Tim Walberg

Tim Walberg


Monroe News: Learning Bank receives books from Congressman


U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, stopped by the Monroe County Learning Bank on Tuesday to donate fiction and non-fiction books to the program.

The books were obtained as part of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program.

The surplus books were made available to members of Congress to request and donate to eligible organizations and institutions free of charge.

Click here for pictures from the October 22 edition of the Monroe News. Read More

Walberg Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Jackson, MI—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today encouraged residents of Michigan’s 7th District to participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The service provides an opportunity for citizens to safely and securely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at an authorized disposal site in their community.

“Prescription drug abuse is shattering lives and tearing families apart and we must work together to combat this grow epidemic in our communities,” said Congressman Walberg. “Proper disposal of old and unwanted prescription drugs is one important way we can help keep our children, families, and neighborhoods safe.”

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is free and anonymous—no questions asked. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. In April, Americans turned in 447 tons—over 893,000 pounds—of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites across the country.  

Here is a list of collection sites around the 7th District open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on October 22:

Branch County
Branch County Sheriff’s Office Lobby Drop Box; 580 Marshall Road in Coldwater

Eaton County
Michigan State Police Lansing Post; 7119 North Canal Road in Lansing
Grand Ledge Police Department; 310 Greenwood St in Grand Ledge

Jackson County
Michigan State Police Jackson Post; 3401 Cooper Street in Jackson

Lenawee County
Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office / Promedica Bixby Hospital; 818 Riverside Avenue in Adrian

Monroe County
Michigan State Police Monroe Post; 300 Jones Avenue in Monroe

Washtenaw County
Saline Police Department; 100 North Harris St. in Saline
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby; 2201 Hogback Rd in Ann Arbor

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Walberg Donates Books to Monroe County Learning Bank


Monroe, Mich.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) presented a donation of new books and financial literacy resources to the Monroe County Learning Bank on Tuesday. The books were obtained as part of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program, which makes surplus books available for Members of Congress to request and donate to eligible organizations and educational institutions free of charge.

“The Monroe County Learning Bank is a wonderful asset to our community,” said Congressman Walberg. “It is an honor to present the Learning Bank with these new resources from the Library of Congress, which I hope will be a valuable benefit for students as they work to prepare themselves for further educational and employment opportunities.”
As a part of Monroe Public Schools, the Learning Bank is a collaboration of educational institutions, non-profits, and businesses, working together to equip community members with basic skills needed to succeed in post-secondary training and education. These resources include GED prep, tutoring, financial literacy, and career counseling, among many other beneficial preparations.

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Walberg Celebrates Manufacturing Day, Tours Facilities in Jackson and Monroe Counties


Jackson, Mich.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) visited manufacturing facilities and met with students in Jackson and Monroe Counties on Friday in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

In Monroe County, Walberg toured Automatic Handling in Erie and talked with Bedford students about the importance of career and technical education, or CTE, programs. He also spoke at an event at Monroe County Community College in support of CTE and preparing students with in-demand skills when they enter the workforce. In Jackson County, Walberg visited Lomar Machine and Tool Company in Horton.

“The 7th District is a proud manufacturing district with hardworking men and women who make high quality, American-made products. Today, and every day, we celebrate these dedicated workers and the critical role manufacturing plays in providing good-paying jobs and increasing economic growth. To boost manufacturing and innovation here in Michigan, we need to continue to invest in a skilled workforce and inspire the next generation to pursue meaningful careers in manufacturing and technology,” said Walberg.

A strong supporter of CTE and member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Walberg helped passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act in September, bipartisan legislation to provide more Michigan students and workers with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

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WLNS: Walberg Honors Eaton County Vietnam Veterans


Walberg Votes to Support Great Lakes Jobs, Infrastructure, and Restoration


Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Water Resources Development Act, bipartisan legislation to address the needs of our ports, harbors, and other waterway infrastructure critical to Michigan jobs and our state’s economic competitiveness. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a 399-25 vote, also included provisions to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, dedicate resources to the Great Lakes Navigation System, and provide support for the people of Flint.
“Our treasured Great Lakes and surrounding waterways are a vast strategic resource that sustain good-paying jobs and create economic opportunity in Michigan. This significant bipartisan legislation will help preserve the vitality of the Great Lakes ecosystem and ensure the ports and harbors on the Great Lakes, including the Port of Monroe, are fully operational and well-maintained. I am also pleased to see such strong bipartisan support for additional resources to help the families in Flint,” 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 Stands with 9/11 Families, Votes to Override President’s Veto


Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today to successfully override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), bipartisan legislation to allow the victims and families of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign states that aided and abetted acts of terror. The veto override passed the House by a 348-77 vote and the Senate by a 97-1 vote.

“The families of the victims of September 11, 2001 have suffered an unthinkable loss and their pursuit of justice has been tireless. These families deserve every opportunity to seek recourse in our courts of law against those who were behind the deadliest terror attack in our nation’s history. The President’s veto was deeply disappointing, but thanks to today’s bipartisan action, we stood on the side of justice for victims and accountability for those who aid and abet terrorism,” 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’s Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act Passes the House


Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives today passed Congressman Tim Walberg’s (MI-07) bipartisan legislation, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act, to require a six-month delay in the effective date of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. Without congressional action, on December 1, 2016, drastic changes to federal overtime policies will take effect, resulting in harmful consequences for Michigan workers, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and colleges and universities. Click here to watch Congressman Walberg’s remarks on the House floor.

