Fred Upton

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Fred Upton
U.S. Representative from Michigan's 6th District
From: January 3, 1993 – present
Predecessor Bob Carr
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 4th District
From: January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Predecessor Mark Siljander
Successor Dave Camp
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Amey Rulon-Miller
Religion Congregationalist

Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton (born April 23, 1953, age 67) is a RINO who represents Michigan's sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Political positions

Upton is currently an establishment GOP obstructionist who has a moderate social record and flip-flopped over his career politician years as a representative.[1]


Upton is mostly pro-life, having an 82% rating from the NRLC and a 0% approval rating from the NARAL.


Having a serious condition of Romnesia, Upton firmly supported border security measures[2] before he opposed them, such as opposing Trump's border wall.[3] Upton even went as far as to join 33 other establishment GOP representatives calling for maintaining DACA amnesty before the end of 2017.[4]


In 2013, Upton voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.[5] Among other non-conservative positions, Upton co-sponsored the lightbulb ban bill[6] as well as voted against President Donald Trump’s border wall. In late July 2020, Rep. Upton joined 71 other House Republicans along with all Democrats in voting to remove Civil War-era statues.[7] He also voted in favor of a bill sponsored by far-left Democrat Grace Meng to condemn the use of the term "Chinese virus" as being "racist".[8]


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