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  • Upton, colleagues announce the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Richard Burr (R-NC), and U.S. Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Will Hurd (R-TX), today announced the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, which will embrace and promote constructive efforts to resolve conservation and environmental problems that align with market-based approaches a... Read more

  • Upton, DeGette: 21st Century Cures offers hope for patients and families across the country
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today issued the following statement to mark the four-year anniversary of their historic 21st Century Cures Act first passing the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 2015. “From the moment we introduced 21st Century Cures to its passage in the House four years ago today, our focus has always been on helping patients and their families. In crafting this legislation, we sought to advance medical research, fost... Read more

  • Upton announces he will co-sponsor LEGION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    KALAMAZOO, MI – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced during remarks at the Michigan American Legion Convention in Kalamazoo that he will co-sponsor H.R. 1641, the LEGION Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The American Legion’s membership periods are congressionally chartered, and the organization is prevented from expanding membership eligibility without an act of Congress. The LEGION Act would expand membership eligibility to honorably discharged veterans who have served ... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after voting for emergency funding for the southern border crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he voted for and the House passed emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis on the southern border. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were able to reach a bipartisan solution that will provide critical resources for our southern border,” Upton said. “The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming the system, and the images from the border are just heartbreaking. With the emergency funding approve... Read more

  • Upton, Huizenga, Walberg, Mitchell, Bergman issue statement after Department of Defense selects Fort Drum for new missile defense site
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), and Jack Bergman (MI-01) issued a joint statement after the Department of Defense selected Fort Drum rather than Fort Custer for a missile defense Interceptor Site. Locating the missile defense Interceptor Site at Fort Custer could have brought $3.2 billion in economic impact and 1,800 jobs to the region. “We always thought and were led to believe that on the merits, the Fort Cust... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed legislation that Upton co-sponsored, H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, into law. “Veterans votes are the easiest votes I cast – they are always ‘yes.’ Taking care of our veterans is one of our most important responsibilities, and I am proud to see this important legislation signed into law,” Upton said. “It will extend the presumption of exposure to Ag... Read more

  • Upton Leads Michigan Delegation’s Effort to Secure USDA Disaster Designation for Michigan’s Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spearheaded a bipartisan letter from 13 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging support for Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation request for the state of Michigan. If approved, the Disaster Designation would make additional assistance available to farmers in southwest Michigan and across the entire state following one of the wettest st... Read more

  • Upton, Burchett, Kuster, Rouda, and Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Harley Rouda (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3334, the Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act, which would allow students who received a Pell Grant during their undergraduate education to utilize their remaining Pell eligibility toward their first graduate degree. Under current federal law, individuals are prohibited from using Pell grants for their gra... Read more

  • Upton: Today’s a new chapter for our veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    PORTAGE, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI, St. Joseph), Mike Wilson, MVAA Regional Coordinator and retired Command Sergeant Major (VCAT), Tim Loney, Deputy Director of MVAA, and Ketan Shah, Chief of Staff of the VA Battle Creek Medical Center, hosted a press conference to announce that the VA Mission Act goes into effect today, providing veterans more choices to timely, high-quality care. The VA Mission Act’s new Veterans Community Care Program replaces the Veterans Choice Program. The VCCP pr... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michigan and heard from them directly that these tariffs were driving costs up, hurting their business, an... Read more

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