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  • Upton: Help is on the way this Christmas
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation aimed at delivering COVID-19 relief to millions of Americans in need. Upton and the House Problem Solvers Caucus – which Upton serves as a vice-chair of – worked with a bipartisan group of Senators to design this bipartisan, bicameral package that is expected to also pass the U.S. Senate and be signed by President Donald Trump. The package was split into two votes and both were... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - December 18, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Friday, December 18, 2020 Dear Friend: There’s an old saying, “If not us, who?; if not now, when?” No, it was not the Ghost Busters but certainly relevant now as we try and close the books on the 116th Congress. I was re-elected a Vice-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solver’s Caucus (PSC) by my fellow GOP’s earlier in the week for the 117th Congress. We had roughly 50 Members of Congress equally divided between GOP’s and Dem in the 116th with our group likely expanding to nearly... Read more

  • Upton and DeGette: Tomorrow will be a historic day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) – authors of 21st Century Cures - issued the following statement, as tomorrow marks the four-year anniversary of 21st Century Cures becoming law, the same day Pfizer will ship their historic vaccine. “Tomorrow marks the four-year anniversary of President Obama signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This landmark, bipartisan legislation, which we spearheaded, is one of our proudest achievements in Congress. We’re glad t... Read more

  • Upton: The light at the end of the tunnel is now shining bright
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan, Coronavirus

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is now ready to ship. “This vaccine is the pride and joy of Kalamazoo. It has been a labor of love, patriotic duty, and determination to restore our way of life and save the world,” Upton said. “I cannot reiterate enough how proud I am of southwest Michigan and all of the Michiganders part of Pfizer’s team. This is a historic accomplishme... Read more

  • Upton issues statement on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after the FDA Advisory Committee recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine receive emergency use authorization: “I am so proud of the role Pfizer’s Portage location has played in making this day a reality. Southwest Michigan is literally helping to save the world, and we take tremendous pride in all of those Michiganders who have been and will continue to serve such a critical role in distributing this life-saving ... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - December 10, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    @MyKitchenTable: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Dear Friend: Billy Sunday once said, “Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn't matter how well you start if you fail to finish. We need to finish this year strong, getting another COVID deal done and a plan to fund the government. Today was an important day in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic. An advisory FDA panel voted to recommend granting Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The panel re... Read more

  • Upton announces FCC auction expanding broadband to 16,280 southwest Michigan rural homes and businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that access to high-speed broadband is expanding to 16,280 rural homes and businesses in southwest Michigan through the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. The auction allocated nearly $13 million to help close the digital divide in Upton’s Congressional district. “The COVID-19 pandemic has further expanded the digital divide in Michigan and across the country, exposing a larger... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - December 8, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Dear Friend: Those of you that know me a little bit know my spirit for the Michigan Wolverines, and I’ve been often quoted that when they lose, I sleep in the basement at everyone in my family’s bequest. Even John Kerry, when we both served on the “Super Committee” told me that he began to root for Michigan as I was in a much better mood on Monday, if they won. Last week, my quote was one that "I would rather try and lose than lose without trying." Thou... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - November 30, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Monday, November 30, 2020 Dear Friend: I was elected by my GOP colleagues to represent my region on the Steering Committee as we select our GOP Ranking Members (top Republican on each of the Standing Committees and later to “slot” the new Members on the Committees. Newt Gingrich scrapped the old seniority system years ago and since then, aspiring Members compete for these positions and are re-evaluated every two years with a 6-year term limit. I was Chairman of the Energy and Co... Read more

  • @MyKitchenTable - November 24, 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on November 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    @MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Dear Friend: Bill Keane said, “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Despite such a difficult year for the world, on Thanksgiving day, we should take time out to reflect on the glass half-full. I am certain it will be a different Thanksgiving for everyone. For sure, fewer family members around us for what many of us consider one of our favorite American holidays that truly is usually fill... Read more

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