Rep. Upton wanted to secure funding for Michigan roads. Then came the death threats. ⋆ Michigan Advance


There was never a question that U.S. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was going to vote for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

The $1.2 trillion legislation, which Democratic President Joe Biden signed into law last month, sends billions of dollars to Michigan to repair crumbling roads, expand internet access, invest in ports, clean up the Great Lakes, and replace the aging lead pipes that have tainted the water in communities like Benton Harbor and Hamtramck, among a slew of other initiatives, the congressman emphasized in a phone interview with the Advance on Monday. 

Plus, in a country increasingly dominated by partisanship, funding infrastructure is something the majority of Americans can agree on — even when former President Donald Trump opposed the act because it was championed by Biden and followed Trump being unable to…

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