Tim Walberg

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Tim Walberg
Tim Walberg.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
2007-2009
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMark Schauer (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$14.92 in 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$8,411,566
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan State House of Representatives
1983-1998
Education
High schoolThornton Fractional Township North High School, Calumet, IL
Bachelor'sFort Wayne Bible College
Master'sWheaton College
Personal
Date of birthApril 12, 1951
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionMinister
Net worth(2012) $201,009
ReligionNon-Denominational Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Timothy Lee "Tim" Walberg (b. April 12, 1951, in Chicago, IL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 7th Congressional District. He was first elected to the House in 2006, but lost his 2008 re-election bid to Mark Schauer (D). Walberg regained his seat in the 2010 election.

Walberg won re-election to Michigan's 7th District in 2014. He defeated challengers Pam Byrnes (D), Ken Proctor (L), Rick Strawcutter (I) and David Swartout (I) in the general election.[1]

Walberg began his political career in the Michigan House of Representatives. He served in that position from 1983 to 1998.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Walberg is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Walberg was born in 1951 in Chicago, IL. After attending the Moody Bible College Institute in Chicago, he went on to earn his B.S. from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1975 and his M.A. from Wheaton College in 1978. Prior to his political career, Walberg was a minister.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Walberg's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Walberg serves on the following committees:[3]

2013-2014

Walberg served on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Walberg served on the following House committees:[5]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[6] For more information pertaining to Walberg's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Walberg voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Walberg voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Walberg voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Walberg voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582-page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It increased the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel by 1 percent, increased Head Start funding for early childhood education by $1 billion, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Walberg voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Walberg voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Walberg voted against HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Walberg voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Walberg voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Yea3.png Walberg voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Walberg voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Walberg joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Walberg voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Walberg's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Walberg is a Hard-Core Conservative. Walberg received a score of 20 percent on social issues and 93 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Neutral Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tim Walberg endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [33]

Campaign themes

2012

Walberg highlighted the four issues below on his campaign website:[34]

  • Jobs & Economic Growth

Excerpt: "Tim has fought to encourage job creation as he worked to stop tax increases, rein in federal government spending, make health care more affordable and accessible, encourage educational excellence and worker training, and provide families and small businesses with across-the-board tax relief to encourage hard work and investment."[35]

  • Government Spending

Excerpt: "Tim Walberg believes government must live within its means and believes politicians need to stop digging our nation deeper into debt. Tim has received the 'Taxpayers Hero' Award from Citizens Against Government Waste, and has worked diligently with his House colleagues to stop mortgaging America's future through unsustainable spending."[36]

  • Affordable Healthcare

Excerpt: "Tim Walberg supports increasing the choice of doctors by encouraging patient centered care and opposes replacing a high health insurance bill with an even bigger tax bill."[37]

  • Traditional Values

Excerpt: "Tim Walberg has and will defend America’s traditional values that serve as the backbone of our country. As a father and grandfather, Tim will continue working to preserve the ideal that marriage is between one man and one woman. Just as he believes in the sanctity of marriage, so too does Tim believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity of life. Every person, no matter how small, has the right to life, and Tim has fought long and hard to preserve that most basic of rights."[38]

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Walberg ran for re-election to Michigan's 7th District in 2014. Walberg won the Republican nomination in the primary against Douglas Radcliffe North on August 5, 2014. He defeated Pam Byrnes (D), Ken Proctor (Libertarian), Rick Strawcutter (U.S. Taxpayers) and David Swartout (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 53.5% 119,564
     Democratic Pam Byrnes 41.2% 92,083
     Libertarian Ken Proctor 2% 4,531
     U.S. Tax Payers Party Rick Strawcutter 1.4% 3,138
     Independent David Swartout 2% 4,369
Total Votes 223,685
Source: Michigan Secretary of State
U.S. House, Michigan District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 79.3% 38,046
Douglas Radcliffe North 20.7% 9,934
Total Votes 47,980
Source: Michigan Secretary of State

2012

See also: Michigan's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Walberg won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 7th District.[39] He defeated Dan Davis in the August 7 Republican primary. He then defeated Kurt R. Haskell (D), Ken Proctor (L) and Richard Wunsch (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[40]


