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Fred Upton
Chair of the House Energy Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 â€“ January 3, 2017
Preceded by Henry Waxman
Succeeded by Greg Walden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan’s 6th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Preceded by Bob Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan’s 4th district
In office
January 3, 1987 â€“ January 3, 1993
Preceded by Mark Siljander
Succeeded by Dave Camp
Personal details
Born Frederick Stephen Upton
(1953-04-23) April 23, 1953 (age 63)
St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amey Rulon-Miller
Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA)

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.
Fred Upton
I'm a Reagan Republican, which means I don't speak ill of other Republicans.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
I know the exploding cost of health care is at the root of our long-term fiscal challenges.
Fred Upton
We cannot afford the EPA's continued expansion of red tape that is slowing economic growth and threatening to entangle millions of small businesses.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
We've heard this before; 'things are bad, we are gonna fix them,' and they remain unfixed.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
I support renewable energy.
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.
Fred Upton
Under President Obama's new health care law, Medicaid will become a very different health coverage program than first envisioned.
Fred Upton
Obamacare represents a shocking display of political arrogance. It's about time Washington started listening to Americans' common sense voices.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton
The Obama administration is on notice – they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.
Fred Upton
For those broadcasters who are less than responsible, the FCC needs to have sharper teeth to enforce the law.
Fred Upton
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.
Fred Upton