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

Issues

  • 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...

  • E15

    What is E15? E15 is gasoline with 15 percent ethanol content. What is is harmful? E15 burns hotter than other fuel, and can harm engines. In July, I contacted 14 automakers to inquire what would happen if E15 was used in their products. Automaker re...

  • Energy

    Our economy needs reliable, affordable energy sources. I support a comprehensive, all-of-the-above approach to energy policy. As the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, I will continue to look for ways to incorporate ...

  • Small Business

    Small business is the backbone of our economy, creating two-thirds of the new jobs in the past 15 years. That’s why I work hard in Congress to create an environment that helps the private sector job creators like small businesses to create jobs and s...

  • Defense & Homeland Security

    As our troops are fighting 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. Shortly after the attacks of September 11,...

  • Economy

    With a national debt exceeding $17 trillion and unemployment rates stubbornly high, a top priority in Washington is to regain economic stability. By working to advance lower taxes, less spending, and help our businesses compete globally, we can rebui...

  • Education

    High standards, accountability for results, and increased involvement by local school boards, teachers, state legislatures and parents are all essential to improving education. That’s one of the reasons why I voted against President Bush’s No Child L...

  • Global Warming

    As the former Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, I am a leader in the fight against the national energy tax proposal some Congressional leaders are advocating. I call this bad idea “cap-and-tax” because of the dam...

  • Health Care

    I share the concerns of many Americans who believe that health care costs too much, insurance is unaffordable and the system needs to be reformed. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. This law shifts the power from patients, do...

  • Immigration

    As former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I put the issue of illegal immigration on the national agenda in 2005 with the introduction of the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act, which passed the House of Represe...

  • Judicial

    I am a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate, and the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. As the current Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, I apply a pragmatic and common-sense approach to leg...

  • Right to Life

    I am proud of my pro-life voting record. As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I shepherded through 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 i...

  • Medicare and Social Security

    Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid consume almost half of all federal spending. It is impossible to rein in runaway spending without reforming these programs. Medicare is a critical part of the safety net for American seniors and is an extraordi...

  • Veterans

    Our veterans have sacrificed a great deal for our freedom and we have an important responsibility to care for them. I will continue to work to ensure that veterans are treated with the dignity and honor they deserve and that the Department of Veteran...