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  • Upton Statement on Passage of Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018: “This bill contains many wins for Southwest Michigan; Full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, funding to continue addressing the opioid crisis, funding for mental health initiatives made possible through our 21st Century Cures Act, and new funding for innovative medical research. It also includes commo... Read more

  • Upton Pushes for Fully Funded GLRI
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined more than 60 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies pushing for full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bill. Upton also released the following statement: “As I’ve said before: Don’t mess with the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is an important tool. Halting funding now would reverse ... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance School Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, by a 407 to 10 vote. Upton had previously co-sponsored the bill. “When we send our kids off to school, we expect them to arrive back home safely. This bipartisan legislation addresses flaws in the system that fail to prevent violence in school. It represents a common-sense step that students, teachers, and law enforcement should all ag... Read more

  • Upton, Michigan Members Support Snyder SBA Request for Flood-Stricken Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spearheaded a bipartisan letter to U.S. Small Businesses Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon urging support for Governor Rick Snyder’s disaster declaration request. If approved, the SBA disaster assistance program would make low-interest loans available to residents and businesses affected by recent, historic flooding. In addition to Upton, the letter was signed by U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell; Tim Walberg; Paul Mitchell; Bill Huizenga; Dave Tr... Read more

  • Upton, Faso, Dingell, & Esty Lead Bipartisan Push for More Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Michigan; John Faso, R-New York; Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan; and Elizabeth Esty, D-Connecticut; today led a bipartisan letter, signed by 28 Members of Congress, to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee pushing for more funding and resources to address mental health issues. “Important reforms in the 21st Century Cures Act made mental health services more affordable, provided new funding authorizations for research programs to develop best practices in mental healt... Read more

  • Upton on Rural Development Announcements in SW MI
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two new investments in Van Buren County totaling $1.55 million. “These new rural development loans will directly help Southwest Michigan families. Affordable housing is critical for those looking to put down roots in our region. More than just basic shelter, the interior and exterior of the residential units will be beautified and made energy efficient – a... Read more

  • Upton Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today invited high school student artists living in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to take part in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The winner will have his or her piece hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year along with the winners of the award from Congressional districts across the country. The winner, and a guest, will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., along with two free tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend ... Read more

  • Upton Urges Trump to Target Tariffs to Bad Actors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined 107 members of Congress in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump reinforcing the need to take action against China and other unfair trading partners while expressing concerns that broad tariffs could harm the Michigan economy. “We should have targeted tariffs to address specific unfair trading practices in a way that minimizes negative consequences for Michigan jobs, manufacturers, and consumers,” said Upton. You can read the full letter online ... Read more

  • Upton & Dingell Named Co-Chairs of Bipartisan Working Group on Response to Parkland Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, today announced they have been named Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Working Group on Response to Parkland Shooting. The working group exists as part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, of which they are both members. “We all share in the heartbreak from the senseless tragedy in Florida,” said Upton. “Congresswoman Dingell and I are committed to finding common-ground in this heated debate. We both have been meeting dir... Read more

  • Upton Supports Efforts to Fight Online Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), by a bipartisan 388 to 25 vote. “Online sex trafficking is a heinous crime that tragically occurs on a daily basis. Enough,” said Upton. “This legislation will provide news tools for our law enforcement officials to prosecute criminal websites that knowingly facilitate illegal... Read more

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