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  • ICYMI: Michigan deserves tax reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Michigan deserves tax reform Detroit News By Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, and Paul Mitchell October 14, 2017 The last time our tax code was updated was 1986. Since then, it has become a complicated mess with too many special-interest loopholes. We have all heard countless stories from constituents impacted by a tax code that is outdated, unwieldy, and too often rewards special interests at the cost of regular folks. It has become ... Read more

  • Detroit News: Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules
    Posted in Fred in the News on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Rep. Upton files bill to ‘harmonize’ mpg rules Detroit News October 12, 2017 Washington — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has introduced legislation that would allow automakers to apply credits for gas mileage improvements from model years as far back as 2009 to help comply with emission rules that require them to produce car and truck fleets that average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. Upton said making the change, a priority of U.S. automakers, would “harmonize” federal emission sta... Read more

  • Upton Introduces Fuel Economy Harmonization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4011, that would harmonize separate sets of fuel economy regulations at the state and federal level into one consistent standard. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, is the lead co-sponsor and similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. “The most important aspect of this bill: Affordable autos for all Americans,” said Upton. “The high cost of the current conflicting regulatory requirements automakers a... Read more

  • Upton Supports Hurricane Relief, Wildfire Package
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today supported a bipartisan aid package that totals $36.5 billion for urgent, short-term needs related to recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and wildfires in the U.S. The package passed with wide, bipartisan support 353 to 69. Upton released the following statement: “There is a needed level of urgency behind today’s vote. These funds are vital to our neighbors and fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Louisiana, and F... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently advanced 10 pieces of legislation including H.R. ___, the HEALTHY KIDS Act. This legislation would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Fiscal Year 2022. The Committee also cleared legislation that would extend funding and make improvements for Community Health Centers. “The HEALTHY Kids Act is an important public health bill that keeps our promise to th... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the House Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget resolution establishes the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, budget levels for Fiscal Years 2019-2022, and proposes policies to meet those targets. Upton released the following statement: “With the passage of this budget resolution, the path to tax reform has been made easier. This budget blueprint also outlines reasonable measures to ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Grills Former Equifax CEO
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today questioned Richard Smith, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., about the recent data breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Information taken from the Equifax system included names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license data. In addition, more than 200,000 people had their credit card information stolen. The hearing took place during a Subcommittee o... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Palisades
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Entergy Corporation announced that the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will remain operational until 2022: “As Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, I am delighted to hear the news. This is a welcome announcement for the workers and the community. As a long-time supporter of safe, reliable, and secure nuclear energy, my goal all along was to make certain there was never any political interference with the operations of... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement as leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate released framework for pro-growth tax reform: “Our framework will deliver tax relief for middle-class families, allow workers to take home more money, and put American businesses in a better competitive position – keeping jobs here at home. “Americans need tax relief and reform now more than ever. As I’ve spoken to countless folks and businesses, small and la... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance All 12 Appropriations Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his House colleagues in advancing H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 by a 211 to 198 vote. Passage of this legislation marks the first instance since 2009 that the House advanced all 12 appropriation funding bills on time. “The passage of all 12 appropriations funding bills mark a big win for Michigan taxpayers,” said Upton. “It funds priorities important to Michigan such as full funding of the Great Lakes... Read more