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Protecting the Great Lakes

December 8, 2017
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Protecting the Great Lakes

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee this week, and I pressed him about a number of issues important to protecting the Great Lakes. I specifically asked about supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, combating harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie, and stopping invasive species like Asian Carp. Click here for my questions.

Improving Flexible Work Policies 

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, I held a hearing this week to examine paid leave and flexible work policies. Innovative paid leave policies are not only an important tool for businesses to attract and retain the best employees, but they also give workers across all business sectors the ability to create a better work-life balance. Time off is increasingly important to employees, whether it’s used to go back to school, care for a child or loved one, or just to spend more time with family.

Coffee Hours Across the District

Tim Walberg Coffee Hour

Thank you to everyone who came out for my recent coffee hours in Charlotte and Frenchtown Charter Township. I've held them in every county in the 7th District, and I look forward to continuing to hear from you as I travel the district.

Increasing Retirement Security

Tim Walberg Retirement Security

I introduced the Increasing Access to a Secure Retirement Act this week along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE). Saving for retirement is a difficult challenge for many families in Michigan and across the country. To encourage and make saving easier, we should create more opportunities for employers to offer reliable investment options to the men and women they employ. Click here to learn more about our bipartisan bill.

Congressional App Challenge Winner

The Congressional App Challenge is an outstanding opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and computer science skills, while fostering a fun learning environment. First place in this year's contest went to a team of four students from Chelsea High School: Madison Burlett, Rose LaForest, Cate Start, and Alex Steinaway. Their winning app, “M.A.D. Planner,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and featured on the House of Representatives website along with other winning entries from around the country.

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