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  • Upton speaks on House floor in opposition of H.R. 3
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered remarks on the House floor in opposition of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and in support for the bipartisan alternative, H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act. As the author of the historic 21st Century Cures Act, Upton expressed his concerns with how H.R. 3 would stifle innovation, leading to fewer life-saving cures and drugs. The CBO says 15 fewer cures could be developed because of H.R. 3, and other estimates, i... Read more

  • Upton issues statement opposing Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement opposing the Articles of Impeachment. “Regrettably the impeachment process has become exactly what our great founding fathers warned us against. It has been highly partisan and clearly motivated by what I believe is an attempt to overturn the last election. I get it. Democrats aren’t happy with the result. But the time to vote on the next President is next November, not next week. Within 24 hours of Presi... Read more

  • Upton statement on Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River Superfund Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the EPA and Justice Department announced a $245 million agreement to clean up and fund future response actions at a significant portion of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Upton spoke with the EPA on Tuesday. “This is welcomed news for our community and our environment, that’s for sure. We have been working with our local, state, and federal partners on this issue for ... Read more

  • Upton: H.R. 3 means fewer cures for patients
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton spoke at today’s leadership press conference to discuss his opposition to H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and his support for the bipartisan alternative, H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act. As the author of the historic 21st Century Cures Act, Upton expressed his concerns with how H.R. 3 would stifle innovation, leading to fewer life-saving cures and drugs. Click here to view Upton’s remarks. Full remarks: “Well this week marks the third... Read more

  • Upton urges support for bipartisan Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today delivered remarks on the House floor in support of his bipartisan legislation, the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization (GLFRA) Act. The legislation is included as part of a broader bill aimed at preserving coastal communities and natural habitats, H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act. The final vote will happen this evening. The GLFRA Act was introduced to provide the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lake... Read more

  • Upton, Quigley Legislation to Support Great Lakes Fisheries Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Washington, D.C. – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (MI-06) and Mike Quigley (IL-05) to support fisheries within the Great Lakes Basin passed the House of Representatives as part of a broader bill aimed at preserving coastal communities and natural habitats. H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, included the text of Quigley and Upton’s bipartisan legislation, the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization (GLFRA) Act. The GLFRA Act was... Read more

  • Upton, Western Michigan University participate in Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, the leading Republican on the House Energy Subcommittee, today hosted Dr. Qingliu Wu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University, at the Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted organizations from across the nation that are using innovative technologies to reduce emissions, tackle climate change, protect our environment, secure reliable and affordable e... Read more

  • Michigan Lawmakers Concerned about Nuclear Waste Storage on Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    MICHIGAN – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-6), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), and Dan Kildee (MI-5) pressed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in opposition to the placement of a national repository for nuclear waste storage anywhere near the Great Lakes, which is currently being considered by the Canadian government. “We stand in strong opposition to any decision by the Canadian government to select or consider a permanent national repository for nuclear waste storage ... Read more

  • House votes to send legislation to stop illegal robocalls to the President’s desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 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 the bipartisan TRACED Act, an effort to put an end to illegal robocalls in southwest Michigan and across the country. The legislation – S. 151 - now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law. “I have been part of the effort to stop illegal, pesky, and annoying robocalls all year because enough is enough,” Upton said. “It’s an issue that impacts families, hospitals, seniors, and American... Read more

  • Upton, DeGette call for ideas on Cures 2.0
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released their initial vision for their landmark Cures 2.0 legislation and issued a call to action for ideas and other feedback. The first installment of 21st Century Cures was signed into law nearly three years ago, and already, there are better ways to prevent and screen cancer, an improved understanding of the human brain, and improvements in the field of regenerative medicine. A record number of new drug... Read more

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