Fred Upton

Upton part of committee hearing on recalls Wednesday in Washington D.C.


West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton has been in the House for more than 27 years, and he is looking for least two more. 


Representative Fred Upton says he’s glad the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be “under new leadership.”

Department secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today. The V.A. is facing intense criticism following allegations that veterans were mistreated at its hospitals.

In a statement, Upton says Shinseki has had an “honorable and distinguished career in service to our country” but that the scandal meant “heads needed to roll.”



Western Michigan University Professor Paul Clements says climate change is one of the major issues that convinced him to challenge Congressman Fred Upton. 

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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the United States needs tax reform, but it will have to wait for at least the next Congress