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Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to Western Michigan University (WMU) to investigate five types of infrastructure-based sensors to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles. That includes technology that could be embedded in a roadway, sensors that could offload data through a cellular network, and system...

Upton Announces Department of Transportation Grant for Kalamazoo Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a $1,000,000 Department of Transportation grant awarded to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) to recruit, initiate, and support new air service from Kalamazoo to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant is funded through the Small Community Air Service Develop...

Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Workforce Training Programs, Provide Additional Resources for SNAP E&T Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for critical U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) workforce development programs and provide American workers with resources to develop new skills and secure long-term employment. The bipartisan Revitalize and Expand SNAP Education and Training (RESET) For Am...

Upton asks IRS to expedite access to economic impact payments

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today joined a bipartisan group of members in sending a letter to the IRS to express their concern that constituents have yet to receive their economic impact payments (EIPs) and request the IRS to simplify the process for constituents to receive their EIPs. Currently, the IRS is requiring individuals who have not received their EIP to wait until they file their...

Upton urges U.S. Economic Development Administration to approve grant for Cassopolis’ SMART Park

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today urged the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to approve the forthcoming grant application from Midwest Energy and Communication Cooperative (MEC) to develop the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis. If approved, this project will create more than 1,000 jobs and bolster the local econo...

Upton Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Expedite PPP Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expedite forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act would streamline for process for certifying compliance with PPP requirements and expedite the loan forgiveness process for small businesses....

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 issues statement after Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act becomes law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement after the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump. Upton was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week by a vote of 417 – 1. This bipartisan legislation extends loan forgiveness beyond the original 8-we...

Upton announces nearly $550 thousand in funding for local public housing agencies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced an additional $540,000 in funding to support nine public housing agencies across southwest Michigan in their response to the coronavirus crisis in public housing. The funding was made possible through the CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds. Upton voted for the CARES Act at the end of March. “These funds for p...

Upton, Gottheimer urge Congress to support full, continuous funding for PPP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) today led a group of lawmakers in sending a bipartisan letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to fully fund the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so long as small businesses need this critical funding. 74 members signed the letter. “Congress must expeditiously and indomitably act to remove arbitrary funding barr...

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