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Upton Urges Biden Administration to Quickly Process Work Visas Amid Farm Labor Shortages

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped lead a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas requesting that, with proper health and safety precautions in place, H-2A farm workers from South Africa be allowed to temporarily travel to the United States to supplement labor shortages on American farms. “Due to...

Upton Issues Statement on Senator Joe Manchin's Opposition to the Build Back Better Act

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he opposes the Build Back Better (BBB) social spending expansion proposal and would vote “no” as a result: “Senator Manchin was an integral part in writing the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill (BIF), which overwhelmingly passed the Senate in August 69-30 and then the H...

Upton, Tonko, Axne Introduce Bill to Help Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), and Cindy Axne (D-IA) today introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act, bipartisan legislation already passed in the Senate that would establish a website to serve as a hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate bil...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday December 3, 2021

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December 3, 2021 @MyKitchenTable: Friday December 3, 2021 Dear Friend: "This has been one of the darkest and most painful weeks our state of Michigan has had in recent memory. In that momentary flash, four innocent teenagers - students with their entire lives ahead of them - were taken from us in yet another senseless act of violence. And make no mistake, every single student, parent, family memb...

Upton, Dingell Urge Biden-Harris Administration for Michigan COVID-19 Resources Amidst Surge

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sent a letter to President Biden urging for an increase in COVID-19 resources for Michigan, including therapeutics, rapid testing supplies, and military medical personnel to assist hospitals. In the last week, Michigan reported over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases – the highest weekly caseload for the state si...

@MyKitchenTable: Friday November 19, 2021

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November 19, 2021 @MyKitchenTable: Friday November 19, 2021 Dear Friend: “The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.” – Nora Ephron Before we get to my report for this week, I wanted to share a funny video of my colleague Dave Joyce from Ohio who a number of weeks ago voted on the House floor in his gym...

Upton, DeGette Introduce Highly Anticipated Cures 2.0 Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced their highly anticipated, bipartisan Cures 2.0 legislation that some leading health care organizations are calling a potential “game changer” in how the U.S. conducts biomedical research going forward. Included in the 173-page bill designed to revolutionize how the U.S. provides care to patients are several p...

@MyKitchenTable: Wednesday November 10, 2021

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November 10, 2021 @MyKitchenTable: Wednesday November 10, 2021 Dear Friend: “Nobody elected him to be F.D.R., they elected him to be normal and stop the chaos” – Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Anyone who follows Congress knows that last week was pretty busy. Probably about 40 votes on the House Floor at all hours of the day (I made ‘em all) with som...

Upton, Dingell Seek Urgent Answers and Further Assistance from EPA on Benton Harbor Lead Water Crisis

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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN – Last Friday, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan seeking urgent answers, increased water testing, and further assistance on the ongoing lead contamination crisis in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Among several questions, the lawmakers requested a summary of the EPA’s work with ...

Upton, House Republicans Request Full and Transparent Appraisal of Democrats’ Partisan Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined 205 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer requesting a full and transparent appraisal by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation spending package, which has since been slashed from $3.5 trillion to ro...

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