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  • Upton receives 2020 Champion of Public Broadcasting Award from America’s Public Television Stations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today received the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award from America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 2011-2017, Upton shepherded passage of legislation establishing the broadcast spectrum incentive auction and ensuring that all channel repacking costs were covered. Upton is now co-chair of the Public Broadcasting Caucus, which encourages federal investment in public media and ... Read more

  • Upton: Today was an important day in our ongoing fight against the coronavirus outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement tonight on the U.S. government’s ongoing fight against the coronavirus: “Make no mistake, the health and safety of the American people remain our top priorities as the U.S. government works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We also continue to be concerned about the potential for the virus to cause major disruptions to the U.S. economy, especially supply chains of American automotive firms. But today wa... Read more

  • Upton backs legislation to support recreational harbors in the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week helped introduce the bipartisan Safer Harbors for Our Recreational Economy (SHORE) Act, legislation that would benefit a number of recreational harbors in the Sixth Congressional District. If passed, the legislation would require the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to account for recreation-based considerations in cost-benefit analysis procedures for harbor maintenance projects. The SHO... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell express concern about impact of coronavirus on economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Detroit News published an article highlighting the impacts to the supply chain of American automotive firms due to the temporary closure of Chinese factories to contain the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, MI-6, and Debbie Dingell, MI-12, sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, and Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun to express their concern about the consequenc... Read more

  • Upton Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today invited high school students living in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to take part in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The winner will have their art piece hang in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year along with the winners of the award from districts across the United States. The winner and a guest will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. “Every year, the Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for Sout... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on saving energy
    Posted in Committee Statements on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Saving Energy: Legislation to Improve Energy Efficiency and Storage.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today’s legislative hearing to examine six energy bills focused on energy efficiency and grid storage. I am pleased that some of these bills are indeed bi-partisan and reflect close cooperation... Read more

  • Upton applauds full funding for the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration’s proposed FY 2021 budget included full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). “This is exciting news for the Great Lakes and for everyone who calls southwest Michigan home, and I commend the Administration for proposing significant resources for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative,” Upton said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: don’t mess with the... Read more

  • Upton: Department of Energy awards Western Michigan University with nearly $9.6 million grant
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Education, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the announcement that the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded a nearly $9.6 million grant to Western Michigan University for a project titled, “Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique.” In November 2019, Upton penned a letter to the Department of Energy in support of WMU’s proposed research, which focuses on how to create more cost-effective lithium-... Read more

  • Upton-backed legislation to protect the Great Lakes passes the U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Reauthorization Act. The legislation – H.R. 4031 - reauthorizes the GLRI for another five years when it expires at the end of FY 2021. It passed 373 to 45. Upton was an original co-sponsor of the GLRI Reauthorization Act. “Today is a huge victory for our Great Lakes – which are so important to all of us in southwest Michigan, across the state, and a... Read more

  • Upton’s statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address: “Tonight during the State of the Union, I wore a purple tie in unity with the Problem Solvers Caucus to highlight the fact that there are not red issues or blue issues. Rather, both parties need to come together to solve the issues that are facing all Americans. “During tonight’s speech, I was especially pleased with the President’s call for ... Read more

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