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  • Upton Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today invited high school students living in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to take part in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The winner will have their art piece hang in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year along with the winners of the award from districts across the United States. The winner and a guest will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. “Every year, the Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for Sout... Read more

  • Upton: Department of Energy awards Western Michigan University with nearly $9.6 million grant
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Education, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today celebrated the announcement that the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded a nearly $9.6 million grant to Western Michigan University for a project titled, “Enabling Advanced Electrode Architecture through Printing Technique.” In November 2019, Upton penned a letter to the Department of Energy in support of WMU’s proposed research, which focuses on how to create more cost-effective lithium-... Read more

  • Upton announces judges for Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today the three judges who will participate in the Sixth District’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This panel of judges will select the winning app, and the winner will be eligible to have their apps featured in a U.S. Capitol exhibit, on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, and on the Congressional App Challenge website. Winners will also meet with Upton and will be invited to #HouseOfCode, the springtime computer scien... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed S. 239, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Upton introduced the House-version of the bill in January as H.R. 500 with more than 300 cosponsors. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 will mint a $1 silver coin – at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer - in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and ... Read more

  • Upton launches Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that students from the Sixth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a coding competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform, such as desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. “This is an exciting opportunity for students in southwest Michigan to get involved i... Read more

  • Upton, Burchett, Kuster, Rouda, and Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Harley Rouda (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3334, the Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act, which would allow students who received a Pell Grant during their undergraduate education to utilize their remaining Pell eligibility toward their first graduate degree. Under current federal law, individuals are prohibited from using Pell grants for their gra... Read more

  • Upton announces 2019 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Makala Carr, a junior at Centreville High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her art, a colored pencil, charcoal, and ink pen piece titled “Opinion Orange,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Makala’s piece is so unique and creative, and it will be a real joy to see her art represent our community in our nation’s Capitol for the next y... Read more

  • Upton announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academies based on Upton’s recommendation. “These students are our nation’s future leaders, and we could not be prouder of what they have accomplished already in their lives,” Upton said. “We also come together to thank them for their willingness to serve our country and help keep it safe. We look forward to seeing what’s next for these young men and wo... Read more

  • Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults WSJM May 4, 2019 New legislation in the U.S. House and Senate is intended to help prevent a repeat of the Larry Nassar debacle at Michigan State University. At a press conference this past week, Congressman Fred Upton joined colleagues to announce the ALERT Act. The act would require university leaders to certify they have reviewed any reports of sexual abuses perpetrated by university employees each year. Upton said he’s found backing fo... Read more

  • Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universitie Holland Sentinel May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Several Michigan elected officials took part in a press conference calling for the passage of the ALERT Act, a bipartisan effort aimed toward holding public universities accountable for sexual abuse and misconduct done by university employees. Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Democratic U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow were among the participants. Democratic U.S. Rep. Eliss... Read more

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