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  • Upton Applauds Passage of Landmark Tax Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the passage of landmark tax reform legislation, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. “This historic tax reform package will lower individual income tax rates except for the top bracket, simplify the entire code, create jobs, and boost our Southwest Michigan economy,” said Upton. “It will specifically help Michigan middle-class families by increasing the standard deduction and expanding the Child Tax Credit. The current tax code is indefensible. I h... Read more

  • VIDEO: Time for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Republicans in the Michigan Congressional Delegation released the following video to promote efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This historic legislation, which updates the tax code for the first time since 1986, will benefit Michigan middle-class families by doubling the standard deduction, expanding the Child Tax Credit, and creating more opportunity. Click here to watch the video. In October, the Mich... Read more

  • Upton Statement in Support of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 356 to 70. “We all must be clear eyed and resolute – our nation faces grave threats from terrorist organizations and rogue nations alike. This is why it’s important to support the National Defense Authorization Act because it delivers on one of our most basic Constitutional duties: Providing for the ... Read more

  • Upton: The Time for Middle-Class Tax Reform & Relief is Now
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today applauded the introduction of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, a bold piece of legislation that will overhaul our nation’s tax code for the first time in 31 years. Upton released the following statement: “The time for middle-class and small business tax reform and relief is now,” said Upton. “Our tax code has not been updated since 1986 and it shows. Families pay too much and small businesses are stuck in a tax system that holds them back. A simplified, ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Administration Declaring Nationwide Public Health Emergency to Address the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after attending the bipartisan White House announcement that the Trump Administration would declare a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis: “I want to applaud the Trump Administration for taking decisive action to address the threat the opioid crisis poses. This fight is personal to me: It has hit home even in my own extended family. It has torn through families, neighborhoods, and communities b... Read more

  • 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