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  • 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

  • Upton Announces YouthBuild Grant for Benton Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program has been awarded $989,508 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. “This is good news for the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program. This program – the oldest of its kind in Michigan – provides our students with the real world skills to succeed in today’s economy - and specifically right here at home in Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “Benton Harbor’s program has an incredible r... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 First Step Act by a 358 to 36 vote. This bipartisan legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week by an overwhelming 87 to 12 vote and now heads to the president’s desk for signature. Upton was a co-sponsor of the underlying legislation. “This bipartisan bill marks the first significant improvements to the federal criminal justice system in decades,” said Up... Read more

  • Upton & DeGette Mark Second Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, today released the following statement on the second anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act being signed into law by President Barack Obama: “21st Century Cures began with the spark of hope and continues today – pushing medical research in new and innovative ways. “We’re already seeing the results in action: The Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot is working to accelerate progress in cancer prevention and screening, the All of ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act: “As I’ve listened to our local farmers, they want support and certainty and the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill delivers that. But the Farm Bill is not just for our farmers and ranchers, it is truly for all Americans as our agriculture industry plays a vital role in ensuring we have access to a sa... Read more

  • South Bend Tribune: Funding secured to complete U.S. 31 connection to I-94 in Berrien County
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Funding secured to complete U.S. 31 connection to I-94 in Berrien County South Bend Tribune December 8, 2018 The Michigan Department of Transportation has received a $20 million grant that will pay for the project connecting U.S. 31 from Napier Avenue to Interstate 94 in Berrien County. In a release from U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, the discretionary grant will allow MDOT to finish the last 2 miles of the limited-access U.S. 31 freeway. “We’re so excited to announce this project will be c... Read more

  • WSJM: Upton talks US-31 project funding
    Posted in Fred in the News on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton talks US-31 project funding WSJM December 7, 2018 At long last, US 31 will be completely connected to I-94 within five years. Congressman Fred Upton announced a $20 million federal grant late Thursday afternoon. “One of the critical pieces was the acknowledgement by the state that in fact it ought to be on the Build Michigan Plan,” said Upton. The St. Joseph Republican is crediting a former state representative from Stevensville with being instrumental in finally getting the funding. “Than... Read more

  • Upton Announces $20M Grant for US-31
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded $20M in discretionary grant funding to complete the US-31 relocation project from Napier Road to I-94 in Berrien County. “We’re so excited to announce this project will be completed – finally,” said Upton. “For years, we have been working diligently with local, state, and national leaders to get this done. The Department of Transportation has long-said ‘hang on, help is on the wa... Read more

  • PASSED: Upton Provision for Saugatuck Chain Ferry
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded passage of S. 140, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018. Included in this package is a provision, authored by Upton, which would exempt the Saugatuck Chain Ferry from the requirement under section 8902 of title 46, United States Code, that the vessel be operated by an individual licensed by the Coast Guard. “Come spring, the historic Saugatuck Chain Ferry will be moving again,” said Upton. “Our bipartisan efforts will exempt the Chain Ferr... Read more

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