On April 16, 2019, Ranking Member of the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Tim Walberg (R-MI), spoke to the NECA Labor Relations Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Congressman, whose role on the committee places the issue of multiemployer pensions under his purview, spent time speaking to those challenges and the ever-imposing dangers of continued inaction. He showed an adept understanding of the small business perspective and the need to address the future of defined benefit plans. Rep. Walberg then urged the need for an expansive infrastructure legislative package, which he believes to be an area for bipartisan success.
“Throughout his entire tenure in Congress, Representative Walberg has been a friend to the electrical construction industry." said Executive Director of Government Affairs, Marco Giamberardino. "He has a vast understanding of the challenges we face and the topics which we as signatory contractors see as critical to our nation’s growth.”
The Congressman’s remarks were well received, and he gave a clear outline for positive action in an otherwise gridlocked Congress.NECA looks forward to the prospect of continuing our work alongside Rep. Walberg and were honored to have him as our keynote speaker.
Background on Congressman Walberg:
Tim Walberg is currently serving his sixth term in Congress as the representative of south-central Michigan. The diverse constituency of Michigan’s 7th District encompasses Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, and Monroe Counties, along with parts of Washtenaw County. Since first taking office, Tim has hosted hundreds of coffee and town hall meetings to better understand the thoughts and concerns of the district.
Prior to his time in public office, Tim served as a pastor in Michigan and Indiana, as president of the Warren Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact, and as a division manager for Moody Bible Institute. He also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983 to 1999, and is proud to bring his reputation as a principled legislator, fiscal reformer, and defender of traditional values to Washington.
In the 116th Congress, Tim serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.