Fred Upton

Trump’s budget: $320M for Great Lakes, big Medicare cuts

BY: and - February 11, 2020

President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan has a big change from last year’s proposal when it comes to Great Lakes funding. His FY 2021 proposal includes $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which helps clean up the lakes, protect them from invasive species and preserves them as a safe source […]

Effort to stop mine near Boundary Waters divides Democrats

BY: - February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the President Trump administration pushes to allow mining near Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) is waging an attempt to thwart the plans. A bipartisan group of four Michigan lawmakers back her legislation, U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly). Upton […]

Amash is lone Michigander to vote against Great Lakes funding boost

BY: - February 6, 2020

Updated, 11:28 a.m., 12/6/20 with comments from Amash’s office As the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate was dispatching with President Donald Trump’s impeachment Wednesday, the Democratic-led U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to boost funding for the Great Lakes. The House voted 373-45 to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which helps to clean up the lakes, protect […]

Trump made his pitch for 4 more years. Pelosi ripped up the speech.

BY: - February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered his third — and possibly final — State of the Union address Tuesday night on the floor of the U.S. House, where he was impeached in December.  And the partisan animosity that has gripped Washington throughout the impeachment proceedings was on stark display throughout the annual speech by the […]

In Warren, Trump touts USMCA, vows to end Chaldean deportations

BY: - January 31, 2020

Hours before heading to Iowa for a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally Thursday evening, President Donald Trump made a stop to tour the Dana Inc. manufacturing plant in Warren and make a relatively quick 30-minute speech to supporters and plant workers. There, the newly impeached president boasted about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) he signed […]

Michigan Republicans press FEMA, Army Corps on Great Lakes shoreline erosion

BY: - January 13, 2020

As water levels in the Great Lakes continue to break records, three Michigan U.S. representatives whose districts include communities on Lake Michigan have called for federal and state agencies to help mitigate shoreline erosion. U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) and Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) met on Friday with the U.S. Army Corps […]

U.S. House votes for Dingell bill clamping down on toxic chemicals, Trump threatens veto

BY: and - January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals known as PFAS that are said to cause serious health problems. The bill’s lead sponsor was U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), who called the chemicals an “urgent public health […]

U.S. House votes on Slotkin resolution checking Trump on Iran military action

BY: - January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday on a resolution to curtail President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without first securing congressional approval.  The chamber voted 224-194, largely along party lines, to approve the resolution from Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), which would direct Trump to halt the use of U.S. armed […]

Slotkin on attacks from Iran: ‘There is nothing that prepares you for the sound of incoming fire’

BY: - January 8, 2020

After the U.S. airstrike last week that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and others, Iran launched missile strikes Tuesday against two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces. No casualties have been reported so far at the Al Asad and Erbil bases. While President Donald Trump is expected to speak Wednesday on the strikes, the freshman […]

Whitmer, Klobuchar, Shirkey and more: The Advance’s top interviews of 2019

BY: - January 1, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “As we go into 2020, I say, ‘May the best woman win.’” — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at a May speech in Detroit Susan J. Demas graphic In the last days of 2019, the Advance ran a series of our best stories from a few of the many […]

Leaders line up to denounce Trump’s comment that late Rep. Dingell is in hell

BY: and - December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was with his longtime friend and colleague, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday night when she got word that President Donald Trump had suggested during a campaign rally in Battle Creek that her husband was in hell.  Upton and Dingell both serve on the bipartisan U.S. […]

U.S. House Judiciary panel votes to impeach Trump, full vote could come during his Michigan trip

BY: and - December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Friday morning along party lines.  That sets up a likely vote next week in the full House — which could be on Wednesday, the day Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a “Merry Christmas” rally […]