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Upton Co-Sponsors Three Bipartisan Bills

Bills would ensure family reunification from border crisis, reauthorize pediatric training efforts, and help those suffering from domestic violence

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Washington, July 3, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that he had recently co-sponsored three important, bipartisan pieces of legislation. 

Upton has co-sponsored H.R. 6183, the Family Reunification Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), to use all means necessary to ensure children separated from families at the border are reunited. Upton released the following statement:

“This is a common-sense, bipartisan solution to this heartbreaking problem. The bill would simply ensure the federal government reunites separated children with their families as fast as possible. While we continue work on fixing our overall broken immigration system, it’s important we don’t forget about these kids. They cannot slip through the cracks. They must be reunited with their families.”

Upton has co-sponsored H.R. 5385, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Children’s Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. Upton released the following statement:

“This policy has always been a priority for me as it truly is the pediatric training engine for Michigan and the country. It’s critical to providing care and will help train countless pediatric specialists to better care for children here in Southwest Michigan and across the country.” 

Upton has co-sponsored H.R. 6014, To reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. This bipartisan legislation would provide the primary source of federal funding to support emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their families. Upton released the following statement:

“Too many Americans suffer from domestic violence but this bipartisan effort will help those in need by providing community-driven solutions and a network of programs dedicated to responding to domestic violence.”

To learn more about Upton’s record of results please click here.

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