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  • From my Kitchen Table: March 17 Coronavirus Kitchen Table Update
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Dear Friend: My top priority remains the health, safety, and overall well-being of the folks of southwest Michigan. Breaking news on the coronavirus is happening quickly, and it can feel overwhelming, that's for certain. But the most important thing is to stay informed and prepared. To try and help, I will be sending a daily email that summarizes what I'm hearing, what we're working on to help workers and families, the top news items of the day, and what resources folks can look to if they need ... Read more

  • Upton: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 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 the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This legislation will provide immediate resources to help Americans across the country mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The bill passed 363-40. “This crisis is growing more serious by the day, and the American people are frustrated and concerned. Today, we took important action passing bipartisan legislation that will allow for f... Read more

  • Statement from Fred Upton on requiring all staff to telework
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that he is requiring all staff members in his offices in Washington, D.C., St. Joseph, and Kalamazoo to telework starting today. Constituent services and case work will not be interrupted. The physical offices will be temporarily closed as the government continues to monitor the coronavirus outbreak. “As the coronavirus outbreak grows more serious, we need all hands on deck. This situation should not be taken lightly. I under... Read more

  • Upton: Local hero a finalist for 2020 Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizen Honors Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that local Kalamazoo hero Tiana Carruthers has been named as one of the 20 finalists for this year’s Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizen Honors Award. On February 20th, 2016 in Kalamazoo, a gunman - who was driving an Uber at the time - opened fire on several innocent lives killing six people and severely wounding another two. Carruthers fearlessly shielded her daughter and five other children with her own body whe... Read more

  • Upton, Kennedy ask CMS to encourage states to cover telemedicine services during coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-MI, and Joe Kennedy, D-MA, today penned a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma asking CMS to encourage states to cover all telemedicine services and work with them to expand their capability to do so in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, will provide $8.3 billion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and also author... Read more

  • Statement from Fred Upton on the Passing of Amo Houghton
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the passing of former U.S. Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY): “Amo Houghton was truly a kind, charitable, and remarkable man all his days who made a difference for his community, the boardroom, and the Congress. Always one demanding to be convinced on the merits rather than the politics of any issue, he was deeply respected on both sides of the aisle. As a WWII veteran and Fortune 500 CEO, he brought real world experience to Capitol Hill ne... Read more

  • Upton speaks on House floor in support of coronavirus funding agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the nearly $8 billion emergency supplemental package for the U.S. response to the coronavirus. Click here to watch Upton’s remarks. Full remarks: “Well, thank you, Madam Speaker. You know, this legislation is how this place is supposed to work. Real substance; forget the politics. We have a real emergency - we really do. I want to thank leadership on both sides of the aisle for bringin... Read more

  • U.S. House passes emergency funding to combat coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed an $8 billion emergency funding package aimed at combating the coronavirus: “This is an all hands on deck situation. Our nation must have the resources necessary to protect the health and safety of all Americans. “This funding will be critical to help ready an effective, affordable coronavirus vaccine, ensure we have the resources for timely testing, and provide o... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus meet with Vice President Pence
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after he and members of the Problem Solvers Caucus met with Vice President Mike Pence and Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Debbie Birx, to discuss solutions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: "Today we had a constructive discussion with the Vice President and Dr. Debbie Birx about bipartisan efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. We all agree – the health and safety of the... Read more

  • Upton: We cannot let politics divide us as we fight the coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus called this morning for bipartisan cooperation to fight the coronavirus: "This morning, a bipartisan group of members made it clear that it is time for Congressional leaders and the Administration to put politics aside and come together to address the coronavirus. The health, safety, and well-being of the American people are far too important to let politics get in the way... Read more

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