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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Protecting the Border and American Taxpayers
    Posted in Jim's Column on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Immigration, Taxes

    The first priority of Congress is to protect the safety and sanctity of the American people and our nation. That means guarding against those who seek to threaten that safety. Border security is imperative to protecting our nation, and we must strengthen our efforts to safeguard where our country is most vulnerable. Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of drugs is crucial part of ensuring the safety of all Americans. Opinions on the best approach to securing our border are varied. Wh... 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Joins House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner will be joining the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 115th Congress. Congressman Sensenbrenner’s distinguished reputation overseas and extensive legislative work on international issues makes him an immediate asset to the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has a successful record of promoting and brokering trans-Atlantic trust and cooperation, and is one of the most respected Members of Congress in Eu... 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 to National Guard: Keep Aircraft in Wisconsin
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner signed on to the following letter to National Guard Bureau Chief General Joseph L. Lengyel and Air National Guard Director Lieutenant General Leon Scott Rice, urging them to maintain RC-26B aircraft at Truax Field Air National Guard Base located in Madison, Wisconsin: Dear General Lengyel and Lieutenant General Rice: We write again to express our strong support for the current posture and location of the RC-26B in each of our communities. As you k... 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

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Save Family-Owned Businesses From Death Tax Increases
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Taxes, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced H.R. 6042, legislation that would stop the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from placing unnecessary and burdensome estate tax regulations on family-owned businesses. The IRS is proposing new and harmful regulations that would hurt family-owned businesses. Currently, valuation discounts exist for family business owners to make the transition from the owner to an heir after death more manageable. The IRS-proposed regulations would e... Read more