“We all agree we need to modernize our nation’s overtime rules, but small businesses, nonprofits, and colleges and universities should not be hurt in the process,” said Congressman Walberg. “The department needs to abandon this flawed rule and pursue the balanced approach we’ve been fighting for from the start. Instead, they are forcing those who have to deal with the real-world consequences to make significant changes before an arbitrary December deadline. While the department continues to ignore widespread concerns, the House has taken an important bipartisan step to provide hardworking Americans more time to implement this expansive rule. The administration should do the right thing and approve this much-needed delay.”

“Though we have been critical of the overtime pay ruling, because we strongly believe it will increase the administrative costs of public generosity-dependent and free service-providing nonprofits like us, we appreciate ongoing bipartisan efforts to delay its implementation by six months,” said Chad Audi, president and CEO of 107-year-old Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Dr. Audi added that the anticipated delay “will give us considerable time to make some difficult adjustments that will hopefully minimize the potentially negative impact on our budget and service delivery.” 

“We certainly want all our employees to be well remunerated, but we prefer to do so in a budget-friendly atmosphere, while keeping our administrative costs below 20 percent. It is common knowledge that individual and family donors tend to dislike and disengage from nonprofits with high administrative costs,” concluded Audi.

“Absorbing the additional costs resulting from the new overtime rule presents a tremendous challenge for institutions of higher education across the country, including Adrian College,” said Jeffrey Docking, President of Adrian College. “From the cost of tuition to provided services, this rule will have far-reaching implications for our students, employees, and community as a whole. Additionally, we are concerned with the limited time frame to implement such a sweeping change to administrative policy and encourage any efforts to delay the rule’s harmful consequences. We applaud Rep. Walberg’s leadership in getting this bipartisan legislation passed in the House.”

“One of the great rewards of owning a small business is creating opportunities for young people in our community to learn the value of hard work and help our team members pursue an education,” said Karen Richard, owner of Culver’s Restaurants in Ann Arbor and Jackson. “I am worried the new overtime rule will dramatically limit opportunities for the young people I employ to grow, advance in the workplace, and gain managerial experience. Delaying it would be a welcome development for small business owners and our employees.”

“The Overtime Rule has not even gone into effect yet, and I have already opted to hire one less employee this year.  I am a classic example of how this rule is going to cost Michigan, and the entire country, jobs,” said Ernie MacEwen, small business owner in South Rockwood. “This rule was incredibly under publicized, and I have talked to many small business owners who don’t even know that it exists. If the looming December 1st deadline stands, many owners will be in violation of the rule and will face expensive fines.”

“On behalf of Bethany Christian Services, we are pleased to support the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act,” said Bill Blacquiere, President of Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. “We appreciate Rep. Walberg’s efforts to delay the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that would make drastic changes to federal overtime policies.  As an organization that is committed to family preservation, foster care, adoption, and child welfare, we are very aware that extreme changes to overtime rules can have a deleterious effect on our workplace flexibility and ability to perform services for children.  We encourage Congress and the Administration to adopt modernized overtime rules that help non-profits like ours work most effectively on behalf of those most in need.” Read More

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WLNS: Walberg Speaks at Human Trafficking Forum at Jackson College

2016-10-13 14:37:46

WTOL: Lenawee students hear about heroin epidemic

2016-10-11 13:55:27

WLNS: Walberg Honors Eaton County Vietnam Veterans

2016-10-05 16:11:54

Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act

2016-09-29 00:00:57

Walberg Speaks in Support of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

2016-09-28 21:47:49

Walberg: Michigan Ports and Harbors Drive Economic Growth

2016-09-28 21:49:05

Walberg Recognizes Mohr Family from Lenawee County as Angels in Adoption

2016-09-22 17:02:56

WILX: Walberg, Lawmakers Grill EpiPen CEO

2016-09-22 18:06:14

Walberg Questions Mylan CEO About Rising Price of EpiPens

2016-09-21 22:52:01

13abc: Walberg hosts heroin epidemic forum at Bedford High School

2016-09-20 14:19:20

WTOL: Forum at Bedford High School addresses heroin and opioid epidemic

2016-09-20 14:19:15

Walberg Champions Bipartisan Good Government Transparency Bill

2016-09-14 20:30:50

Walberg Works to Boost Workforce Training, Create 21st Century Jobs

2016-09-13 19:18:01

Walberg Recognizes Spring Arbor Student Artwork on House Floor

2016-09-08 16:54:13

Honoring our Vietnam War Veterans

2016-08-26 13:00:06

WLNS: Vietnam War vets get a “thank you” at Jackson County Fair

2016-08-12 13:37:05

Walberg Recognizes Michigan International Speedway on House Floor

2016-07-15 14:48:58

Walberg Champions Amendment to Boost Resources to Combat Heroin Epidemic

2016-07-07 21:14:04

Walberg Questions Director Comey About Clinton Email Investigation

2016-07-07 17:55:06

Walberg: Empower Students, Workers to Succeed in Workforce

2016-07-07 17:56:26

Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6276
Fax 202-225-6281

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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