Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Fred Upton To Chair House Energy & Commerce Committee

The 34-member House Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) today to be the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The full House Republican Conference will probably ratify the panel's recommendation.

Fred Upton has represented his southwest Michigan district for 24 years. Prior to his election to Congress in 1986, Fred worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He currently serves as the top Republican of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. 

Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan. Upton earned a B.A in Journalism from the University of Michigan in 1975. Fred and his wife Amey have two children, Meg and Stephen. (Office of Fred Upton)

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