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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...

Upton announces nearly $500,000 in federal funding for local health centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is providing nearly $500,000 in grant funding to two southwest Michigan health centers: Intercare Community Health Network in Bangor and Family Health Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo. HHS is awarding funding to 496 health centers across the country – including 13 total in Michigan. The...

U.S. House passes bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation that he cosponsored – the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The bill passed 329-73. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act addresses legal ambiguities and helps ensure pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. The legislatio...

Upton, Dingell Request Clarity on Requirements for FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) pressed FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to urgently address issues in COVID-19 patients from being able to receive convalescent plasma. Upton and Dingell heard directly from Michigan hospitals that are facing barriers in using convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients after a change in FDA regulations. This week, the...

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

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06) today joined colleagues Max Rose (NY-11), David McKinley (WV-01), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Denver Riggleman (VA-05), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) to introduce the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditio...

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