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 ...
Hillsdale Daily News: Walberg legislation passes the house WASHINGTON D.C. - After being sworn in on Tuesday it was off to work for the 115th Congress.
Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced the first piece of legislation the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act on Tuesday. The legislation was then passed unanimously on Wednesday.
The legislation H.R. 71, will provide the American people with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are spent. It requires each federal agency to annually report online and inventory of its federal programs and provide a description and cost of each program.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is leading this effort in the Senate.
"Increasing transparency and collecting better data is the first step towards eliminating redundant and wasteful spending," Walberg said. "Washington must be held accountable, and shining a light on overlapping and inefficient federal programs is a common sense way to save taxpayer money. I'm proud to start the new year on a strong note fighting for Michigan taxpayers."
Walberg Votes for REINS Act to Curb Costly Red Tape Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to reduce unaccountable, unnecessary red tape that hinders economic growth and job creation. The REINS Act gives Congress an up or down vote on any major new federal regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more.
“Out of control regulations handed down by unelected bureaucrats are holding back economic growth and making life more expensive for Michigan families and small businesses,” said Walberg. “This type of unchecked rulemaking that ignores real world impacts has gone on for too long. The REINS Act will bring more accountability to the regulatory process and help ensure the people have a say before more costly red tape is thrown their way.”
Walberg Recognizes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th.
“Today, and every day, the men and women in law enforcement deserve our deepest gratitude for all they do to keep our communities safe. Each day when they walk out the door, they risk their lives to protect ours. Tragically, we’ve lost too many officers in the line of duty, and we always remember their sacrifice and the loved ones they left behind. I encourage people in Michigan and across the country to show their support for law enforcement today—wear blue clothing, display a blue light, or say a simple word of thanks to a police officer in your neighborhood.”
To learn more about National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, click here.
House Passes Walberg, Cooper Transparency Bill to Begin New Congress Washington, D.C. – In the first week of the 115th Congress, Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced and passed his first piece of legislation for the new session, which will provide the American people with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are spent. H.R. 71, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, requires each federal agency to annually report online an inventory of its federal programs and provide a description and cost of each program. The bipartisan bill was introduced on Tuesday along with Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN) and unanimously passed the House today. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is leading this effort in the Senate.
“Increasing transparency and collecting better data is the first step towards eliminating redundant and wasteful spending,” said Rep. Walberg. “Washington must be held accountable, and shining a light on overlapping and inefficient federal programs is a common sense way to save taxpayer money. I’m proud to start the new year on a strong