Timothy Lee "Tim" Walberg (born April 12, 1951) is the current U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, and was also the former Congressman for the district from 2007 to 2009.
Early life, education, and religious career
Born and educated in Chicago, Illinois, Walberg left a post-high school position with the U.S. Forest Service to pursue higher education. At one point working in a steel mill to help pay tuition, he studied forestry at Western Illinois University and attended Moody Bible Institute, but did not complete a degree until 1975, when he earned a B.A. in religious education from Fort Wayne Bible College. By then Walberg was half-way through a four-year stint as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in New Haven, Indiana, which concluded when he ...
Congressman Tim Walberg has joined with the Library of Congress to preserve the memories of our American war veterans through the Veteran’s History Project.The program will connect Michigan’s veterans with volunteers and family members who will record the personal narratives through audio, visual or written accounts and store them in the Library of Congress’ archives.The project is open to veterans of any war and to those who were actively involved in war efforts, including war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc. Family members may also ...
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg is among 15 Tea Party Caucus freshmen to draw donations from the same companies and political action committees as their other Republican colleagues.
That’s according to a recent analysis of campaign donations by iWatch News and the Center for Responsive Politics. The 15 freshmen members combined have received almost $3.5 million so far this year from almost 700 different political action committees, the analysis showed.
Walberg, R-Tipton, has received at least $220,000 from 109 political action committees, according to the report.
Walberg’s campaign ...
A new round of television ads begin airing criticizing Michigan Representative Tim Walberg for his opposition to new clean air standards that would curb air pollution from toxic pollutants like mercury and arsenic, including his vote on the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 (the TRAIN Act), which recently passed in the House and aims to block clean air protections against life-threatening air pollution. Walberg has taken $191,920 from Big Oil and other dirty energy interests during his career.
The ads will air in the Lansing market for one week beginning ...
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
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 h
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
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-