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  • Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending, Government Reform & Oversight, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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 Leader Chuck Schumer to take swift action in resolving the issues of funding for government operatio... Read more

  • Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 reports of sexual abuses perpetrated by university employees each year. Upton said he’s found backing fo... 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, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 Democratic U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow were among the participants. Democratic U.S. Rep. Eliss... Read more

  • Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 serial sex abuser Larry Nassar at Michigan State University and the claims by MSU leaders that they were... Read more

  • Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 short -- would require high-ranking officials at federally funded colleges and universities to review ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Athlete Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 committed by Dr. Larry Nassar are heartbreaking and intolerable. We must ensure something like this c... Read more

  • Upton Concludes Fifth Tele-Town Hall of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 participated in last night’s tele-town hall. These innovative forums give folks the unique opportunity to ask ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Administration’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 Lakes and the National Institutes of Health. This process is only beginning. I will continue to advoca... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Comey Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Government Reform & Oversight

    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 between Comey and the President.” The deadline for this request is May 24, 2017. Read the letter from t... Read more

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