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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan


Opinion Editorials

August 7, 2015 Opinion Editorial

Only in Washington can bureaucrats get away with spending money on nothing.

It's the very definition of government waste, and I'm fighting to stop it.

Currently, the federal government is racking up service fees to administer thousands of expired, empty grant accounts, costing taxpayers millions per year.

July 21, 2015 Opinion Editorial
By Reps. Candice Miller and Tim Walberg

Michigan farmers are among the hardest-working individuals we represent in the U.S. House. They are also the original environmentalists, because no one takes better care of the Earth than someone who makes a living from it.

June 29, 2015 Opinion Editorial
June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

For many of us, we have a close friend or family member who suffers from this debilitating disease.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 180,000 people age 65 or older in Michigan live with the disease. Across the country, it's more than 5 million.

June 24, 2015 Opinion Editorial

I come home to Michigan every weekend for many reasons. My wife, my farm, and my truck are all here.

It's also allows me the privilege of directly listening to your common sense concerns and solutions so I can effectively be your voice in Congress.

June 15, 2015 Opinion Editorial

THERE ARE obscure but important issues in Washington, and then there's the reform of worker compensation for federal employees — where the importance-to-obscurity ratio is especially high.

June 5, 2015 Opinion Editorial
By U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg and State Rep. Kevin Cotter

"Kind of like pennies from heaven. It gets you a toy or something that you need, is the way we typically look at it."

May 18, 2015 Opinion Editorial
Congratulations to the Class of 2015. You mastered a skill or subject matter and now possess a strong foundation for success in today's job market.

May 14, 2015 Opinion Editorial
The pervasive mentality in our nation's capital can be summed up in three words: Washington knows best.

I disagree, and I'm working to change it.

I believe Michigan families — not Washington bureaucrats — are better equipped to make decisions on what's best for their family or small business.

April 15, 2015 Opinion Editorial
As much as we dread the arrival of April 15 each year, thanks to the president's health care law, Tax Day is getting even worse.

March 24, 2015 Opinion Editorial
It's far too difficult these days to find common ground in Washington, but when it comes to our moral obligation to eradicate human trafficking, we have a strong foundation for achieving it.

The scope of this heinous crime is not limited to faraway countries -- it happens right here in Michigan and across the United States.