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  • Upton Statement on Reports U.S. to Remove Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued a statement on the reports that the United States is set to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “I welcome the news the Administration is set to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on our closest trading partners, Canada and Mexico. Just this week, I met with local manufacturers and job creators in southwest Michigan and heard from them directly that these tariffs were driving costs up, hurting their business, an... Read more

  • Rep. Upton speaks on trade war
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Upton speaks on trade war ABC 57 May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich.--- US Representative Fred Upton spoke with Benton Harbor manufacturing leaders in a round table discussion on Monday. The discussion was mainly centered around the trade war between the United States and China. After discussions broke down between the US and China, President Trump announced that he was increasing tariffs on Chinese goods. In retaliation, China announced on Monday that it was increasing tariffs on US imports.... Read more

  • 'A pretty high price'
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    'A pretty high price' Upton talks tariffs, economy with SWMI manufacturers The Herald-Palladium May 14, 2019 BENTON HARBOR — On the day China announced it would further escalate the ongoing trade war with the United States, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton addressed his stance on tariffs with several Southwest Michigan manufacturers. Upton, R-St. Joseph, met with a handful of companies Monday for a roundtable discussion in Benton Harbor, which included Gast Manufacturing, Hanson Mold, Vail Rubber, Vickers E... Read more

  • Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Michigan companies concerned over future effect of high Chinese and U.S. tariffs WWMT May 13, 2019 BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Leaders from companies like Whirlpool, Kinexus and Vail Rubber met with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton at Kinexus Group headquarters in Benton Harbor to voice their concerns in the midst of a trade war with China. China announced it would raise tariffs on U.S. imports by $60 billion in retaliation for tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. “Some of the manufacturers are saying let'... Read more

  • Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Fred Upton says China tariffs need to end to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. WSBT May 13, 2019 here may not be an end in sight for those sinking market numbers. Representative Fred Upton admitted Monday he doesn't know when the trade war will end. Upton says the tariff impacts are wide. He says tariffs on aluminum and steel jack up the price for raw materials used by southwest Michigan's manufacturers -- that means the cost of the final product goes up, too. Upton says if we want to kee... Read more

  • TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say Michigan Advance May 1, 2019 U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned to help protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipelines carrying oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. Upton, ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, indicated his ... Read more

  • Upton receives U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, last Thursday received the U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award after receiving a 100 percent score in 2018, the only Michigan member of Congress to receive a perfect score. The Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes for pro-growth economic issues. “Job creation and economic growth have always been a couple of my top priorities for southwest Michigan families,” Upton said. “It really is an honor to be just one of 1... Read more

  • Detroit News: U.S. Rep. Upton files bill to block import car tariffs
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Upton files bill to block import car tariffs Detroit News March 13, 2019 Washington — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is introducing legislation that would block President Donald Trump from imposing tariffs on imported cars as high as 25 percent, at least in the near term. Upton said Wednesday he is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., to block Trump from imposing tariffs on imported cars and parts until the International Trade Commission conduc... Read more

  • Upton Announces YouthBuild Grant for Benton Harbor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program has been awarded $989,508 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. “This is good news for the Benton Harbor’s YouthBuild program. This program – the oldest of its kind in Michigan – provides our students with the real world skills to succeed in today’s economy - and specifically right here at home in Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “Benton Harbor’s program has an incredible r... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Passage of Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 the First Step Act by a 358 to 36 vote. This bipartisan legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this week by an overwhelming 87 to 12 vote and now heads to the president’s desk for signature. Upton was a co-sponsor of the underlying legislation. “This bipartisan bill marks the first significant improvements to the federal criminal justice system in decades,” said Up... Read more

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