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Upton Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped introduce the Halt All Lethal Trafficking (HALT) Fentanyl Act, which is bipartisan legislation that would permanently list fentanyl-related substances (FRS) in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, simplify the registration process for Schedule I substance research, and provide for exemption of individual FRS from Schedule...

Upton Demands Answers from Biden Administration Over Reports of Costly Federal Payments to Undocumented Migrants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, led 75 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra amid reports that the Biden Administration is considering paying $450,000 per person to families who illegally crossed the southern bord...

Upton, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging House Leadership to Advance Legislation to Address Semiconductor Shortage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led 38 bipartisan lawmakers in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to immediately set a path for advancing legislation to fully fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, including $2 billion in support for semicond...

Upton, House Republicans Urge Biden Administration to Continue Remain in Mexico Policy

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SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined several of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter led by Representative Rick Allen (R-GA) to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging his agency and the Biden Administration to abandon their plans to eliminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), better known as the “Remai...

Upton, House Republicans Call on Biden Administration to Secure Southern Border

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, helped introduce a resolution led by U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) calling on the Biden Administration to fully enforce our nation’s immigration laws and support the brave men and women of our border patrol amid the worsening humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border. Upton is an original cosponsor of the resolution. “We face a ...

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. “...

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