U.S. Representative Fred Upton Announces Retirement

35-year career leaves impression on the House.

In a speech on the House floor this week, U.S. Representative Fred Upton of Michigan announced his retirement from Congress after 35 years of service. Representative Upton has contributed to the House in many ways, including being chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the House Problem Solvers caucus.

Fellow Michigander Representative Debbie Dingell also spoke on the floor after Representative Upton’s announcement. She commended his legacy and encouraged her colleagues to follow his example of bipartisanship. Representative Dingell stated, “Fred knew well that if we’re going to deliver real solutions for the American people, we need to come together and listen to all perspectives, no matter how complicated the issue might be.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Representative Dingell and other members of Congress inspired by Mr. Upton’s collaborative spirit.
  • For wisdom and discernment for voters and election officials as the midterm elections approach.
  • For leaders in the House of Representatives as they decide which legislation they will work on and bring to the floor for a vote.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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