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  • Upton, Stabenow, Peters, Announce that President Will Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Veteran James C. McCloughan on July 31, 2017. This follows legislation passed by Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Upton to make then-Private First Class McCloughan eligible for our nation’s highest military honor. Their legislation passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and was signed into law ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Detroit Tigers for Honoring Fallen Berrien County Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that slain Berrien County Courthouse bailiffs Ron Kienzle and Joseph Zangaro are to be honored at tonight’s Detroit Tigers baseball game. Kienzle and Zangaro lost their lives during the Berrien County Courthouse shooting that occurred in July of 2016. They will be honored alongside five other Michigan officers killed in the line of duty last year. “I want to applaud the Detroit Tigers organization for their so... Read more

  • Upton Supports Special Counsel for Russia Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counselor to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election: “As I’ve said on numerous occasions, the American people deserve answers and we owe it to them to follow the facts wherever they lead. Special counselor Mueller is a man of the highest integrity with a deep background at the FBI. I support this decision to appoi... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Comey Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in support of the ongoing investigations into whether President Trump attempted to influence or impede the FBI’s investigation as it relates to Lt. General Michael Flynn. Specifically, the House Oversight Committee has requested “all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President.” The deadline for this request is May 24, 2017. Read the letter from t... Read more

  • Upton Statement on the Firing of FBI Director Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “I have always advocated for an independent and non-political FBI. ‘Just the facts, please.’ I am not privy to the justification nor the details behind the firing but the replacement must restore the public confidence immediately. It cannot be a partisan selection. As it relates the Russian investigatio... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Keep Government Open
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 382 to 30 in favor of a Continuing Resolution that maintains appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017 and keeps the government open. “Today’s vote ensures essential federal services remain open and operational and that our armed services continue to receive the support they deserve. This short-term Continuing Resolution also allows us more time to come to consensus on future approp... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons to kill his own people: “After Assad delivered a heinous chemical attack on his own citizens, an unmistakable message had to be delivered. I believe these targeted, measured airstrikes were an appropriate response to the unfolding atrocities. As we move forward, the administration must wor... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Bipartisan House Investigation into Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, was stepping aside from the House investigation into whether Russia meddled in last year’s president election. “I continue to support the bipartisan investigations occurring in the House and the Senate. Based on what happened, it’s appropriate that Chairman Nunes steps away from this investigation. I remain confident that my colleagues in bo... Read more

  • Upton, House Pass Measures Targeting North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing two pieces of bipartisan legislation to address urgent threats posed by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un regime. Just today, a North Korean defector spoke to NBC and warned the U.S. and allies that the “world should be ready” to deal with Kim Jung Un. “In recent weeks, North Korea has escalated their threats against American lives. In response to these troubling provocations, we have taken acti... Read more

  • Upton Statement on President’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, after careful consideration of the facts, today released the following statement: “I fully support strengthening our screening processes and securing our borders, but this Executive Order needs to be scaled back. It has created real confusion for travelers and those who enforce the laws. I have heard from a number of local folks with valid concerns for themselves or loved ones as well from global companies that have legitimate worries relating to the internati... Read more