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  • Upton continues fight to protect the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today signed on as an original cosponsor for two bipartisan bills designed to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act - introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) – would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would assess threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Reauthorization A... Read more

  • Upton votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn’t agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge. Upton is a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Nationwide, already more than 25 bil... Read more

  • Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending, Government Reform & Oversight, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take swift action in resolving the issues of funding for government operatio... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at Full Committee Markup
    Posted in Committee Statements on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a full committee markup on 26 bills. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for scheduling this Full Committee markup. We have 11 bills before us today that were reported by the Energy Subcommittee, and we have bipartisan agreement on almost all of them. I am pleased to see a bipartisan agreement was reached on the energy and manufacturing workforce developmen... Read more

  • Upton: FCC providing funding to expand broadband access to local rural communities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the news that the Federal Communications Commission authorized nearly $33 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 21,073 unserved rural Michigan homes and businesses. Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District will receive $2.6 million over 10 years, which will serve 2,375 businesses and households. “It’s 2019. Internet broadband infrastructure must be reliable and secure for everyone, and our rural commu... Read more

  • Upton votes for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed H.R. 1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. The legislation extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restores full benefits to the victims. Upton was a co-sponsor of the legislation. “We always say that we will ‘never forget’ the 9/11 attacks, and today, the House took action to ensure tha... Read more

  • Upton, DeGette: 21st Century Cures offers hope for patients and families across the country
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today issued the following statement to mark the four-year anniversary of their historic 21st Century Cures Act first passing the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 2015. “From the moment we introduced 21st Century Cures to its passage in the House four years ago today, our focus has always been on helping patients and their families. In crafting this legislation, we sought to advance medical research, fost... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after voting for emergency funding for the southern border crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he voted for and the House passed emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis on the southern border. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were able to reach a bipartisan solution that will provide critical resources for our southern border,” Upton said. “The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming the system, and the images from the border are just heartbreaking. With the emergency funding approve... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at Markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019”
    Posted in Committee Statements on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Today we are marking up the Majority’s bill, H.R. 3432, the “Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” As I expressed at the legislative hearing last week, I was concerned that we were moving a little bit too quickly, but I want to compliment you and yo... Read more

  • Upton Leads Michigan Delegation’s Effort to Secure USDA Disaster Designation for Michigan’s Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today spearheaded a bipartisan letter from 13 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging support for Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation request for the state of Michigan. If approved, the Disaster Designation would make additional assistance available to farmers in southwest Michigan and across the entire state following one of the wettest st... Read more

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