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Fred Upton

(R-MI 6)U.S. Representative

Headshot 2012U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, serves Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. From 2010 to 2016, Upton was selected by his House colleagues to serve as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over matters concerning energy, health care, the environment, telecommunications, commerce, manufacturing, and trade, as well as oversight and investigations. Under Upton’s leadership, the committee passed 354 legislative measures through the House of Representatives and saw 202 of those measures signed into law by the president.

As an active member of the Great Lakes caucus, Upton has an extensive record working to protect the Great Lakes watershed. He is bipartisan leader in preventing Asian Carp and other invasive species from entering the state’s waterways, and works on bipartisan legislation to keep harmful pollutants out of Lake Michigan.

Prior to his election to Congress, Upton 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.