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

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  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to Prohibit the Sale of Fetal Tissue
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Right to Life

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced legislation to prohibit the sale of fetal tissue acquired by performing an abortion. The Safe Responsible, Ethical Scientific Endeavors Assuring Research for Compassionate Healthcare (RESEARCH) Act would amend Section 498A of the Public Health Act to state that human fetal tissue may be used for research purposes, but only if it is obtained as a result of a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy, not from an abortion procedure. Not on... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives, which requests that the National Institute of Health (NIH) allocate time and already available resources to the research of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. Functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders affect two in five Americans, causing great personal hardship on affected individuals... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act, which would allow the protections of the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act to continue saving the lives of children throughout the nation. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act became law in 2006 and has played a vital role in the prevention of sexual exploitation of America’s children. The comprehensive, bipartisan law strengthened sex offender registry requirements and enforceme... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Build Up Illegal Line Defenses With Assets Lawfully Lifted (BUILD WALL) Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives. As the national conversation on immigration continues to heat up, Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to find solutions that will protect our border while being conscientious of taxpayers’ money. One such solution is Congressman Sensenbrenner’s BUILD WALL Act of 2017. This legislation would require... Read more

  • Town Hall Weekend Wrap-up: February 9-12
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    BROOKFIELD,WI – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner held 12 town hall meetings throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District over the past four days, meeting with constituents with views spanning the ideological spectrum. Record crowds, consisting mostly of constituents from the Congressman’s district, gathered to express their views and were recognized one by one during the time allotted for public discussion. Constituents experiencing individual problems with federal government agencies were a... Read more

  • For the Second Consecutive Year, Congressman Sensenbrenner Earns Perfect Voting Record
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year, CQ releases a comprehensive vote study featuring the records of each Member of Congress. For the second year in a row, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner obtained a perfect voting record of 100 percent by not missing a single vote. Only 15 out of the 435 Members in the House of Representatives achieved this rating. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Serving the citizens of Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District is a responsibility that I have never taken lightly. Each year, I... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Environment, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced two bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the national biofuels mandate. Taken together, these bills call for the additional study and evaluation of our ever-increasing ethanol mandate and to ensure Environmental Protection Agency volume obligations for biofuels are based in reality. The first bill, the comprehensive mid-level ethanol assessment legislation, requires the National Academy of Sciences to pr... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Throughout his career, Judge Gorsuch has proven himself an ardent defender of the Constitution, a true advocate for the sanctity of human life, and a prudent judicial practitioner who has served with humility, integrity, and candor. If approved to the United States Supreme Court, I have no do... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act, which would help ensure patients with disabilities or severe medical conditions have access to highly-specialized, custom medical equipment. The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act establishes a distinct Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation technology products (CRT), such as specialized power wheelchairs and adapti... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congressman Sensenbrenner: "After a town hall meeting, I was pressed to answer questions about whether the President's immigration pause should apply to green card holders. I do not believe it is right to ban green card holders from entering the United States absent evidence of a threat, regardless of where they are from. I misspoke and I apologize for the confusion.. In terms of the pause itself, it's important to emphasize that this isn't about religious affiliation, it's about national securi... Read more