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Politics Fred Upton

  • WASHINGTON— The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • President Donald Trump congratulates House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017.

    After taking the first step to replace Obamacare on Thursday, top Republican congressmen aimed to cast their move as a victory for Americans.

  • A file photo of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., left, and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. in 2015.

    All it took was adding a few billion dollars to the bill, to provide cover to moderate lawmakers who had been reluctant to support it. Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday on newly revised legislation. Even if a narrow majority in the House approves the bill, it still faces a steep climb in the Senate, where only a few defections could kill the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday on a fresh version of legislation. The legislation's prospects brightened further after members of the Freedom Caucus, a faction of conservative lawmakers in the House who...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday on a fresh version of legislation. The legislation's prospects brightened further after members of the Freedom Caucus, a faction of conservative lawmakers in the House who...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Republicans' effort to roll back Obamacare, the House of Representatives plans to hold a vote Thursday on compromise legislation, potentially ending a logjam that has delayed advancing President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal the law. The effort is showing Trump how hard it is to manage factions...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Keen to score his first major legislative win since taking office in January, Trump has been personally engaged in building support among fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives for an effort that has already twice collapsed. The effort is showing Trump how hard it is to manage factions among the...

  • Republicans' chaotic effort to roll back Obamacare, three moderate lawmakers emerged from a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and said a revised bill might pass. The moderates, speaking to reporters outside the White House, said Trump has endorsed their plan to add $8 billion over five years to help cover the cost for people with...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Republicans' chaotic effort to roll back Obamacare, three moderate lawmakers emerged from a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and said a revised bill might pass. The moderates, speaking to reporters outside the White House, said Trump has endorsed their plan to add $8 billion over...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- President Donald Trump and his aides courted moderate Republican lawmakers on Wednesday on a proposal to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system as the White House struggled to avoid another embarrassing defeat on a top legislative priority. As White House aides prepared for meetings and phone calls to persuade skeptical lawmakers on the...

  • U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) attends a press conference following a meeting of the House Republican caucus at the U.S. Capitol May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Republicans and the White House are working to shore up enough votes on their health care bill even as the prospect of passing a bill looks daunting.

  • That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • A couple speaks with an insurance agent as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida.

    New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, as hundreds of thousands of Americans will begin to use the program's new medical coverage for the first time.

  • Support the repeal of Obamacare: Rep. Upton

    Rep. Fred Upton, (R-MI), discusses the passing by the House of the Obamacare 'fix' bill he authored. Upton says it's unclear what the Senate is going to do. We passed a legislation that addresses the problem, he adds.

  • BOSTON, Nov 6- The chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak has received a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee after he declined to appear voluntarily.

  • The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee called on the Massachusetts pharmacy board to tell congressional staff what it knew about the New England Compounding Center before the recall of more than 17,000 vials of injectable steroid treatments for back and joint pain from health facilities in 23 states.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday widened its investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role health regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments suspected of causing the crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday widened its investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role health regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments suspected of causing the crisis.