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  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Designate Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail a Unit of the National Parks System
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced H.R. 1424, bipartisan legislation that would make the Ice Age Trail, which spans most of the state of Wisconsin, a unit of the National Parks System. The Ice Age Trail is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. It is one of Wisconsin tourism and travel industry’s biggest draws. More than 1 million people from across the country use the Ice Age Trail each year, and a 2012 study by the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater quan... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner reintroduces bill to designate Ice Age Trail in National Parks System
    Posted in Jim In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced H.R. 1424 on March 8, bipartisan legislation that would make the Ice Age Trail, which spans most of the state of Wisconsin, a unit of the National Parks System, according to a news release from the congressman's office. The Ice Age Trail is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. It is one of the Wisconsin tourism and travel industry’s biggest draws. More than 1 million people from across the country use the Ice Age Trail each year, and a 2012 study ... 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

  • Weekly Column: Bringing Fairness to Music Licensing
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Sensenbrenner released his weekly column regarding intellectual property rights and fairness in music licensing: Intellectual property rights are critical to our nation’s unsurpassed creativity and cultural development. I’ve long been an advocate for intellectual property rights because individuals deserve to be compensated for their work. However, the process in which artists receive payment has become opaque. This is largely due to performing rights organiz... Read more

  • Preserve America’s Promise
    Posted in Jim's Column on July 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Environment

    Our Founding Fathers had a vision – one nation comprised of individuals with different ideas, perspectives, and beliefs; fiercely independent but committed to the common goal of independence from government oppression. For nearly two hundred and fifty years, that basic principle has made America the greatest country in the world. In recent years the ideals that define us have been under attack by progressive thought that threatens the foundation our country was built on. Political correctness ha... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Stands up for Middle Class Families by Rejecting Carbon Tax
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement regarding the adoption of House Concurrent Resolution 89, which expressed that a proposed carbon tax would increase costs for middle class families, contribute to job losses, and put further strain on the United States economy: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Under President Obama, the American economic outlook is precarious at best. Rather than find solutions to the real problems citizens face each day, the Pre... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner: Onerous EPA Regulations Damage American Industry
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent the following letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the Agency’s proposed rule on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards and the negative impact it would have on the motorsport industry: Dear Administrator McCarthy: I am writing in regards to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) July 13, 2015, proposed rule titled Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standar... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Statement on Obama’s Rejection of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The President’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline is yet another example of his radical personal agenda getting in the way of what's best for the country. Rather than creating thousands of jobs and increasing America’s energy independence, he chose to cave to the demands of environmental extremists and enhance... Read more

  • The EPA’s Misguided Carbon Plan
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    During the House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing Wednesday titled, “EPA’s Carbon Plan: Failure by Design,” the committee examined the implementation of technology-based standards under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.): “In his ideological pursuit of climate change reform, President Obama has chosen to disregard the facts. A Democrat-controlled Congress rejected “Cap-and-Tax” in 2009 because it would be bad for jobs. Nevertheless, this admin... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Disappointed by EPA’s Lack of Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on December 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and several other members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing concerns with the EPA’s lack of transparency in its public outreach process regarding proposed greenhouse gas regulations for power plants. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “People around the country deserve an opportunity to weigh in on policies that directly affect their lives. But ins... Read more