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  • Upton, Burchett, Kuster, Rouda, and Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Harley Rouda (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3334, the Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act, which would allow students who received a Pell Grant during their undergraduate education to utilize their remaining Pell eligibility toward their first graduate degree. Under current federal law, individuals are prohibited from using Pell grants for their gra... Read more

  • We must renew respect for other perspectives
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Reps. Upton and Dingell: We must renew respect for other perspectives Detroit News May 31, 2019 This week, leaders from across our state are gathered on Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Chamber policy conference. We, a Democrat and a Republican representing opposite sides of the states, are speaking up today with a renewed call for respect for other’s opinions and the need to listen and understand different perspectives. A vibrant democratic republic depends on vigorous debate — but also r... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michigan and heard from them directly that these tariffs were driving costs up, hurting their business, an... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Brooks, & Deutch Reintroduce Gun Violence Reduction Bill: the Jake Laird Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI06), Debbie Dingell (D-MI12), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05), and Ted Deutch (D-FL22) reintroduced the Jake Laird Act, a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana, police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illness. This bill provides grants to encourage states to adopt laws, similar to Indiana’s 2005 Jake Lai... Read more

  • Upton announces 2019 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Makala Carr, a junior at Centreville High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her art, a colored pencil, charcoal, and ink pen piece titled “Opinion Orange,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Makala’s piece is so unique and creative, and it will be a real joy to see her art represent our community in our nation’s Capitol for the next y... Read more

  • Upton’s statement on Rural Development Announcement in Vicksburg, MI
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture announced an $8.4 million Rural Development investment for the Village of Vicksburg. “This new loan will directly benefit the families of Vicksburg and I’m glad to see this project move forward,” Upton said. “This project will significantly improve the capacity, reliability and performance of the Village of Vicksburg's wastewater collection and treatment system, which is ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg, and Kildee Introduce PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Reps Fred Upton, (MI-6), Debbie Dingell, (MI-12), Tim Walberg, (MI-7), and Dan Kildee, (MI-5), today introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2626, the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2019, that requires federal agencies to cooperate with states as PFAS contamination is detected in communities near federal installations such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. The federal government would need to follow state and federal ... Read more

  • Upton votes for legislation to lower drug prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted to pass H.R. 1503, the Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019, and H.R. 1520, the Purple Book Continuity Act of 2019, legislation aimed at lowering the cost of generic drugs and boosting competition in the market place. “Drug prices are too expensive for too many Americans. We know that, and I’m glad that Congress is taking some important steps to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs,” Upton said. “But we do have more to do, ... Read more

  • Upton votes for Violence Against Women Act reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted to pass H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, important legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 263-158. “VAWA plays a critical role in combating domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other terrible crimes,” Upton said. “Since VAWA was enacted, we’ve seen our nation’s response to these crimes improve and th... Read more

  • Upton joins Sarbanes, Stefanik, and Tonko to introduce bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) to introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2024 and provide SBHCs with the federal support they need to continue delivering valuable, low-cost health care to students across the country. School-based health centers reach more than two million children and adolescents in over 2,000 SBHCs across the nation, ... Read more

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