CONGRESSMAN JIM SENSENBRENNER - PROUDLY SERVING WISCONSIN‘S 5TH DISTRICT

Issues

  • Agriculture

    Farming has a rich tradition that runs deep in Wisconsin and has long been a source of pride for our state. That’s why it’s critical that the farming community and Congress work together to address industry concerns such as farm consolidation, an agi...

  • Budget

    The federal debt has reached unprecedented levels and is growing more each day. We simply cannot continue to spend money we don’t have and pass on the burden to the next generation. Congress must work to change our path of out-of-control spending and...

  • Defense & Homeland Security

    America is currently faced with multiple threats from around the globe that endanger our national security, as well as the security of our regional partners. In the Middle East, the Islamic State advance has been slowed and reversed by an internation...

  • Economy and Jobs

    Broad economic growth that creates jobs, raises wages, spurs innovation and investment, rewards hard work, and lowers our budget deficits in the process is the bedrock of the GOP’s economic platform. To do this, we must create and sustain a business...

  • Education

    High standards, accountability, and increased involvement by local school boards, teachers, state legislatures, and parents are all essential to improving education. Individual school districts know what is best for our kids, and what works in one di...

  • Energy

    An all-of-the-above national energy strategy that prioritizes affordability, reliability and grid security is an important pillar of economic growth and job creation – especially in the rust belt. This strategy must take advantage of America’s abunda...

  • Environment

    Wisconsin is bordered by two Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, has dense forests, open prairies and scenic scars left by glaciers from the last Ice Age. These natural wonders should be preserved for future generations of Wisconsinites to use and en...

  • Health Care

    The rising costs of health care are detrimental to our nation, and serious reforms are necessary. The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shifted power away from patients and physicians and gave it to unelected Washington bureaucrats. I vehement...

  • Immigration

    As a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I am firmly committed to being part of reforming our nation’s immigration laws. Immigration reform must start with securing our borders. We need to address the national security threat posed by terrorists...

  • Judiciary

    2nd Amendment Rights: Hunting and outdoor sporting is a proud Wisconsin tradition. All law-abiding citizens should have their Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” honored. I remain committed to supporting legislation that ensures the long t...

  • Medicare and Social Security

    Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have been good for the country. However, these programs make up almost 60 percent of all federal spending. The cost of these programs will continue to increase as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement a...

  • Right to Life

    I am proud of my pro-life voting record. As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I shepherded the partial-birth abortion ban through the House and was honored to watch President Bush sign it into law and the Supreme Court uphold it. Efforts in Congr...

  • Small Business

    Small business is the backbone of our economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses make up the vast majority of U.S. employer firms and are responsible for two-thirds of new private sector jobs. As a result, it’s in...

  • Taxes

    Our economy needs a tax overhaul. The current tax code is far too confusing and complex, making compliance burdensome and costly for the many honest citizens and businesses that make up our community. New rules and regulations that take effect each y...

  • Veterans

    As our troops fight courageously overseas, I will continue working to ensure they are provided with the tools necessary to accomplish their mission and that their families are taken care of back home. Our veterans have sacrificed a great deal for ou...