Frederick Stephen Upton (born April 23, 1953) is an American politician serving the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 6th congressional district, serving since 1987. The district, numbered as the 4th District from 1987 to 1993, is based in Kalamazoo and stretches along the Michigan-Indiana border in the southwestern part of the state. A member of the Republican Party and former Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, he has played a major role in shaping post-Obamacare health-care legislation.
Following the retirement of Sander Levin at the end of the 115th Congress, Upton became the dean of Michigan’s congressional delegation. In the 116th Congress, he is a co-chair of the House moderate Republican faction, the Tuesday Group, alongside Susan Brooks and John Katko.