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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan

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Defense and National Security

Providing for the common defense was a key component to the creation of our federal government.  I am committed to keeping America safe and will continue to focus my efforts on:

Providing Ample Resources While Making Smart Choices

Our troops are committed to defending and sacrificing for the American people.  When they go into battle, they deserve the best training, equipment, and resources to accomplish their mission to uphold the foundational principles of America. In June 2016, I voted in support of legislation, which includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for the military and meets critical base readiness needs. 

While ensuring our troops have the necessary tools, we must also make smart choices that reduce wasteful and unnecessary spending.  During the House’s consideration of H.R.5293, the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, I successfully offered a bipartisan amendment to cut off taxpayer dollars from going toward wasteful infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, which the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found to be wrought with waste, susceptible to fraud, and unsustainable over the long term.

Fighting Terrorism

As American military forces continue their missions in Afghanistan and around the world, we must remain vigilant in our cause to defend freedom abroad when necessary. The advances made by ISIL not only destabilize the Middle East, but threaten our national security.  The United States must have a robust and comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL and keep them from committing more heinous acts of terrorism.

Monitoring Rogue Nations

Congress must stand firm against provocations that threaten the security of our citizens and our allies around the world.  On July 14, 2016, I voted in support of H.R.5631, the Iran Accountability Act, which would impose sanctions on the Iranian regime for its egregious human rights abuses, its illegal ballistic missile program, and support for terrorism.  In addition, I have voted to support the rights of the people of Ukraine to hold free elections and condemn Russia for its interference in Ukraine.

Securing the Homeland

In light of the terrorist attacks that have taken place across the country, it is clear that protecting our nation from threats is a multi-front mission. Thwarting future terrorist attacks requires that we secure our borders, share intelligence effectively and efficiently, protect our critical infrastructure and key resources, enforce our immigration laws, and safeguard our cyberspace.  

LEGISLATION

6/15/2016 – Sponsor: H.Amdt.1210 to prohibit funds from being used on Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects

VIDEOS

Walberg Amendment Prevent Wasteful Afghanistan Infrastructure Spending
Walberg Questions White House Narrative on the Iran Nuclear Deal
Oversight Hearing on Infrastructure Spending in Afghanistan

REPORTS

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

More on Defense and National Security

November 14, 2017 Press Release
I’m pleased our service members will receive their largest pay raise in eight years under this bipartisan bill.
August 7, 2017 Opinion Editorial
The House will remain focused on the issues that matter to you and your family, even if it doesn't always make the headlines.
July 25, 2017 Press Release
Today’s vote sends a clear message that these provocative actions and threats to America’s interests will not go unanswered.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
This bipartisan bill funds the military, supports military families, gives our troops a much deserved pay raise, and helps keep the American people safe.
December 2, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the House-Senate conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which funds the military, gives our troops a well-deserved pay raise, and helps keep the American people safe. Congressman Walberg served as a member of the bipartisan conference committee charged with producing the final agreement that passed the House today by a 375-34 margin.