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  • Upton Supports Hurricane Relief, Wildfire Package
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today supported a bipartisan aid package that totals $36.5 billion for urgent, short-term needs related to recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and wildfires in the U.S. The package passed with wide, bipartisan support 353 to 69. Upton released the following statement: “There is a needed level of urgency behind today’s vote. These funds are vital to our neighbors and fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Louisiana, and F... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Talks Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Learn more about Upton’s work on this important issue here: Upton.house.gov/opioids. **Click HERE to watch** Upton’s full remarks as prepared c... Read more

  • Upton Pushes Ban on Bump Stocks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the issue of bump stocks: “In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas it’s clear that we cannot with a straight face justify the legality of these tools that can so easily be manipulated to do unimaginable harm and are specifically designed to get around the automatic weapon ban. There is no place for them in a civil society. None. “I am currently working with other members of Congress who share my concerns on a ... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently advanced 10 pieces of legislation including H.R. ___, the HEALTHY KIDS Act. This legislation would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Fiscal Year 2022. The Committee also cleared legislation that would extend funding and make improvements for Community Health Centers. “The HEALTHY Kids Act is an important public health bill that keeps our promise to th... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, 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 the House Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget resolution establishes the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, budget levels for Fiscal Years 2019-2022, and proposes policies to meet those targets. Upton released the following statement: “With the passage of this budget resolution, the path to tax reform has been made easier. This budget blueprint also outlines reasonable measures to ... Read more

  • Upton to U.S. Army Corps: Help with Severe Erosion in New Buffalo
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently sent a letter to the United States Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, which oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, to enlist help with the severe erosion problems plaguing the City of New Buffalo and New Buffalo Township. Signing onto the letter additionally was U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. “We write to you today to enlist your help with severe erosion that the City of New Buffalo and New Buffalo Township are experiencing due to the fail... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Grills Former Equifax CEO
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today questioned Richard Smith, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., about the recent data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Information taken from the Equifax system included names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license data. In addition, more than 200,000 people had their credit card information stolen. The hearing took place during a Subcommittee o... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Las Vegas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement: “What happened in Las Vegas is heartbreaking beyond belief. Like the rest of the country, my wife Amey and I woke up this morning to the stunning images of victims being mowed down. It almost defies words. Yes, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these victims and the hundreds who have been hospitalized. We also thank our First Responders whose swift actions ended this grisly nightmare. While d... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Palisades
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Entergy Corporation announced that the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will remain operational until 2022: “As Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, I am delighted to hear the news. This is a welcome announcement for the workers and the community. As a long-time supporter of safe, reliable, and secure nuclear energy, my goal all along was to make certain there was never any political interference with the operations of... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement as leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate released framework for pro-growth tax reform: “Our framework will deliver tax relief for middle-class families, allow workers to take home more money, and put American businesses in a better competitive position – keeping jobs here at home. “Americans need tax relief and reform now more than ever. As I’ve spoken to countless folks and businesses, small and la... Read more