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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan


Opinion Editorials

January 14, 2014 Opinion Editorial

Last week, the Department of Labor announced that 347,000 people dropped out of the workforce in December, making the Labor Force Participation Rate stand at a meager 63-percent– the lowest level since the Carter Administration.  While such statistics give us a general picture of large groups of people, for that one person without a job and struggling to make ends meet, the Labor report is more

January 8, 2014 Opinion Editorial

After months of wrangling, Congress is moving toward a resolution on the contentious farm bill that sets a broad range of agriculture policies.

December 18, 2013 Opinion Editorial

Each day I receive letters and emails from constituents who are being hurt by the President's health care law — and it's no wonder.

December 6, 2013 Opinion Editorial
"If you like your health plan, you can keep it" has been President Obama's promise to the American people for the last four years. But recently he attempted to apologize to those who are losing health insurance because of the law. While I'm glad the president is starting to see the truth, the American people need more than just apologies.
December 3, 2013 Opinion Editorial

By Andy Barrand

HILLSDALE — Only five months after making the move from Arkansas, Hartzell Veneer Products in Hillsdale is up and running in full production mode.

December 2, 2013 Opinion Editorial

President Obama has frequently promised that if you like your health-care plan, you can keep it. But ask the more than 3.5 million Americans who have lost their health insurance in the last six weeks alone just how true that pledge is.

November 18, 2013 Opinion Editorial
From transportation to job creation, an abundant supply of energy is critical to the health of our economy, especially in Monroe County where DTE Energy and CMS Energy employ more than 600 people combined. But uncertainty about high energy costs is making it harder for Michigan's businesses to grow and for families to live within their budget.

November 11, 2013 Opinion Editorial

During a recent visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center, I met 24-year-old Sgt. Christopher Hemwall from Monroe as he underwent rehabilitation. In March 2011, he was shot three times in an ambush while serving in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province.

Eventually, Sgt. Hemwall's right leg had to be amputated below the knee after an experimental treatment failed.

November 1, 2013 Opinion Editorial

The recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) September employment report certainly wasn't worth the wait. Delayed because of the government shutdown, September's jobs report disappointed as our economy added just 148,000 jobs, fewer than the previous month's and slower than the average pace of growth within the last year.