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Upton Issues Statement on Events in Afghanistan

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SAINT JOSEPH, MICH. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement today on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. “The withdrawal from Afghanistan was horribly botched from the get-go and easily predicted. Several weeks ago, I joined most of my colleagues to expedite safe passage to the United States for thousands of Afghans who aided our brave troops over the last 20 years....

Upton, GOP members unveil proposed immigration reforms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) and other Congressional Republicans to offer new solutions to reform our broken immigration system and address the crisis at our southern border. The effort aims to lead and convene a coalition to fix the issue of illegal immigration once and for all. At a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Upton, Sala...

Upton helps introduce Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, as an original cosponsor helped introduce the bipartisan Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (DTPA) of 2021 to help prevent, respond, and investigate acts of domestic terrorism. Joining Upton in introducing the bipartisan bill - H.R. 350 - is Reps. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Don ...

Upton: “We should not play politics with our nation’s security”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after voting against H. Con. Res. 83, the War Powers Resolution: “As members of Congress, we must do everything we can to protect American citizens at all costs. "Last week, I supported the President’s decision to kill one of the world’s deadliest terrorists. I left yesterday’s classified briefing convinced that ...

Upton cosponsors Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today cosponsored the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act – originally introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). The TAPS Act – H.R. 838 - is bipartisan legislation that aims to create safer communities by providing states and local entities the resources needed to utilize behavioral threat assessment and management units. “...

Upton’s office accepting applications for U.S. Service Academy nominations

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that his office is accepting applications for nominations to a U.S. service academy. Students interested in applying for a nomination have until 5 PM on November 1, 2019. Upton’s office is also hosting an Academy Day event on Saturday, October 19 at Western Michigan University at the College of Health and Human Services Room 4010...

Upton votes for, House passes Short-Term Detention Standards Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the House passed bipartisan legislation – H.R. 3670, the Short-Term Detention Standards Act – that would ensure individuals apprehended by Customs and Border Protection would have access to temporary shelter with access to bathroom and shower facilities, water and appropriate nutrition, hygiene and personal grooming items, ...

Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus visit southern border

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MCALLEN, TEXAS – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and 16 other members from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus visited the southern border. The members toured a point of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center and participated in briefings and discussions with border patrol agents. Upton issued this statement following the visit: “Today’s visit to the southern bor...

Upton issues statement after voting for emergency funding for the southern border crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after he voted for and the House passed emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis on the southern border. “I am pleased that the House and Senate were able to reach a bipartisan solution that will provide critical resources for our southern border,” Upton said. “The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming t...

Upton, Huizenga, Walberg, Mitchell, Bergman issue statement after Department of Defense selects Fort Drum for new missile defense site

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-06), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), and Jack Bergman (MI-01) issued a joint statement after the Department of Defense selected Fort Drum rather than Fort Custer for a missile defense Interceptor Site. Locating the missile defense Interceptor Site at Fort Custer could have brought $3.2 billion in economic impact and 1,...

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