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The current U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, and was also the former Congressman for the district from 2007 to 2009.
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ENG: 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 ...
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Walberg encourages veterans to share their stories

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 ...

Walberg among 15 Tea Party Cau. freshmen to receive $3.5 mil

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 ...

Walberg blasted for votes endangering public health

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 ...

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Walberg, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Paperwork Burdens, Lower Energy Costs
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12), members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to help reduce unnecessary paperwork burdens and bring down energy prices for Michigan families.   H.R. 1109 amends the Federal Power Act to establish a minimum monetary threshold of $10 million before a merger or consolidation of facilities under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) jurisdiction is subject to a review. Adjusting this threshold brings mergers or consolidations into line with the same standard for other categories of transactions that FERC oversees and will allow energy producers to focus on providing affordable energy rather than dedicating time and resources to redundant government red tape.   “The cost of energy plays a big part in the family budget each month,” said Walberg. “This bill will help free up energy producers to focus their resources on giving con
Walberg, Johnson Introduce Legislation to Expand Health Care Coverage, Lower Costs for Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today introduced the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101). Part of a step-by-step process to replace the failed health care law with patient-centered solutions, the legislation would empower small businesses to join together through association health plans (AHPs) to provide their employees greater access to affordable health care. Chairmen Johnson and Walberg released the following statements upon introduction: “Due to Obamacare, fewer and fewer American small businesses are offering health care coverage, and that’s a problem for American families,” Chairman Johnson said. “Everyone knows that large employers are able to provide more affordable health benefits for their employees. That’s because they have strength in numb
Adrian Daily Telegram: Walberg, Kildee seek to expand education savings accounts
WASHINGTON — Two Michigan members of Congress have introduced a bill that would help parents and students save for tuition and other education expenses. On Friday, U.S. Reps. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, and Dan Kildee, D-Flint, reintroduced the Families Save for Education Act. The bill wants to expand the maximum annual contribution limit on Coverdell Education Savings Accounts from $2,000 to $10,000 and increase the age of eligibility from 18 to 22 years old. The bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. "Obtaining a degree provides such a valuable foundation for our children's future and a successful career," Walberg said in a news release. "As the mounting cost of higher education puts a strain on family budgets, we must tackle this challenge and give Michigan families greater flexibility to plan and save for college. The Helping Families Save for Education Act is an important bipartisan step to help expand saving opportunities as students pursue the best path
Walberg Bill to Increase Transparency in Rulemaking Process Clears Oversight Committee
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg’s (MI-07) legislation to provide greater transparency and help restore the integrity of the federal government’s rulemaking process advanced through the Oversight and Government Reform Committee today. H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act, requires agencies to post, in a central location, all communications they issue during the proposed rule stage so that the public can fully participate and trust that the rulemaking process is neutral and unbiased. Congressman Walberg introduced the legislation on Monday.   “Public input is a critical component of the rulemaking process and producing final regulations that are well thought out and effective,” said Walberg. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen federal agencies view the public comment period as a perfunctory step rather than an opportunity to receive constructive feedback from the very people who will be affected by proposed regulations. It’s important to conduct this process i

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