The Ripon Forum

Volume 56, No. 2

May 2022

Ripon Profile of Fred Upton

By on May 1, 2022

Name: Fred Upton

Occupation: Representative for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District

Individual(s) who inspired me as a child: My folks – now 92 and nearly 98 years old. They were foster parents in addition to raising five kids of their own.

Historical figure you would most like to meet: Abe Lincoln.

Proudest achievement since coming to Congress: Enactment of 21st Century Cures which expedited the FDA approvals of drugs/devices coupled with $45 billion in additional health research funds.

Top issue(s) facing America that no one is talking about: The increasing mental health dilemma.

What the GOP must do to reclaim its congressional majority: Forget allegiance to Trump.

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