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After 36 Years and More Than a Million Inquiries, Upton Closes Constituent Correspondence

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today officially closed constituent correspondence operations after 36 years. “Communicating with my constituents has always been a top priority for me,” Upton said. “Over my eighteen terms representing Southwest Michigan, my office has completed more than 1 million constituent inquiries. This includes emails, letters, phone…

Upton Releases Letter Urging Halt to Postal Consolidation

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today unveiled a letter he wrote to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy opposing plans to consolidate postal sorting and dispatch operations in Southwest Michigan into one location. Upton was joined by Kalamazoo Mayor David Anderson, Portage Mayor Patricia Randall, and Village of Augusta Chief of Police and Village Manager Jeff…

Upton Announces $99,000 USDA Rural Development Funding for the City of Hartford

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the city of Hartford received financing to improve parking and city streetscapes throughout downtown. The grant, totaling $99,000, is provided by USDA Rural Business Development Grant program (RBDG). “I started working for a couple small businesses early on in my career, and I know how hard it can be for these…

Upton Announces District Community Grants Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced he will be visiting communities in the 6th Congressional District to celebrate and acknowledge the recipients of federal grants he helped support in Congress.   “There are so many great projects to improve our communities, schools and neighborhoods, and I was pleased to advocate and provide support for…

Upton Issues Statement on Pfizer Expansion

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Pfizer announced that it will add 250 jobs to its facility in Portage, “After producing nearly one billion doses of an effective COVID-19 vaccine right here in southwest Michigan, Pfizer will continue to grow by adding 250 new jobs to boost production of its antiviral COVID-19 pill…

Upton Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Local Police Departments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped introduce the bipartisan Invest to Protect Act of 2022. This bill will make critical, targeted investments in local police departments and ensure that police officers in smaller communities across the country have the resources and training they need to keep themselves and their communities safe. This bipartisan…

Upton Urges Biden Administration to Quickly Process Work Visas Amid Farm Labor Shortages

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped lead a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas requesting that, with proper health and safety precautions in place, H-2A farm workers from South Africa be allowed to temporarily travel to the United States to supplement labor shortages on American…

Upton Issues Statement on Senator Joe Manchin's Opposition to the Build Back Better Act

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he opposes the Build Back Better (BBB) social spending expansion proposal and would vote “no” as a result: “Senator Manchin was an integral part in writing the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill (BIF), which overwhelmingly passed the Senate in August 69-30 and…

Upton, Tonko, Axne Introduce Bill to Help Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), and Cindy Axne (D-IA)  today introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act, bipartisan legislation already passed in the Senate that would establish a website to serve as a hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced…

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