Representative Fred Upton Announces Retirement after 35 Years in Congress

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DETROIT, April 6, 2022 ~ In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Representative Fred Upton revealed that he will step down from his Congressional seat after the end of his current term.

Even the best stories have a last chapter: This is it for me,” said Congressman Upton in his Tuesday speech on the House floor. “I’ve worked with seven administrations, seven House speakers, none of them would call me a rubber stamp. If it’s good policy for Michigan, it’s good enough for all of us.”

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April 6, 2022 ~ Congressman Fred Upton tells Kevin and Tom about his decision to retire from Congress.

(Continued…) Upton will be remembered as a centrist, working with representatives from both sides of the aisle as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and leading the 21st Century Cures Act — which led to the accelerated distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Additionally, Congressman Upton was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 capitol riot. 

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