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  • Upton: CDC providing $1 million to study impact of PFAS in southwest Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced earlier this week that $1 million will be provided to the Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services to look at the relationship between PFAS exposure and certain health outcomes in Parchment and Cooper Township, Michigan. “This funding from the CDC will help expand the knowledge and understanding of the effects that PFAS has ... Read more

  • Upton’s office accepting applications for U.S. Service Academy nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that his office is accepting applications for nominations to a U.S. service academy. Students interested in applying for a nomination have until 5 PM on November 1, 2019. Upton’s office is also hosting an Academy Day event on Saturday, October 19 at Western Michigan University at the College of Health and Human Services Room 4010 from 9 AM – 12 PM where students, parents, and educators can learn more about the nomination proces... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after U.S. House passes Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 239, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Upton introduced the House-version of the bill in January as H.R. 500 with more than 300 cosponsors. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 will mint a $1 silver coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in... Read more

  • Upton launches Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that students from the Sixth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a coding competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform, such as desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. “This is an exciting opportunity for students in southwest Michigan to get involved i... Read more

  • Upton continues fight to protect the Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today signed on as an original cosponsor for two bipartisan bills designed to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Act - introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) – would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which would assess threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Reauthorization A... Read more

  • Upton votes for Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 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 bipartisan legislation - H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act - that will direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules to protect consumers from calls they didn’t agree to receive and require carriers to implement a call-authentication tool and offer call blocking services to consumers free of charge. Upton is a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Nationwide, already more than 25 bil... Read more

  • Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending, Government Reform & Oversight, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take swift action in resolving the issues of funding for government operatio... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at Full Committee Markup
    Posted in Committee Statements on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a full committee markup on 26 bills. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for scheduling this Full Committee markup. We have 11 bills before us today that were reported by the Energy Subcommittee, and we have bipartisan agreement on almost all of them. I am pleased to see a bipartisan agreement was reached on the energy and manufacturing workforce developmen... Read more

  • Upton: FCC providing funding to expand broadband access to local rural communities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the news that the Federal Communications Commission authorized nearly $33 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 21,073 unserved rural Michigan homes and businesses. Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District will receive $2.6 million over 10 years, which will serve 2,375 businesses and households. “It’s 2019. Internet broadband infrastructure must be reliable and secure for everyone, and our rural commu... Read more

  • Upton votes for 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed H.R. 1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. The legislation extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restores full benefits to the victims. Upton was a co-sponsor of the legislation. “We always say that we will ‘never forget’ the 9/11 attacks, and today, the House took action to ensure tha... Read more

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