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  • ICYMI: Michigan deserves tax reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Michigan deserves tax reform Detroit News By Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, and Paul Mitchell October 14, 2017 The last time our tax code was updated was 1986. Since then, it has become a complicated mess with too many special-interest loopholes. We have all heard countless stories from constituents impacted by a tax code that is outdated, unwieldy, and too often rewards special interests at the cost of regular folks. It has become ... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the House Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget resolution establishes the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, budget levels for Fiscal Years 2019-2022, and proposes policies to meet those targets. Upton released the following statement: “With the passage of this budget resolution, the path to tax reform has been made easier. This budget blueprint also outlines reasonable measures to ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement as leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate released framework for pro-growth tax reform: “Our framework will deliver tax relief for middle-class families, allow workers to take home more money, and put American businesses in a better competitive position – keeping jobs here at home. “Americans need tax relief and reform now more than ever. As I’ve spoken to countless folks and businesses, small and la... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, by a vote of 233 to 186. “We all remember the devastating consequences of the Great Recession. Many folks here in Southwest Michigan lost their jobs, their homes, and their sense of financial security. In response, Congress attempted to crack down on Wall Street with the Dodd-Frank Act. Unfortunately, the act also cracked down on small, community-based ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of PATH Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement upon passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act which permanently renews vital tax credits. “I’ve heard directly from folks in Southwest Michigan who want nothing more than certainty in the tax code, and that’s precisely what we did today with the passage of the PATH Act,” said Upton. “This certainty will prevent tax increases, help create good paying local jobs, boost our economy, and la... Read more

  • Upton, House Approve Legislation to Expand and Strengthen 529 College Savings Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Taxes, Education, Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined by the majority of his House colleagues voted to advance a bill that would expand and strengthen tax-free 529 college savings plans. The legislation, H.R. 529, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans, would expand, strengthen, and modernize 529 college savings accounts. Specifically, H.R. 529 would allow payments from 529 plans to be used to buy important educational tools like computers as well as ass... Read more

  • Upton statement on State of the Union Address
    Posted in Committee Statements on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Energy, Taxes, National Security, Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement in response to the president’s State of the Union address. “We have to come together and tackle the issues that are most important to the American people. We have a great opportunity before us this Congress to make a positive and lasting difference. More life-saving cures, more affordable energy, and more innovation and jobs are all part of our vision for a better America and a better Michigan. It’s time to g... Read more

  • Upton supports creation of tax-free savings accounts for Michiganders with disabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    More than 2 million Michigan adults have some form of a disability and that number is projected to increase by the year 2030, reports the Michigan Department of Community Health. We want to help give those families the opportunity to save for their future and long-term expenses, said U.S. Representative Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, a supporter of the original Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upton joined his House colleagues this evening in passing bipartisan legislation – H.R. 647, the Achie... Read more

  • Upton touts his committee’s bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess, unveils new resource chronicling efforts in the 113th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Energy, Taxes, National Security, Health Care, Education, Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Spending, Veterans Affairs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton: “In a time of partisan politics, the Energy and Commerce Committee has been able to rise above and get the job done, working together to make a difference for countless families here in Michigan and across the country.” Read more

  • Upton Votes to Rein in an IRS Run Amok
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Representative Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for legislation – H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 – to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable for its actions against American taxpayers. Overall, this legislation reduces funding for the IRS by $1.48 billion compared to the previous fiscal year, and includes a number of provisions to stop the agency’s targeting of individuals based on their political beliefs. H... Read more