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  • Upton, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic, Spur Development of Non-Addictive Pain Medication
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, today introduced legislation to address the opioid epidemic by spurring urgently needed research on new non-addictive pain medications. Twenty-five million Americans suffer from pain every day, and it is essential that non-addictive medications are available to them. H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with new, flexible authorities to conduct inno... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Athlete Safety Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight applauded the passage of S. 534 the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation advanced by a vote of 406 to 3. Upton released the following statement: “Our young athletes should be focused on training, competing, and winning – not sexual predators or heinous acts of abuse. The crimes committed by Dr. Larry Nassar are heartbreaking and intolerable. We must ensure something like this c... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Fund Government (Again)
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to, again, fund the government. Upton released the following statement: “Finally this unnecessary government shutdown is over. As a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus we spent the weekend working to come up with a solution. Tonight, we reauthorized the critical CHIP program for six years, the longest reauthorization in the program’s history, and we repealed the Medical Device Tax which is... Read more

  • House Advances Six Year Reauthorization of CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance legislation to fund the government and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years – the longest such extension in the programs history. Upton released the following statement: “CHIP is a critically important public health initiative that serves the most vulnerable among us. It helps tens of thousands of children in Michigan alone. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to... Read more

  • ICYMI: Bipartisanship a 2018 priority
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Bipartisanship a 2018 priority By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton January 6, 2018 Detroit News Last year was a transformational year for American politics — that’s for sure. But one thing was missing: Major bipartisan policy wins for the American people. While Congress did flirt around the edges on some bipartisan goals, I’m hopeful that as we set out on 2018 we can come together and deliver real, bipartisan results for folks here in Michigan and across the country. On the issue of infrastructure, Michigan... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Wins in '17
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of the top seven wins for constituents this year. Below is the list along with comments from Upton on why each is important to folks in Michigan. Win #1: Top-notch constituent services. Upton on its importance: “My top priority as a Member of Congress is helping folks in Southwest Michigan solve problems big and small. With nearly 500 meetings and events directly with constituents we were able to productively discuss important issues and ... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a new report titled “2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead” which outlines policy initiatives his office tackled in the last year and sets priorities for the new year ahead in 2018. Upton also released the following statement: “2017 was a transformational year but for me, my focus never wavered from local initiatives such as helping constituents with problems big and small, and on bipartisan policies that create jobs and improve our economy.... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Must Read Op-Eds
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top op-ed pieces published in 2017: “Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety” via The Hill with U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan | February 8, 2017 Key excerpt: As the birthplace of the automotive industry, Michigan is a well-known home to innovative suppliers and manufacturers that make our cars and trucks safe, more efficient, and more affordable. But Michigan also has a dense nexus of engineering tal... Read more

  • ICYMI: One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Dianna DeGette December 12, 2017 Roll Call One year ago this week, President Obama signed into law one of the most consequential bills passed by the 114th Congress: the landmark, bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act. He took the occasion of his final public bill-signing to praise the measure as a prime example of how important legislation should be passed: through consultation with stakeholders, deliberation... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton & DeGette Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today alongside U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, released the following video on the one-year anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act becoming law. Upton and DeGette use the video to highlight some of the most important provisions in the groundbreaking law. Click HERE to watch the video. Read more

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