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 ...
Jackson Cit Pat: Rolling back red tape and unleashing economic growth One of the consistent concerns I hear from small businesses and manufacturers as I travel the 7th District is the endless regulatory onslaught coming out of Washington, D.C.
For too long, unelected bureaucrats in the federal government's expansive agencies and departments have imposed ill-conceived and excessive rules with little to no consideration about the real-world impact on every sector of our economy.
Outside our nation's capital, this avalanche of red tape has made life more expensive for Michigan families, farmers, and small businesses and has been an obstacle to wage and job growth.
The statistics are staggering. In the past eight years, the Obama administration handed down more than 3,000 regulations resulting in an $890 billion regulatory burden on taxpayers, according to the American Action Forum. In 2016, the administration's sweeping regulatory output set a record for the most major rules in one year in history.
Fortunately, Congress is working to reverse th
Walberg Welcomes Dream Foundation Recipient from Jackson County to Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today welcomed Brandon Martz and his family from Jackson County to Washington, D.C. to help fulfill Brandon’s dream of visiting our nation’s capital. The trip was made possible with the help of the Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults. Eighteen-year-old Brandon has been battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy since the age of four. Click here for pictures of Brandon’s visit to the U.S. Capitol and here for video of Congressman Walberg's remarks on the House floor.
“It was an honor to welcome Brandon, his brother, and his parents to our nation’s capital and be part of turning his dream into a reality,” said Congressman Walberg. “Brandon is an inspiration and I was moved by his courage and fight to raise awareness about muscular dystrophy. I hope this week offers the Martz family an opportunity to create many lasting memories together.”
During a tour of the U.
House Passes Walberg's Small Business Health Fairness Act Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101), legislation that would expand health care coverage and lower costs for working families. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, and Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, the legislation empowers small businesses to band together though association health plans (AHPs) and negotiate for lower health insurance costs on behalf of their employees. Click here to watch Rep. Walberg's remarks on the House floor.
“Providing more health care options for small businesses is essential to expanding affordable coverage for America’s workers,” Rep. Walberg said. “When it comes to accessing high-quality health care coverage, small businesses should not be treated any differently than large corporations and unions. This bill