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  • 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

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Public Health Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017, by a 54 to 0 vote. H.R. 2430 updates and reauthorizes the FDA user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products. Additionally, the committee approved 11 energy infrastructure and efficiency bills. “Here in Southwest Michigan we have thousands of jobs th... Read more

  • Upton Discusses Local Jobs, Multi-Million Dollar Expansion with Pfizer Employees, CEO Ian Read
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with members of the Pfizer leadership team and CEO Ian Read to discuss their continued multi-million dollar manufacturing plant expansion in Portage. According to a recent economic impact study, the investment along with ongoing site operations bring in more than $2 billion in economic activity annually and 5,680 jobs to the region. “This is truly a great community partnership. I want to commend Pfizer’s leadership for expanding their base right here... Read more

  • Upton Praises Decision to Retain NIH Director
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today praised President Donald Trump’s decision to retain Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health: “This is much welcome news for American patients, doctors, researchers, and advocates. For nearly a decade, Dr. Collins has spearheaded the bold agenda at the National Institutes of Health, but he’s spent his entire life as public servant on the cutting-edge of medical research. He worked hand-in-glove with our team from the start to ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on CBO Score of American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “CBO scores are important but not critical – they’re merely one projection of what might happen. Today’s score only reflects a portion of the actions we are taking to fix our broken health care system. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, premiums in Michigan increased by 90... Read more

  • Upton in the Herald Palladium: Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Help is on the way in opioid epidemic fight By Rep. Fred Upton Sunday, May 2, 2017 Herald Palladium It seems like everyone I meet these days is in some way impacted by the tragic, ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. We see it every day here in Southwest Michigan. The statistics are as startling as they are heartbreaking: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates more than 33,000 Americans died from opioid abuse in 2015, including nearly 2,000 from Michigan. That is 10 times as many deaths becau... Read more