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Upton Issues Statement on Senator Joe Manchin's Opposition to the Build Back Better Act

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he opposes the Build Back Better (BBB) social spending expansion proposal and would vote “no” as a result: “Senator Manchin was an integral part in writing the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill (BIF), which overwhelmingly passed the Senate in August 69-30 and then the H...

Upton, House Republicans Request Full and Transparent Appraisal of Democrats’ Partisan Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined 205 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer requesting a full and transparent appraisal by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation spending package, which has since been slashed from $3.5 trillion to ro...

Upton Demands Answers from Biden Administration Over Reports of Costly Federal Payments to Undocumented Migrants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, led 75 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra amid reports that the Biden Administration is considering paying $450,000 per person to families who illegally crossed the southern bord...

Upton, House Republicans Oppose Proposed IRS Financial Surveillance Policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last month, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined many of his Republican colleagues and signed on to a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal voicing his strong opposition to a proposed IRS policy that would increas...

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...

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