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  • ICYMI: Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month By U.S. Fred Upton February 13, 2018 Tri City Record February marks Career and Technical Education month. Career and technical education programs, or CTE, help prepare high school and community college students with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in careers in a broad range of industries. We know that in a globally competitive economy, workers must be prepared for skilled professions. Yet, according to the Manufa... Read more

  • ICYMI: Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they’re safe.
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they're safe By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell January 15, 2018 Detroit Free Press As the North American International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, there will be the usual parade of new models, world debuts, panels and press conferences. But there will also be something new in the air. Attendees this year will have the opportunity to experience the latest mobility-focused technologie... Read more

  • ICYMI: Bipartisanship a 2018 priority
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Bipartisanship a 2018 priority By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton January 6, 2018 Detroit News Last year was a transformational year for American politics — that’s for sure. But one thing was missing: Major bipartisan policy wins for the American people. While Congress did flirt around the edges on some bipartisan goals, I’m hopeful that as we set out on 2018 we can come together and deliver real, bipartisan results for folks here in Michigan and across the country. On the issue of infrastructure, Michigan... Read more

  • ICYMI: One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Dianna DeGette December 12, 2017 Roll Call One year ago this week, President Obama signed into law one of the most consequential bills passed by the 114th Congress: the landmark, bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act. He took the occasion of his final public bill-signing to praise the measure as a prime example of how important legislation should be passed: through consultation with stakeholders, deliberation... Read more

  • ICYMI: Why a fix for DACA is imperative
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Why a fix for DACA is imperative By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton December 4, 2017 Herald Palladium Over the last number of months there has been a deluge of interest in a small but important immigration program called DACA. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and is a policy that allows a number of individuals – approximately 800,000 across the country and thousands here in Michigan – who entered our country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from depo... Read more

  • ICYMI: Multi-Pronged Approach Needed in Opioid Fight
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Multi-Pronged Approach Needed in Opioid Fight By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg October 31, 2017 Morning Consult The opioid crisis is one that truly knows no bounds. It affects so many of us in different and profound ways. Whether it’s a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member. Most of us know someone hurt or hurting. The numbers are truly startling: 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose and our home state of Michigan has more annual opioid prescriptions t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Michigan deserves tax reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Michigan deserves tax reform By U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, and Paul Mitchell October 14, 2017 Detroit News The last time our tax code was updated was 1986. Since then, it has become a complicated mess with too many special-interest loopholes. We have all heard countless stories from constituents impacted by a tax code that is outdated, unwieldy, and too often rewards special interests at the cost of regular folks. It ... Read more

  • ICYMI: In Harvey’s wake, energy security legislation needed now more than ever
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    In Harvey’s wake, energy security legislation needed now more than ever By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Valerie Brader, Executive Director, Michigan Agency for Energy September 6, 2017 The Hill Bipartisanship has been rare in Congress lately, but one shining example of it has been on increasing our efforts on energy security issues. That needs to continue. In July, the U.S. House passed with overwhelming Republican and Democratic support H.R. 3050, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Em... Read more

  • ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton August 25, 2017 Detroit News Every five years, Congress must reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs for generic drugs, prescription drugs, biosimilar biological products, and medical devices. These programs are critical to patients, drug and device manufacturers, and the millions of Americans who work hard every single day to deliver new treatments and cures. At its core, reauthorizati... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga July 17, 2017 Holland Sentinel For the last 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” Just this week, we joined our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing this year’s NDAA, H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorizat... Read more

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