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  • Upton, lawmakers address letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Protecting Michigan Shorelines
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06) signed onto a letter led by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, to the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers about the imminent threat Michigan residents are facing along the shores of the Great Lakes due to high water levels and erosion. The letter reinforces the need to streamline the permitting process at both the state and federal level to ensure property owners can implement safety measures to p... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after opposing House Res. 660
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after opposing House Res. 660: “After closely reviewing the text of House Resolution 660 and listening to my constituents, I voted no on today’s resolution. The resolution itself is a little inside baseball, but as I view it, the Democrats appear to be trying to put the genie back in the bottle after they already started this investigation which has only featured closed-door hearings and testimonies available t... Read more

  • Upton, lawmakers introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, landmark legislation which aims to address the shortage of workers available in the U.S. agriculture industry by helping build a legal and reliable workforce. This bipartisan bill - introduced by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA)– would provide agricultural workers an opportunity to earn legal status through continued agri... Read more

  • Upton receives 2019 Champion of Science Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today received this year’s Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition for his continued efforts in advancing scientific research and innovation across a number of issues, including health, cyber security, energy and the environment. Upton is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and helped secure additional funding for the development and discovery of cures for a number of diseases through his historic 21st Century Cu... Read more

  • Upton announces judges for Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today the three judges who will participate in the Sixth District’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This panel of judges will select the winning app, and the winner will be eligible to have their apps featured in a U.S. Capitol exhibit, on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, and on the Congressional App Challenge website. Winners will also meet with Upton and will be invited to #HouseOfCode, the springtime computer scien... Read more

  • Upton introduces Pipeline Safety Act of 2019 to better protect nation’s pipeline infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today introduced H.R. 4700, the Pipeline Safety Act of 2019, to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety program for two years and provide the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the states with additional resources and new authorities to accelerate the hiring of pipeline inspectors. The legislation aims to better protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. The federal pipeline safety prog... Read more

  • Upton comments on passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings: “I’m saddened to wake to the news that a true leader and a giant of the House has passed. Elijah Cummings was fiercely protective and proud of his beloved Baltimore and served our nation with pride. He was a role model, mentor, and friend to members on both sides of the aisle whose presence in Congress will be missed. Rep. Cummings represented my wife’s family in Baltimore, s... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed S. 239, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Upton introduced the House-version of the bill in January as H.R. 500 with more than 300 cosponsors. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 will mint a $1 silver coin – at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer - in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and ... Read more

  • Upton, Michigan Representatives to Whitmer: Reconsider Veto of Critical Funding to Protect Communities from PFAS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) today sent a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer urging her to reconsider vetoing $15 million in funding for a grant program for municipal airports to test and monitor for PFAS. Michigan has a number of municipal airports – including the Dowagiac Municipal Airport in the 6th District - that are required to use and test Aqueous Film Forming Foam (A... Read more

  • Michigan Representatives to Whitmer: Reconsider Veto of Tuition Assistance for Students in Need
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Tim Walberg (MI-07), and Paul Mitchell (MI-10) today sent a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer asking her to reconsider vetoing funding for the Michigan Tuition Grant. This grant program provides students, often from low and middle-income backgrounds, up to $2,400 per year to attend one of Michigan’s independent colleges. In Michigan’s 6th District, Kalamazoo C... Read more

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