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  • 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: 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’s opening remarks at a joint subcommittee hearing on the impact of wildfires
    Posted in Committee Statements on January 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today delivered the following opening remarks at a joint Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and Climate Change hearing on “Out of Control: The Impact of Wildfires on our Power Sector and the Environment.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today’s hearing to examine the impact of the recent wildfires and discuss ways to improve forest management and maintain electr... Read more

  • Upton’s Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Markup of Energy Bills
    Posted in Committee Statements on January 9, 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 markup to consider a number of energy bills: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Today’s markup will cover nine bills. Several of these create new government spending programs within the Department of Energy, while others would reauthorize and expand programs that Congress has allowed to expire and for which the Administration is no longer requesting funds. Unfortunately, n... Read more

  • Upton, Western Michigan University participate in Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, the leading Republican on the House Energy Subcommittee, today hosted Dr. Qingliu Wu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University, at the Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted organizations from across the nation that are using innovative technologies to reduce emissions, tackle climate change, protect our environment, secure reliable and affordable e... Read more

  • Upton introduces Pipeline Safety Act of 2019 to better protect nation’s pipeline infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today introduced H.R. 4700, the Pipeline Safety Act of 2019, to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety program for two years and provide the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the states with additional resources and new authorities to accelerate the hiring of pipeline inspectors. The legislation aims to better protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. The federal pipeline safety prog... Read more

  • Upton: Democrats need to stop playing politics with our nation’s pipeline safety
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Published by: Roll Call By: Fred Upton OPINION — In 2012, as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I worked with my good friend and fellow Michigander, the late Rep. John Dingell, to reauthorize our nation’s pipeline safety laws. This was in response to a pipeline burst that spilled 20,000 barrels of oil into the Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River near my district. It didn’t matter that I had an ‘R’ next to my name and John had a ‘D’ next to his. What mattered was ... Read more

  • We need to reauthorize the nation's pipeline safety law
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Click here to read the op-ed in the Washington Times. Before I was elected to Congress in 1986, I worked for President Reagan and learned the importance of finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing the nation. President Reagan worked across the aisle with the Democrats who held the House throughout his entire presidency. He always fought for what was right — regardless the party. And when the people of southwest Michigan sent me to Congress, I vowed to practice the lessons I learned ... Read more

  • Upton and Walden Statement on Full Committee Passage of Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the passage of energy bills through the Energy and Commerce Committee. "These bills reflect this Committee’s commitment to strengthening energy delivery, security, and reliability for Americans. We are advancing legislation to bolster our protections against cybersecurity threats to energy infrastructure, which is k... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks on cybersecurity threats to the electric grid
    Posted in Committee Statements on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Keeping The Lights On: Addressing Cyber Threats To The Grid.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Today’s hearing continues the Subcommittee’s ongoing oversight of cybersecurity threats to the electric grid. While this is the first hearing specifically on that topic this year, the Subcommittee has been raising questions about persistent and eme... Read more

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