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  • Upton, House Advance Ten Bipartisan Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced ten bipartisan energy construction, infrastructure, and efficiency bills. “These ten common-sense, bipartisan bills put job creators first and will boost our economy here in Michigan and across the country. They will also lower costs for ratepayers, reduce emissions, and allow for more domestic energy production. Here in the House we will continue to advance an ‘all-of-th... Read more

  • Upton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Soo Locks Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in co-sponsoring legislation, authored by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, and U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, to authorize construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. “This is about Michigan jobs and our economy. During our bipartisan delegation trip to the Soo Locks we discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock, ensuring ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton on Importance of FDA Legislation to Southwest Michigan Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following video on why passing H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, is vital to good-paying, local jobs for Southwest Michigan. Click HERE to watch the video On Wednesday, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 2430 by a 54 to 0 vote. To learn more about this legislation and what it means for Southwest Michigan, please click here. Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, by a vote of 233 to 186. “We all remember the devastating consequences of the Great Recession. Many folks here in Southwest Michigan lost their jobs, their homes, and their sense of financial security. In response, Congress attempted to crack down on Wall Street with the Dodd-Frank Act. Unfortunately, the act also cracked down on small, community-based ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Detroit Tigers for Honoring Fallen Berrien County Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that slain Berrien County Courthouse bailiffs Ron Kienzle and Joseph Zangaro are to be honored at tonight’s Detroit Tigers baseball game. Kienzle and Zangaro lost their lives during the Berrien County Courthouse shooting that occurred in July of 2016. They will be honored alongside five other Michigan officers killed in the line of duty last year. “I want to applaud the Detroit Tigers organization for their so... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Public Health Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017, by a 54 to 0 vote. H.R. 2430 updates and reauthorizes the FDA user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products. Additionally, the committee approved 11 energy infrastructure and efficiency bills. “Here in Southwest Michigan we have thousands of jobs th... Read more

  • Upton Discusses Local Jobs, Multi-Million Dollar Expansion with Pfizer Employees, CEO Ian Read
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with members of the Pfizer leadership team and CEO Ian Read to discuss their continued multi-million dollar manufacturing plant expansion in Portage. According to a recent economic impact study, the investment along with ongoing site operations bring in more than $2 billion in economic activity annually and 5,680 jobs to the region. “This is truly a great community partnership. I want to commend Pfizer’s leadership for expanding their base right here... Read more

  • Upton Praises Decision to Retain NIH Director
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today praised President Donald Trump’s decision to retain Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health: “This is much welcome news for American patients, doctors, researchers, and advocates. For nearly a decade, Dr. Collins has spearheaded the bold agenda at the National Institutes of Health, but he’s spent his entire life as public servant on the cutting-edge of medical research. He worked hand-in-glove with our team from the start to ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on CBO Score of American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “CBO scores are important but not critical – they’re merely one projection of what might happen. Today’s score only reflects a portion of the actions we are taking to fix our broken health care system. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, premiums in Michigan increased by 90... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Administration’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump administration released their proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget: “As I’ve said before, the president’s budget proposal is just that: A proposal. Many of the proposed cuts to important domestic programs that many Michiganders rely on are, frankly, non-starters. Of particular concern is funding for our Great Lakes and the National Institutes of Health. This process is only beginning. I will continue to advoca... Read more