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Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michig...

Upton on Pfizer Investment in Kalamazoo County

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Pfizer announced a major expansion in Kalamazoo County that is to include the creation of hundreds of good-paying jobs and nearly $500 million in new investments: “This is huge news for our community. Having met directly with Pfizer leadership and other local folks about this a year ago, today truly is a great day. We...

ICYMI: ‘Opportunity Zones’ on their way

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'Opportunity Zones' on their way By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton April 30, 2018 Detroit News As part of the landmark reform of our outdated tax code, a bipartisan provision was included that I championed known as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are economically distressed rural and urban areas eligible for tax benefits aimed at spurring private investment, economic growth and local jobs. The goal of ...

Upton, House Vote to Improve IRS

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting for H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act and H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act. Both pieces of bipartisan legislation reform and revamp the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the heels of the Tax Day tech meltdown. “On the heels of yesterday’s Tax Day meltdown at the IRS, it’s clear we need to...

The Peninsula: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act leads to private investment targets across Michigan By Chris Galford April 12, 2018 The Peninsula With approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), new Opportunity Zones have been designated throughout Michigan. Opportunity Zones are a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. They are meant to encourage private inv...

ICYMI: Economic progress, thanks to tax reform

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Economic progress, thanks to tax reform By: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton March 3, 2018 Detroit News At the end of 2017, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was signed into law. This historic re-write of our outdated tax code was met with derision by some, but the truth is that tax reform is working. Across the country, more than 370 companies have announced new investments in their employees and their communities. It...

Leader Publications: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market

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Tax Cuts & Jobs Act benefits employees at Shelton’s Farm Market Kelsey Hammond February 5, 2018 Leader Publications NILES — If Shelton’s Farm Market doles out bonuses for their employees, it is typically during the holiday season. But this year, employees got a surprise at the beginning of the year when they received bonuses resulting from a profitable 2017 year and economic optimism spurred by th...

Upton: Historic Tax Reform One Step Closer to Reality

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting to advance the Conference Report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by a vote of 227 to 203. Upton released the following statement: "With this vote, historic tax reform is one step closer to reality. Here’s what our plan does for individuals; it significantly increases the standard deducti...

Upton Statement on Signing the Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after signing the House-Senate Conference Committee report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Conference Committee’s task was to merge two bills into a better one. I’m pleased to say on a number of issues we prevailed. We deliver a tax cut to the middle class while protecting important deductions like the Medical Exp...

Upton Statement on Being Named to Tax Conference Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after being named to serve on the House-Senate conference committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “I look forward to being a member of the House-Senate conference committee for this historic tax reform opportunity. We owe it to our constituents to reform the tax code and cut taxes, make it easier for sma...

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