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 ...
Monroe News editorial: Our View: Education essential in heroin epidemic On Monday, U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, held a forum at Bedford High School to discuss the ongoing problem of heroin addiction in Monroe County and the nation.
Joining him were experts from around the county to shed light on various aspects of the issue and what potentially can be done to combat it.
The panel, which was hosted for Bedford High School seniors, highlighted an important part of what can be done to help — simply raising awareness of the heroin epidemic to both combat the current problem and stem further abuse of the drug.
Currently, drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Students at the forum had an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, spotlighting an important facet in this crisis — the need for the public to be educated about heroin and prescription pill addiction and that correct information to be readily available.
If armed with such knowledge regarding heroin addiction, people might recognize sooner t
Monroe News: Walberg hosts panel speaking about heroin epidemic Bedford High School seniors gathered Monday to hear a panel discussion about the ongoing heroin addiction epidemic in Michigan and the nation.
The panel, led by Rep. Tim Walberg R-Tipton, also included Lt. Marc Moore of the Michigan State Police; Vicky Loveland of the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition; Mark Cochran of ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital; Monroe County Prosecutor William Paul Nichols and Vasco Tchakarov of Hope for Recovery.
Rep. Walberg began the panel by highlighting the fact that heroin addiction is a national issue that can affect anyone.
“Some good people and some good families have been changed forever because of opioid abuse,” he said.
Rep. Walberg suggested that headway could be made in combating the epidemic by promoting additional addiction training for law enforcement officers and to helping more people receive treatment for heroin addiction.
“We can’t arrest our way out of it,” he said.
Lt. Moore of the Monroe Area Narcotics