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  • 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

  • Upton, House Vote to Advance American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. “We know that Obamacare is broken. One out of three counties across the country have only one insurance provider and it looks like it will only get worse as others are on the verge of pulling the plug. Nearly two dozen of the non-profit co-ops have gone belly up. Here in Michigan folks saw their premiums increased by nearly 17 percent. Some foreca... Read more

  • ICYMI: Holland Sentinel: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: Michigan receives $16M in federal funding to battle opioid addiction By Jordan Climie Holland Sentinel Michigan has received more than $16 million in federal funds to help reduce opioid use and abuse across the state, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced today. “The addiction epidemic continues to impact families in every community across our state and across this country,” Calley said. “Michigan is making strides in the fight against addiction and this grant will help us bring those efforts t... Read more

  • Upton: “Help is on the Way” in Opioid Epidemic Fight
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of the first round of grants to help states and territories combat the opioid epidemic. These grants were made available as part of Upton’s bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act. The $485 million in grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be used towards the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse. “It seems like ev... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upton & DeGette: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs

    ICYMI: Drastic Cuts to NIH Would Hamper Progress in Finding Cures By Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette Morning Consult The National Institutes of Health is in the business of curing diseases. For more than a century, NIH scientists have improved American lives by making important discoveries that benefit public health. That is why we remain extremely wary of any budget proposals that impose dramatic cuts to NIH. The administration recently requested budget cuts to NIH in fiscal year 2017 an... Read more