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  • 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

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, 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 H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018: “This bill contains many wins for Southwest Michigan; Full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, funding to continue addressing the opioid crisis, funding for mental health initiatives made possible through our 21st Century Cures Act, and new funding for innovative medical research. It also includes commo... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance School Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, 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 H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, by a 407 to 10 vote. Upton had previously co-sponsored the bill. “When we send our kids off to school, we expect them to arrive back home safely. This bipartisan legislation addresses flaws in the system that fail to prevent violence in school. It represents a common-sense step that students, teachers, and law enforcement should all ag... Read more

  • WWMT Newschannel 3: Congressman Fred Upton votes yes to efforts fighting online sex trafficking
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Congressman Fred Upton votes yes to efforts fighting online sex trafficking Franque Thompson/Newschannel 3 March 1, 2018 Law enforcement will soon be equipped with new tools to help crack down on online sex trafficking as part of a new bill. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, in a 388 to 25 vote, Wednesday and Congressman Fred Upton, R-Michigan, cast one of the votes in favor of the proposal to fight the growing crime. “I... Read more

  • Upton Supports Efforts to Fight Online Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care, 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 H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), by a bipartisan 388 to 25 vote. “Online sex trafficking is a heinous crime that tragically occurs on a daily basis. Enough,” said Upton. “This legislation will provide news tools for our law enforcement officials to prosecute criminal websites that knowingly facilitate illegal... Read more

  • Nolan Finley: Stop fighting, start doing
    Posted in Fred in the News on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Stop fighting, start doing Nolan Finley February 19, 2018 Detroit News The angry cry to “Do Something!” in response to the Valentine’s Day school massacre in Florida is ringing across the country. But do what? Everyone seems to have an idea, a lot of them based on misinformation and misplaced expectations. But what we’re mostly doing is dividing into partisan camps and hurling accusations at each other. Fighting over assault weapons bans, trying to paint Donald Trump and Republicans and the Nati... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, 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 the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: "This two-year budget deal properly funds our military and gives our soldiers a pay raise. It makes critical investments in America’s veterans, medical research, community health centers, disaster relief, and infrastructure. Of critical importance to Michigan, it also furthers our efforts to combat opioid abuse and drug addiction. No bipar... Read more

  • Upton Statement on NDAA Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 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 after President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law: “America faces grave threats from terrorist organizations and rogue nations alike. This is why it’s vitally important we support this bipartisan legislation that provides for our common defense as outlined in the U.S. Constitution. This year’s NDAA also boosts investment in our military cybersecurity capabilities which wi... Read more

  • Upton Statement in Support of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 356 to 70. “We all must be clear eyed and resolute – our nation faces grave threats from terrorist organizations and rogue nations alike. This is why it’s important to support the National Defense Authorization Act because it delivers on one of our most basic Constitutional duties: Providing for the ... Read more

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