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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...

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

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize billions in funding to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic. While coronavirus-related research is now in overdrive, most other research has been slowed down or stoppe...

Upton Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

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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 rec...

Upton: Department of Energy awards Western Michigan University with nearly $9.6 million grant

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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 Energ...

Upton announces judges for Congressional App Challenge

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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. ...

Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019

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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 ...

Upton launches Congressional App Challenge

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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 ...

Upton, Burchett, Kuster, Rouda, and Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act

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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 graduat...

Upton announces 2019 Art Competition Winner

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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...

Upton announces Military Academy Appointments

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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...

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