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  • Sensenbrenner reintroduces bill to designate Ice Age Trail in National Parks System
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced H.R. 1424 on March 8, bipartisan legislation that would make the Ice Age Trail, which spans most of the state of Wisconsin, a unit of the National Parks System, according to a news release from the congressman's office. The Ice Age Trail is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. It is one of the Wisconsin tourism and travel industry’s biggest draws. More than 1 million people from across the country use the Ice Age Trail each year, and a 2012 study ... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner faces opposition at town hall gathering
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    LAKE MILLS — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner had to bang a gavel several times to bring order to a raucous crowd at a town hall meeting Saturday. But the gathering didn’t draw the level of protests that have accompanied other recent town hall meetings by Republican lawmakers across the country. Sensenbrenner, of Menomonee Falls, and about 200 constituents gathered in the Lake Mills Community Center for one of two town meetings he held on Saturday. The other was in Delafield, and another i... Read more

  • Wisconsin Rep. Sensenbrenner On Not Shying Away From Town Halls
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    NPR's Scott Simon talks to Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. He's held more town halls this term than any other member of Congress, many of whom have canceled events in the wake of protests. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Constituent town halls have long been a staple for members of Congress. Lately, though, those meetings have become hotbeds of protest. Democratic groups have organized people in Republican-controlled districts to pack several town halls and speak out against changes to the Affordable Care... Read more

  • Wyden, Sensenbrenner lead February town halls
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Two longtime members of Congress spent the month of February answering questions from their constituents, even as loud protests over the Affordable Care Act led other members to cancel their own in-person events. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held 16 town hall meetings last month, more than any other member of Congress. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) led the House with 12 events, according to data collected by the independent site Legistorm. The town halls came as some Republicans have faced constitu... Read more

  • GOP lawmakers lead way in holding town halls
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    The 10 lawmakers who have held the most in-person town hall meetings over the last two years are all Republicans. Since the beginning of the 114th Congress in 2015, four Republicans — Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho) and Jerry Moran (Kan.) and former Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) — held more than 100 in-person town hall meetings. And 24 of the 28 lawmakers who have held the most town halls, according to records maintained by the independent site Legistorm, are Republicans. Pro... Read more

  • Making Sense of Washington: Congressman's town hall events in Sussex, Lannon get contentious
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    LANNON - U.S. Rep James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) is no rookie when it comes to town hall meetings; in fact, he has held more in-person meetings than any member of Congress with more than 525 town hall events since 2013. Since the start of the year alone, he's already held nearly 40. Despite the congressman's regular presence in his constituents' communities, every second of the meetings on Friday, March 3, across Waukesha County suburbs were accounted for with questions and concerns fro... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jim Sensebrenner: I show up for my constituents
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Editor: On March 1, the Cap Times published a column by Dave Zweifel in which he claimed that I “couldn’t possibly think that those constituents are worth representing” referring to those who come to my town hall meetings with views different from my own. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nationwide, elected officials are being criticized for not holding town hall meetings. I have prioritized them. I hold more than any other member by far — hosting more than 100 meetings annually, an... Read more

  • Have Gavel, Will Travel
    Posted in Jim In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressional recess was dominated by news of angry constituents in town hall meetings around the country, seemingly more and more disgruntled with what they’re hearing from their representatives. Some members of Congress have refused to hold such events while others have imposed new rules on attendance and conduct. Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who has held the most town halls this year, said he’s heard anger from constituents throughout his nearly four decades in the House. And ... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner holding town hall Sunday
    Posted in Jim In the News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Residents interested in getting a sense of how national politics and government work can learn more about it from someone who confronts the issue on a daily basis. House of Representatives member Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, will be in West Bend on Sunday, hosting a town hall beginning 7 p.m. at City Hall. Constituents can attend and listen to the congressman’s views on issues he and his colleagues face regularly. “Getting back to the community regularly not only helps us understand wha... Read more

  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Harder for Police to Take Innocent Americans’ Property
    Posted in Jim In the News on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    For the last few years, opponents of civil forfeiture have been calling on Congress to make it more difficult for law enforcement to take property, cash, and vehicles from innocent Americans through a process known as civil asset forfeiture. Now, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is taking action. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., is spearheading legislation reforming federal civil forfeiture laws. He, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Reps. ... Read more