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

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  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Statement Regarding the ACHA
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the American Health Care Act: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “I’m disappointed Congress didn’t act to repeal and replace Obamacare today. President Trump and Speaker Ryan showed true leadership in fighting for a bill that would have reduced the deficit and lowered health care premiums. This is was our first opportunity to repeal Obamacare but I’ll work to make sure it isn’t our last. I remain committed to imp... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act is a Positive Step Forward for Health Care
    Posted in Jim's Column on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Through phone calls, emails, and at town hall meetings, constituents have contacted me about America’s health care system. I have heard stories that run the gambit between complete repeal and replace of Obamacare, saving it in its entirety, and everything in between. While I appreciate all the feedback I receive from constituents, I have always been transparent about my desire to repeal and replace Obamacare – a law that was pushed through Congress without a single Republican vote, in the dead o... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to Prohibit the Sale of Fetal Tissue
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Right to Life

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced legislation to prohibit the sale of fetal tissue acquired by performing an abortion. The Safe Responsible, Ethical Scientific Endeavors Assuring Research for Compassionate Healthcare (RESEARCH) Act would amend Section 498A of the Public Health Act to state that human fetal tissue may be used for research purposes, but only if it is obtained as a result of a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy, not from an abortion procedure. Not on... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives, which requests that the National Institute of Health (NIH) allocate time and already available resources to the research of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. Functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders affect two in five Americans, causing great personal hardship on affected individuals... Read more

  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act, which would help ensure patients with disabilities or severe medical conditions have access to highly-specialized, custom medical equipment. The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act establishes a distinct Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation technology products (CRT), such as specialized power wheelchairs and adapti... Read more

  • The Republican Plan for Healthcare
    Posted in Jim's Column on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This past week, I traveled throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District and met with record numbers of constituents over 15 town hall meetings. Many issues were discussed, but one topic that concerned a majority of citizens was the plan for our nation’s healthcare. Despite promising affordable healthcare for all Americans, Obamacare has led to sky-rocketing price increases, fewer healthcare options, and decreased quality of care. The Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, and Congress is wor... 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

  • Wisconsinites Continue Paying the Price for Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on October 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released a statement regarding the latest premium increases for Healthcare.gov consumers in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance recently released a review of the rate increase proposals filed by insurers for individual plans available under the Affordable Care Act, noting the state’s premiums will rise by nearly 16 percent next year. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Affordable health care is a thing of the past under O... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on August 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, along with Representatives Mark Pocan, Reid Ribble, Gwen Moore, Ron Kind, Sean Duffy, and Glenn Grothman, sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serves Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt requesting increased patient access to oropharyngeal strengthening therapy. This type of therapy would benefit individuals with various conditions and diseases, improving quality of life, providing efficient patient care, and offering cost ... Read more

  • The Time to Reform Social Security and Medicare is Now
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the 2016 OASDI Trustees Report, officially named the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, was released, revealing the precarious future of America’s Social Security program. According to the report, Social Security’s combined trust fund asset reserves will become depleted by the year 2034 and the Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund will be depleted by the year 2028. In an e... Read more