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Curbing forfeiture abuse

September 15, 2017
e-Newsletter Archive

Curbing Civil Forfeiture Abuse

Tim Walberg CSPAN Civil Forfeiture

In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of instances where the government has confiscated private property from citizens and small businesses without any criminal conviction—or even criminal charges. Under current civil forfeiture law, the system is ripe for abuse and has undermined the constitutional rights of far too many Americans. This week the House passed my bipartisan amendment that reins in this abusive practice. Click here to watch my speech on the House floor.

Reforming the Tax Code

Tim Walberg Jackson Chamber

This week, I met with members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to discuss tax reform and helping small businesses in our community thrive. It's been more than 30 years since the tax code was last overhauled. We're working to lower rates so you keep more of your money, simplify the tax code, and make America more competitive. Click here to learn more about our plan.

Protecting Your Personal Information

Tim Walberg Self Driving Cars

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which I serve, announced a hearing with the CEO of Equifax to get answers about the unprecedented breach of consumers' personal information. In light of this breach, the Federal Trade Commission issued advisory steps to help protect your data, which you can read by clicking here.

Helping Our Veterans

On September 18, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and I are co-hosting a Washtenaw County Veterans Resource Fair to provide veterans and their family members with access to resources earned through their service to our country. Later that day, we will be joining the Veterans Community Action Team and the Washtenaw Department of Veterans Affairs for a town hall conversation on veterans health care benefits and other critical issues. Click here for more details about the resource fair, and click here for more details about the town hall.

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