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  • WSBT: New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    New Buffalo is getting funds from federal government to dredge its harbor WSBT 22 June 13, 2018 NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo is getting $275,000 from the federal government to dredge its harbor. Michigan Representative Fred Upton says dredging is critical to tourism, recreation and jobs. He says recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding. Saugatuck and South Haven are also getting money for dredging. Prior to this announcement, $765,000 had already been committed to St. Joseph's ... Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list
    Posted in Fred in the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Upton succeeds in getting Michigan projects included on new Army Corps to-do list Ripon Advance June 13, 2018 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) successfully ensured critical operation and maintenance funding for the dredging of three Michigan harbors got included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan. The Army Corps on June 11 posted its new Work Plan, which distributes the additional funding provided in the FY 2018 Omnibus bill, identifies the new starts and feasibil... Read more

  • Upton on Army Corps Dredging Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | 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 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan that allocates more funds for recreational harbor dredging in Southwest Michigan: “Dredging is critical to tourism, recreation, economic activity, and jobs and we need to dig deep to protect what is the lifeblood of Southwest Michigan. These recreational harbors typically do not receive federal funding, so this is a major win for our ... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 408 to 2. “Being from Michigan, we understand better than most the critical need to keep our water infrastructure up-to-snuff. This bipartisan bill does just that. It also contains two provisions that directly impact folks here in Michigan to further combat Asian Carp and re-affirm the importance of a new lock at the S... Read more

  • Upton on Kalamazoo Airport Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport a $4,650,000 grant to rehabilitate the runway. “This grant is welcome news for people and businesses here in Southwest Michigan. As one who has traveled through the Kalamazoo airport countless times – it really does serve as a springboard for critical investments in local jobs and economic growth. This project is just one... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Recent Tariff Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union: “We need to target tariffs to address specific unfair trading practices in a way that minimizes negative consequences for Michigan jobs, manufacturers, and consumers. Our allies want certainty and here in Michigan so many of our jobs are based on exports. As I’ve listened to our local manufacturers, farmers, and jo... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Proposed Updates to H-2A Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a joint statement proposing streamlining, simplifying, and improving the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program: “This is welcome news and long overdue. For years, our farmers here in Southwest Michigan have struggled with this cu... Read more

  • Upton, Faso, Tonko, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school children, which als... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 5682, the FIRST STEP Act. This bipartisan legislation improves the federal prison system through the implementation of corrections policy reforms. It strengthens public safety, enhances prison security, and provides inmates with the help they need to be more successful upon re-entering society. “This bipartisan bill will help Americans of all walks of life. The vast majority of fede... Read more

  • ICYMI: ‘Opportunity Zones’ on their way
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    'Opportunity Zones' on their way By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton April 30, 2018 Detroit News As part of the landmark reform of our outdated tax code, a bipartisan provision was included that I championed known as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are economically distressed rural and urban areas eligible for tax benefits aimed at spurring private investment, economic growth and local jobs. The goal of this bipartisan economic development program is to bring long-term, private-sector investment to the... Read more

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