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Rep. Tim Walberg

Representative for Michigan’s 7th District

pronounced tim // WAWL-berg


Walberg is the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Walberg is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 2007 to 2008.

Walberg is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Walberg joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Walberg voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Walberg is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Walberg has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Sep 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Tim Walberg sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Walberg was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Walberg sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (21%) Health (21%) Labor and Employment (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Energy (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Agriculture and Food (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Walberg recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Walberg voted Nay

Walberg voted Yea

Walberg voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Walberg voted Yea

Passed 286/138 on Jun 25, 2015.

This vote was on extending a trade agreement with sub-Saharan African partners and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). TAA was added to the bill after the …

Walberg voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Walberg voted Aye

Walberg voted No

Walberg voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Walberg voted No

Walberg voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2022, Walberg missed 105 of 9,084 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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