An aide to U.S. Congressmen Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, gave Saline City Council an update on proceedings in Washington.
At last Monday’s city council meeting Charles Bogren said that Walberg, re-elected in 2012 to represent a reshaped district that is much more Republican-friendly, is serving on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee.
Bogren said Walberg voted in the continuing resolution that kept the federal government from shutting down but also cut $85 billion in spending.
He said Walberg backs the tax reform called for by Rep. Paul Ryan. The plan would simplify the tax code, charging a 10 percent income tax income up to $50,000 (individuals) or $100,000 (couples) or 25 percent on people making more than those amounts.
Bogren said Walberg was working to repeal President Obama’s health care reform, the Affordable Care Act. Bogren also said that Walberg introduced the Farming Flexibility Act, which would allow states the ability to opt out of the Clean Air act and Federal Water Pollution Control Act if the state felt the regulations were to ornerous.