Fred Upton

Carra says he’ll primary Upton

BY: - March 23, 2021

State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) has only been in office a few months, but he’s already made waves for attending Michigan protests against Congress certifying President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and the COVID-19 vaccine during Biden’s February visit to Pfizer in Kalamazoo. Now Carra has set his sights on Congress and plans to […]

Upton joins Dems in passing Dreamers bill

BY: - March 19, 2021

Updated, 11:29 a.m., 3/19/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children. The measures mark the first step […]

Michigan delegation split 7-7 on $1.9T COVID relief bill vote

BY: and - February 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on a nearly party-line vote passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package early Saturday, in a rush to both boost COVID-19 vaccine funding and get legislation to the president’s desk before unemployment benefits expire in mid-March. The package, dubbed the American Rescue Plan, passed 219-212. It includes a gradual […]

Upton joins Dems in yanking Greene’s committee posts in rare rebuke

BY: and - February 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House in an extraordinary move voted Thursday to remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from her committee assignments, citing a series of violent, anti-Semitic comments and social media posts she made before being elected to Congress in November. The 230-199 vote — with 11 Republicans joining with Democrats in support […]

Biden takes the oath of office with troops on guard and towering challenges ahead

BY: , and - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United States. At noon, he took the oath of office while standing on the same platform where insurrectionists swarmed just two weeks ago as they sought to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s victory. That violent mob of rioters damaged the U.S. Capitol, attacked police […]

2 Mich. Republicans join in bipartisan, historic 2nd Trump impeachment

BY: , and - January 13, 2021

Updated, 6:13 p.m., 1/13/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a historic second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. Nine of Michigan’s 14-member delegation voted to impeach […]

Michigan could have 9 House members vote to impeach Trump

BY: - January 13, 2021

Updated, 8:42 a.m., 1/13/21 As the U.S. House plans to commence impeachment proceedings Wednesday against President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Michigan could have one more House member vote yes than did during his first impeachment in December 2019. U.S. House Democrats said Monday they have the […]

Joe Biden

After string of legal failures, dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and […]

The election was a month ago. 4 Michigan GOP congressmen won’t say who won the presidency.

BY: - December 5, 2020

Two Michigan Republican members of Congress, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Paul Mitchell (R-Dryden), have been on record that Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect. Mitchell, who is retiring this year, tweeted his congratulations on Nov. 7 after the Associated Press called the election for Biden. Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect […]

Slotkin, Upton back new bipartisan pandemic relief proposal

BY: - December 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments and fund programs such as unemployment and rental assistance that are set to expire later this month. Among them are U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Elissa Slotkin […]

Key Republicans in Congress back baseless Trump claims of a stolen election

BY: and - November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — Some key Republicans in Congress are agreeing with President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen from him, and backing legal challenges to voting results in states won by President-elect Joe Biden. “For the integrity of the electoral process, and the system that we have chosen to effectuate our democracy, we […]

Peters, Slotkin, Meijer win in close contests

BY: - November 5, 2020

Following a roller coaster of a day in which the political fates of several Democrats and Republicans running in Michigan shifted frequently, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) have won reelection. There were several competitive congressional races in Michigan, and the delegation looks like it will end up with […]