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We're making progress in the opioid crisis, but there's more to do

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Published by: The Herald Palladium  By: Fred Upton No community is immune and all too many of us have experienced the devastation and loss firsthand caused by the opioid epidemic. Make no mistake. The opioid crisis cuts through all demographics, races and socioeconomic statuses. Many of us know somebody who’s died. My family too. It’s hard to talk about, but it’s important we…

Upton: Democrats need to stop playing politics with our nation’s pipeline safety

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Published by: Roll Call By: Fred Upton OPINION — In 2012, as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I worked with my good friend and fellow Michigander, the late Rep. John Dingell, to reauthorize our nation’s pipeline safety laws. This was in response to a pipeline burst that spilled 20,000 barrels of oil into the Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River…

We need to reauthorize the nation's pipeline safety law

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Click here to read the op-ed in the Washington Times. Before I was elected to Congress in 1986, I worked for President Reagan and learned the importance of finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing the nation. President Reagan worked across the aisle with the Democrats who held the House throughout his entire presidency. He always fought for…

We must renew respect for other perspectives

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Reps. Upton and Dingell: We must renew respect for other perspectives Detroit News May 31, 2019 This week, leaders from across our state are gathered on Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Chamber policy conference.   We, a Democrat and a Republican representing opposite sides of the states, are speaking up today with a renewed call for respect for other’s opinions…

ICYMI: A game-changing tax program can spur economic opportunity for all

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A game-changing tax program can spur economic opportunity for all By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Maurice A. Jones October 23, 2018  The Hill  For the past 30 years, federal tax policy has yielded a range of powerful incentives to attract private capital to projects that spark economic opportunity for millions of people--creating quality housing and growing businesses and jobs…

ICYMI: Cures Act is delivering on promises to advance research

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Cures Act is delivering on promises to advance research By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton September 22, 2018  Modern Healthcare  The 21st Century Cures initiative began with the spark of an idea: What could we in Congress do to ensure that life-saving drugs and devices move to market in the fastest and safest way possible? That spark was the start of a multiyear journey that took us…

ICYMI: Energy security must be high on the agenda

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Energy security must be high on the agenda By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton July 24, 2018 The Hill Whether it’s the flip of a light switch or plugging in your cell phone to charge – never has the reliability of our energy supply been more important to so much in our daily lives. That also means never has energy infrastructure been a greater potential target for an attack. It is indisputable…

ICYMI: Tax reform helping Main Street and the energy sector grow

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Tax reform helping Main Street and the energy sector grow By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton June 22, 2018 Washington Examiner Six months ago, Congress kept a promise to voters by passing a sweeping, pro-growth reform of our tax code with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — the most significant tax reform since 1986. Thanks to our new tax law, people across the nation are feeling the real, positive…

ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities

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ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities  By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga  May 28, 2018  Holland Sentinel  America’s military is facing grave challenges on multiple fronts. From the re-emergence of competitors like Russia and China, the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran, the imperative to keep the pressure on…

ICYMI: No nuclear waste near Great Lakes

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ICYMI: No nuclear waste near Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton & U.S. Rep Debbie Dingell  May 10, 2018 Detroit News In Michigan, we know the value of our precious and finite natural resources. The Great Lakes account for more than 20 percent of the word’s freshwater supply — providing drinking water for millions of people and supporting our economy, jobs and our way of…

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