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  • ICYMI: Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton July 11, 2017 Tri City Record You might not have seen it on the nightly news or in the local papers, but recently, Republicans and Democrats came together to take real action to help our veterans. Most agree that our veterans here in Michigan and across the country deserve the highest quality medical care. The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 is a direct response to the scand... Read more

  • ICYMI: As Asian Carp discovery raises stakes, White House must release study
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    As Asian Carp discovery raises stakes, White House must release study By U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Jack Bergman, Justin Amash, John Moolenaar, Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, Paul Mitchell and Dave Trott June 30, 2017 MLive As Michiganders, we have a fundamental understanding of the links between our state's economic health and the environmental health of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes region provides drinking water, jobs, nearly endless recreational opportunities and, of course, countle... Read more

  • ICYMI: National Police Week Honors Those Who Protect Us
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    National Police Week Honors Those Who Protect Us By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton May 16, 2017 Tri City Record In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Over the years, National Police Week has become an opportunity to reflect and thank those who protect and serve us every single day. During Police Week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Amey Upton in the Holland Sentinel: Skin Cancer Awareness Month a Timely Reminder before Beach Season
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month a Timely Reminder before Beach Season By Amey Upton Holland Sentinel An estimated 87,110 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Here in Michigan, there was an estimated 2,560 new diagnoses of Melanoma in 2016 and more than 300 deaths. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined number of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases. These statistics are even more tragic because, in many cases, skin cancer is preventabl... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton in the Herald Palladium: Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton May 2, 2017 Herald Palladium It seems like everyone I meet these days is in some way impacted by the tragic, ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. We see it every day here in Southwest Michigan. The statistics are as startling as they are heartbreaking: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates more than 33,000 Americans died from opioid abuse in 2015, including nearly 2,000 from Michigan. That is 10 times as many deaths because ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & DeGette: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette April 6, 2017 Morning Consult The National Institutes of Health is in the business of curing diseases. For more than a century, NIH scientists have improved American lives by making important discoveries that benefit public health. That is why we remain extremely wary of any budget proposals that impose dramatic cuts to NIH. The administration recently requested budget cuts to NIH in fi... Read more

  • ICYMI: Fighting for our Great Lakes
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Environment & Great Lakes

    Fighting for our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton March 21, 2017 Holland Sentinel Whether it's a lazy Sunday on the lake with family, fishing with friends, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise or any number of activities — Michiganders all have a deep, personal connection to our lakes. This is why it was so alarming to learn of a proposed drastic funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a budget proposal from the White House last week. Having grown up on the shores of Lak... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & Peters in The Hill: Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Senator Gary Peters February 8, 2017 The Hill Forget about “The Jetsons.” The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come. Thanks to the 75th Washington Auto Show, which closed on Sunday, consumers have had the opportunity to see new technological leaps and bounds from automakers that are making today’s vehicles bol... Read more

  • ICYMI: It’s time for Congress to erase party lines and deliver a fix for Flint water
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    It’s time for Congress to erase party lines and deliver a fix for Flint water By U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee and Fred Upton Before the 114th Congress comes to an end in less than a month, we in Congress need to come together, Republicans and Democrats, to step up and help the people of Flint. Families in Flint have not been able to trust the drinking water coming out of their tap in more than two years. A federal judge recently ruled that the state of Michigan must deliver bottled water to Flint resid... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton in South Bend Tribune: Addressing the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    July 27, 2016 Addressing the Opioid Crisis By Fred Upton The simple truth is that we’re in the middle of an opioid abuse epidemic. Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose and the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than a quarter billion opioid prescriptions were written in 2012 alone. Abuse of opioids has impacted every community. In my home state of Michigan, we are enduring 10 times as many deaths today as there were 15 years ago. Indiana was ranked 16th ... Read more

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