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Opinion Editorials

July 14, 2017 Opinion Editorial
Through my work on the Education and the Workforce Committee, Republicans and Democrats are joining together to help bridge the skills gap by prioritizing skills-focused education.
June 30, 2017 Opinion Editorial
As Michiganders, we have a fundamental understanding of the links between our state's economic health and the environmental health of the Great Lakes.
June 14, 2017 Opinion Editorial
All told, the House has passed 13 bipartisan bills so far this year to protect the most vulnerable, offer support to victims and help put an end to trafficking.
May 1, 2017 Opinion Editorial
When you open up the newspaper, it’s hard to miss all the heartbreaking stories about heroin and prescription drug abuse: overdoses, families torn apart and young people failing to reach their full potential.
April 9, 2017 Opinion Editorial
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.
March 21, 2017 Opinion Editorial
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini warned last month that the Affordable Care Act is in a “death spiral.”
February 14, 2017 Opinion Editorial

By Reps. Francis Rooney and Tim Walberg

The Times’ Feb. 10 editorial, “House Republicans side with Wall Street against the little guy,” sadly resorts to worn out rhetoric and attacks about motive rather than engaging in an honest debate about ideas.

January 23, 2017 Opinion Editorial
By Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, Paul Mitchell, Dave Trott

In 2010, Nancy Pelosi famously said of Obamacare, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." Seven years later, we now know what's in it: rising costs, fewer options and, for many, more uncertainty than ever before.

January 2, 2017 Opinion Editorial
As 2016 draws to a close, and we look expectantly to the New Year, I'd like to thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve Michigan's 7th District and pause to reflect on the previous 12 months. In the past year, we hosted more than 40 coffee hours and townhall meetings in every corner of the district to listen to the people's priorities. 

November 7, 2016 Opinion Editorial
How do we get the economy growing more rapidly, create more good-paying jobs, and make health care more affordable? These are the issues we consistently get asked about around kitchen tables, in coffee shops, and at small businesses as we meet with the people we are privileged to represent.