Michigan’s 6th District Representative, Fred Upton (R), discusses some of the biggest issues facing Congress in the new year.
“Michigan has a system that works,” he says, citing a background check available through local law enforcement. “Other states haven’t done what we’ve done in Michigan.”
Upton says he supports the 2nd amendment, but intends to listen to law enforcement and school officials.
Upton says when it comes to fiscal cliff negotiations, there are three steps:
He says step one is complete. However some spending cuts, including foreign aid, will kick in come March. He doesn’t expect to handle any tax reform legislation until summer. For Upton, the main priority is to simplify the tax forms.