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  • 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

  • Upton, House Advance Critical Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a bipartisan 351 to 66 vote. The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation: To “provide for the common defense” of our country. Upton also released the following statement: “Our military faces grave challenges on multiple fronts. This is why it is so important we suppor... Read more

  • Upton Writes to Mattis Reiterating Strong Support of Fort Custer Missile Defense Site
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis urging support for the Department of Defense to select the Fort Custer Training Center as the preferred location for a potential east coast missile defense site. Key excerpt: I have long supported missile defense. At times like these, with North Korea and Iran continuing to develop long-range missiles, it is imperative that we be prepared. That is precisely why, years ago, Congress included legislatio... Read more

  • WWMT Newschannel 3: Rep. Upton "optimistic" for peace, disarmament on the Korean Peninsula
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Upton "optimistic" for peace, disarmament on the Korean peninsula By Jacob Berent/Newschannel 3 April 29, 2018 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Congressman Fred Upton (R – St. Joseph) has an outlook on North Korea similar to that of his baseball fandom. "I'm a Cubs fan, so I'm an optimist," Upton said. If the Chicago Cubs can win a world series, then congressman Upton says peace is not impossible on the Korean Peninsula. "What we've seen in the last 24 to 48 hours has been a very positive sign that maybe... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell Pledge to Push for Further Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures, Applaud Passage of School Safety and Mental Health Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    As students from across the country prepare to march on Saturday, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Fred Upton (MI-06), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Working Group on Response to the Parkland Shooting, announced they are continuing to work together to find bipartisan consensus on meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence in our communities. The caucus reached agreement on commonsense measures to improve school safety and fund mental illness research, which ... Read more

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