Western Herald – Around the Web: MLive.com to hold live chat with Congressman Upton on Friday

Around the Web: MLive.com to hold live chat with Congressman Upton on Friday

Ted Yoakum
News Reporter

US Representative Fred Upton will spare a few moments of his time this Friday, as he fields questions from a virtual audience in a live chat session with MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette.

Western Herald File

The discussion will begin at 10:30 a.m., and will last for about an hour, according to MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette political reporter Fritz Klug on the website today.

Upton has served in the US House of Representatives for nearly 26 years, winning his 13th election in Michigan’s sixth district in November over Democrat Mike O’Brien. The congressman currently sits as the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, a position he’s held over the past two sessions of Congress.

Upton’s name has been attached to a number of high profile fiscal talks over the past couple of years. In 2011, he was one of two Michigan congressmen to serve on the bipartisan super committee dedicated toward reducing the national deficit. Over a year later, Upton was deeply involved in talks with fellow Republicans concerning the fiscal cliff situation that gripped lawmakers late last year.

Readers who are interested in participating in Friday’s chat are encouraged to register an account at MLive.com.

Ted Yoakum is the political reporter for the Western Herald. He can reached via email, Twitter, or by phone at 269-588-1040.

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