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  • Upton, Dingell Pledge to Push for Further Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures, Applaud Passage of School Safety and Mental Health Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    As students from across the country prepare to march on Saturday, U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Fred Upton (MI-06), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Working Group on Response to the Parkland Shooting, announced they are continuing to work together to find bipartisan consensus on meaningful legislation to reduce gun violence in our communities. The caucus reached agreement on commonsense measures to improve school safety and fund mental illness research, which ... Read more

  • Upton Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today invited high school student artists living in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to take part in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The winner will have his or her piece hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year along with the winners of the award from Congressional districts across the country. The winner, and a guest, will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., along with two free tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend ... Read more

  • WWMT Newschannel 3: Congressman Fred Upton votes yes to efforts fighting online sex trafficking
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Congressman Fred Upton votes yes to efforts fighting online sex trafficking Franque Thompson/Newschannel 3 March 1, 2018 Law enforcement will soon be equipped with new tools to help crack down on online sex trafficking as part of a new bill. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, in a 388 to 25 vote, Wednesday and Congressman Fred Upton, R-Michigan, cast one of the votes in favor of the proposal to fight the growing crime. “I... Read more

  • Upton Recognizes NPAL for Supporting Mentoring Programs in South Haven
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today recognized the National Association of Police Athletic League, Inc. (NPAL) which has awarded $39,600 to Police Athletics and Activities League in support of NPAL Mentoring Program. This grant will provide funding to facilitate NPAL’s mentoring programs in South Haven to keep kids safe and prevent youth delinquency. The grant comes as a part of the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) national effort to str... Read more

  • 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

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