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February 12, 2015 Tim In The News

Reps. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require federal agencies to publicly report the costs of programs.

Walberg and Cooper said the measure, titled the "Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act," would help make agency spending more transparent.

February 12, 2015 Tim In The News
The wave of opposition to the nation's civil asset forfeiture laws grew a little larger on Tuesday as advocacy groups spoke out in favor of legislative reforms supported by members of both political parties.

February 12, 2015 Tim In The News
Attorney General Eric Holder's recent announcement that federal agencies would be cutting back on civil forfeitures was a welcome step, but it didn't go nearly far enough. That's why new legislation introduced last week by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., deserves a close look.

December 19, 2014 Tim In The News

JACKSON, MI - To Amy Bonneau, another chance for the city to remember her son was the best gift she could have gotten this Christmas season.

Her son, Jackson Police Officer James Bonneau, was killed in the line of duty in 2010. On Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that will rename the Jackson Post Office after him.

November 25, 2014 Tim In The News

JACKSON, MI – It is tempting to denounce the President of the United States right now, but he's not responsible for every disappointment that comes my way.

November 12, 2014 Tim In The News

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday unveiled a restructuring plan to regain the public's trust and ensure smoother operations after the agency's recent scheduling scandal, but veterans groups and key members of Congress have expressed lit

October 29, 2014 Tim In The News

Following a slew of recent negative press involving IRS's use of civil forfeiture laws, IRS's Chief of Criminal Investigation (CI) has issued a statement stating that the agency would no longer pursue the seizure and forfeiture of funds associated solely with legal source "structuring" cases unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant such seizures or forfeitures.

October 28, 2014 Tim In The News

HILLSDALE — Civil asset forfeiture is a practice by which the government can seize and sell a person's property without the individual ever being charged with a crime. If a person's property is suspected of being used for criminal activity, then it is subject to seizure; this includes cash, vehicles and even homes.

October 24, 2014 Tim In The News

Lawmakers voiced skepticism on Friday about Obama administration assurances that government measures are likely to succeed in protecting the United States, and U.S. soldiers overseas, from further spread of the Ebola virus.

October 23, 2014 Tim In The News

Cops are increasingly looking and acting more like soldiers. How are they paying for all this militarized equipment? One source of funding is particularly disconcerting for Americans' constitutional rights: equitable sharing.