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Upton Announces Appointment of Dale Shugars to Lead Kalamazoo District Office

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced that Mr. Dale Shugars will join his team in Kalamazoo as District Representative and Community Liaison. “Dale’s extensive background as a public servant listening to the needs of Southwest Michigan makes him a perfect fit to run my Kalamazoo District office,” said Rep. Upton. “I have every confidence in his ability to serve my...

Upton, DeGette Introduce Highly Anticipated Cures 2.0 Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced their highly anticipated, bipartisan Cures 2.0 legislation that some leading health care organizations are calling a potential “game changer” in how the U.S. conducts biomedical research going forward. Included in the 173-page bill designed to revolutionize how the U.S. provides care to patients are several p...

@MyKitchenTable: Wednesday November 10, 2021

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November 10, 2021 @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday November 10, 2021 Dear Friend: “Nobody elected him to be F.D.R., they elected him to be normal and stop the chaos” – Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Anyone who follows Congress knows that last week was pretty busy. Probably about 40 votes on the House Floor at all hours of the day (I made ‘em all) with som...

Upton, Dingell Seek Urgent Answers and Further Assistance from EPA on Benton Harbor Lead Water Crisis

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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN – Last Friday, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan seeking urgent answers, increased water testing, and further assistance on the ongoing lead contamination crisis in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Among several questions, the lawmakers requested a summary of the EPA’s work with ...

Upton, House Republicans Request Full and Transparent Appraisal of Democrats’ Partisan Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined 205 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer requesting a full and transparent appraisal by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation spending package, which has since been slashed from $3.5 trillion to ro...

Upton Demands Answers from Biden Administration Over Reports of Costly Federal Payments to Undocumented Migrants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, led 75 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra amid reports that the Biden Administration is considering paying $450,000 per person to families who illegally crossed the southern bord...

@MyKitchenTable: Thursday October 28, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Thursday October 28, 2021 Dear Friend: “How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” – Morgan Freeman WHAT’S GOING ON WITH INFRASTRUCTURE? As of writing this in my D.C. office today (3 PM), Speaker Pelosi has indicated that she wants a full vote on the House floor tonight on BIF (Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill) – which the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus he...

Upton Votes to Support and Rehabilitate Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act by a vote of 228 to 200. This legislation would provide federal grants to states and local communities to help prevent domestic violence and establish numerous support services for survivors as well as teenagers and childre...

Upton Votes to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Fallen Servicemembers in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, voted for bipartisan legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. service men and women who were killed by terrorists at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last August. It passed the House by a voice vote and now awaits consideration in the U.S. S...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday October 22, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Friday October 22, 2021 Dear Friend: “You have to take care of your troops and followers and treat everyone as important, while inspiring people to believe in you and absorb your passion.” – General Colin Powell We’ve all seen the sad news about Colin Powell this week. I had a pretty good relationship with him over the years and I remember he spoke at the Economic Club at Lake Mic...

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