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  • 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: Rolling Back the EPA’s Overregulation
    Posted in Jim's Column on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Our country has seen unprecedented overregulation under the Obama administration. Since his first day in office, President Obama has approved countless new regulations through federal agencies, which have slowed our economic growth, harmed our small businesses, and weakened our ability to compete overseas. One of the worst offenders is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the President’s direction, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and her staff pushed forward oppressive regulations, s... 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

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Holds EPA Accountable for Failing to Report the Environmental Impact of the RFS
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent a letter to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her why the Agency has failed to produce reports on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The EPA has a statutory requirement to produce these reports. It is vital that Members of Congress have access to the Agency’s findings while evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of our nationa... 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

  • EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal Hurts the American Consumer
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) renewable fuel standard proposal to increase ethanol volume obligations to nearly 19 billion gallons in 2017: Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Proposing that nearly 19 billion gallons of ethanol be incorporated into the fuel supply is another example of excessive EPA bureaucratic over-reach – a mandate that is harmful to American consumers and robs them o... 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 Again Urges NASA to Clarify Questionable Contracting Practices
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent the following letter to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles F. Bolden regarding the lack of response to a previous letter, calling into question the Agency’s contracting practices: Dear Administrator Bolden: I understand that you are in receipt of my letter dated February 24, 2016, regarding my continued concern about NASA’s Integrated Communications Service contract. It is my hope that your agenc... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Pushes NASA to Address Serious Questions about Contracting Practices
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent the following letter to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles F. Bolden regarding the response his agency sent regarding previous questions into NASA’s contracting practices, and alarming new information about the ongoing investigation: Dear Administrator Bolden: Thank you for responding to my November 18 letter regarding NASA’s Integrated Communications Service contract. In the response, your staff... Read more

  • NASA Responds to Sensenbrenner’s Inquiry on Contracting Practices
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner received the following response from NASA to his November 18th letter, seeking answers on the agency’s contracting practices: Dear Congressman Sensenbrenner: Thank you for your letter dated November 18, 2015, regarding open competition under the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract. In 2011, NASA competitively awarded the NICS contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to manage, maintain, and positively t... Read more