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  • Upton Votes to Hold Russia, Iran, and North Korea Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran, and North Korean Sanctions Act by a bipartisan 419 to 3 vote. “These bipartisan sanctions hit Russia, Iran, and North Korea where it hurts the most: their wallets,” said Upton. “Russia, Iran, and North Korea all pose serious threats to our national security and consistently undermine global stability. In response, we are using all of the political... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Nomination of Pete Hoekstra as U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the White House announced its intention to nominate former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands: “The administration made a wise decision by picking Pete, with his long-established Dutch roots and heritage. He is exceptionally qualified and will make a tremendous ambassador. Pete’s always had a passion for public service and a way of connecting with people that will co... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga July 17, 2017 Holland Sentinel For the last 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” Just this week, we joined our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing this year’s NDAA, H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorizat... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Today we voted to keep our promise to our military’
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives by voting to advance H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, by a bipartisan 344 to 81 vote. For 56 years, the NDAA has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” “Today we voted to keep our promise to our military. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act focuses on thre... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced three bipartisan initiatives to combat human trafficking. “Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes with more than 20 million people affected each year. Here in Michigan alone, there were more than 200 cases of human trafficking reported in 2016 – the highest number in the last five years. Behind these startling numbers are real people who are sufferin... Read more

  • 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