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  • Upton cosponsors Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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. “Those who commit violent acts often show some sort of warning or pattern of concerning behavior. Thi... Read more

  • Upton’s office accepting applications for U.S. Service Academy nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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 from 9 AM – 12 PM where students, parents, and educators can learn more about the nomination proces... Read more

  • Upton votes for, House passes Short-Term Detention Standards Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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, and sanitation needs. Upton is a cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Eli... Read more

  • Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus visit southern border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 border was incredibly sobering, and the border crisis will only get worse by doing nothing. I have hear... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after voting for emergency funding for the southern border crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    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 the system, and the images from the border are just heartbreaking. With the emergency funding approve... Read more

  • Upton, Huizenga, Walberg, Mitchell, Bergman issue statement after Department of Defense selects Fort Drum for new missile defense site
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 1,800 jobs to the region. “We always thought and were led to believe that on the merits, the Fort Cust... Read more

  • WHTC: Upton Vows Bipartisan Support for GLRI Funding Push
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Upton Vows Bipartisan Support for GLRI Funding Push WHTC March 20, 2019 HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- St. Joseph Republican Congressman Fred Upton says he's confident that Michigan lawmakers will work in a bipartisan way to defend a $300-million request for the Great Lakes Regional initiative. President Donald Trump's budget allows only $30 million. Upton said the money helps not just Michigan, but all states adjacent to the Great Lakes. Trump's $75-million allocation for constructing a new Soo lock w... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Package to Help PFAS Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Administration spending bill. Included in this bill is $14 million to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Upton released the following statement: “Testing at W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base has shown serious PFAS groundwater contamination at several sites. Across Michigan, s... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement: “Russia is not our ally. As I’ve said all along – I trust our intelligence community’s assessment about Russian meddling in our election and fully support the independent Mueller investigation. My position has not changed. “We must continue following the facts wherever they lead. We must continue holding Russia accountable for their destabilizing actions.” In July of 2017, Upton voted in favor of expanded economic sanction... Read more

  • Upton Co-Sponsors Three Bipartisan Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that he had recently co-sponsored three important, bipartisan pieces of legislation. Upton has co-sponsored H.R. 6183, the Family Reunification Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), to use all means necessary to ensure children separated from families at the border are reunited. Upton rel... Read more

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