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  • House Advances Six Year Reauthorization of CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance legislation to fund the government and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years – the longest such extension in the programs history. Upton released the following statement: “CHIP is a critically important public health initiative that serves the most vulnerable among us. It helps nearly 40,000 children in Michigan alone. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to extend... Read more

  • Upton Comments on New Designation for Two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today made the following comments after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed two Southwest Michigan Superfund Sites as part of their Redevelopment Focus List. This is an initial list of Superfund National Priorities (NPL) sites with greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The two sites are Aircraft Components in Benton Harbor and the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River site in Kalamazoo. “This is good news for Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo... Read more

  • ICYMI: Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they’re safe.
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they're safe By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Debbie Dingell January 15, 2018 Detroit Free Press As the North American International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, there will be the usual parade of new models, world debuts, panels and press conferences. But there will also be something new in the air. Attendees this year will have the opportunity to experience the latest mobility-focused technologie... Read more

  • ICYMI: Bipartisanship a 2018 priority
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Bipartisanship a 2018 priority By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton January 6, 2018 Detroit News Last year was a transformational year for American politics — that’s for sure. But one thing was missing: Major bipartisan policy wins for the American people. While Congress did flirt around the edges on some bipartisan goals, I’m hopeful that as we set out on 2018 we can come together and deliver real, bipartisan results for folks here in Michigan and across the country. On the issue of infrastructure, Michigan... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Wins in '17
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of the top seven wins for constituents this year. Below is the list along with comments from Upton on why each is important to folks in Michigan. Win #1: Top-notch constituent services. Upton on its importance: “My top priority as a Member of Congress is helping folks in Southwest Michigan solve problems big and small. With nearly 500 meetings and events directly with constituents we were able to productively discuss important issues and ... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a new report titled “2017: The Year in Review and A Look Ahead” which outlines policy initiatives his office tackled in the last year and sets priorities for the new year ahead in 2018. Upton also released the following statement: “2017 was a transformational year but for me, my focus never wavered from local initiatives such as helping constituents with problems big and small, and on bipartisan policies that create jobs and improve our economy.... Read more

  • End-of-the-Year Roundup: 7 Must Read Op-Eds
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released a list of his top op-ed pieces published in 2017: “Self-driving cars are the next frontier of innovation and safety” via The Hill with U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan | February 8, 2017 Key excerpt: As the birthplace of the automotive industry, Michigan is a well-known home to innovative suppliers and manufacturers that make our cars and trucks safe, more efficient, and more affordable. But Michigan also has a dense nexus of engineering tal... Read more

  • Upton Requests Further Information from EPA on Superfund Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter, alongside colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in regards to the recent news that the EPA intends to prioritize certain cleanups under the Superfund program. Among the programs the EPA has targeted for “immediate, intense attention” is the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Upton previously released a statement in support of the new designation. The l... Read more

  • Upton: Historic Tax Reform One Step Closer to Reality
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting to advance the Conference Report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by a vote of 227 to 203. Upton released the following statement: "With this vote, historic tax reform is one step closer to reality. Here’s what our plan does for individuals; it significantly increases the standard deduction, it expands the Child Tax Credit, preserves the Adoption Tax Credit, preserves the mortgage inter... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Signing the Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after signing the House-Senate Conference Committee report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Conference Committee’s task was to merge two bills into a better one. I’m pleased to say on a number of issues we prevailed. We deliver a tax cut to the middle class while protecting important deductions like the Medical Expense Deduction, and we lower the tax burden on American businesses while eliminating incentives to m... Read more

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