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  • Upton votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn’t agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge. Upton is a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Nationwide, already more than 25 bil... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus visit southern border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    MCALLEN, TEXAS – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and 16 other members from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus visited the southern border. The members toured a point of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center and participated in briefings and discussions with border patrol agents. Upton issued this statement following the visit: “Today’s visit to the southern border was incredibly sobering, and the border crisis will only get worse by doing nothing. I have hear... Read more

  • Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending, Government Reform & Oversight, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take swift action in resolving the issues of funding for government operatio... Read more

  • Upton and Walden Statement on Full Committee Passage of Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the passage of energy bills through the Energy and Commerce Committee. "These bills reflect this Committee’s commitment to strengthening energy delivery, security, and reliability for Americans. We are advancing legislation to bolster our protections against cybersecurity threats to energy infrastructure, which is k... Read more

  • Upton: FCC providing funding to expand broadband access to local rural communities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the news that the Federal Communications Commission authorized nearly $33 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 21,073 unserved rural Michigan homes and businesses. Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District will receive $2.6 million over 10 years, which will serve 2,375 businesses and households. “It’s 2019. Internet broadband infrastructure must be reliable and secure for everyone, and our rural commu... Read more

  • Upton issues statement on Acosta’s resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta will resign: “Jeffrey Epstein committed unspeakable and horrific crimes. The individuals in this country who prey on the most vulnerable are simply evil. Their heinous crimes where they deceive our children, take advantage of their situations, and abuse them shake us to our core. In Michigan, we saw firsthand how Larry Nassar’s horrific acts w... Read more

  • Upton votes for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed H.R. 1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. The legislation extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restores full benefits to the victims. Upton was a co-sponsor of the legislation. “We always say that we will ‘never forget’ the 9/11 attacks, and today, the House took action to ensure tha... Read more

  • Upton, colleagues announce the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Richard Burr (R-NC), and U.S. Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Will Hurd (R-TX), today announced the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, which will embrace and promote constructive efforts to resolve conservation and environmental problems that align with market-based approaches a... Read more

  • Upton, DeGette: 21st Century Cures offers hope for patients and families across the country
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today issued the following statement to mark the four-year anniversary of their historic 21st Century Cures Act first passing the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 2015. “From the moment we introduced 21st Century Cures to its passage in the House four years ago today, our focus has always been on helping patients and their families. In crafting this legislation, we sought to advance medical research, fost... Read more

  • Upton announces he will co-sponsor LEGION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    KALAMAZOO, MI – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced during remarks at the Michigan American Legion Convention in Kalamazoo that he will co-sponsor H.R. 1641, the LEGION Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The American Legion’s membership periods are congressionally chartered, and the organization is prevented from expanding membership eligibility without an act of Congress. The LEGION Act would expand membership eligibility to honorably discharged veterans who have served ... Read more

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