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Fred Upton's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton
Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amey; 2 Children: Meg, Stephen
Birth Date: 04/23/1953
Birth Place: Saint Joseph, MI
Home City: Saint Joseph, MI
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Issue Position: Environment and Agriculture
Issue Position: Agriculture
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
April 26, 2014 The Herald Palladium - Farmers Cool to Proposed EPA Wetlands Rules
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Feb. 5, 2014 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Examining the Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act
Jan. 29, 2014 Upton Votes for Bipartisan Farm Bill, Supports Michigan Farmers
Jan. 28, 2014 Upton Response to State of the Union Address
July 11, 2013 Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
July 10, 2013 Upton Voices Concerns of Michigan Farmers faced with Harmful Regulations
March 14, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe - Releasing Livestock Producers' Information
July 19, 2012 Subcommittee Approves Commonsense Measures to Protect Farmers and Patients From Product Shortages Caused By Rigid EPA Regulations
July 19, 2012 Upton, Subcommittee Pass Measure to Protect Michigan Farmers from Rigid EPA Regulation
July 18, 2012 Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Legislative Hearing on the "U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act of 2012," and the "Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012"
July 18, 2012 Subcommittee Reviews Measures Designed to Protect Farmers and Patients from Rigid EPA Regulations
July 6, 2012 Energy and Commerce and Ag Committee Leaders Seek Answers from Obama EPA on Availability of Crop Fumigant for American Farmers
July 2, 2012 Upton Welcomes Disaster Designation to Help Local Farmers
June 20, 2012 Upton's Bipartisan Jobs, Medical Innovation Bill Sails through House -- Set to Reach President's Desk by Independence Day
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture
June 1, 2012 Upton Commends Governor's Action to Help Local Farmers
May 23, 2012 Upton Surveys Local Fruit Crop Damage, Hosts Farmer Roundtable
May 23, 2012 WOOD-TV 8 - Upton Tours Devastated Fruit Farms
May 23, 2012 WNDU - Upton surveys Michigan farmers' freeze damages
Jan. 10, 2012 New Report Details Findings of Listeria Outbreak Investigation
Dec. 8, 2011 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
Nov. 30, 2011 Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Rural America from Regulatory Overreach
Nov. 3, 2011 Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Provide Certainty to Rural America by Preventing Costly EPA Regulations on Farm Dust
Oct. 25, 2011 Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Settle Farm Dust Uncertainty
Oct. 21, 2011 Committee Leaders Request Briefing from Jensen Farms on Listeria Outbreak
Oct. 12, 2011 Joint Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Health Subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "Food Marketing: Can "Voluntary' Government Restrictions Improve Children's Health?"
Oct. 12, 2011 Upton Applauds Passage of Job-Creating Free Trade Agreements
Oct. 12, 2011 Subcommittees Examine Food Marketing Restrictions, Effects on Families and Jobs
Sept. 12, 2011 Energy and Commerce Members Express Concern Over IWG Food Marketing Principles
July 14, 2011 Subcommittee Seeks Solutions to Regulatory Chaos
April 13, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - FDA
July 30, 2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
July 30, 2009 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
May 21, 2009 Schauer, Upton, Stabenow & Levin Introduce bills to Improve Food Safety, Protect Consumers
April 16, 2008 Letter to Ed Schafer, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Re: Complete 8 Million Pound Red Tart Cherry Purchase
June 20, 2007 Upton Urges Greater Transparency, Unveils Earmark Requests for FY08
Nov. 15, 2006 Letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
May 25, 2006 Letter to the United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
March 2, 2006 National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005
March 18, 2005 Upton Recognized as Friend of the Farm Bureau
March 29, 2004 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Agriculture
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Agriculture
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