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  • ICYMI: Michigan deserves tax reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Michigan deserves tax reform Detroit News By Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, and Paul Mitchell October 14, 2017 The last time our tax code was updated was 1986. Since then, it has become a complicated mess with too many special-interest loopholes. We have all heard countless stories from constituents impacted by a tax code that is outdated, unwieldy, and too often rewards special interests at the cost of regular folks. It has become ... Read more

  • Detroit News: Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules
    Posted in Fred in the News on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules Detroit News October 12, 2017 Washington — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has introduced legislation that would allow automakers to apply credits for gas mileage improvements from model years as far back as 2009 to help comply with emission rules that require them to produce car and truck fleets that average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. Upton said making the change, a priority of U.S. automakers, would “harmonize” federal emission sta... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Fuel Economy Harmonization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4011, that would harmonize separate sets of fuel economy regulations at the state and federal level into one consistent standard. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, is the lead co-sponsor and similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. “The most important aspect of this bill: Affordable autos for all Americans,” said Upton. “The high cost of the current conflicting regulatory requirements automakers a... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Talks Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Learn more about Upton’s work on this important issue here: Upton.house.gov/opioids. **Click HERE to watch** Upton’s full remarks as prepared c... Read more

  • Upton Pushes Ban on Bump Stocks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the issue of bump stocks: “In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas it’s clear that we cannot with a straight face justify the legality of these tools that can so easily be manipulated to do unimaginable harm and are specifically designed to get around the automatic weapon ban. There is no place for them in a civil society. None. “I am currently working with other members of Congress who share my concerns on a ... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently advanced 10 pieces of legislation including H.R. ___, the HEALTHY KIDS Act. This legislation would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Fiscal Year 2022. The Committee also cleared legislation that would extend funding and make improvements for Community Health Centers. “The HEALTHY Kids Act is an important public health bill that keeps our promise to th... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the House Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget resolution establishes the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, budget levels for Fiscal Years 2019-2022, and proposes policies to meet those targets. Upton released the following statement: “With the passage of this budget resolution, the path to tax reform has been made easier. This budget blueprint also outlines reasonable measures to ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton surprises WWII veteran with service medals
    Posted in Fred in the News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Congressman surprises WWII veteran with service medals NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - A local WWII veteran lost his home in a fire decades ago. But not only did he lose his home, but the medals he earned while serving. But today, he was in for a surprise. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE VIA WNDU. 94-year-old Chester Dash, Sr., served in World War II as a rifleman. Shortly after returning home, he lost several of his war medals in a house fire. Today at his humble abode, he received several gifts from congres... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Grills Former Equifax CEO
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today questioned Richard Smith, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., about the recent data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Information taken from the Equifax system included names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license data. In addition, more than 200,000 people had their credit card information stolen. The hearing took place during a Subcommittee o... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Palisades
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Entergy Corporation announced that the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will remain operational until 2022: “As Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, I am delighted to hear the news. This is a welcome announcement for the workers and the community. As a long-time supporter of safe, reliable, and secure nuclear energy, my goal all along was to make certain there was never any political interference with the operations of... Read more