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Upton, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Oppose Permanent Storage of Nuclear Waste Near Great Lakes

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SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped introduce a bipartisan resolution led by Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) to oppose the permanent storage of nuclear waste from Canada in the Great Lakes Basin. Upton is an original cosponsor of this resolution along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers from across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. “The Great Lakes are t...

Upton Announces FEMA Grants for First Responders in Southwest Michigan

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SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to support first responders in Comstock Township and the City of Wayland. The Comstock Township Fire Department will be awarded $34,871 and the Wayland Area Ambulance Service will receive $174,615 to enhance ...

Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to Western Michigan University (WMU) to investigate five types of infrastructure-based sensors to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles. That includes technology that could be embedded in a roadway, sensors that could offload data through a cellular network, and system...

Upton Announces Department of Transportation Grant for Kalamazoo Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a $1,000,000 Department of Transportation grant awarded to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) to recruit, initiate, and support new air service from Kalamazoo to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant is funded through the Small Community Air Service Develop...

Upton, Dingell Applaud House Passage of Landmark PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bipartisan PFAS Action Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by setting national drinking water standards, designating the chemic...

Upton Announces FEMA Flood Prevention Grant for Southwest Michigan Township

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced and applauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant that will provide $722,275 for flood prevention and damage mitigation efforts in Texas Township, Michigan. The federal allotment will be supplemented by $257,425 in local funds. “In recent years, Texas Township has endured some t...

Upton, Dingell Applaud PFAS Action Act Passage in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bill to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup. The PFAS Action Act now awaits final consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Upton, DeGette unveil bipartisan legislation to create Biden’s new advanced research agency to cure cancer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released draft legislation that would, among other things, make President Biden’s dream of creating a new federal advanced research agency to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s and other difficult diseases a reality. Included in the bipartisan legislation that’s now circulating among lawmakers is a provision that would create an ...

Upton urges support for dredging southwest Michigan harbors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to the leaders on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies asking them to support President Biden’s FY22 Budget Request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations and maintenance budget which includes funds for beach nourishment at seven harbors across Michigan. Specifically, the Presiden...

Upton speaks in support of creating commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spoke on the House floor in support of creating an independent commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. You can watch his remarks HERE, and below is a transcript: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. January 6th is going to haunt this institution for a long, long time. No, it was not a joyous day on Capitol Hill with...

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