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Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults

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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 repo...

Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities

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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 Democrati...

Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases

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Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases Detroit News April 30, 2019 Washington — Bipartisan legislation introduced by Michigan lawmakers in Congress this week would require the leadership of colleges that receive federal funds to certify that they've reviewed sexual abuse investigations of campus employees. The bill, dubbed the Alert Act, is a response to the case of seri...

Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations

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Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations MLive April 30, 2019 Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation are trying again to pass legislation requiring university leaders to personally review Title IX sexual abuse complaints involving school employees. The Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act -- Alert Act for sh...

Upton joins Sarbanes, Stefanik, and Tonko to introduce bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) to introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2024 and provide SBHCs with the federal support they need to continue delivering valuable, low-cost health care to students across the country. School-based health ...

Upton Announces YouthBuild Grant for Benton Harbor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program has been awarded $989,508 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. “This is good news for the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program. This program – the oldest of its kind in Michigan – provides our students with the real world skills to succeed in today’s economy - and specifically...

Upton Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Bill

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill now heads to the president’s desk for approval. “This bipartisan bill is all about preparing Southwest Michigan students for the workforce and good-paying jobs,” said Upton. “Local career and technical education, o...

Upton Announces Military Academy Appointments

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academy’s based on Upton’s recommendation. “It’s truly an honor to announce these appointments,” said Upton. “Each one of these students have excelled in school, sports, and academics. They’ve also undergone a rigorous selection process. We are all so proud of these student...

Upton, Dingell Pledge to Push for Further Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures, Applaud Passage of School Safety and Mental Health Measures

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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...

Upton Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

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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 at...

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