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  • Upton Self-Driving Car Legislation Gains Committee Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in advancing seven bipartisan pieces of legislation. Among those was H.R. 3406, the PAVE Act authored by Upton and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, which was approved by a 54 to 0 vote. “The future of the automobile is here and the automotive industry is completely revolutionizing how we will get around for decades to come,” said Upton. “Self-driving cars will play a critical role in M... Read more

  • Upton Urges Foxconn to Strongly Consider Southwest Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this morning sent a letter to Mr. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, expressing his strong support for Foxconn to site their new display-making factory in Southwest Michigan. In the letter, Upton says: Our Southwest Michigan community is uniquely qualified to become the home of your new display-making factory. This region has all of the key components for your investment to prosper: a solid manufacturing sector, a steadfast workforce,... Read more

  • House Approves Upton Energy Security Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, 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 H.R. 3050, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. Upton sponsored the bill. “Here in Michigan our energy infrastructure must be prepared for a wide variety of hazards including floods, tornadoes, storms, snow, fuel supply disruptions, physical and cyber threats, and other catastrophic events. It’s been 25 years since we’ve properl... Read more

  • ICYMI: Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    Upholding our Constitutional Duty: Providing for the Common Defense By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga July 17, 2017 Holland Sentinel For the last 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” Just this week, we joined our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing this year’s NDAA, H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorizat... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Today we voted to keep our promise to our military’
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives by voting to advance H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, by a bipartisan 344 to 81 vote. For 56 years, the NDAA has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article I constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” “Today we voted to keep our promise to our military. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act focuses on thre... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Critical Public Health, Jobs Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, 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. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a unanimous vote. “This bipartisan legislation is about two things: improving public health and jobs,” said Upton. “Now that our groundbreaking 21st Century Cures Act is law, we need to make sure that the FDA is able to handle new breakthrough treatments in a timely and predictable fashion. All while maintaining the highest levels of saf... Read more

  • ICYMI: As Asian Carp discovery raises stakes, White House must release study
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    As Asian Carp discovery raises stakes, White House must release study By U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Jack Bergman, Justin Amash, John Moolenaar, Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, Paul Mitchell and Dave Trott MLive June 30, 2017 As Michiganders, we have a fundamental understanding of the links between our state's economic health and the environmental health of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes region provides drinking water, jobs, nearly endless recreational opportunities and, of course, countle... Read more

  • Upton Greets 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner Cami Hoogstraten
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Otsego High School Sophomore Cameron “Cami” Hoogstraten, winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Cami’s winning piece, “Native American Dancer,” is a digital illustration with typography. The words, including those such as “love,” “home,” and “freedom,” are woven into the dancer’s outfit. It was chosen from more than 50 submissions. “It was great to finally meet Cami, who traveled all the way... Read more

  • Michigan House Delegation to Administration: Time for Action on Asian Carp
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, led a bipartisan letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to immediately release the Brandon Road Lock and Dam study. The letter, signed by all 14 members of Michigan’s House Delegation, highlights the study as being the best way to learn how to prevent Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes. The letter comes on the heels of the discovery of an 8-pound, 28-inch adult silver carp less than 10 miles fr... Read more

  • Upton Applauds EPA Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would withdraw its controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would regulate ditches and standing water in farmers’ low-lying fields as federally regulated waterways: “This is a big win for farmers and rural communities here in Southwest Michigan. I have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle here in Congress on several different occasi... Read more