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Upton calls on House and Senate leadership to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to send a letter to House and Senate leadership, calling on them to prioritize bipartisan budget negotiations. In the letter, Upton and his colleagues urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senate Minority ...

Upton, House Advance All 12 Appropriations Funding Bills

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his House colleagues in advancing H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 by a 211 to 198 vote. Passage of this legislation marks the first instance since 2009 that the House advanced all 12 appropriation funding bills on time. “The passage of all 12 appropriations funding bills mark a big win for Michigan taxpay...

Upton, House Advance Financial CHOICE Act

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, by a vote of 233 to 186. “We all remember the devastating consequences of the Great Recession. Many folks here in Southwest Michigan lost their jobs, their homes, and their sense of financial security. In response, Congress attempted to crack down on Wall...

Upton Statement on Administration’s Budget Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Trump administration released their proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget: “As I’ve said before, the president’s budget proposal is just that: A proposal. Many of the proposed cuts to important domestic programs that many Michiganders rely on are, frankly, non-starters. Of particular concern is funding for our Great La...

Upton Praises Government Funding Bill

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the release of a government funding bill for the remainder of the current fiscal year: “Avoiding a costly government shutdown and funding bipartisan priorities most Americans agree on is great news. I’m particularly pleased to see funding stay level for our Great Lakes and a $2 billion increase for the National Insti...

Upton Votes to Keep Government Open

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 382 to 30 in favor of a Continuing Resolution that maintains appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017 and keeps the government open. “Today’s vote ensures essential federal services remain open and operational and that our armed services continue to receive the support they deserve. ...

ICYMI: Fighting for our Great Lakes

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Fighting for our Great Lakes By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton March 21, 2017 Holland Sentinel Whether it's a lazy Sunday on the lake with family, fishing with friends, enjoying a sunset pontoon boat cruise or any number of activities — Michiganders all have a deep, personal connection to our lakes. This is why it was so alarming to learn of a proposed drastic funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Ini...

Upton and Peters Applaud Senate Passage of RPA Operation Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, today applauded Senate passage of H.R. 5944. This bipartisan legislation would update and modernize the leasing programs necessary to keep National Guard units and Air Force Remote Pilot Aircraft (RPA) operations on airfields where they currently operate. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed int...

ICYMI: Working together to strengthen Medicaid for the most vulnerable

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Last year, the Medicaid program celebrated its golden anniversary. A lot has changed over the last 50 years. Originally created in 1965 as a joint federal-state program to provide health care coverage for low-income, vulnerable Americans, it is now the world’s largest health insurance program. Today Medicaid is an important lifeline for so many in Michigan and across the country. It is estimated t...

Upton Helps Usher Long Term Highway Legislation Through the House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance the conference report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which authorizes federal surface transportation programs through fiscal year 2020. The legislation was approved by an overwhelming 359-65 bipartisan vote. “You don’t have to look bo...

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