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  • 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’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 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

  • 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 Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Privacy Rights
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order on privacy rights: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “I urge our European allies to be patient as we transition into the new Administration, especially referring to President Trump’s new executive order on privacy. The order specifically says, “to the extent applicable with current law.” That means that all current laws supporting the Privacy Shield and the Umbr... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has been named a new Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus. He will serve in this new role alongside Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH). The Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment and substance abuse. Opioid deaths have surpassed 30,000 for the first time in history, while... Read more