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@MyKitchenTable - April 26, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Monday, April 26, 2021 Dear Friend: “Happiness isn’t found in some finite checklist of goals that we can diligently complete and then coast. It’s how we live our lives in the process. That’s why the four pillars of happiness are faith, family, community, and meaningful work. Those are priorities we have to keep investing in.” – Arthur Brooks I’ve known Arthur Brooks since his days...

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Upton highlights legislation to secure an adequate and reliable supply of critical energy resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today is highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act to emphasize the importance of securing an adequate and reliable domestic supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals, that are essential to the energy security of the United States. From our energy grid to our batteries, technologies made from criti...

@MyKitchenTable - April 16, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Friday, April 16, 2021 Dear Friend: “LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” — Isaiah 33:2 On Tuesday, the Capitol community and the nation mourned as we honored the life of fallen Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, a husband, father of two, and an 18-year veteran on the force. He laid in honor Tuesday...

Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package establishes a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designates as hazardous to allow the Environme...

Upton, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Announce Jabara-Heyer “NO HATE” Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers today announced the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act). The legislation would improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. The legislation is being led by U.S. Reps. Upton (R...

Upton, Dingell Urge Biden Administration to Supply Additional Vaccines to Michigan Amid COVID Surge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) penned a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to immediately increase the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to Michigan. Amidst a COVID surge in the state, where just today a reported 7,819 new cases were confirmed, Upton and Dingell are calling on the Administration to take swift action as the state’s abil...

@MyKitchenTable - April 2, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Friday, April 2, 2021 Dear Friend: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Love one another... Today, there was a security incident at the capitol where a driver rammed a car into two Capitol police officers. One of the officers has passed away. We are praying for tender mercies for the officer’s family and a...

@MyKitchenTable - March 30, 2021

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@MyKitchenTable: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Dear Friend: Yesterday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said: “I'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom…We do not have the luxury of inaction. For the health of our country, we must work together now to prevent a fourth surge… I’m speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to a...

Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Students & Workers to Use 529 Savings Plans to Pay for Training & Credentialing Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today led the reintroduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help more students and workers afford high-quality workforce training and credentialing programs. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act would give individuals in Michigan and across the country the freedom to use their “529” savings plans to cove...

Upton issues statement on federal moratorium on Medicare payment cuts during pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement today after he voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend a moratorium on Medicare payment cuts – that would otherwise expire at the end of March – to healthcare professionals as a result of ongoing economic hardship presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It passed by a bipartisan v...

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