Fred Upton

Fred Upton


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Upton questions Ms. Carol Isaacs, Director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team.

2018-09-06 17:25:55

Upton questions EPA's Dr. Peter Grevatt and the DoD's Ms. Maureen Sullivan

2018-09-06 17:22:07

Upton Opening Statement at PFAS Hearing

2018-09-06 17:07:32

Upton Speaks at Press Conference Announcing "Break the Gridlock" Proposal

2018-07-25 19:05:05

Upton Interview on "Break the Gridlock"

2018-07-25 18:51:46

Upton Asks Secretary Perry about Line 5 Possibilities

2018-04-12 17:44:31

Upton Discusses Positive Benefits of Tax Reform to Michigan Middle-Class and Businesses

2018-03-06 22:43:52

Upton Urges Passage of Long-Term CHIP, Government Funding Bill

2018-01-19 17:11:26

Upton, Michigan Republicans: Time for Tax Reform

2017-11-14 13:54:52

Upton Testifies Before Energy and Commerce Committee on Opioid Epidemic

2017-10-11 15:58:38

Upton Grills Former Equifax CEO

2017-10-03 17:37:48

Portage Pastor Delivers Opening Prayer Before U.S. House of Representatives

2017-09-27 20:08:14

Freds Remarks

2017-09-27 20:07:07

Upton Floor Statement in Support of Landmark Self-Driving Car Legislation

2017-09-06 16:05:22

Upton Urges Passage of Bipartisan H.R. 3050 on House Floor

2017-07-18 18:17:52

Upton Talks Southwest Michigan Jobs and Public Health on U.S. House Floor

2017-07-13 17:52:21

Jobs for Southwest Michigan

2017-06-08 16:44:24

Upton Rallies Support for Flint Aid

2016-09-28 21:48:25

Rep. Fred Upton Speaks on the House Floor about Suicide Prevention Month

2016-09-22 15:20:26

Upton Delivers Opening Statement in Disrupter Series: Advanced Robotics Hearing

2016-09-14 15:14:10

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Phone 202-225-3761
Fax 202-225-4986

Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) is proud to represent the commonsense values of southwest Michigan. In 2010, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has jurisdiction over matters concerning energy, healthcare, the environment, telecommunications, commerce, manufacturing, and trade, as well as oversight and investigations.

Prior to his election to Congress, Fred worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While at OMB, he learned from President Reagan’s example that it does not matter who gets the credit, as long as the job gets done.

Fred has a well-earned reputation for getting things done in Washington and at home in southwest Michigan. The South Bend Tribune writes that Fred “attacks government spending and wants tax cuts retained and the budget balanced.” Fred’s hometown paper, The Herald Palladium, praises Fred as someone who has “consistently fought against out-of-control spending and bigger government” and has “always treated constituent services as a vital part of his job.”

Fred’s top priorities are job creation and economic growth in southwest Michigan.

Fred strongly supports an “all of the above” energy strategy that puts a greater emphasis on domestic energy production, the advancement of breakthrough technologies, and the development of safe nuclear power. Fred has also been a leading opponent of overreaching federal regulations that stifle economic growth, harm jobs, and raise energy costs for Michigan families and businesses.

Fred values our constitutional system of government checks and balances. Fred is focused on ensuring the federal government remains limited, transparent, and accountable, as our Founding Fathers intended. As Energy and Commerce Chairman, Fred has led the over-year-long investigation of Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar company that was the recipient of a half-billion dollar Department of Energy loan guarantee.

Fred has also worked to increase the deployment of telecommunications services as well as ensure that free speech and private innovation remain the hallmarks of this industry by opposing needless regulation. Fred helped oversee the successful transition from analog to digital broadcasting – one of the top priorities of the 9-11 Commission. Fred has also worked to guarantee that our children are protected from online predators and indecent material.
Fred has pushed for a greater emphasis on biomedical research to improve the public health. As Energy and Commerce Chairman, one of Fred’s top priorities is to repeal the President’s controversial healthcare law and replace it with commonsense, market-based reforms that benefit patients, doctors, and employers.

Fred was born on April 23, 1953 and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Amey have two children.

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