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Upton announces Army Corps of Engineers providing emergency $500,000 to help dredge St. Joseph Harbor

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing an emergency $500,000 to dredge the St. Joseph Harbor after Upton’s request. The harbor, which is essential to jobs and economic activity in Southwest Michigan and across the state, needed the emergency funding to deepen the channel into the St. Joseph river. Upton has been in close c...

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Upton highlights legislation to secure an adequate and reliable supply of critical energy resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today is highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act to emphasize the importance of securing an adequate and reliable domestic supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals, that are essential to the energy security of the United States. From our energy grid to our batteries, technologies made from criti...

Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Action Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package establishes a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designates as hazardous to allow the Environme...

Upton, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Announce Jabara-Heyer “NO HATE” Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers today announced the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act). The legislation would improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. The legislation is being led by U.S. Reps. Upton (R...

Upton, Dingell Urge Biden Administration to Supply Additional Vaccines to Michigan Amid COVID Surge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) penned a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to immediately increase the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to Michigan. Amidst a COVID surge in the state, where just today a reported 7,819 new cases were confirmed, Upton and Dingell are calling on the Administration to take swift action as the state’s abil...

Upton Asks OMB Not to Change Population Requirement for Metro Areas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today sent a letter to the Biden Administration’s acting director of the Office of Management and Budget requesting they do not change the population requirement for a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from 50,000 to 100,000 residents. If this change was adopted, six MSAs in Michigan, and 144 nationally, would lose their MSA and be relegated to a micropoli...

Upton, Dingell Introduce Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation to extend financial protections to seniors who receive long-term care in their home or a community setting. In an effort to erase the institutional bias that has led seniors to choose more costly nursing homes over impoverishment, the bipartisan Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverish...

Upton Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation To Support Healthcare Professionals’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and a bipartisan group of members from the U.S. House and Senate have reintroduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. The legislation was introduced in 2020 in the 116t...

Upton, DeGette meet with President Biden to discuss advancing life-saving cures

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today met with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office to discuss the success of the 21st Century Cures Act – a landmark piece of legislation DeGette and Upton co-authored in 2016 to revolutionize how the U.S. develops new cures and treatments for some of the world’s most devastating diseases – and how to continue building upo...

Upton issues statement on partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation passed 219 to 212. “Over the past year, Congress has passed several COVID-19 relief packages with support from both parties because it’s not just Republicans or Democrats struggling – all Americans have been impacted. In total...

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