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  • @MyKitchenTable - May 19, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    May 19, 2020 @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Dear Friend: Mahatma Gandhi: “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." Our two pictures today are indeed very special. The first is Amey wearing a mask made by a Niles HS employee’s spouse reminding us to protect ourselves and others if we can. The second photo is a New Buffalo resident putting on a livestream blues concert for folks — I am hoping he’ll provide us a link where we can all listen. If ... Read more

  • Upton, Bipartisan Lawmakers to Introduce SMART Fund in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Representative Fred Upton (MI-06) today, along with Reps. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21), announced that they are introducing bipartisan legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State and Municipal Assistance for Recovery a... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 18, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Dear Friend: Aristotle: “Hope is a waking dream.” We can hardly all wait for this nightmare to be over and our lives restored. The first constituent photo today is from a woman in St. Joe who spent her time during the pandemic turning an old radio into a planter with a rod iron sewing machine pedestal. Our next photo is of constituents from Dowagiac visiting their mother at an assisted living facility in Kalamazoo on Mother’s Day. Thank you for sharing your photos. If you’d like a photo of yours... Read more

  • Upton: “We need to get help into the hands of those in need"
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s COVID-19 $3 trillion Phase IV Relief Package: “Our nation’s families and communities are facing extraordinary challenges that require an extraordinary response. We need to act quickly and effectively without getting tangled up in partisan politics. The first few emergency measures reflected those goals. Sadly, the one today did not. It’s time for us to put the ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 14, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    May 14, 2020 @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, May 14, 2020 Dear Friend: Quote of the day (maybe a few days late?)..."If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” Ain’t that the truth (with apologies to my former SJ English teacher, Miss Webster). Today my report comes not from my kitchen table or side porch but from 35K feet on an American Airlines connection back to D.C. for votes Friday. The first picture is entering the Grand Rapids terminal all dressed up with my blue mask....yes, a pretty much emp... Read more

  • Upton announces $10.7 million in federal funding to provide rural broadband service to nearly 7,700 residents
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing nearly $11 million for broadband service in unserved and underserved rural communities across Southwest Michigan. Southwest Michigan Communications Inc. will receive a $10.7 million loan/grant combination to deploy Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service to Van Buren and Allegan counties. This project will extend broadband availability to 22 farms, 19 businesses, and... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 13, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    May 13, 2020 @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Dear Friend: The great Albert Schweitzer said, “We must all die. But that I can save him from days of torture, that is what I feel as my great and ever new privilege.” Thank you again, big time, to all our health care workers!! Our first photo of the day comes from a constituent from Centreville who paints sunflower cards — over 80 a week ago. A reminder to me to plant my sunflower seeds now that the frost better be over! Then we have 2 hors... Read more

  • Upton, Bipartisan House Leaders Urge Strong Support for Auto Industry & 10 Million American Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Van Taylor (R-TX), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) lead a bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging House Leadership to support jobs and economic stabilization of the auto industry in future coronavirus relief packages. Represented by manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and many auto affiliated businesses, the... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 12, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend: Thanks for the pictures today. Our first picture is a St. Joe college freshman and his Dad working together in their kitchen. And the second is a Portage student on a zoom with his class. Keep your pics coming regarding your activities during these difficult times. You can find that picture portal HERE. The big news today of course is the unveiling of Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion Phase IV stimulus bill. I have not seen any of the underlying details of the 1,800 page plan but was tol... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - May 11, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend: Thanks folks for sending your pics for the Kitchen Table Report. Willard Scott was always a morning highlight for decades celebrating birthdays so we will start off with Spencer who turns 13 today. Something tells me he won’t forget it, and since he is the “first in line,” I offered him the opportunity of a half-day ‘shadow’ with me when things get a bit more back to normal....Happy BD and be safe! The second picture we received from a constituent is a wonderful watercolor from Buch... Read more

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