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  • 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

  • Upton Leads Letter Advocating Innovative Solutions to Ensure Swift Family Reunifications
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today led a letter to officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inquiring about, and advocating for, innovative solutions to ensure swift reunifications for families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The letter was signed by Upton, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana. Read the full letter online here or below: Dear Mr. Wagner and Mr. Lloyd: We are writing today regarding the Office of Refugee R... Read more

  • Upton Joins Letter to Admin Demanding Answers about Safety & Security of Immigrant Children
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined 40 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielson to demand answers about the safety and security of families with children immigrating to the United States. Upton also released the following statement: “Having recently met with folks from Bethany Christia... Read more

  • Upton Statement on End to Family Separation Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order ending the family separation practice: “Thank goodness this ugly practice is ending. As it should. Now we must re-double our efforts to fix a broken immigration system.” On Monday, Upton publicly called for an end to “ugly and inhumane” family separations at the U.S./Mexico border and earlier today he urged the president to “stop the madness.” Read more

  • Upton Statement on Family Separations at U.S./Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in regards to family separations at the United States/Mexico border: “It’s time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now. “It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process. For some time, I’ve said that separating young, innocent children from their parents is the wrong approach. The right approach is legislation to address the root issues. “This week, the House should vote on a bill that ... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Halt Overseas Shipments of Synthetic Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | 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 passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevent (STOP) Act, by a 353 to 52 vote: “Every day, powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, are ordered online and then shipped from countries like China into the United States. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will close loopholes in the mail system currently being exploited by drug traffickers. As I’ve met with... Read more

  • ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Defense Act keeps us safe, promotes Michigan priorities By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga May 28, 2018 Holland Sentinel America’s military is facing grave challenges on multiple fronts. From the re-emergence of competitors like Russia and China, the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran, the imperative to keep the pressure on terrorist organizations like ISIS and al Qaeda, and more. Clearly, zero mistakes can be made and our military must have the tools they need to ... Read more

  • Upton Announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academy’s based on Upton’s recommendation. “It’s truly an honor to announce these appointments,” said Upton. “Each one of these students have excelled in school, sports, and academics. They’ve also undergone a rigorous selection process. We are all so proud of these students, what they’ve accomplished, and thank them for their willingness to serve our country. But we know... Read more

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