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  • Upton, House Advance Major Opioid Crisis Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. This bipartisan bill will help in the overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like... Read more

  • Upton Joins Letter to Admin Demanding Answers about Safety & Security of Immigrant Children
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined 40 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielson to demand answers about the safety and security of families with children immigrating to the United States. Upton also released the following statement: “Having recently met with folks from Bethany Christia... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Halt Overseas Shipments of Synthetic Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | 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 passed H.R. 5788, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevent (STOP) Act, by a 353 to 52 vote: “Every day, powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, are ordered online and then shipped from countries like China into the United States. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will close loopholes in the mail system currently being exploited by drug traffickers. As I’ve met with... Read more

  • Dingell-Upton Opioid Legislation Clears U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The bill passed by voice vote and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Today was a significant step in supporting the critical need to develop more non-addictive medicines and alternatives for pain treatment,” said Dingell. “We have a true addiction crisis in this count... Read more

  • Upton, Faso, Tonko, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school children, which als... Read more

  • Upton, House Pass Childhood Cancer Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing S. 292, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act, which is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress. “Following on the heels of the 21st Century Cures Act, this is another important step to help find cures and treatments for our smallest patients bravely battling disease,” said Upton. “This bill will bolster resear... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Timely VA Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last night joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the VA MISSION Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation will strengthen and improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system for the approximately nine million veteran patients who utilize the system. The legislation passed by a 347 to 70 vote. “This bipartisan bill contains major reforms that will help our veterans in Southwest Michigan and across the ... Read more

  • Upton-Dingell Opioid Legislation Advances
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 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-Dearborn, today joined the majority of their colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in voting to advance their bipartisan legislation H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act. The bill passed unanimously and now heads to the House Floor for consideration. “I’m pleased to see the ACE Research Act – a bipartisan bill my colleague Debbie Dingell and I have worked on – advance today,” said Upton. “This balan... Read more

  • Upton Video PSA: Prescription Drug Takeback Day is Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following video public service announcement, first published on his Facebook page, encouraging residents of Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Click here to watch Upton’s video PSA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The service provides an opportunity for ... Read more

  • Upton: Second Round of Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic on The Way
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the second round of grants to help states and territories combat the opioid epidemic were on the way. Michigan is set to receive $16.3 million in this round of funding. These Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants were made available as part of Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act. “This is great news for Michigan. As we all work together to end the trag... Read more

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