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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, Dingell Urge Biden-Harris Administration for Michigan COVID-19 Resources Amidst Surge

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sent a letter to President Biden urging for an increase in COVID-19 resources for Michigan, including therapeutics, rapid testing supplies, and military medical personnel to assist hospitals. In the last week, Michigan reported over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases – the highest weekly caseload for the state si...

Upton, DeGette Introduce Highly Anticipated Cures 2.0 Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced their highly anticipated, bipartisan Cures 2.0 legislation that some leading health care organizations are calling a potential “game changer” in how the U.S. conducts biomedical research going forward. Included in the 173-page bill designed to revolutionize how the U.S. provides care to patients are several p...

Upton, DeGette Statement on Efforts to Create ARPA-H

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement in response to published reports that language seeking to jumpstart the creation of a new advanced research agency to cure cancer, known as ARPA-H, will not be included in the Senate’s reconciliation bill: “The news today that language needed to create ARPA-H has been removed from the Senate v...

Upton, Dingell Applaud PFAS Action Act Passage in Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) applauded the passage of their bill to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup. The PFAS Action Act now awaits final consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Upton, DeGette unveil bipartisan legislation to create Biden’s new advanced research agency to cure cancer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today released draft legislation that would, among other things, make President Biden’s dream of creating a new federal advanced research agency to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s and other difficult diseases a reality. Included in the bipartisan legislation that’s now circulating among lawmakers is a provision that would create an ...

Upton issues statement on federal moratorium on Medicare payment cuts during pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement today after he voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend a moratorium on Medicare payment cuts – that would otherwise expire at the end of March – to healthcare professionals as a result of ongoing economic hardship presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It passed by a bipartisan v...

Upton, Dingell Introduce Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation to extend financial protections to seniors who receive long-term care in their home or a community setting. In an effort to erase the institutional bias that has led seniors to choose more costly nursing homes over impoverishment, the bipartisan Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverish...

Upton Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation To Support Healthcare Professionals’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and a bipartisan group of members from the U.S. House and Senate have reintroduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. The legislation was introduced in 2020 in the 116t...

Upton, Dingell Mark National Cancer Prevention Day

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WASHINGON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a resolution honoring February 4, 2021 as National Cancer Prevention Day. Upton and Dingell serve on the Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, which aims to educate policymakers about best practices for cancer prevention. The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance o...

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