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  • Upton announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academies based on Upton’s recommendation. “These students are our nation’s future leaders, and we could not be prouder of what they have accomplished already in their lives,” Upton said. “We also come together to thank them for their willingness to serve our country and help keep it safe. We look forward to seeing what’s next for these young men and wo... Read more

  • Upton voices support for New Buffalo project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday testified at the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development appropriations hearing and expressed his strong support for funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Operation activities, which – in particular - provide funding for Section 216 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970. The New Buffalo Harbor is a project that is eligible to compete for Section 216 funding. “In New Buffalo, we have had severe erosion that da... Read more

  • Upton receives U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last Thursday received the U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award after receiving a 100 percent score in 2018, the only Michigan member of Congress to receive a perfect score. The Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes for pro-growth economic issues. “Job creation and economic growth have always been a couple of my top priorities for southwest Michigan families,” Upton said. “It really is an honor to be just one of 1... Read more

  • Upton votes for Violence Against Women Act reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted to pass H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, important legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 263-158. “VAWA plays a critical role in combating domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other terrible crimes,” Upton said. “Since VAWA was enacted, we’ve seen our nation’s response to these crimes improve and th... Read more

  • Upton joins Sarbanes, Stefanik, and Tonko to introduce bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) to introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2024 and provide SBHCs with the federal support they need to continue delivering valuable, low-cost health care to students across the country. School-based health centers reach more than two million children and adolescents in over 2,000 SBHCs across the nation, ... Read more

  • Upton joins colleagues to request funding for new Soo Lock
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in signing a letter expressing support for funding to construct a new Soo Lock. The letter requests $75.3 million, consistent with President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request. “Over 80 million tons of commodities transit the Soo Locks annually – supporting a significant part of the nation’s economy,” Upton said. “The new lock will help add reliability and reduces the threat of a total outage at the ... Read more

  • Upton releases statement after voting to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of H.J. Res 46.
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of H.J. Res 46. “I have been a strong supporter of funding for border security and the wall. I voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006, and in the last two years alone, I have voted four times to provide funding for the border wall. But like I have said, the Constitution is clear that spending originates in the Congress. That’s why I voted to overturn the President’s veto. ... Read more

  • Upton: “Today’s shooting reminds us of the incredible danger facing our law enforcement officials.”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on today’s shooting in Kalamazoo. “Today’s shooting reminds us of the incredible danger facing our law enforcement officials. I join our entire community in praying for a full recovery for the Kalamazoo officer who was shot, and our hearts are with their loved ones and all those who are impacted. I have been in contact with Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas and commended her team and all the first responders f... Read more

  • Upton Releases Statement Opposing Great Lakes Funding Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump Administration released their Fiscal Year 2020 budget, proposing to cut nearly $270 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: “Protecting our natural resources, whether they be the Great Lakes, parks, or clean water, is a federal responsibility and priority. For the third year in a row, I will join colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight the Administration’s proposed budget cuts to the Gr... Read more

  • Upton statement on voting for the resolution of disapproval
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting for the resolution of disapproval to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. “The Constitution makes it clear that the power of the purse – “spending” – be initiated by the Congress. Our founding fathers believed in the principles of checks and balances, and it is our responsibility as members of Congress to maintain that authority – no matter who is President. Strengthening our borders is an urgent n... Read more

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