Tim Walberg, "Rep Walberg Discusses Solutions To High Gas Prices"[41]
U.S. House, Michigan District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kurt R. Haskell 43% 136,849
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 53.3% 169,668
     Libertarian Ken Proctor 2.5% 8,088
     Green Richard Wunsch 1.1% 3,464
Total Votes 318,069
Source: Michigan Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Michigan's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walberg Incumbent 76% 45,590
Dan Davis 24% 14,386
Total Votes 59,976

District 7

Following 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[42] Walberg ranked sixth on the list.[42] The article noted that Walberg lost the district to centrist Mark Schauer (D) in 2008. He then beat Schauer in a rematch by 5 percentage points in 2010. The redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, cut Schauer’s home base out of the district and made it a few points more Republican.[42] According to the article, Schauer said that he would not run for a rematch because of the new map.[42]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Walberg attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Walberg is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Walberg raised a total of $8,411,566 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[46]

Tim Walberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Michigan, District 7) Won $1,827,643
2012 U.S. House (Michigan, District 7) Won $1,533,549
2010 U.S. House (Michigan, District 7) Won $1,678,049
2008 U.S. House (Michigan, District 7) Defeated $2,112,214
2006 U.S. House (Michigan, District 7) Won $1,260,111
Grand Total Raised $8,411,566

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Walberg won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Walberg's campaign committee raised a total of $1,827,643 and spent $1,784,290.[47] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[48]

Cost per vote

Walberg spent $14.92 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 7, 2014 - Tim Walberg Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,827,643
Total Spent $1,784,290
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $1,372,605
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $1,372,605
Top contributors to Tim Walberg's campaign committee
Amway/Alticor Inc$26,000
Health Plan of Michigan$23,400
Centra Inc$20,800
Automatic Handling International$20,400
DTE Energy$16,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$203,068
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$90,301
Retired$73,025
Automotive$56,774
Oil & Gas$53,150

Below are Walberg’s FEC reports.[49]

2012

Walberg won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walberg's campaign committee raised a total of $1,533,550 and spent $1,309,735.[55]

Cost per vote

Walberg spent $7.72 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Walberg won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Walberg's campaign committee raised a total of $1,678,049 and spent $1,647,379.[56]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Walberg's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $67,018 and $355,000. That averages to $211,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Walberg ranked as the 344th most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2006 and 2012, Walberg's calculated net worth[58] increased by less than one percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[59]

Tim Walberg Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$207,843
2012$211,009
Growth from 2006 to 2012:2%
Average annual growth:0%[60]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[61]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Walberg received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Republican/Conservative industry.

From 2003-2014, 29.4 percent of Walberg's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[62]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Tim Walberg Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $8,032,655
Total Spent $6,978,100
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Republican/Conservative$701,968
Leadership PACs$681,367
Retired$473,874
Real Estate$268,037
Mis Manufacturing & Distributing$236,391
% total in top industry8.74%
% total in top two industries17.22%
% total in top five industries29.4%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Walberg was a "far-right Republican" as of July 2014.[63] Walberg was a "rank-and-file Republican" in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[64]

Walberg most often votes with:

Walberg least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Walberg missed 68 of 4,579 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.5 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[65]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Walberg paid his congressional staff a total of $828,419 in 2011. He ranked 65th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 73rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[66]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Walberg ranked 28th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[67]

2012

Walberg ranked 48th in the conservative rankings in 2012. This was the most conservative ranking earned by a representative of Michigan in 2012.[68]

2011

Walberg ranked 40th in the conservative rankings in 2011. This was the most conservative rating held by a representative of Michigan in 2011.[69]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Walberg voted with the Republican Party 95.6 percent of the time, which ranked 49th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[70]

2013

Walberg voted with the Republican Party 96.9 percent of the time, which ranked 125th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[71]

Personal

Walberg lives in Tipton, MI, with his wife of over 37 years, Sue. They have three grown children.[72]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Tim Walberg," accessed December 23, 2011
  3. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
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  32. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
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  38. Tim Walberg, "Traditional Values," accessed October 5, 2012
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  57. OpenSecrets, "Walberg, (R-MI), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  58. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  59. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  60. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  61. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  72. Official House Site, "Biography," accessed December 23, 2011 (dead link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Schauer
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 7
2011-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Joe Schwarz
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 7
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Mark Schauer