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  • Upton Applauds Passage of Veteran College Aid Expansion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan vote of 405 to 0. “This is a transformational expansion of GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents,” said Upton. “Since 1944 the GI Bill has provided our veterans the opportunity to invest in their futures through access t... Read more

  • Upton Greets 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner Cami Hoogstraten
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Otsego High School Sophomore Cameron “Cami” Hoogstraten, winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Cami’s winning piece, “Native American Dancer,” is a digital illustration with typography. The words, including those such as “love,” “home,” and “freedom,” are woven into the dancer’s outfit. It was chosen from more than 50 submissions. “It was great to finally meet Cami, who traveled all the way... Read more

  • Upton, House Vote to Improve Career and Technical Education Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a unanimous vote. “This bipartisan bill will help Americans develop the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs,” said Upton. “Local career and technical education, or CTE, programs help prepare high school and community college students with the knowledge and hands-on ... Read more

  • Upton and Dingell Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Championing STEM Education
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will champion the STEM education program FIRST Robotics. H.R. 5168, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2017, would mint a $1 coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and astronaut who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and recognize and support FIRST Robotics. FIRST Robotics is the nation’s leading no... Read more

  • Upton Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Cameron “Cami” Hoogstraten, a sophomore at Otsego High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her piece, a digital drawing of a Native American dancer, will hang in the hallway of the U.S. Capitol for one year. “This a great selection for Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “It’s yet another extraordinary piece of art to represent our community in the U.S. Capitol. Cong... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Selection of new Western Michigan University President
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Western Michigan University named Dr. Edward Montgomery as the ninth president of the university. “Today is a good day to be a Bronco. This is great fit for Western Michigan University and our entire Kalamazoo community. I congratulated Dr. Montgomery earlier on his new role and look forward to working closely with him, just as I did with Dr. Dunn, as we make Southwest Michigan an attractive home to the leaders of t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ground broken for Glen Oaks residence hall
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    ICYMI: Ground broken for Glen Oaks residence hall By Michael Patrick Sturgis Journal Glen Oaks Community College officially broke ground Wednesday for a 108-bed student housing project. The ceremony follows the recent vote by the college's board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to construct a new dormitory on the Glen Oaks campus. Construction is expected begin in the coming weeks, weather permitting, with plans for the project to be co... Read more

  • Reminder: Service Academy Nominations Due Nov. 1
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, wants to remind students who are interested in applying for nominations to U.S. Service Academies that the deadline for turning in applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Students interested in an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source, such as the applicant’s Congressional Representative, U.S. Senators, and Vice P... Read more

  • Upton Takes to House Floor to Recognize Suicide Prevention Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today took to the House Floor to recognize Suicide Prevention Month. Upton highlighted his personal experiences with suicide, the third annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk that takes place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as the bipartisan mental health reform legislation the House advanced in July. “Last week, I was in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park for the Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk,” said Upton. “A beautiful young woman named Kait stood before ... Read more

  • Upton Highlights FIRST Robotics in Congressional Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs

    The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on Wednesday held a bipartisan hearing focused on advanced robots, and specifically the success of the STEM education program, FIRST Robotics. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” The program has grown from 20 to more than 45,000 teams nationwide since it was founded in 1989. Michigan has by far the highest number of FIRST teams per capita in the country. The hearing br... Read more