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  • 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

  • Upton, House Vote to Hold IRS Official in Contempt
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Government Reform & Oversight

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted this evening to hold former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena to provide testimony regarding the agency’s targeting of conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. “The constitutional right to free speech is the lifeblood of our democracy, and it is the responsibility of our government to ensure that right is protected,” said Representative Fred Upton, R... Read more

  • Upton Praises Michigan Colleague's Efforts to Overhaul Nation’s Tax Code
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs

    A longtime supporter of comprehensive tax reform, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, praised today’s unveiling of draft legislation by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Midland, to overhaul the nation’s complex tax code. “This proposal seeks to deliver the relief that Michigan families and employers have long awaited and deserve,” said Upton. “The status quo is unfair and an obstacle to domestic job creation and economic growth. Tax reform will boost Michigan's working families strug... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Block IRS from Stifling Free Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, voted today for legislation that would prohibit the administration from implementing new rules that seek to limit the activities and free speech of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. The Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 (H.R. 3865) would prevent for one year the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from issuing or finalizing proposed regulations that would prohibit 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations ... Read more