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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

  • Give The Public What It Pays For: Scientific Research
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    When you pay for something, you expect to receive it. Whether a physical good or a service, there is the rightful expectation that you will receive something in exchange for your money. The same should be true for scientific research. Americans, however, are being forced to pay double for access. Technology and information sharing have put us on the brink of a new era of scientific breakthroughs. Citizen scientists can use unfettered access to federally-funded research to innovate and create new... Read more

  • Kind, Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Crop Insurance Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy and Jobs

    Yesterday, Wisconsin Congressmen Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) introduced the bipartisan Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act. The AFFIRM Act makes bold reforms to crop insurance premium subsidy payments, saves taxpayer dollars and promotes transparency. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The AFFIRM Act makes sensible changes to our nation’s crop insurance program to reduce unnecessary subsidies directed towards our country’s largest... Read more

  • Now Accepting Service Academy Applications
    Posted in Jim's Column on September 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    This past week, students throughout the Fifth District kicked off the new school year, but for a select few, the school year began nearly two months ago. They’ve been hard at work training, studying, and preparing to accept roles as America’s future leaders at the United States Service Academies. Each year I have the honor and privilege of nominating local young leaders to the United States Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. These upstanding institutions provide students ... Read more

  • Protecting Wisconsin School Choice Programs from Federal Overreach
    Posted in Jim's Column on April 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Judiciary

    Since 1990, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) has empowered thousands of Wisconsin families to send their children to the school of their choice—helping enroll students in the institutions that best cater to their individual needs and giving parents the opportunity to choose private schools when they would not otherwise have the means to do so. In 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) with concerns that the MPCP is not in c... Read more

  • House Passes Student Loan Certainty Act
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on August 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Budget

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1911 on Thursday, May 23, with the support of Congressman Sensenbrenner (R-WI). This bill would link the base interest rate to the 10-year Treasury Note. All outstanding loans would reset to the current 10-year Treasury Note rate once per year. And upon or subsequent to graduation, students could consolidate and lock in fixed rates for the life of their loans. On July 24, the Senate incorporated a substitute amendment by Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Burr (... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Sends Letter to UW President Reilly
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on April 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Budget

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) sent the following letter today to University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly regarding his management of federal funds: Dear President Reilly: As President of the UW System, you are responsible for ensuring that taxpayer funding is handled in an appropriate and responsible manner. I am concerned with the recent report from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. While the UW System has been raising tuition and clamoring for more taxpayer support, the... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Releases 2010 District Questionnaire Results
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy and Jobs

    Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) released his 2010 constituent questionnaire results. The questionnaire surveyed Fifth District residents about issues facing Congress, such as the economy, health care and immigration. It also provided residents with another outlet to share their opinions with Sensenbrenner. “I include a questionnaire in my newsletter to Fifth District residents so that I may hear directly from them on important issues,” Sensenbrenner said. “Sometimes, peo... Read more