Walberg Highlights 2017 Legislative Accomplishments
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today released a year-end video highlighting his leadership and record of legislative accomplishments in 2017. In total, Walberg authored six bills that passed the House of Representatives this year, the most of any member in the entire Michigan congressional delegation. President Trump signed one of the bills, legislation to protect retirement security, into law. Click here to watch the video.
“Over the past year, my focus has been on policies to improve the lives of Michigan families,” said Congressman Walberg. “2017 has proved to be a productive year, and I was proud to lead the way on important issues like combating human trafficking, protecting retirement security, lowering energy prices, and making health care more affordable. In the year ahead, I will continue working hard to get positive results for the people of Michigan.”
Summary of the legislation Walberg championed through the House:
H. J. Res 66, Protecting Retirement Security
The resolution closes a regulatory loophole created by the Obama administration, and restores important retirement protections that workers have counted on for decades. It was signed into law by President Trump on May 18, 2017.
H.R. 71, Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act
Introduced with Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), the bipartisan bill provides the American people with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are spent, shining a light on overlapping and inefficient federal programs to reduce wasteful spending. It passed the House on January 4, 2017.
H.R. 1004, Regulatory Integrity Act
The bipartisan bill improves transparency and helps restore the integrity of the federal government's rulemaking process by requiring federal agencies to post, in a central location, all communications they issue during the proposed rule stage. It passed the House on March 2, 2017.
H.R. 1101, Small Business Health Fairness Act
The bill empowers small businesses to band together though association health plans, and helps them provide more choices and lower health care costs for their workers. It passed the House on March 22, 2017.
H.R. 1109, Federal Power Act Reform
Introduced with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the bipartisan bill helps reduce unnecessary paperwork burdens and bring down energy prices for hardworking Michigan families. It passed the House on June 12, 2017.
H.R. 2664, Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act
The bipartisan bill strengthens the Department of Labor’s ability to detect and respond to patterns of labor exploitation to help end this modern-day slavery. It passed the House on July 12, 2017.
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.