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Upton Issues Statement on Senator Joe Manchin's Opposition to the Build Back Better Act

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SAINT JOSEPH, MI - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he opposes the Build Back Better (BBB) social spending expansion proposal and would vote “no” as a result: “Senator Manchin was an integral part in writing the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill (BIF), which overwhelmingly passed the Senate in August 69-30 and then the H...

Upton, Tonko, Axne Introduce Bill to Help Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), and Cindy Axne (D-IA) today introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act, bipartisan legislation already passed in the Senate that would establish a website to serve as a hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate bil...

Upton, House Republicans Request Full and Transparent Appraisal of Democrats’ Partisan Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined 205 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer requesting a full and transparent appraisal by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Democrats’ partisan reconciliation spending package, which has since been slashed from $3.5 trillion to ro...

Upton, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging House Leadership to Advance Legislation to Address Semiconductor Shortage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led 38 bipartisan lawmakers in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to immediately set a path for advancing legislation to fully fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, including $2 billion in support for semicond...

Upton Applauds Department of Commerce Grant for Cassopolis SMART Park

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $6 million Department of Commerce grant awarded to Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) to construct the needed road, sewer, and water infrastructure to support its world-class, 234-acre Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis. This grant – which is funded through the Department’s Econ...

Upton Applauds Department of Energy Grant for Western Michigan University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded a $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to Western Michigan University (WMU) to investigate five types of infrastructure-based sensors to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles. That includes technology that could be embedded in a roadway, sensors that could offload data through a cellular network, and system...

Upton Announces Department of Transportation Grant for Kalamazoo Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced a $1,000,000 Department of Transportation grant awarded to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) to recruit, initiate, and support new air service from Kalamazoo to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant is funded through the Small Community Air Service Develop...

Upton, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Workforce Training Programs, Provide Additional Resources for SNAP E&T Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for critical U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) workforce development programs and provide American workers with resources to develop new skills and secure long-term employment. The bipartisan Revitalize and Expand SNAP Education and Training (RESET) For Am...

Upton asks IRS to expedite access to economic impact payments

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) today joined a bipartisan group of members in sending a letter to the IRS to express their concern that constituents have yet to receive their economic impact payments (EIPs) and request the IRS to simplify the process for constituents to receive their EIPs. Currently, the IRS is requiring individuals who have not received their EIP to wait until they file their...

Upton urges U.S. Economic Development Administration to approve grant for Cassopolis’ SMART Park

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today urged the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to approve the forthcoming grant application from Midwest Energy and Communication Cooperative (MEC) to develop the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis. If approved, this project will create more than 1,000 jobs and bolster the local econo...

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