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  • Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic, Spur Development of Non-Addictive Pain Medication
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, today introduced legislation to address the opioid epidemic by spurring urgently needed research on new non-addictive pain medications. Twenty-five million Americans suffer from pain every day, and it is essential that non-addictive medications are available to them. H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with new, flexible authorities to conduct inno... Read more

  • Herald Palladium: Upton praises $2.5M more for SWM harbors
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton praises $2.5M more for SWM harbors Alexandra Newman February 15, 2018 Herald Palladium President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget cuts funding for the Great Lakes in some areas, but it pledges millions more in another. The budget proposed Monday would appropriate $108.7 million for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance, $2.5 million more than last year. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, a longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, said Wednesday this is great news for So... Read more

  • Upton on Funding for SW MI Harbor Dredging
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    A longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal will include robust funding for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance. “This is great news for our corner of the state. This funding is critical towards dredging, operations, and maintenance of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Harbor and the Holland Harbor. Ensuring our harbors remain open and ready for... Read more

  • ICYMI: Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month By U.S. Fred Upton February 13, 2018 Tri City Record February marks Career and Technical Education month. Career and technical education programs, or CTE, help prepare high school and community college students with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in careers in a broad range of industries. We know that in a globally competitive economy, workers must be prepared for skilled professions. Yet, according to the Manufa... Read more

  • WSBT: Future Niles natural gas plant expected to start construction
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WSBT: Future Niles natural gas plant expected to start construction Heather Black WSBT 22 NILES — It's a $1 billion project that will provide cleaner energy. A natural gas plant in Niles is expected to start the construction phase later this year. Upton says he was already scheduled to be in town. So he decided to take a quick tour of the property where a 38-acre facility will soon stand. For more than 15 years the city of Niles has pushed for the natural gas plant to be built. Now, it's getting... Read more

  • Upton Statement Opposing Great Lakes Funding Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump administration released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget which cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: “Michigan deserves better than this. The health of our Great Lakes must be a higher priority. While this budget proposal – like all other presidential budget proposals – is merely a blueprint it does set the administration’s priorities. It’s clear that when it comes to the Great Lakes our pri... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: "This two-year budget deal properly funds our military and gives our soldiers a pay raise. It makes critical investments in America’s veterans, medical research, community health centers, disaster relief, and infrastructure. Of critical importance to Michigan, it also furthers our efforts to combat opioid abuse and drug addiction. No bipar... Read more

  • Upton, Colleagues Request Funding for Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, recently joined 17 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James requesting sufficient funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed this study to coordinate a strategy across the Great Lakes states to efficiently and effectively manage and protect the Gr... Read more

  • Leader Publications: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market Kelsey Hammond February 5, 2018 Leader Publications NILES — If Shelton’s Farm Market doles out bonuses for their employees, it is typically during the holiday season. But this year, employees got a surprise at the beginning of the year when they received bonuses resulting from a profitable 2017 year and economic optimism spurred by the federal tax reform. Joe Shelton, one of the business’ partners, said the market just wanted to sha... Read more

  • WSJM: $1.2 Million in Federal Funding Going to Niles Housing Development
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WSJM: $1.2 Million in Federal Funding Going to Niles Housing Development $1.2 million in federal credits will be going to a low-income housing development in Niles. This week, Congressman Fred Upton announced the Low Income Housing Tax Credit for the Four Flags Plaza Apartments in Niles. He spoke with WSJM News about it. “We’re glad to see that we’re getting a little bit of our fair share back, and it’s going to help people in need, something I support,” Upton said. Two other southwest Michigan ... Read more

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