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  • Upton Announces 2018 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Ranya Liu, a sophomore at Portage Central High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her piece, a Chinese watercolor on rice paper titled “Butterfly and Flower,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Having studied many different wonderful pieces, we chose Ranya’s piece based on its unique talents and merits,” said Upton. “It’s yet another extraordinary piece ... Read more

  • Upton on Kalamazoo Airport Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport a $4,650,000 grant to rehabilitate the runway. “This grant is welcome news for people and businesses here in Southwest Michigan. As one who has traveled through the Kalamazoo airport countless times – it really does serve as a springboard for critical investments in local jobs and economic growth. This project is just one... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Recent Tariff Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union: “We need to target tariffs to address specific unfair trading practices in a way that minimizes negative consequences for Michigan jobs, manufacturers, and consumers. Our allies want certainty and here in Michigan so many of our jobs are based on exports. As I’ve listened to our local manufacturers, farmers, and jo... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Proposed Updates to H-2A Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a joint statement proposing streamlining, simplifying, and improving the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program: “This is welcome news and long overdue. For years, our farmers here in Southwest Michigan have struggled with this cu... Read more

  • Upton Announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academy’s based on Upton’s recommendation. “It’s truly an honor to announce these appointments,” said Upton. “Each one of these students have excelled in school, sports, and academics. They’ve also undergone a rigorous selection process. We are all so proud of these students, what they’ve accomplished, and thank them for their willingness to serve our country. But we know... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Critical Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a bipartisan 351 to 66 vote. The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation: To “provide for the common defense” of our country. Upton also released the following statement: “Our military faces grave challenges on multiple fronts. This is why it is so important we suppor... Read more

  • Upton, Faso, Tonko, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school children, which als... Read more

  • Upton, House Pass Childhood Cancer Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 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 advancing S. 292, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act, which is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress. “Following on the heels of the 21st Century Cures Act, this is another important step to help find cures and treatments for our smallest patients bravely battling disease,” said Upton. “This bill will bolster resear... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 5682, the FIRST STEP Act. This bipartisan legislation improves the federal prison system through the implementation of corrections policy reforms. It strengthens public safety, enhances prison security, and provides inmates with the help they need to be more successful upon re-entering society. “This bipartisan bill will help Americans of all walks of life. The vast majority of fede... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Timely VA Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last night joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the VA MISSION Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation will strengthen and improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system for the approximately nine million veteran patients who utilize the system. The legislation passed by a 347 to 70 vote. “This bipartisan bill contains major reforms that will help our veterans in Southwest Michigan and across the ... Read more

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