Tim Walberg

Tim Walberg

MICHIGAN's 7th DISTRICT

Walberg Attends 42nd Annual March for Life

2015/01/22

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg released the following statement today after attending the 42nd annual March for Life. The rally comes on the same day as the House voted on pro-life legislation to ban taxpayer-funded abortions.

“It’s encouraging to see the sanctity of life bring together hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country to march on Washington year after year. Every life is a precious gift and far too many innocent lives have been robbed of the chance to live a full and successful life. No right given to us is as foundational as the right to life. The House took important action today to end taxpayer funding of abortion, and I will continue working to do all we can to protect the unborn.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov. Read More

Walberg Responds to State of the Union Address

2015/01/20

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg released the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address:

“President Obama missed an opportunity tonight to rally the country around bipartisan solutions. Instead, the President gave a speech overlooking the American people’s overwhelming rejection of his policies last November. The American people deserve better than more of the same flawed top-down policies. The challenges of our time require new solutions that empower hardworking Americans, not grow the size of Washington’s bloated bureaucracies by raising taxes and creating more unfunded programs. In the first few weeks of the new Congress, the House advanced solutions to boost wages, lower energy costs, and grow a healthy economy from the bottom-up. I hope the President will instead join our efforts in a serious and practical way to increase opportunity for every American.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
 
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Paul, Walberg Respond to Department of Justice Reining in Civil Asset Forfeiture

2015/01/16

Washington, D.C. – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) responded today to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will limit the scope of its Equitable Sharing Program. The program has been misused by government officials to seize the property of innocent Americans without being criminally charged. In the 113th Congress, Paul and Walberg both introduced legislation to make substantial reforms to the practice of civil asset forfeiture. They plan to reintroduce the companion legislation in the coming weeks.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news for the due process and property rights of the American people. However, the Equitable Sharing Program would be best served by being eliminated through legislative action. Ultimately, Congress must enact meaningful reform which goes beyond addressing just this program and put an end to civil liberty abuses under civil asset forfeiture,” said Congressman Walberg.

“I am glad that the Administration has listened to my calls to reign in civil asset forfeiture abuse, and I applaud this first step. Congress still needs to pass a permanent fix and additional reforms to truly end the ability of government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime, and I will be reintroducing my bill to make those reforms soon,” said Senator Paul. Read More

Walberg Stands Up to President Obama’s Executive Overreach

2015/01/14

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg released the following statement today after voting to fund the Department of Homeland Security and stand up to President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration.

“By ignoring Congress’ constitutional role in making laws, President Obama is undermining the Constitution and the system of checks and balances our Founding Fathers designed. Today we listened to the will of the American people and voted to restore the proper constitutional balance and block President Obama’s unconstitutional actions on immigration—actions the President himself said he lacked the authority to implement. The American people are looking for us to secure the border, enforce the rule of law, and develop a workable immigration policy, and I urge President Obama to put an end to his executive overreach and join with us in that effort.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
 
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Kline, Walberg Respond to Federal Court Ruling on Companion Care Regulation

2015/01/14

Washington, D.C.  – House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after a federal district judge ruled against a Department of Labor regulation that redefined companion care under the Fair Labor Standards Act: 

"Congress created a broad exemption to help seniors and individuals with disabilities access affordable in-home care, and that policy has stood for decades under both Republican and Democrat administrations. Today’s judicial decision is welcome news for millions of families that rely on companionship services, and we urge the administration to accept the court’s ruling."
 
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Walberg Introduces the Medal of Honor Priority Care Act

2015/01/13

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg reintroduced his legislation, H.R. 272 or the Medal of Honor Priority Care Act, to ensure living Medal of Honor recipients receive timely access to their health benefits.  The Department of Veterans Affairs uses a priority scale to determine eligibility for health care services, and this legislation would place Medal of Honor recipients, who are currently allocated to Priority Group 3, in the highest priority group. 

“Medal of Honor recipients not only answered their nation’s call to service but they bravely went above and beyond the call of duty when put in harm’s way. We have a sacred obligation to make sure that these distinguished heroes have access to the high-quality care they deserve whenever they need it,” said Walberg. 

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. There are currently 79 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, including two from Michigan: Corporal Duane E. Dewey and Private First Class Robert E. Simanek both received the decoration for their heroic actions in the Korean War.

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov. Read More

Walberg Votes to Ease Regulatory Burden

2015/01/13

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg released the following statement today after voting for H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation which requires federal bureaucrats to adopt the least costly method to effectively implement the law. The cost of America’s federal regulatory burden amounts to $15,000 a year for each household.

"Excessive regulation by an overreaching federal government stifles economic growth, hurts job creation, and makes America less competitive in the global marketplace. Rolling back burdensome regulations that stand in the way of innovation and growth will deliver meaningful reform for the American people," said Walberg.

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov. 
 
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Walberg: Build the Keystone XL Pipeline

2015/01/09

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg voted today for H.R. 3 to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The vote came just hours after a major decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit challenging the pipeline’s route in the state.

“Building the Keystone XL Pipeline will put Americans back to work and lead to a more secure energy future. After today’s ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court, President Obama has run out of excuses to block this important project and the economic benefits that will result from the pipeline’s construction. Six years of delays is enough,” said Walberg following the vote.

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
 
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House Passes Walberg Legislation to Protect Workers, Restore Wages

2015/01/08



Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed the Save American Workers Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Todd Young (IN-9), Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Tim Walberg (MI-7), Pete Olson (TX-22) and Mike Kelly (PA-3) to repeal the 30-hour definition of “full-time employment” under the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the traditional 40-hour definition. 

“The President's health care law has led to one hit after another to the American people's pocketbooks, including a loss in hours and wages for hourly workers. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, I remain deeply committed to safeguarding workers and businesses from Obamacare's damaging economic consequences. Restoring the traditional 40-hour work week through the Save American Workers Act is an important reform that will protect employees and provide certainty for employers,” said Walberg.

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov. 
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Walberg Sworn into 114th Congress

2015/01/06

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg issued the following statement today after being sworn into the 114th Congress:
 
"I'm honored the people of Michigan's 7th District have once again entrusted me with the opportunity to be their voice in Congress. I remain committed to listening to their concerns and working tirelessly to develop bipartisan solutions to help grow a healthy economy, expand opportunity, and help more people find and keep a good-paying job. Working together, we can create a better, safer, and more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren."
 
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
 
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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6276
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Tim Walberg is currently serving his third term in Congress as the representative of south-central Michigan.  The diverse constituency of Michigan’s 7th District encompasses Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, and Monroe Counties, along with parts of Washtenaw County.  Since first taking office, Tim has hosted hundreds of coffee and town hall meetings to better understand the thoughts and concerns of the district.

Prior to his time in public office, Tim served as a pastor in Michigan and Indiana, as president of the Warren Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact, and as a division manager for Moody Bible Institute.  He also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983 to 1999, and is proud to bring his reputation as a principled legislator, fiscal reformer, and defender of traditional values to Washington.

In the 113th Congress, Tim serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

He and his wife, Sue, have been married for over 39 years, and enjoy spending time outdoors and riding on their Harley. They live in Tipton, Michigan, where they raised their three children: Matthew, Heidi and Caleb.


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