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 Statement on GM Delta Township Plant Announcement Jackson, Mich. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement after General Motors announced it will be eliminating the third shift at its Delta Township Plant.
“I am disappointed by today's news that the GM Delta Township Plant will be eliminating its third shift. This is a very difficult day for many of the workers and their families. I have visited the GM Delta Township Plant on numerous occasions, and the dedicated and hardworking men and women who work there represent the best of what Michigan has to offer. The auto industry is critical to our state's economy, and I will continue fighting for more jobs and opportunity for the workers who form the backbone of Michigan manufacturing.”
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress vi
Walberg’s Bipartisan Good Government Transparency Bill Passes the House Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg’s (MI-07) bipartisan legislation to provide greater transparency and help restore the integrity of the federal government’s rulemaking process passed the House of Representatives today. H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act, requires federal 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. It is Congressman Walberg’s third bill to pass the House in the first months of the 115th Congress. Click here to watch his remarks on the House floor.
“The public comment period is a critical component of the rulemaking process, yet too often we’ve seen federal agencies treat it as a perfunctory step,” said Walberg. “The American people need to have confidence that federal agencies, regardless of whether it is a Republican or Democratic administration, are open to their insights and
Walberg Proposal to Highlight Impact of Regulations on Wage Stagnation Passes House as Part of SCRUB Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, legislation which establishes a bipartisan commission tasked with reviewing existing federal regulations to help reduce ineffective and intrusive red tape holding back job creation and economic growth. The final bill included a proposal authored by Congressman Walberg that instructs the commission to also study the role regulations have on wage stagnation as part of their regulatory review process.
“Redundant and runaway regulations are increasingly becoming an obstacle to innovation and economic growth,” said Walberg. “Small businesses and manufacturers in Michigan are spending more time on complying with red tape than ever before, leaving little left in their budgets to increase the take-home pay of their workers. By streamlining and reviewing regulations, we are taking an important step to remove costly eco
The Hill: House votes to create new requirements for writing regulations The House on Thursday passed legislation aimed at increasing transparency in the regulatory process.
The Regulatory Integrity Act, backed by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), requires federal agencies to shed light on what happens behind the scenes when they are crafting new rules. The measure also prohibits regulators from drumming up public support for those rules.
The House voted 246-176 to pass the bill, with 14 Democrats crossing party lines to support the measure, and one Republican opposing it.
“The public comment period is an essential part of upholding our Democratic values, because it ensures that Americans will have their voices heard in the federal government’s regulatory process,” Walberg said Thursday on the floor. “Agencies must take the comment period seriously.”
Under the Regulatory Integrity Act, federal agencies would be required to publish online a list of regulations they are writing, a description of those rules, the status, and timeframe for when