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 ...
Adrian Daily Telegram: Family receives Purple Heart Medal for soldier lost in Korean War A year ago, Paul Rohr’s family went online to research his service record and death in the Korean War.
Rohr died March 12, 1951, while a prisoner of war in Pyokang, North Korea. When the family was notified in 1951 of the U.S. Army sergeant’s capture and subsequent death as a prisoner of war, they never received his military medals.
On Wednesday, that oversight was corrected at the Onsted American Legion Hall.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg joined Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, to present Rohr’s sister, Nelie Denny of Adrian, with her brother’s long-overdue Purple Heart Medal and service medals.
Walberg said he appreciated the family conducting their research to ensure Rohr — whose remains were never found and sent home — is recognized for his service and ultimate sacrifice.
“Because of their efforts, he will not be forgotten and his service will be remembered in a special way,” Walberg said.
Denny said she appreciated
Brooklyn Exponent: Honoring our best After many years following his service and subsequent death from Korean War-inflicted disease, U.S. Army Sgt. Paul Leander Rohr was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart Medal – received in his name by his sister Josephine “Nelie” Denny – last week in a veterans ceremony at the Onsted American Legion post. Denny was said to have been very close to her brother.
“After all these years to be going through this is heartbreaking,” said Denny holding back tears. “He deserves it.”
The medal was presented to Denny by Maj. Gen. Leonard Isabelle, Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard and by Congressman Tim Walberg with several members of her family at her side.
The day began with the Jackson College Jazz Band performing patriotic music, an invocation by the Rev. Tom McMichael, and welcoming remarks by Walberg.
World War II U.S. Army Air Force veterans Charles Peart and Carlos Barricklaw Jr. were the first honorees, though Barricklaw was unable to attend the cere
Monroe News: Walberg honored with Congressional Steel Champion award There’s always been some import competition for U.S. steel — but what the industry faced in 2014-15 was considered unprecedented.
As Chief Executive Officer for AK Steel Corp. Roger K. Newport explained, suddenly an import ratio that historically hovered just under 20 percent spiked as Chinese steel flooded the market and drew down prices. At its peak in 2015, finished imports took up a record 29 percent of the U.S. steel market.
However, the cost to manufacture steel in the United States did not adjust, and as a result, industry leaders were concerned about the loss in market share and impact on jobs. AK Steel’s locations include its operations in Dearborn and a joint venture with JV Spartan Steel Coating LLC in Monroe.
While the import ratio is still higher than normal at about 25 percent, there have been significant steps from Congress to help ease the situation. The matters include foreign trade laws, environmental impact and workplace safety.
“We’re open to t
Walberg Introduces Regulatory Reform Bills for a Healthy Economy Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today introduced a series of regulatory reform bills aimed at providing relief to American workers and small businesses from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory onslaught that has burdened the economy with excessive red-tape. These bills are the product of Congressman Walberg’s extensive efforts as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to conduct oversight of the DOL’s costly, top-down regulatory approach.
“Some regulations are clearly important. Left unchecked, however, some regulations can move well beyond their basic purpose and become challenging obstacles to innovation, creativity, and economic growth,” said Walberg. “As the economy remains sluggish in far too many parts of the country, many Americans are feeling the pain of onerous regulations and stagnant wages. These bills are an important step towards a more responsible and thoughtful regulatory approach that promotes opportunitie