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Upton, Trone Introduce House Resolution Designating May 10 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD) led a group of their colleagues in introducing a House resolution designating May 10, 2022, as National Fentanyl Awareness Day. Overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, largely due to the influx of fentanyl – a synthetic opioid – being mixed into illicit and counterfeit drugs. Senators Dianne Fe...

Upton, DeGette, Eshoo Join Forces to Advance Cures 2.0, ARPA-H Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Fred Upton (R-MI) have joined forces to advance two critical health care bills aimed at revolutionizing America’s biomedical research capabilities and creating a new advanced research agency for health modeled after the Department of Defense’s highly successful DARPA program. The move became clear during a key congressional ...

Upton, Eshoo Relaunch Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers on World Cancer Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on World Cancer Day, Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) announced he is relaunching the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers with Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA). “The prevention, treatment, and ultimately curing of the deadliest cancers requires an all-hands-on-deck effort to not only educate, but innovate new cures and treatments. We have the technology at our hands to ma...

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...

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