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  • Upton, Problem Solvers group releases bold, bipartisan plan to help workers and families respond to coronavirus crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today helped release a bipartisan, bold coronavirus response plan aimed at helping workers, families, and businesses. The legislative package – supported by the Problem Solvers Caucus, of which Upton is a co-vice chair – includes proposed actions to revive the economy, secure health care and food security needs, and stabilize the markets. “The Problem Solvers’ proposal is a commonsense, bipartisan package that would provide critical assista... Read more

  • Upton, Huizenga ask USACE for dredging funding for Holland Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-6) and Bill Huizenga (MI-2) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking them to include funding in their FY2020 work plan for dredging to properly maintain the infrastructure of the Holland Harbor, an important hub of commercial and economy activity. “Holland Harbor is a vital part of West Michigan’s economy and is truly the lifeblood of our community. It is critically important that the necessary funds are prioritized so that the harbor ... Read more

  • Upton celebrates the permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the 2020 spending package, which includes a permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax. Upton voted for and the U.S. House passed the legislation earlier this week, and it now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “Protecting Michigan jobs and American medical innovation have been two of my top priorities, so the repeal of the Medical Device Tax is welcome news,... Read more

  • Upton commends the passage of the USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement with wide bipartisan support. “The new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will help American workers, American jobs, and the American economy, and I am proud to support it. Canada and Mexico are two of our state’s and our nation’s most important trading partners, supporting more than 2 million jobs nationally at 43,000 manufacturers... Read more

  • Upton discusses trade, immigration, other issues with West MI Chamber
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton discusses trade, immigration, other issues with West MI Chamber Holland Sentinel June 17, 2019 HOLLAND — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, was in Holland Monday morning to speak on various issues relevant to West Michigan and the entire country. Speaking at the Holland Civic Center, Upton was the featured guest during the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce’s annual member breakfast. Upton, who represents Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, spoke of recent trade issues between the U... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michigan and heard from them directly that these tariffs were driving costs up, hurting their business, an... Read more

  • Rep. Upton speaks on trade war
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Upton speaks on trade war ABC 57 May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich.--- US Representative Fred Upton spoke with Benton Harbor manufacturing leaders in a round table discussion on Monday. The discussion was mainly centered around the trade war between the United States and China. After discussions broke down between the US and China, President Trump announced that he was increasing tariffs on Chinese goods. In retaliation, China announced on Monday that it was increasing tariffs on US imports.... Read more

  • 'A pretty high price'
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    'A pretty high price' Upton talks tariffs, economy with SWMI manufacturers The Herald-Palladium May 14, 2019 BENTON HARBOR — On the day China announced it would further escalate the ongoing trade war with the United States, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton addressed his stance on tariffs with several Southwest Michigan manufacturers. Upton, R-St. Joseph, met with a handful of companies Monday for a roundtable discussion in Benton Harbor, which included Gast Manufacturing, Hanson Mold, Vail Rubber, Vickers E... Read more

  • Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs WWMT May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Leaders from companies like Whirlpool, Kinexus and Vail Rubber met with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton at Kinexus Group headquarters in Benton Harbor to voice their concerns in the midst of a trade war with China. China announced it would raise tariffs on U.S. imports by $60 billion in retaliation for tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. “Some of the manufacturers are saying let'... Read more

  • Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. WSBT May 13, 2019 here may not be an end in sight for those sinking market numbers. Representative Fred Upton admitted Monday he doesn't know when the trade war will end. Upton says the tariff impacts are wide. He says tariffs on aluminum and steel jack up the price for raw materials used by southwest Michigan's manufacturers -- that means the cost of the final product goes up, too. Upton says if we want to kee... Read more

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