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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 issues statement on federal moratorium on Medicare payment cuts during pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement today after he voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend a moratorium on Medicare payment cuts – that would otherwise expire at the end of March – to healthcare professionals as a result of ongoing economic hardship presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It passed by a bipartisan v...

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...

Upton’s Opening Remarks at Full Committee Markup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a full committee markup, highlighting his concerns over the Democrats’ partisan COVID-19 relief efforts. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery "We all agree, the American people need help – there is no question about that. In fact, less than six weeks ago, we passed a $900 billion...

Upton: COVID-19 relief deal should be bipartisan and targeted

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after House Democrats today voted 219-209 to move forward with a budget outline that clears the way to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package without Republican support. "The American people need help - we all agree on that. But I strongly disagree with Speaker Pelosi's and the Administratio...

Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Workforce Training Programs, Provide Additional Resources for SNAP E&T Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for critical U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) workforce development programs and provide American workers with resources to develop new skills and secure long-term employment. The bipartisan Revitalize and Expand SNAP Education and Training (RESET) For Am...

Upton and DeGette: Tomorrow will be a historic day

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WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) – authors of 21st Century Cures - issued the following statement, as tomorrow marks the four-year anniversary of 21st Century Cures becoming law, the same day Pfizer will ship their historic vaccine. “Tomorrow marks the four-year anniversary of President Obama signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This landmark, biparti...

Upton: The light at the end of the tunnel is now shining bright

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement after the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is now ready to ship. “This vaccine is the pride and joy of Kalamazoo. It has been a labor of love, patriotic duty, and determination to restore our way of life and save the world,” Upton said. “I cannot reiterate enough how proud I am of s...

Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus encourage Trump, Congressional leaders to continue COVID-19 relief negotiations

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and his Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) colleagues sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders encouraging them to continue negotiating on a COVID-19 relief package that includes immediate assistance to support families, small businesses, and schools as well as a resolution for a national testing strategy. “We are only 14 d...

Upton: Get back to the table and find the bipartisan sweet spot

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement on the latest COVID-19 relief negotiations. Tonight’s bill passed 214-207, with 18 Democrats voting no, and all Republicans voting against the partisan measure. “Folks need help. I hear from so many across southwest Michigan that this pandemic has presented one challenge after another. As much as we all wanted th...

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