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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Press Releases

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. [1/19/17] – U.S. Representative Tim Walz is opening his D.C. office on Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST for constituents participating in the Women’s March on Washington.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST       


Jan 18, 2017 Press Release
Joins with local veterans’ advocates to talk priorities for 115th Congress, future of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

MANKATO, MN – Today, U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (MN-01) held a Veterans Advisory Group Roundtable with local veterans advocates to discuss priorities for the 115th Congress, and the future of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement after voting against the budget resolution, Senate Con. Res. 3, before the U.S. House earlier today:

Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement as Senate Republicans begin to move forward with scheduled confirmation hearings for Cabinet nominees, some of which have not completed the ethics review process:

Jan 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC [1/9/17] – Today, Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) released the below statement following Rep. Mark Takano’s announcement supporting Rep. Walz’s bid to become Ranking Member. Walz is poised to become the next Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, Representative Tim Walz released the following statement after House Republicans dropped their misguided effort to gut the U.S. House Office of Congressional Ethics:

Dec 26, 2016 Press Release

[MANKATO, MN] – Today, Representative Tim Walz released the following statement regarding the tragedy that took place at the Chamber of Commerce in Faribault, MN:

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those whose lives were tragically taken last Friday. No one should ever have to endure such unthinkable pain and suffering.

Dec 22, 2016 Press Release
Members of the Guard and Reserve components who have served honorably for at least 20 years are now recognized as veterans

[MANKATO, MN] – On Friday, December 16, President Obama signed the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 into law. The legislation included a bipartisan Walz provision to extend the legal definition of “veteran” to Guard and Reserve members who served at least 20 years but have not been called up for federal active duty.

Dec 22, 2016 Press Release
Urges House Oversight Committee to keep a watchful eye on President-elect Trump from day one

[MANKATO, MN] – Yesterday, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) sent a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings requesting the Committee pay close attention to President-elect Trump’s compliance with the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act upon inauguration.

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release
Urge House leadership to include “a lifeline" in year-end, must-pass federal funding legislation for the 2% of Minnesotans ineligible for federal tax credits facing health insurance rate hikes

Mankato, MN – Today, Representatives Tim Walz (MN-01), Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Rick Nolan (MN-08) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging that Fiscal Year 2017 federal funding legislation, which must pass by December 9, provides targeted emergency tax relief for the hardworking Americans hit by health insurance premium increases on the indiv