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  • The Importance of Town Hall Meetings
    Posted in Jim's Column on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    I have held regular in-person town hall meetings since I began serving in the House of Representatives. In fact, I host more than 100 public events each year. I’m extremely proud of this, and it’s something I believe is not only important for the sake of democracy, but it’s invaluable to me as I work to best represent the interests of my district. Constituents who attend my town hall meetings hold beliefs that span the ideological spectrum, and I have made it a point to always be easily accessib... Read more

  • Rolling Back Regulations
    Posted in Jim's Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Budget, Small Business

    Regulations are important for the protection of Americans’ health, safety, and well-being, but over the last eight years, they have grown beyond those purposes. The Obama administration issued more than 3,000 new regulations at a whopping cost of $875 billion to the American taxpayer. Rather than helping Americans, overregulation has stifled innovation, stalled economic growth, and cost taxpayers billions of dollars in lost income. In fact, in 2015, regulations cost nearly $2 trillion in lost pr... Read more

  • Supporting Business Through Tax Reform
    Posted in Jim's Column on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business, Taxes

    All Wisconsin business owners know that tax rates are often a significant factor when making important business decisions, such as whether to invest in new equipment, increase staff, or expand facilities. Most businesses in Wisconsin and the United States, including proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and subchapter S corporations, are organized as pass-through entities, meaning they are not subject to income tax. Rather, owners are directly taxed individually on income, ... Read more

  • Working on Your Behalf
    Posted in Jim's Column on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    I regularly hold office hours and host town hall meetings throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. Throughout my career, I have prided myself on being accessible to my constituents. In fact, I hold more than 100 public meetings each year. They give me an opportunity to speak with my constituents directly and hear about any problems they may be facing with the federal government. And public meetings are only one of the many services my office provides. One of the most rewarding aspect... Read more

  • The Republican Plan for Healthcare
    Posted in Jim's Column on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This past week, I traveled throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District and met with record numbers of constituents over 15 town hall meetings. Many issues were discussed, but one topic that concerned a majority of citizens was the plan for our nation’s healthcare. Despite promising affordable healthcare for all Americans, Obamacare has led to sky-rocketing price increases, fewer healthcare options, and decreased quality of care. The Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, and Congress is wor... Read more

  • Weekly Column: Hitting the Ground Running
    Posted in Jim's Column on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released his weekly column on the start of the 115th Congress and the legislative priorities that he and House Republicans will move forward in the coming months: Tuesday marked the official start to the 115th Congress, and House Republicans are wasting no time moving forward to fix the mistakes of the Obama administration and advance new legislation under the Better Way agenda that will create a positive economic atmosphere, peel back year... Read more

  • Weekly Column: Wishing You a Merry Christmas
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Christmas season is a good time to reflect on the things that really matter; family, friends, charity, and good will. These are the things that guide my work every day. When you peel back the layers of Congress – the partisan battles, the constant war of words; the minutia of Washington, D.C., what you’re left with is a group of men and women who want to do what’s best for the people they represent. They want to ensure their families and friends are safe and have every opportunity for a bett... Read more

  • Weekly Column: Rolling Back the EPA’s Overregulation
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Our country has seen unprecedented overregulation under the Obama administration. Since his first day in office, President Obama has approved countless new regulations through federal agencies, which have slowed our economic growth, harmed our small businesses, and weakened our ability to compete overseas. One of the worst offenders is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the President’s direction, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and her staff pushed forward oppressive regulations, s... Read more

  • Weekly Column: Bringing Fairness to Music Licensing
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Sensenbrenner released his weekly column regarding intellectual property rights and fairness in music licensing: Intellectual property rights are critical to our nation’s unsurpassed creativity and cultural development. I’ve long been an advocate for intellectual property rights because individuals deserve to be compensated for their work. However, the process in which artists receive payment has become opaque. This is largely due to performing rights organiz... Read more

  • Weekly Column: With New Opportunity, It’s Time to Deliver
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    The American people have waited nearly a decade to see true, positive change in Washington. Now, we have the tools to deliver that change. The start of a new session presents a fresh opportunity and an obligation to take our country in a better direction. Through calls, emails, letters, and social media posts, the American people have made it clear that they want less gridlock, more cooperation, and a government that works for their best interests, not its own. Congress must seize this opportuni... Read more