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  • VIDEO: Upton Talks Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Learn more about Upton’s work on this important issue here: Upton.house.gov/opioids. **Click HERE to watch** Upton’s full remarks as prepared c... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently advanced 10 pieces of legislation including H.R. ___, the HEALTHY KIDS Act. This legislation would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Fiscal Year 2022. The Committee also cleared legislation that would extend funding and make improvements for Community Health Centers. “The HEALTHY Kids Act is an important public health bill that keeps our promise to th... Read more

  • Upton Wraps Up August District Work Period
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, wrapped up the August District Work Period after hosting 82 meetings and events with constituents in all six of the counties he represents. To date, Upton has held more than 360 meetings and events with constituents this year. “This was a great August District Work Period as we were able to have 82 productive meetings and events with folks – including those with very strong opinions contrary to my own," said Upton. "We discussed issues such as healthcare, educ... Read more

  • ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton August 25, 2017 Detroit News Every five years, Congress must reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs for generic drugs, prescription drugs, biosimilar biological products, and medical devices. These programs are critical to patients, drug and device manufacturers, and the millions of Americans who work hard every single day to deliver new treatments and cures. At its core, reauthorizati... Read more

  • Upton on POTUS Signing FDA User Fee Reauthorization Into Law: We Delivered
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after President Trump signed into law H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. “Workers, job creators, and patients here in Michigan and across the country depend on this legislation, and we just delivered. This bipartisan legislation is about two things: Local jobs and improving public health. As I’ve visited with local workers and leaders of innovative companies like Pfizer Inc, which recently announced a multi-m... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement: “The path forward to fixing the healthcare mess is seeking bipartisan, common-sense common-ground. At the top of our list is stabilizing insurance markets and ensuring lower premiums for patients. Our other goals are simple and what I’ve fought for all along: Protect those with pre-existing conditions and ensure states that expanded Medicaid, like Michigan, are secure. This will safeguard the most vulnerable amongst us s... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Critical Public Health, Jobs Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a unanimous vote. “This bipartisan legislation is about two things: improving public health and jobs,” said Upton. “Now that our groundbreaking 21st Century Cures Act is law, we need to make sure that the FDA is able to handle new breakthrough treatments in a timely and predictable fashion. All while maintaining the highest levels of saf... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | 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 advanced three bipartisan initiatives to combat human trafficking. “Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes with more than 20 million people affected each year. Here in Michigan alone, there were more than 200 cases of human trafficking reported in 2016 – the highest number in the last five years. Behind these startling numbers are real people who are sufferin... Read more

  • ICYMI: Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    You might not have seen it on the nightly news or in the local papers, but recently, Republicans and Democrats came together to take real action to help our veterans. Most agree that our veterans here in Michigan and across the country deserve the highest quality medical care. The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 is a direct response to the scandals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the past three years. This bipartisan legislation was pas... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton on Importance of FDA Legislation to Southwest Michigan Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following video on why passing H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, is vital to good-paying, local jobs for Southwest Michigan. Click HERE to watch the video On Wednesday, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 2430 by a 54 to 0 vote. To learn more about this legislation and what it means for Southwest Michigan, please click here. Read more