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  • Upton Statement on Passage of Highway Program Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the House of Representatives advanced legislation by a bipartisan 312-119 vote to authorize and finance our highway and transit programs through the end of the year. “This extension brings us one step closer to a final agreement. It provides the House more time to negotiate a multi-year agreement to finance our highway and transit programs. Without it, current projects would be stopped in their tracks... Read more

  • Say Goodbye to the SGR
    Posted in Fred in the News on March 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    There is no shortage of complex policy acronyms in Washington, but last week, we took a bold step to finally erase one from our vocabulary. Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) has plagued seniors, Medicare physicians, and Congress for nearly two decades. The SGR is a flawed formula that places quantity ahead of quality in seniors’ health care. Its price controls would wreak havoc on Medicare, and Congress finds itself in crisis mode every time the SGR looms. To date, the solution has been t... Read more

  • Upton Helps Broker “Major Breakthrough” Bipartisan Deal to Strengthen Medicare for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined by the majority of his House colleagues advanced H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This bipartisan legislation will permanently fix the broken Medicare payment formula. It will also strengthen the program in the long term, and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers nearly 45,000 children in Michigan (MIChild). Upton helped broker a deal with bipartisan leaders of the House Energy a... Read more

  • Upton touts his committee’s bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess, unveils new resource chronicling efforts in the 113th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Communications & Technology, Energy, Taxes, National Security, Health Care, Education, Agriculture, Economy & Jobs, Spending, Veterans Affairs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton: “In a time of partisan politics, the Energy and Commerce Committee has been able to rise above and get the job done, working together to make a difference for countless families here in Michigan and across the country.” Read more

  • Upton Votes to Rein in an IRS Run Amok
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, Government Reform & Oversight

    U.S. Representative Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for legislation – H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 – to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable for its actions against American taxpayers. Overall, this legislation reduces funding for the IRS by $1.48 billion compared to the previous fiscal year, and includes a number of provisions to stop the agency’s targeting of individuals based on their political beliefs. H... Read more

  • Upton Supports Bipartisan Bill to Fund Government, End Dysfunction
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending

    Building upon the bipartisan budgetary groundwork set by Congress in mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed comprehensive legislation (H.R. 3547) to fund the entire federal government for the fiscal year. Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, praised the bipartisan funding measure, which passed the House by a vote of 359 to 67 and now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate. “To address our challenges, we need thoughtful, bipartisan solutions. While not perfect, this agreem... Read more

  • Upton Votes to Break Gridlock, Pass Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Spending

    Click here to watch Upton’s Floor statement on temporary SGR fix The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bipartisan two-year budget agreement that will prevent a government shutdown in January and return the congressional budget process to regular order. Building on the earlier efforts of House Republicans, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res. 59) replaces the across-the-board sequester cuts to defense and non-defense programs, while still reducing the deficit by more than $20 bi... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Bipartisan Deal to Avoid Default, End Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Spending

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement in anticipation of this evening’s vote to reopen the federal government and fund federal agencies through January 15, 2014, as well as prevent a default on the nation’s debt obligations by temporarily extending the debt limit until February 7, 2014. The bipartisan agreement will give both sides time to work out a long-term solution to address the national debt and deficits. Upton said he plans to vote in favor of the agreement,... Read more

  • Upton, Congressional Leaders to Sit Down with President Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, will be part of a small group of Republican congressional leaders to meet with President Obama on Thursday at the White House to try to resolve the government shutdown and address our nation’s fiscal crisis. “Right now, folks in Michigan and across the country are tired of government dysfunction. They want their leaders to talk through and tackle the difficult issues. For the past few weeks, my focus has been on how we can bridge this partisan divide and tho... Read more

  • Time to Put Policy over Politics
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Spending

    By Rep. Fred Upton I had the privilege of working for Ronald Reagan. Remembered as a President who got things done and won re-election with 49 of the 50 states – all while working with a Democratic Congress. My focus has always been fiscal issues that have a real impact on families and businesses here in Michigan. To use a well-worn phrase, I am tired of kicking the can down the road. Trillion-dollar deficits and a near $17 trillion national debt have put us on a destructive path that threatens ... Read more

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