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Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority ...

Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults

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Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults WSJM May 4, 2019 New legislation in the U.S. House and Senate is intended to help prevent a repeat of the Larry Nassar debacle at Michigan State University. At a press conference this past week, Congressman Fred Upton joined colleagues to announce the ALERT Act. The act would require university leaders to certify they have reviewed any repo...

TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say

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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 ...

Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities

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Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universitie Holland Sentinel May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Several Michigan elected officials took part in a press conference calling for the passage of the ALERT Act, a bipartisan effort aimed toward holding public universities accountable for sexual abuse and misconduct done by university employees. Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Democrati...

Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases

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Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases Detroit News April 30, 2019 Washington — Bipartisan legislation introduced by Michigan lawmakers in Congress this week would require the leadership of colleges that receive federal funds to certify that they've reviewed sexual abuse investigations of campus employees. The bill, dubbed the Alert Act, is a response to the case of seri...

Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations

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Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations MLive April 30, 2019 Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation are trying again to pass legislation requiring university leaders to personally review Title IX sexual abuse complaints involving school employees. The Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act -- Alert Act for sh...

Upton Applauds Passage of Athlete Safety Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight applauded the passage of S. 534 the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation advanced by a vote of 406 to 3. Upton released the following statement: “Our young athletes should be focused on training, competing, and winning – not sexual predators or heinous acts of abuse. The crimes c...

Upton Concludes Fifth Tele-Town Hall of the Year

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last night wrapped up his fifth tele-town hall of the year. Upton has previously held four tele-town halls where more than 5,000 folks participated and 30 questions were asked and answered. You can listen to all of the tele-town halls that have taken place this year online HERE. “I want to thank everyone from Southwest Michigan – 1,644 in total – that participat...

Upton Statement on Administration’s Budget Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump administration released their proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget: “As I’ve said before, the president’s budget proposal is just that: A proposal. Many of the proposed cuts to important domestic programs that many Michiganders rely on are, frankly, non-starters. Of particular concern is funding for our Great La...

Upton Statement on Comey Memo

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in support of the ongoing investigations into whether President Trump attempted to influence or impede the FBI’s investigation as it relates to Lt. General Michael Flynn. Specifically, the House Oversight Committee has requested “all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications bet...

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