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  • @MyKitchenTable - April 30, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    April 30, 2021 @MyKitchenTable: Friday, April 30, 2021 Dear Friend: A line from Senator Tim Scott’s address in response to President Biden’s joint address to Congress: “So I am more than hopeful — I am confident — that our finest hour is yet to come. Original sin is never the end of the story. Not in our souls, and not for our nation. The real story is always redemption.” If you missed the President’s speech or Senator Scott’s speech from earlier this week, I’d encourage you to watch them which ... Read more

  • Upton leads bipartisan support for funding middle-skills adult education
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today led a bipartisan letter with U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) urging the Appropriations Committee to include report language that emphasizes the importance of using Career and Technical Education (CTE) funding in post-secondary programs to teach the skills and knowledge required for “middle-skill jobs.” Middle-skill jobs are defined as specific jobs or fields of work that require education or training beyond a high school diploma, but do no... Read more

  • Upton’s statement on President Biden’s joint address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress. “Now that the economy has begun to recover, and there appears to be trillions of dollars still in the pipeline from already approved COVID relief packages, we shouldn’t be proposing trillions more in pipe-dream spending that will either dramatically increase the national debt or raise taxes on small business and families. We should follow the path tha... Read more

  • Upton announces Army Corps of Engineers providing emergency $500,000 to help dredge St. Joseph Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing an emergency $500,000 to dredge the St. Joseph Harbor after Upton’s request. The harbor, which is essential to jobs and economic activity in Southwest Michigan and across the state, needed the emergency funding to deepen the channel into the St. Joseph river. Upton has been in close contact with local business leaders and Berrien County officials concerning the issue, and originally... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - April 26, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, April 26, 2021 Dear Friend: “Happiness isn’t found in some finite checklist of goals that we can diligently complete and then coast. It’s how we live our lives in the process. That’s why the four pillars of happiness are faith, family, community, and meaningful work. Those are priorities we have to keep investing in.” – Arthur Brooks I’ve known Arthur Brooks since his days as the head of the American Enterprise Institute, one of the most prestigious “think tanks” in the ... Read more

  • Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Upton highlights legislation to secure an adequate and reliable supply of critical energy resources
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today is highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act to emphasize the importance of securing an adequate and reliable domestic supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals, that are essential to the energy security of the United States. From our energy grid to our batteries, technologies made from critical minerals power our lives, and it is in the nation’s interest to ensure the U.S. can create the s... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - April 16, 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Friday, April 16, 2021 Dear Friend: “LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” — Isaiah 33:2 On Tuesday, the Capitol community and the nation mourned as we honored the life of fallen Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, a husband, father of two, and an 18-year veteran on the force. He laid in honor Tuesday afternoon after being killed by a driver earlier this month during yet another attack on the Capito... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Action Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package establishes a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designates as hazardous to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in Michigan and across the country, as w... Read more

  • Upton, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Announce Jabara-Heyer “NO HATE” Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers today announced the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act). The legislation would improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. The legislation is being led by U.S. Reps. Upton (R-MI), Don Beyer (D-VA), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell Urge Biden Administration to Supply Additional Vaccines to Michigan Amid COVID Surge
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) penned a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to immediately increase the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to Michigan. Amidst a COVID surge in the state, where just today a reported 7,819 new cases were confirmed, Upton and Dingell are calling on the Administration to take swift action as the state’s ability to effectively respond to the pandemic suffers. “The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan... Read more

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