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  • Upton continues fight to protect the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today signed on as an original cosponsor for two bipartisan bills designed to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act - introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) – would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would assess threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Reauthorization A... Read more

  • Upton, colleagues announce the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Richard Burr (R-NC), and U.S. Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Will Hurd (R-TX), today announced the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, which will embrace and promote constructive efforts to resolve conservation and environmental problems that align with market-based approaches a... Read more

  • Michigan Congressional Delegation Tours Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Draws Attention to Critical Project that Will Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp
    Posted in Committee Statements on July 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    Joliet, IL –Eleven Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation today toured the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, IL to highlight a critical project that will protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a final plan, which will give Congress the ability to authorize and fund permanent solutions to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Today’s vi... Read more

  • Upton, Huizenga issue statement on Holland Harbor
    Posted in Committee Statements on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06) and Bill Huizenga (MI-02) today issued a joint statement after sending a letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers to express their concern over the lack of operation and maintenance funds for the Holland Harbor in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. “The Holland Harbor serves as a major regional port on the Great Lakes, generating nearly $68 million in business and supporting over 400 jobs. It also is home to a station for the United States Co... Read more

  • Upton Statement After Robert Sisson Confirmed to International Joint Commission for United States and Canada
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement after Robert Sisson of Sturgis, Michigan was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a Commissioner on the International Joint Commission for United States and Canada. The IJC is a bi-national agency that oversees the management of the waters between the United States and Canada and works to protect them for the benefit of both nations. “Southwest Michigan and our entire state now have an incredibly strong ... Read more

  • Upton’s opening statement at subcommittee hearing on PFAS contamination and exposure
    Posted in Committee Statements on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening statement today at a Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change hearing on “Legislative Proposals to Protect Americans at Risk of PFAS Contamination & Exposure.” The hearing reviewed a number of PFAS legislation, including H.R. 2626 and H.R. 535. Upton introduced H.R. 2626 last week and is an original cosponsor of H.R. 535. H.R. 2626, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019, would require federal ag... Read more

  • Upton’s statement on Rural Development Announcement in Vicksburg, MI
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture announced an $8.4 million Rural Development investment for the Village of Vicksburg. “This new loan will directly benefit the families of Vicksburg and I’m glad to see this project move forward,” Upton said. “This project will significantly improve the capacity, reliability and performance of the Village of Vicksburg's wastewater collection and treatment system, which is ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, and Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2626, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019, that requires federal agencies to cooperate with states as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. The federal government would need to follow state and federal ... Read more

  • TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say Michigan Advance May 1, 2019 U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned to help protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipelines carrying oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. Upton, ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, indicated his ... Read more

  • Upton voices support for New Buffalo project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday testified at the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development appropriations hearing and expressed his strong support for funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Operation activities, which – in particular - provide funding for Section 216 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970. The New Buffalo Harbor is a project that is eligible to compete for Section 216 funding. “In New Buffalo, we have had severe erosion that da... Read more

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