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Upton leads bipartisan support for funding middle-skills adult education

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today led a bipartisan letter with U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) urging the Appropriations Committee to include report language that emphasizes the importance of using Career and Technical Education (CTE) funding in post-secondary programs to teach the skills and knowledge required for “middle-skill jobs.” Middle-skill jobs are defined as specif...

Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Students & Workers to Use 529 Savings Plans to Pay for Training & Credentialing Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today led the reintroduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help more students and workers afford high-quality workforce training and credentialing programs. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act would give individuals in Michigan and across the country the freedom to use their “529” savings plans to cove...

Upton Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, invites high school students living in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The winner will have their artwork hang in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year along with the winners of the award from districts across the United States. The 2020 winner was Audrey Blough with her art...

Upton and Gottheimer introduce bipartisan school safety legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in School Safety Alert Act (the ALYSSA Act), school safety legislation named after Alyssa Alhadeff who died in the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018. Sunday marked the third anniversary of the shooting. The ALYSSA Act is...

Upton reintroduces bipartisan legislation to support U.S. research community during pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize billions in funding to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic - the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act. The RISE Act was reintroduced in the 117th Congress after Upton and DeGette introduced it the summer of 2020. While coronavirus-related resear...

Upton: Take action to protect drinking water in schools

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Upton: Take action to protect drinking water in schools WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging them to take comprehensive and urgent measures to identify and remediate PFAS chemicals...

Upton announces additional federal grant dollars for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Western Michigan University is receiving a $249,460 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant funding will be used for a project titled, “Preparing Qualified Personnel from Two Master’s Degree Programs.” “Once again Western Michigan University is recognized on the national stage as one of the premier r...

Upton announces federal grant for Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a federal grant to Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The $377,500 grant will be used to further allergy, immunology, and transplantation research at the school. The title of the grant is “Sex Determines Age-related Changes in Repertoire a...

USDA approves Upton’s request to extend waivers to help feed students in need

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last Thursday sent an urgent letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that the department extend waivers to help feed students during the COVID-19 crisis, and today Perdue announced he has approved the request. By extending the waivers, summer meal program operators will be able to continue serving free healthy and nutritious meals for studen...

Upton urges USDA to extend waivers to help feed students

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the Administration extend waivers that are needed to help feed students who participate in school meal programs. Specifically, Upton is asking USDA to extend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Waivers as well as the Afte...

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