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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Let's take decisive action on opioid abuse
    Posted in Jim In the News on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Immigration

    Right now, people need our help. Right now, thousands in Wisconsin and across America are struggling with opioid abuse. And that's why stopping this epidemic is a top priority in the House of Representatives. The scope of the epidemic has expanded dramatically. Between 2004 and 2012, the proportion of deaths related to opioids increased by approximately 38%. About 4.3% of Wisconsin adults reported using heroin or other opioids in 2013, which was a marked increase from a decade earlier. In fact, ... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Releases Fifth District Survey Results for 2015
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Judiciary, Health Care, Immigration, Economy and Jobs, Budget, Small Business

    Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the 2015 results of the annual Fifth District survey. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Each year, I send out a survey to residents of the Fifth District to get direct feedback on the issues that are important to my constituents. As an elected official, my priorities in Congress are determined by the needs of those I represent, and it’s my great honor and duty to take their opinions into account when I vote in the House of Representatives. I appreciate the... Read more

  • The Border Crisis
    Posted in Jim's Column on August 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) has created a crisis that demands a strong legislative response. This is an emergency with humanitarian, national security and financial consequences. The White House bypassed Congress and implemented policies encouraging individuals to enter our country illegally. In 2012, President Obama announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, halting deportation proceedings for certain young immigrants ... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Introduces the UAC State Authority Act
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Crime Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 5253, the UAC State Authority Act. The legislation would add language to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to ensure that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) notify a governor prior to the transfer of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) to their state. This bill would also provide for a 10-day period during which the governor of the state may submit to the Secretary an objection to the... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Sends Follow-Up Letter to HHS Secretary on the Surge of UACs and Its Impact on Wisconsin
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on June 19 asking how the administration plans to handle the surge of children who have illegally entered the United States and its cost to American taxpayers. On July 10, he sent a letter to President Obama to express further concerns regarding unaccompanied alien children. Today, Congressman Sensenbrenner sent a follow-up letter to Secretary Burwell requesting a... Read more