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  • Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed legislation that Upton co-sponsored, H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, into law. “Veterans votes are the easiest votes I cast – they are always ‘yes.’ Taking care of our veterans is one of our most important responsibilities, and I am proud to see this important legislation signed into law,” Upton said. “It will extend the presumption of exposure to Ag... Read more

  • Upton: Today’s a new chapter for our veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    PORTAGE, Mich. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI, St. Joseph), Mike Wilson, MVAA Regional Coordinator and retired Command Sergeant Major (VCAT), Tim Loney, Deputy Director of MVAA, and Ketan Shah, Chief of Staff of the VA Battle Creek Medical Center, hosted a press conference to announce that the VA Mission Act goes into effect today, providing veterans more choices to timely, high-quality care. The VA Mission Act’s new Veterans Community Care Program replaces the Veterans Choice Program. The VCCP pr... Read more

  • ICYMI: Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Republicans and Democrats Unite on Landmark Veterans Bill By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton July 11, 2017 Tri City Record You might not have seen it on the nightly news or in the local papers, but recently, Republicans and Democrats came together to take real action to help our veterans. Most agree that our veterans here in Michigan and across the country deserve the highest quality medical care. The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 is a direct response to the scand... Read more

  • Upton, House Stand up for Michigan Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protecting Act of 2017 by a bipartisan vote of 368 to 55. This legislation now heads to the president’s desk for signature into law. “Veterans here in Michigan and across the country deserve the very highest quality medical care. Despite scandal after scandal, the VA refuses or cannot hold bad acto... Read more

  • Upton Applauds House Passage of Bills to Help our Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in advancing a pair of bipartisan bills to help our nation’s veterans. “Voting to improve the lives of our brave men and women in uniform is always the easiest vote for me to make. Tonight was no different,” said Upton. “A major problem for returning veterans, especially those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, is finding civilian employment. These bipartisan bills will encourage businesses here in... Read more

  • Upton, House Advance Bipartisan Package of Bills to Aid Veterans and their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy & Jobs, Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance four bipartisan pieces of legislation designed to improve the lives of veterans, and their families. “We shouldn’t just keep our brave veterans in mind on Veterans Day, we should be working to improve their lives every single day,” said Upton. “Here in the House of Representatives – that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing. By advancing these common-sense bipartisan bills... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    ST. JOSEPH, MI – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the occasion of Veterans Day. “We owe all who have served – both past and present – an enormous debt of gratitude,” said Upton. “While our veterans come from many different backgrounds and traveled diverse paths, when they were called upon – they came together and fought for us and one another as brothers and sisters in arms. They represent the best in us as Americans. We also remember our troops ser... Read more

  • Upton: Congressman Benishek Always put Michigan, our Veterans First
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Congressman Dan Benishek announced he will not seek another term. “I spoke with my friend Dr. Dan this morning and told him I was very sorry to see him go. His service to our country, our veterans, and to Northern Michigan has been top-notch in every sense. We recently took a trip together to visit our Michigan defense sites and he was the anchor and a quiet leader. Quick to laugh, steady, and a... Read more

  • Thank our veterans and troops this season with Holiday Mail for Heroes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    Help share the spirit of the season with our veterans, members of the military, and their families! Read more

  • Support our Troops and Veterans with Holiday Mail for Heroes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans Affairs

    This Veterans Day, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is encouraging folks in Southwest Michigan to share some holiday cheer with service members, veterans, and their families by participating in Holiday Mail for Heroes. "It’s such a simple thing to sign a card to let our brave men and women in the service – and their families – know we appreciate their work. And yet it means so much,” said Upton. “I hope everyone will take a moment to participate in this program.” The American Red Cross is i... Read more

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