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  • Upton: Second Round of Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic on The Way
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the second round of grants to help states and territories combat the opioid epidemic were on the way. Michigan is set to receive $16.3 million in this round of funding. These Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants were made available as part of Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act. “This is great news for Michigan. As we all work together to end the trag... Read more

  • Upton Urges Army Corps to Fund SW MI Recreational Harbor Dredging
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James asking to include critical operation and maintenance funding for dredging of harbors in Southwest Michigan. As the U.S. Army Corps has already provided robust funding for commercial harbors such as St. Joseph Harbor for its dredging in Fiscal Years 2017, 2018, and 2019, the letter focused on allocating funds for recreational harbors in Saugatuck, South Haven, and New Buffalo Harbor... Read more

  • Upton, House Vote to Improve IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting for H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act and H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act. Both pieces of bipartisan legislation reform and revamp the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the heels of the Tax Day tech meltdown. “On the heels of yesterday’s Tax Day meltdown at the IRS, it’s clear we need to revamp, modernize, and fix what ails the IRS,” said Upton. “These two bipartisan bills will strengt... Read more

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan By Chris Galford April 12, 2018 The Peninsula With approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), new Opportunity Zones have been designated throughout Michigan. Opportunity Zones are a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. They are meant to encourage private investment, economic growth and spur jobs in downtrodden areas with tax incentives tied to investments.... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Michigan Opportunity Zone Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 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 U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approved the State of Michigan’s application for Opportunity Zones. The recently signed into law Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, of which Upton was a conferee, established Opportunity Zones – areas eligible for tax benefits aimed at spurring private investment, economic growth, and jobs in distressed communities. Learn more about tax reform here and more about Opportunity Zo... Read more

  • Upton Statement on SBA Flood Loan Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder’s request for assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration was approved for dealing with flood recovery costs: “We’ve seen first-hand the destruction this severe flooding has caused – today’s announcement is welcome news for our area. These low-interest loans will help our local businesses and residents recover financially from the tremendous impact of the recent flooding.” Upton had p... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell Pledge to Push for Further Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures, Applaud Passage of School Safety and Mental Health Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    As students from across the country prepare to march on Saturday, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Fred Upton (MI-06), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Working Group on Response to the Parkland Shooting, announced they are continuing to work together to find bipartisan consensus on meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence in our communities. The caucus reached agreement on commonsense measures to improve school safety and fund mental illness research, which ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 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 H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018: “This bill contains many wins for Southwest Michigan; Full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, funding to continue addressing the opioid crisis, funding for mental health initiatives made possible through our 21st Century Cures Act, and new funding for innovative medical research. It also includes commo... Read more

  • Upton Pushes for Fully Funded GLRI
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined more than 60 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies pushing for full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bill. Upton also released the following statement: “As I’ve said before: Don’t mess with the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is an important tool. Halting funding now would reverse ... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance School Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, by a 407 to 10 vote. Upton had previously co-sponsored the bill. “When we send our kids off to school, we expect them to arrive back home safely. This bipartisan legislation addresses flaws in the system that fail to prevent violence in school. It represents a common-sense step that students, teachers, and law enforcement should all ag... Read more

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