Upton, Dingell, and Wal... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance S. 2554, the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act and S. 2553, the Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018. Upton released the following statement: “Today we took bipartisan action to lower drug costs for patients. Folks here in Southwest Michigan should have access to transparent pricing information. In other words, your pharmacist should be able to tell you if there is a cheaper way... Read more

  • Upton Announces $2.8 Million Grant for Kalamazoo
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a new Department of Transportation (DOT) Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program Grant has been awarded to the Central County Transportation Authority in Kalamazoo. The grant is worth $2,808,796.69 and will go towards modernizing the Central County Transportation Authority’s fleet of fixed-route buses which provides nearly 3 million rides annually. In August, Upton wrote a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao expressing “unfet... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2018, that urges federal agencies to cooperate with States as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. The bill will facilitate testing, monitoring, removal, and remediation when ... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Reauthorize Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance S. 3021 – America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Included in this package is H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act. H.R. 3387 seeks to bring greater investment in the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure. “Safe drinking water for our families is something we should all agree on. And this bipartisan bill delivers for communities, li... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Package to Help PFAS Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Administration spending bill. Included in this bill is $14 million to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Upton released the following statement: “Testing at W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base has shown serious PFAS groundwater contamination at several sites. Across Michigan, s... Read more

  • Upton Urges Immediate Bipartisan Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging an immediate, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Upton supported the original VAWA in 1994 and has voted for every subsequent bipartisan reauthorization since (2000, 2005, and 2013). “Programs authorized and funded under VAWA work to protect girls, boys, men, and wome... Read more

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