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  • 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

  • Upton’s opening remarks at Markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019”
    Posted in Committee Statements on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Today we are marking up the Majority’s bill, H.R. 3432, the “Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” As I expressed at the legislative hearing last week, I was concerned that we were moving a little bit too quickly, but I want to compliment you and yo... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Committee Statements on June 19, 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 “Legislative Solutions to Make Our Nation’s Pipelines Safer.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing to continue our work on pipeline safety reauthorization. Pipeline safety has always been one of my highest priorities in Congress, and I had hoped we could work on this bill together, as we have in th... Read more

  • Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Committee Statements on June 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 “Oversight of FERC: Ensuring Its Actions Benefit Consumers and the Environment.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing to examine FERC’s budget and priorities for fiscal year 2020. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our FERC Commissioners. It has been about a year since FERC testified be... Read more

  • Upton’s Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Markup of 10 Energy Bills
    Posted in Committee Statements on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup of 10 energy related bills. “Today’s markup will cover ten bills. Six of these address energy workforce and energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy, and four address the Department’s energy cybersecurity and emergency programs. I am pleased to see that many of these bills reflect close, bi-partisan work—a hallmark of this Subcommittee’s succes... Read more

  • Upton Statement after Energy Subcommittee Passes Bipartisan Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Energy favorably reported to the full committee his bill, H.R. 370, the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act. “This is important legislation that will strengthen the Department of Energy’s ability to respond to physical and cyber-threats to our nation’s pipelines and LNG facilities,” Upton said. “We know that Russian agents and other nation states are... Read more

  • Upton's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Committee Statements on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on ““The Fiscal Year 2020 DOE Budget.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery "Secretary Perry, there is something about the Department of Energy that brings out enthusiasm about our nation’s energy and environmental future. And I think you demonstrate that enthusiasm more than most who have led the Department. I welcome your enthusiasm and look forward to your testimo... Read more

  • Upton votes for legislation to lower drug prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted to pass H.R. 1503, the Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019, and H.R. 1520, the Purple Book Continuity Act of 2019, legislation aimed at lowering the cost of generic drugs and boosting competition in the market place. “Drug prices are too expensive for too many Americans. We know that, and I’m glad that Congress is taking some important steps to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs,” Upton said. “But we do have more to do, ... Read more

  • Upton's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Committee Statements on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “The State of Pipeline Safety and Security in America.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing to begin our work to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety laws. I would also like to thank you for making this a bipartisan effort, and for working with us to select the witnesses and prepare for this hearing. We have a... Read more

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