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  • 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

  • TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say Michigan Advance May 1, 2019 U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned to help protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipelines carrying oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. Upton, ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, indicated his ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg Release Commitment from EPA on Michigan PFAS Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) received commitment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency will come to Michigan for a meeting on PFAS chemicals in drinking water. The lawmakers will continue to work with the EPA on finalizing a time and location. You can read the EPA’s response here. “Michigan has been hit hard with the number of PFAS confirmed sites growing rapidly over the last few years,” Upton, Dingell, and Wal... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance More Than One Dozen Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in voting to advance more than one dozen bills. These bills now head to the House Floor for consideration. Among the bills considered was H.R. 1320, the Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act. Within this bill was an amendment offered by Upton and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, that would help communities dealing with the closure of nuclear power plants. Upton released the following state... Read more

  • Upton on Recent Line 5 Issues: ‘We Are All Watching’
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after discovery of three small dents – likely caused by a ship’s dragging anchor – in the Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. “There is no excuse for this ship’s action and no excuse for not protecting the straits and our Great Lakes. Today I had the opportunity to discuss this issue directly with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry during a Subcommittee on Energy hearing. I’ve also raised my concer... Read more

  • Upton & Schakowsky to Join Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. “When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach,” said Upton. “Joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is a tremendous opportunity to work across the aisle towards those goals. Pursuing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that protects our environment, preserves our Great Lakes, and ensures ... Read more

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