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

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  • Representatives Johnson, Sensenbrenner Question Federal Public Access Policies
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent the following letter to the Government Accountability Office, asking it to evaluate the status, effectiveness and benefits of current federal public access policies. This letter builds upon previous legislative efforts between these Members to ensure taxpayers, who are footing the bill for federal research, have adequate access to the published results free of charge. Representative Johnson... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner’s Remarks on Restoring Enforcement of American Immigration Laws
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner delivered the following remarks during the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing on “Restoring Enforcement of Our Nation’s Immigration Laws.” Watch Congressman Sensenbrenner’s remarks here. See full transcript below: It is fitting that today’s hearing is called “Restoring Enforcement of Our Nation’s Immigration Laws.” The past eight years witnessed the Obama administration’s deliberate undermining of our immigration laws, the gr... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Statement Regarding the ACHA
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the American Health Care Act: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “I’m disappointed Congress didn’t act to repeal and replace Obamacare today. President Trump and Speaker Ryan showed true leadership in fighting for a bill that would have reduced the deficit and lowered health care premiums. This is was our first opportunity to repeal Obamacare but I’ll work to make sure it isn’t our last. I remain committed to imp... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement at Markup of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of H.R. 1188, the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017, legislation reintroduced by Congressman Sensenbrenner earlier this year. Watch the statement here. Read the full transcript below: The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, enacted in 2006, is landmark legislation intended to keep our communities, and most importantly our children, safe from sex offen... Read more

  • Representatives Sensenbrenner, Waters Reintroduce the Private Property Rights Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), reintroduced the bipartisan Private Property Rights Protection Act, which would provide American citizens with the means to protect their private property from inappropriate claims of eminent domain. Under this legislation, if a state or political subdivision of a state uses its eminent domain power to transfer private property to other private parties for the purpose of economic development... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces The U.S. Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would establish an Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs within the U.S. Department of State. The Arctic is an area of geo-economic interest to the United States and surrounding nations, and the growing importance of the Arctic region cannot be understated. In the coming years, the region will provide new possibilities for trade, tr... Read more

  • Representatives Sensenbrenner and Moore Send Bipartisan Letter to Remove Tariffs that Would Hurt Wisconsin Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner and Gwen Moore sent a letter to Office of the United States Trade Representative Chairman William L. Busis urging him to remove certain motorcycles from the tariffs being proposed on the European Union, which would have detrimental impacts on small-and-medium sized U.S. businesses that sell such motorcycles: Dear Mr. Busis: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is currently seeking comments in connection with a request from... Read more

  • Town Hall Weekend Wrap-up: March 11-12
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    BROOKFIELD,WI – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner held three town hall meetings throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District this past weekend, meeting with constituents of all political ideology in Germantown, Brookfield, and Hartford. Despite repeated calls for civility, a number of meetings were marred by disruption and antagonistic antics from some participants. Congressman Sensenbrenner holds more than 100 such events annually. Since the beginning of the year, he has held more than 40 me... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner’s Remarks on Reforming the Investor Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Immigration, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program: Watch Congressman Sensenbrenner’s remarks here. See full transcript below: For anyone looking for Cliff’s Notes on today's hearing, I can summarize it at the outset into two major points that you’ll hear over and over again: First, the EB-5 investor visa program bri... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Designate Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail a Unit of the National Parks System
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced H.R. 1424, bipartisan legislation that would make the Ice Age Trail, which spans most of the state of Wisconsin, a unit of the National Parks System. The Ice Age Trail is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. It is one of 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 by the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater quan... Read more