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  • Upton Energy Security Legislation Gains Subcommittee Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues on the Subcommittee on Energy and voted to advance five pieces of bipartisan energy security and infrastructure legislation. Among the bills advanced was Upton’s legislation, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. “In the face of ever-evolving physical and cyber threats, today’s vote is a positive step towards modernizing our nation’s energy security and infrastructure,” said Upton. “It ... Read more

  • Upton Calls for Continued Vigilance of Line 5
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Enbridge completed a successful pressure test over the weekend: “A spill on our Great Lakes would be catastrophic with immediate and long-term harm. This test is a step forward but we must remain vigilant as this is high stakes for our Great Lakes. It is of the utmost importance that Enbridge fully complies with the tough standards we mandated under law. This testing took place thanks in part to bipartisan pipeline ... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Public Health Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017, by a 54 to 0 vote. H.R. 2430 updates and reauthorizes the FDA user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products. Additionally, the committee approved 11 energy infrastructure and efficiency bills. “Here in Southwest Michigan we have thousands of jobs th... Read more

  • Upton on the Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast: The Prospects for U.S. Energy Legislation
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs

    Listen here: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/hon-fred-upton-us-house-representatives-r-mi-prospects-us-energy-legislation-51517 Overview: President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not o... Read more

  • Upton, Walden, and Shimkus Applaud Action on Pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden, R-Oregon, and Subcommittee on Environment John Shimkus, R-Illinois, in releasing the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions regarding the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. “We welcome today’s news and we’re looking forward to working with a president and an administration that value American energy affordability, jobs, security, and new infrastructure development. It is time for t... Read more

  • House Advances Four Bipartisan Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of four bipartisan energy bills that unanimously passed the House and now move to the Senate for consideration. “These are four common-sense, bipartisan bills that will encourage job creation, increase accountability, and improve safety and affordability for consumers. As the new Congress gets underway, we will continue to advance solutions that ensure af... Read more

  • Upton Selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs

    Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced the selection of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, to Chair the Subcommittee on Energy. “My home state of Michigan is a national leader in promoting 21st century energy policies having just enacted long-term, bipartisan energy legislation. We must work to do the same here at the federal level. Energy solutions have always been a priority and we will continue to promote “all-of-the-above” strategies. Whether it be assurin... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Decommissioning of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the announcement that Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, owned by Entergy Corporation and located in Covert, Michigan, would be decommissioned and closed in 2018: “Palisades has been part of the fabric of our Southwest Michigan community since 1971. They’ve employed thousands of workers – who in turn became respected leaders and so it’s important we do not turn our back on these hardworking folks now. They’ve also invested... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Enbridge Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs

    “As Michiganders, pipeline safety is an issue that hits especially close to home. Pipelines are critical to the essential transportation of our energy resources, but when a catastrophe can strike in the blink of an eye, we must be prepared and we must hold those responsible accountable. In the wake of this tragic spill, we got to work on new standards – the toughest on the books – to ensure something like this can never happen again, anywhere. I applaud our local leaders and all of the stakehold... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Begin Work to Update Pipeline Safety Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, yesterday joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power in unanimously approving a Discussion Draft of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2016. The Discussion Draft contains spending authorizations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and targeted mandates to increase transparency and accountability, complete overdue regulations, and improve safety. “We can ... Read more