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  • Upton Statement on Dr. Lukasz Niec
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the case of Dr. Lukasz Niec: “This case, and others like it around the country, tug at the heart and soul of our conscience. It is why we must legislatively fix our broken immigration system. Our focus should be on removing those who threaten our country or have committed grave offenses – not productive members of our communities. I raised Dr. Niec’s situation with dozens of colleagues and in our bipartisan Problem Sol... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Fund Government (Again)
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to, again, fund the government. Upton released the following statement: “Finally this unnecessary government shutdown is over. As a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus we spent the weekend working to come up with a solution. Tonight, we reauthorized the critical CHIP program for six years, the longest reauthorization in the program’s history, and we repealed the Medical Device Tax which is... Read more

  • House Advances Six Year Reauthorization of CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance legislation to fund the government and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years – the longest such extension in the programs history. Upton released the following statement: “CHIP is a critically important public health initiative that serves the most vulnerable among us. It helps tens of thousands of children in Michigan alone. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to... Read more

  • Upton Comments on New Designation for Two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today made the following comments after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites as part of their Redevelopment Focus List. This is an initial list of Superfund National Priorities (NPL) sites with greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The two sites are Aircraft Components in Benton Harbor and the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River site in Kalamazoo. “This is good news for Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Wins in '17
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of the top seven wins for constituents this year. Below is the list along with comments from Upton on why each is important to folks in Michigan. Win #1: Top-notch constituent services. Upton on its importance: “My top priority as a Member of Congress is helping folks in Southwest Michigan solve problems big and small. With nearly 500 meetings and events directly with constituents we were able to productively discuss important issues and ... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a new report titled “2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead” which outlines policy initiatives his office tackled in the last year and sets priorities for the new year ahead in 2018. Upton also released the following statement: “2017 was a transformational year but for me, my focus never wavered from local initiatives such as helping constituents with problems big and small, and on bipartisan policies that create jobs and improve our economy.... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Must Read Op-Eds
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top op-ed pieces published in 2017: “Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety” via The Hill with U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan | February 8, 2017 Key excerpt: As the birthplace of the automotive industry, Michigan is a well-known home to innovative suppliers and manufacturers that make our cars and trucks safe, more efficient, and more affordable. But Michigan also has a dense nexus of engineering tal... Read more

  • Upton Requests Further Information from EPA on Superfund Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter, alongside colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in regards to the recent news that the EPA intends to prioritize certain cleanups under the Superfund program. Among the programs the EPA has targeted for “immediate, intense attention” is the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Upton previously released a statement in support of the new designation. The l... Read more

  • Upton: Historic Tax Reform One Step Closer to Reality
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting to advance the Conference Report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by a vote of 227 to 203. Upton released the following statement: "With this vote, historic tax reform is one step closer to reality. Here’s what our plan does for individuals; it significantly increases the standard deduction, it expands the Child Tax Credit, preserves the Adoption Tax Credit, preserves the mortgage inter... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Signing the Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after signing the House-Senate Conference Committee report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Conference Committee’s task was to merge two bills into a better one. I’m pleased to say on a number of issues we prevailed. We deliver a tax cut to the middle class while protecting important deductions like the Medical Expense Deduction, and we lower the tax burden on American businesses while eliminating incentives to m... Read more

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