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  • Upton applauds passage of Water Resources Development Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) commended the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, vital legislation that will support southwest Michigan’s water infrastructure. As part of the bill, Upton was able to successfully include three key priorities: 1) Authorization of the construction of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam system; 2) Language urging the completion of the Great Lakes Coastal Resilienc... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Expedite PPP Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expedite forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act would streamline for process for certifying compliance with PPP requirements and expedite the loan forgiveness process for small businesses. “The Paycheck Protection Program has certainly been a lifeline for many small businesses and employ... Read more

  • U.S. House passes historic conservation bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act – which Upton cosponsored – and it now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. This landmark conservation bill would help ensure public lands are preserved and protected by providing full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and address the approximately $20 billion mai... Read more

  • Upton cosponsors bipartisan legislation to overhaul National Stockpile, make more critical supplies in America
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that he is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act, legislation aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical medical supplies the country needs to fight COVID-19, boosting domestic manufacturing to make those supplies here in America, and making much-needed improvements and updates to America’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The legislation... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after voting to advance police reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today issued the following statement after voting to advance police reform. The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by a vote of 236-181. The National Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement of support, saying, “We were heartened to see that there were provisions in the bill that we believe… that will have a positive impact on law enforcement and policing in our country.” Click here to read their full statement. Upton’s stateme... Read more

  • Upton introduces bipartisan legislation to support U.S. research community during pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize billions in funding to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic. While coronavirus-related research is now in overdrive, most other research has been slowed down or stopped altogether due to pandemic-induced closures of campuses and laboratories. Now, tens of thousands o... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe During COVID-19 & Future Outbreaks
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton - along with Reps. Dan Kildee, Michael C. Burgess, and Ron Kind - introduced the bipartisan Infection Control Training and Support Act, legislation that would provide additional resources for nursing homes to enhance quality of care and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health crises. The legislation would provide an additional $210 million for quality and infection control support for nursing homes. “Nursing homes have been d... Read more

  • Upton Issues Statement on DACA Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding the DACA program. “Today’s Supreme Court decision provides much-needed certainty for those living in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It is the right thing to do - period. These young men and women came to our country through no fault of their own and are making meaningful contributions to our communities. Over the years I’ve ... Read more

  • Upton cosponsors JUSTICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced he was an original cosponsor of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, bicameral legislation that aims to provide long-term, bold solutions on police reform, accountability, and transparency. The legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN). “It’s past time for action, and the JUSTICE ... Read more

  • Upton Receives Inaugural U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award for Bipartisanship
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship for his longtime commitment to working across the aisle to address our nation’s toughest challenges and pursue shared priorities. This is the first year that the Chamber has organized this award to recognize bipartisan leadership and effective governance in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In total, 10 senators and 20 rep... Read more

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