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  • 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

  • Upton Statement on Bipartisan House Investigation into Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, was stepping aside from the House investigation into whether Russia meddled in last year’s president election. “I continue to support the bipartisan investigations occurring in the House and the Senate. Based on what happened, it’s appropriate that Chairman Nunes steps away from this investigation. I remain confident that my colleagues in bo... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Supreme Court Nomination Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court Nomination Hearing: “Over the course of these past four days, Judge Gorsuch has proven himself a man of the highest character. His unwavering commitment to the rule of law will make him an outstanding member of the Supreme Court. I have no doubt he will serve our country with distinction and uphold our Constitution. I want to again urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch." Read more

  • ICYMI: It’s time for Congress to erase party lines and deliver a fix for Flint water
    Posted in Fred in the News 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

  • Upton Committee Holds Forward Looking Hearing on Flint Water Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today led a congressional hearing on the Flint Water Crisis, and how we can move forward. The hearing, “Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned,” was held before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Health. “The tragic situation in Flint has captured the attention of the nation. The events that unfolded are unacceptable, and sadly there were missteps at all levels of government,... Read more

  • VIDEO: Congressman Upton Joins WWMT
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    Congressman Upton joins WWMT Channel 3 to discuss the bipartisan passage of the Flint Water/EPA reform bill, the president’s budget, 21st Century Cures, the GOP presidential primary, and the threat of the Zika Virus. Click HERE to watch. Read more

  • BREAKING: Kildee, Upton Flint Legislation Advances in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded the swift passage of H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives today in a 416-2 vote. The bipartisan legislation was co-sponsored by all 14 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation and is similar to legislation in the U.S. Senate sponsored by Senators Stabenow and Peters. “Our hearts all go out to Flint. All folks want is the peace of mind that their gov... Read more

  • ICYMI: Flint water crisis prompts EPA reform bill from Upton, Kildee
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Flint, today introduced a bill to speed public notification when concentrations of lead in drinking water are above federal requirements. The bill is co-sponsored by all 14 members of Michigan's congressional delegation, , said a joint press release from Upton and Kildee. A similar bill was introduced in the Senate by Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peter. The Safe Drinking Water Act... Read more