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

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  • 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

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Working Parents Tax Relief Act to Help Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Small Business

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Working Parents Tax Relief Act, legislation that would amend the Internal Revenue (IRS) Code of 1986 in order to help make the cost of childcare more affordable for Wisconsin families. Under the employer-sponsored Dependent Care Assistance Program, eligible employees may reduce their taxable income by setting aside money from their paycheck, prior to taxes being taken out, to pay for dependent care expenses, including child c... Read more

  • 114th Congressional Wrap Up: Sensenbrenner Legislative Accomplishments and Constituent Services
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Health Care, Immigration, Economy and Jobs, Right to Life, Budget, Energy, Small Business, Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the last legislative work day of the 114th Congress. As Congress closes out its current session, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner ranks among the most active and influential Members in the House of Representatives. Over the course of the 114th Congress, Congressman Sensenbrenner held more than 250 individual town hall meetings and offices hours throughout the communities of Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. He attended more than 150 community events, personall... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Provision Included in Bipartisan, Bicameral NDAA Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Veterans, Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 heads to President Obama to be signed into law after passing both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Among other things, the Act will provide a pay raise to active duty service members, funding for military readiness and ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Europe, and encourage advancement of military technology and innovation. Also included in the bill is a Sensenbrenner provisio... Read more

  • President Obama Proposes a Weaker Economy in Final Budget
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final budget proposal: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Our national debt is approaching $20 trillion, but that did not deter President Obama from advocating for billions of dollars to expand government and fund his liberal agenda in his 2017 budget proposal. Rather than giving Americans in need a hand up, the President is quick to offer hand-outs, which will lead to greater debt,... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Releases Fifth District Survey Results for 2015
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Health Care, Immigration, Economy and Jobs, Budget, Small Business

    Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the 2015 results of the annual Fifth District survey. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Each year, I send out a survey to residents of the Fifth District to get direct feedback on the issues that are important to my constituents. As an elected official, my priorities in Congress are determined by the needs of those I represent, and it’s my great honor and duty to take their opinions into account when I vote in the House of Representatives. I appreciate the... Read more

  • It's Time to Repeal the Death Tax
    Posted in Jim's Column on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Budget

    On April 15, taxpayers across the country were once again reminded just how convoluted and outdated our tax system is. Congress must act to simplify the federal tax code and protect Americans from excessive rates and unfair collection practices. An example of our flawed Internal Revenue Code is the federal estate tax, or more commonly referred to as the “death tax.” By imposing up to a 40 percent tax on the transfer of a deceased individual’s assets, the death tax often forces surviving relative... Read more

  • Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2013 Rankings
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on June 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Budget

    On Tuesday, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste released the 2013 Congressional Rankings for the first session of the 113th Congress. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) responded to his “Taxpayer Hero” score of 96 percent, the fifth highest in the entire House of Representatives: Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner: “This ranking is a reflection of my tireless commitment to fiscal responsibility and responsible government. We can’t expect to grow our economy and create opportunity fo... Read more

  • On Senate to Pass What American People Want
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget

    The House of Representatives today passed a continuing resolution (CR) with the support of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). The short-term CR would expire December 15, 2013 and includes H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The Republican-controlled House has made its stance against Obamacare perfectly clear. And today, the House again voted to defund Obamacare as part of the CR to keep the government running. Now it is up to the Senate to do what the American peo... Read more

  • Holding the Government Accountable
    Posted in Jim's Column on September 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Budget

    Our rapidly increasing national debt continues to burden American families, businesses and our country’s future. This year, the federal government has spent almost $3.5 trillion – roughly $27 thousand per American household. And the national debt is quickly approaching its $17 trillion limit. While we don’t know exactly when the government will run out of money, we know it will happen sometime this fall. And once again, President Obama will ask for his credit limit to be extended. Washington is ... Read more