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ENG: Frederick Stephen Upton (born April 23, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district, serving since 1987. He is a member of the Republican Party and Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The district, based in Kalamazoo, stretches along the Michigan-Indiana border in the southwestern part of the state. Early life, education, and early political career Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Upton earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Michigan in 1975. He served on the congressional staff of U.S. Congressman David Stockman (R-MI) from 1976 to 1980. He was in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985, while David Stockman was OMB Director. U.S. House of Representatives A protege of OMB director ...
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Interviews with Reps. Fred Upton and Steve Israel


KING: The man heading that investigation [into Solyandra] is the Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton; we spoke a short time ago. KING: Mr. Chairman, I want to get into the details in a second, but first I want to set the threshold question, is it your question whether political influence, campaign contributions had role here or is your biggest question whether the administration should have seen a flashing light saying this company was in trouble and not giving them the money? REP. FRED UPTON (R), MICHIGAN: All of the above. From the way that I understand it, the Bush ...


Upton 'bitterly disappointed' with super committee's failure


Congressman Fred Upton said he is "bitterly disappointed" that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction did not reach an agreement to trim $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit."I spent the last three months as one of 12 members who faced steep odds to find agreement, but who shared an understanding that our fiscal challenges cannot be ignored," Upton said in a statement released tonight. "I am bitterly disappointed that we were not able to find enough common ground to deliver the deficit reduction choices that Congress needs to make, but I am not deterred in my commitment to keep at ...


Fred Upton is on the debt 'super committee'


Michigan Republican Fred Upton has established his credentials as an adversary of environmental regulation during his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. So his appointment to the "super committee" charged with working out cuts to address the nation's budget deficit is certain to raise eyebrows among environmentalists. Upton has shepherded a bill to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases, which a Supreme Court decision said was the purview of the agency. Once a champion of banning incandescent light bulbs, he has promised ...


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VIDEO: Upton & DeGette Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of 21st Century Cures Act Becoming Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today alongside U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, released the following video on the one-year anniversary of the 21st Century Cures Act becoming law. Upton and DeGette use the video to highlight some of the most important provisions in the groundbreaking law.  Click HERE to watch the video.
ICYMI: One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters
One Year Later — Why 21st Century Cures Still Matters By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Rep. Dianna DeGette December 12, 2017 Roll Call One year ago this week, President Obama signed into law one of the most consequential bills passed by the 114th Congress: the landmark, bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act. He took the occasion of his final public bill-signing to praise the measure as a prime example of how important legislation should be passed: through consultation with stakeholders, deliberation, hearings featuring expert testimony, drafting and redrafting, and a spirit of collegiality and compromise. When we started the process of crafting 21st Century Cures — or Cures — four years ago, we began with one goal in mind: helping patients and their families. We were both inspired to act after hearing from folks in the research community as well as patients, families and advocates who all told us about the need for modernization and more resources at the National Institutes
Upton Statement on Being Named to Tax Conference Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after being named to serve on the House-Senate conference committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “I look forward to being a member of the House-Senate conference committee for this historic tax reform opportunity. We owe it to our constituents to reform the tax code and cut taxes, make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs, and lower the astronomically high rate for corporations. We’re full speed ahead on getting this done this year.”  Background: As chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Upton was named a conferee primarily to negotiate the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) amendment. This amendment authorizes the sale of oil from our SPR as a way to offset the cost of tax cuts in the proposed bill. To learn more about the Conference Committee click here. To learn more about Upton’s efforts on tax reform click here.
Upton Statement on Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River Superfund Cleanup
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Kalamazoo River Superfund site would be targeted for immediate, intense action: “We’ve been working alongside Kalamazoo leaders for years on this important issue. Everyone involved understands that it is essential that the final remedy protects the health and safety of Kalamazoo residents and allows for the site to be redeveloped and put to good use for the community. With this new priority designation, I am glad to see the Allied Paper/Kalamazoo River site is to receive ‘immediate and intense attention.’ Our Southwest Michigan community is eager to see this property cleaned up and put back to productive use. This new priority designation is certainly welcome news for all involved, particularly those of us who have working diligently on this issue for many years.” 



 
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