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  • 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 Statement on Discovery of Asian Carp near Lake Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after reports that Asian Carp have been discovered beyond the electric barrier and only nine miles from Lake Michigan: “The time to act is now. I am calling on the Trump administration to immediately release the Brandon Road Study so that we can have a full grasp of our options to stop this destructive force. Asian Carp have the potential to decimate the Great Lakes we all love and depend on. It is absolutely imperative w... Read more

  • Upton Energy Security Legislation Gains Subcommittee Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues on the Subcommittee on Energy and voted to advance five pieces of bipartisan energy security and infrastructure legislation. Among the bills advanced was Upton’s legislation, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. “In the face of ever-evolving physical and cyber threats, today’s vote is a positive step towards modernizing our nation’s energy security and infrastructure,” said Upton. “It ... Read more

  • Upton Concludes Fifth Tele-Town Hall of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last night wrapped up his fifth tele-town hall of the year. Upton has previously held four tele-town halls where more than 5,000 folks participated and 30 questions were asked and answered. You can listen to all of the tele-town halls that have taken place this year online HERE. “I want to thank everyone from Southwest Michigan – 1,644 in total – that participated in last night’s tele-town hall. These innovative forums give folks the unique opportunity to ask ... Read more

  • Upton Calls for Continued Vigilance of Line 5
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Enbridge completed a successful pressure test over the weekend: “A spill on our Great Lakes would be catastrophic with immediate and long-term harm. This test is a step forward but we must remain vigilant as this is high stakes for our Great Lakes. It is of the utmost importance that Enbridge fully complies with the tough standards we mandated under law. This testing took place thanks in part to bipartisan pipeline ... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Ten Bipartisan Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced ten bipartisan energy construction, infrastructure, and efficiency bills. “These ten common-sense, bipartisan bills put job creators first and will boost our economy here in Michigan and across the country. They will also lower costs for ratepayers, reduce emissions, and allow for more domestic energy production. Here in the House we will continue to advance an ‘all-of-th... Read more

  • Upton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Soo Locks Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in co-sponsoring legislation, authored by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, and U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, to authorize construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. “This is about Michigan jobs and our economy. During our bipartisan delegation trip to the Soo Locks we discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock, ensuring ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton on Importance of FDA Legislation to Southwest Michigan Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following video on why passing H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, is vital to good-paying, local jobs for Southwest Michigan. Click HERE to watch the video On Wednesday, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 2430 by a 54 to 0 vote. To learn more about this legislation and what it means for Southwest Michigan, please click here. Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, by a vote of 233 to 186. “We all remember the devastating consequences of the Great Recession. Many folks here in Southwest Michigan lost their jobs, their homes, and their sense of financial security. In response, Congress attempted to crack down on Wall Street with the Dodd-Frank Act. Unfortunately, the act also cracked down on small, community-based ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Detroit Tigers for Honoring Fallen Berrien County Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that slain Berrien County Courthouse bailiffs Ron Kienzle and Joseph Zangaro are to be honored at tonight’s Detroit Tigers baseball game. Kienzle and Zangaro lost their lives during the Berrien County Courthouse shooting that occurred in July of 2016. They will be honored alongside five other Michigan officers killed in the line of duty last year. “I want to applaud the Detroit Tigers organization for their so... Read more