Walberg Highlights Legislative Accomplishments in 115th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today released a year-end video highlighting his results-oriented leadership and legislative accomplishments in the 115th Congress. This term, Walberg authored nine bills that passed the House of Representatives, the most of any member of Michigan’s congressional delegation. President Trump signed five of his bills into law. Visit walberg.house.gov to watch the video.
“We got a lot done this Congress that will help improve people’s lives in Michigan,” said Walberg. “From strengthening retirement security to expanding economic opportunity, it was a consequential term and I am proud of our legislative effectiveness to advance the people’s priorities. In particular, our landmark law to combat the opioid crisis is a life-saving measure that will make a significant impact in communities throughout Michigan. As we look ahead to 2019, I am grateful for another opportunity to serve my constituents and get bipartisan results on their behalf.”
Walberg Legislation Signed into Law:
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 on May 17, 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 was signed into law on September 28, 2018.
H.R. 2155, New HOPE Act
Introduced with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), the bipartisan bill encourages state governments to initiate occupational licensure reforms to ensure bureaucratic requirements are not creating unnecessary barriers for those seeking to enter the workforce. It was signed into law on July 31, 2018 as part of H.R. 2353.
H.R. 5009, Jessie’s Law
Introduced with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and named after Michigan resident, Jessie Grubb, the bipartisan bill helps ensure doctors have access to the information they need so they can safely treat their patients and prevent unknowingly prescribing powerful opioid medications to those struggling with addiction. It was signed into law on October 24, 2018 as part of H.R. 6.
H.R. 5041, Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act
Introduced with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the bipartisan bill helps prevent the misuse or diversion of unused medications by equipping hospice professionals with the legal authority to safely dispose of unused drugs after a hospice patient’s death. It was signed into law on October 24, 2018 as part of H.R. 6.