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  • 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

  • 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

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