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  • ICYMI: Tax reform helping Main Street and the energy sector grow
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 effects. For example, 90 percent of Americans are seeing bigger paychecks, and a growing list of more than 600 busine... Read more

  • ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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 terrorist organizations like ISIS and al Qaeda, and more. Clearly, zero mistakes can be made and our military must have the tools they need to ... Read more

  • ICYMI: No nuclear waste near Great Lakes
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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 life. It is our responsibility to be good stewards of this vital resource for our children and grandchildren, which is why the ... Read more

  • ICYMI: ‘Opportunity Zones’ on their way
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    'Opportunity Zones' on their way By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton April 30, 2018 Detroit News As part of the landmark reform of our outdated tax code, a bipartisan provision was included that I championed known as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are economically distressed rural and urban areas eligible for tax benefits aimed at spurring private investment, economic growth and local jobs. The goal of this bipartisan economic development program is to bring long-term, private-sector investment to the... Read more

  • ICYMI: Celebrating our Great Lakes
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Celebrating our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton March 10, 2018 Holland Sentinel Whether it’s a lazy weekend on the beach with loved ones, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise, or any number of activities – Michiganders all enjoy a deep, personal connection with our Great Lakes. I’m no different from anyone else who has grown up along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and share these same fond memories. This week we celebrated Great Lakes Day, a chance to bring together stakeholders from across... Read more

  • ICYMI: Economic progress, thanks to tax reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Economic progress, thanks to tax reform By: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton March 3, 2018 Detroit News At the end of 2017, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was signed into law. This historic re-write of our outdated tax code was met with derision by some, but the truth is that tax reform is working. Across the country, more than 370 companies have announced new investments in their employees and their communities. It’s no different here in Michigan with families benefiting from higher paychecks and lower energy bil... Read more

  • ICYMI: Prioritize alternatives to addictive painkillers to fight opioid crisis
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Prioritize alternatives to addictive painkillers to fight opioid crisis By: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell March 2, 2018 Detroit Free Press The numbers are shocking. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 men and women are treated in emergency rooms daily for misusing prescription painkillers; and as a nation, we’re spending more than $500 billion annually in health and social costs to combat this epidemic. While opioid abuse and addiction continues to damage the lives of million... Read more

  • 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

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