Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding Congressman Fred Upton’s (R-MI 06) retirement announcement:
“For over three decades, Congressman Fred Upton has served the people of Southwest Michigan and the country with distinction through his service in the House of Representatives. Congressman Upton established himself early in his career as a leader in Congress working to solve some of America’s most daunting challenges.
“During his time as Energy and Commerce Committee chairman and as a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Congressman Upton was always at the forefront of crafting impactful bipartisan legislation. From the 21st Century Cures act to the transformational Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congressman Upton was always a leader in Congress who got real results for his constituents and the country.
“In his announcement speech on the House Floor, Congressman Upton recounted that his approach to serving in Congress was similar to a motto he learned while in the Boy Scouts, to leave the campsite better than you found it. The U.S. Chamber has been proud to work with him in that spirit.
“We thank Congressman Upton for his commitment to public service, salute him for his accomplishments, and wish him and his family well as he moves on to future challenges."