Fred Upton

(Frederick Stephen Upton)

Fred Upton
Fred Upton
  • Born: April 23, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Frederick Stephen Upton is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district, serving since 1987. A member of the Republican Party and former Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, he has played a major role in shaping post-Obamacare health-care legislation. The district stretches along the Michigan-Indiana border in the southwestern part of the state. Following the retirement of Sander Levin at the end of the 115th Congress, Upton became the dean of Michigan's congressional delegation.

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Americans want and deserve a broad array of health insurance choices so they can identify those that best fit their own individual or family needs. These choices expand when we allow free enterprise to foster innovation, not smother it with taxes and one-size fits all ideology. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Families, Children & Parenting
An imposing wall prominently divides the visions of President Obama and congressional Republicans when it comes to economic growth and creating jobs. Solyndra is on one side and the Keystone pipeline is on the other.
Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition.
Cuts in carbon emissions would mean significantly higher electricity prices. We think the American consumer would prefer not to be skinned by Obama's EPA.
For those broadcasters who are less than responsible, the FCC needs to have sharper teeth to enforce the law.
Given the slow pace of Washington's bureaucracy, policymakers are often busy solving yesterday's problems. This rearview mirror approach afflicts Mr. Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress.
Giving governors more leeway in administering health care could represent a small, positive development in the ongoing saga of Obamacare. Unfortunately, instead of choosing flexibility, President Obama and his left-leaning advisers always default to rigid 'Washington knows best' answers. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I know the exploding cost of health care is at the root of our long-term fiscal challenges. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy and the entire republican conference as we repeal Obamacare, fight rampant job killing regulations, cut spending and help put folks back to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I support an all of the above energy policy, so that's not only just Keystone, that's not only just drilling, that's clean coal, that's safe nuclear.
I support renewable energy.
I think we can lower our emissions. I think the world will be better off if we did that, and we can do it without cap and trade.
If the EPA continues unabated, jobs will be shipped to China and India as energy costs skyrocket. Most of the media attention has focused on the EPA's efforts to regulate climate-change emissions, but that is just the beginning.
I'm a Reagan Republican, which means I don't speak ill of other Republicans.
I'm not a rubber stamp, and people know that. If you can convince me of the merits, you will have my vote every time. Time
It's critical - that the people that are benefiting today from Medicare and Social Security that they not see benefit reductions. It's awfully hard to tell someone who might be 82, that they've gotta go back to work, because their benefits are gonna be chopped. That's not gonna happen. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
New discoveries and production of resources like shale oil and gas are dramatically altering our energy supply outlook and the entire global geopolitical landscape. And the pace of change - particularly in the past few years - continues to accelerate.
Nuclear is not only emissions-free, but renewing our commitment to nuclear power will create countless jobs at a time when our nation endures nearly double-digit unemployment. Time ;Power
Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health care coverage less affordable, costs taxpayers more than advertised and fails to deliver on most of its other grand promises. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Obamacare represents a shocking display of political arrogance. It's about time Washington started listening to Americans' common sense voices. Time
Originally created to serve the poorest and sickest among us, the Medicaid program has grown dramatically but still doesn't include the kind of flexibility that states need to provide better health care for the poor and disadvantaged. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a standard out of the air, or look for a catchy sounding standard like 25 by 2025 not based in science or feasibility. Instead, we worked with both industry and environmental groups to come up with a standard that made sense and was doable. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
People in Michigan are good at separating fact from fiction. They know, better than most of the country, what happens to the economy and jobs when the scales are tipped too far in favor of one group over another.
Prior to passage of Obamacare, Americans spoke out against the individual mandate; they didn't want to change the health care they had; they didn't want a 3,000-page bill that empowered 15 Washington bureaucrats to decide the future of the doctor-patient relationship. Future ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The national debate on health care once centered on improving access to quality care, yet the effect of Obamacare will be the exact opposite, resulting in the shameful degradation of care for the neediest individuals. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The Obama administration is on notice - they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.
Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion. Life
Under President Obama's new health care law, Medicaid will become a very different health coverage program than first envisioned. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
We cannot afford the EPA's continued expansion of red tape that is slowing economic growth and threatening to entangle millions of small businesses.
We've heard this before; 'things are bad, we are gonna fix them,' and they remain unfixed.
While the Left seems obsessed with increasing taxes and spending even more money, conservatives have focused more heavily on the need for spending restraint and entitlement reform - primarily to preserve and protect the future of the Medicare program. Overlooked in all of this is the future of Medicaid. Future ;Money, Coins & Minting
With the discovery of vast new North American energy resources - thanks to the application of proven technologies like hydraulic fracturing and commonsense regulatory processes on non-federal lands - the U.S. government should no longer be in the business of spending taxpayer dollars on risky, exotic energy projects. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy.
You shouldn't have an overbearing FCC. Let the market work itself. By allowing companies to compete in an unregulated forum, you're going to allow the faster deployment of new services and new equipment consumers are going to want. Work, Workers & The Labor Force