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  • Upton, House Advance Major Opioid Crisis Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan bill will help in the overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like... Read more

  • ALERT: DOJ Posts Grant Opportunities to Curb School Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today made the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the release of guidance for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence Grants to help with threat assessments, technology reporting, and mental health training programs: “Nothing is more important than the safety of our children when they go to school. Having met directly with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and law enforcement folks in every corner... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Halt Overseas Shipments of Synthetic Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevent (STOP) Act, by a 353 to 52 vote: “Every day, powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, are ordered online and then shipped from countries like China into the United States. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will close loopholes in the mail system currently being exploited by drug traffickers. As I’ve met with... Read more

  • WSBT: New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor WSBT 22 June 13, 2018 NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo is getting $275,000 from the federal government to dredge its harbor. Michigan Representative Fred Upton says dredging is critical to tourism, recreation and jobs. He says recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding. Saugatuck and South Haven are also getting money for dredging. Prior to this announcement, $765,000 had already been committed to St. Joseph's ... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list Ripon Advance June 13, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) successfully ensured critical operation and maintenance funding for the dredging of three Michigan harbors got included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan. The Army Corps on June 11 posted its new Work Plan, which distributes the additional funding provided in the FY 2018 Omnibus bill, identifies the new starts and feasibil... Read more

  • Dingell-Upton Opioid Legislation Clears U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The bill passed by voice vote and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Today was a significant step in supporting the critical need to develop more non-addictive medicines and alternatives for pain treatment,” said Dingell. “We have a true addiction crisis in this count... Read more

  • Upton on Army Corps Dredging Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan that allocates more funds for recreational harbor dredging in Southwest Michigan: “Dredging is critical to tourism, recreation, economic activity, and jobs and we need to dig deep to protect what is the lifeblood of Southwest Michigan. These recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding, so this is a major win for our ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 408 to 2. “Being from Michigan, we understand better than most the critical need to keep our water infrastructure up-to-snuff. This bipartisan bill does just that. It also contains two provisions that directly impact folks here in Michigan to further combat Asian Carp and re-affirm the importance of a new lock at the S... Read more

  • Upton on Kalamazoo Airport Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport a $4,650,000 grant to rehabilitate the runway. “This grant is welcome news for people and businesses here in Southwest Michigan. As one who has traveled through the Kalamazoo airport countless times – it really does serve as a springboard for critical investments in local jobs and economic growth. This project is just one... Read more

  • ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga May 28, 2018 Holland Sentinel America’s military is facing grave challenges on multiple fronts. From the re-emergence of competitors like Russia and China, the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran, the imperative to keep the pressure on terrorist organizations like ISIS and al Qaeda, and more. Clearly, zero mistakes can be made and our military must have the tools they need to ... Read more

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