Emma Christman

Statement on Congressman Fred Upton’s Retirement

Background: Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), former Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee today announced he will retire at the end of the 117th Congress.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“As former Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Chairman of the Communications Subcommittee, Congressman Upton has been a true champion for connecting all communities throughout his career in Congress. USTelecom and our members thank him for his commitment to broadband customers everywhere, especially those in the hardest to reach corners of our nation. His leadership will be missed and we wish him the best in his next chapter.”


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