Tim (Tim) J. Walz (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.2472
FAX: 202.225.3433
District: 507.388.2149
District FAX: 507.206.0650
Room 2313 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2301

Residence: Mankato, MN
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Gwen (Whipple)   DOB: 4/6/1964
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Caucus
Co-ChairNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
ChairmanEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
Co-ChairCongressional Invisible Wounds Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Energy Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
Co-ChairCongressional Propane Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
Co-ChairCongressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
Co-ChairHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
Co-ChairUSO Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Co-ChairCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberSpending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
Co-ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Blue Earth / Brown / Cottonwood / Dodge / Faribault / Fillmore / Freeborn / Houston / Jackson / Le Sueur / Martin / Mower / Nicollet / Nobles / Olmsted / Rice / Rock / Steele / Waseca / Watonwan / Winona


U.S. Congressman Tim Walz is currently serving his sixth term representing Minnesota's First Congressional District. The First Congressional District spans the southern part of Minnesota - from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east.

Walz proudly serves the people of southern Minnesota on two committees in the United States House of Representatives. He is the Ranking Member on Veterans' Affairs and serves on the Agriculture Committee. He also is one of nine House Members to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Walz has leadership posts with the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus.

Tim Walz was born in West Point, Nebraska and is the son of a public school administrator and community activist. As a child, Tim's parents instilled in him the values of hard work and community service.

Walz enlisted in the Army National Guard at the young age of 17, and retired 24 years later as Command Sergeant Major. Before retiring, Walz served overseas with his battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Walz is the highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress.

In 1989, Walz earned a B.S. in social science education from Chadron State College in Nebraska. Walz spent 1989-1990 teaching high school in China as a part of the first government sanctioned groups of American educators to teach in China through a program at Harvard University.

When he returned from China, Walz began teaching high school in Nebraska. While in Nebraska, Walz met his wife Gwen Whipple. Married in 1994, Tim and Gwen Walz moved back to Gwen's native southern Minnesota where both began teaching and coaching at Mankato West High School.

Since coming to Congress, Walz has made improving the care of our nation's veterans a top priority. The Rochester Post Bulletin has described him as having "relentless energy" and touted his strong work ethic, stating that "he brings a soldier's work ethic to the House." Rep. Walz has been recognized for his work in Congress with awards from AMVETS, the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, the American Cancer Society, the National Association of Development Organizations, the National Farmers Union and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Tim and Gwen live in Mankato with their two young children, Hope and Gus.

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