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

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  • Rolling Back Regulations
    Posted in Jim's Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Budget, Small Business

    Regulations are important for the protection of Americans’ health, safety, and well-being, but over the last eight years, they have grown beyond those purposes. The Obama administration issued more than 3,000 new regulations at a whopping cost of $875 billion to the American taxpayer. Rather than helping Americans, overregulation has stifled innovation, stalled economic growth, and cost taxpayers billions of dollars in lost income. In fact, in 2015, regulations cost nearly $2 trillion in lost pr... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner: Reducing dependent care costs gives families a hand
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business

    On average, Wisconsin parents pay more than $9,000 each year for child care. That is nearly as much as one year of in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. As Wisconsin families know, our state ranks among the most expensive for child care. In fact, only nine states have greater child care costs in the United States. We must ease the heavy burden these high costs are placing on the shoulders of hard-working families. Wisconsin has more licensing requirements and regulations tha... Read more

  • Supporting Business Through Tax Reform
    Posted in Jim's Column on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business, Taxes

    All Wisconsin business owners know that tax rates are often a significant factor when making important business decisions, such as whether to invest in new equipment, increase staff, or expand facilities. Most businesses in Wisconsin and the United States, including proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and subchapter S corporations, are organized as pass-through entities, meaning they are not subject to income tax. Rather, owners are directly taxed individually on income, ... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Working Parents Tax Relief Act to Help Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Small Business

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Working Parents Tax Relief Act, legislation that would amend the Internal Revenue (IRS) Code of 1986 in order to help make the cost of childcare more affordable for Wisconsin families. Under the employer-sponsored Dependent Care Assistance Program, eligible employees may reduce their taxable income by setting aside money from their paycheck, prior to taxes being taken out, to pay for dependent care expenses, including child c... 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

  • Protecting family-owned business protects our economy
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business

    In 1789 Benjamin Franklin wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In 1916 Congress passed the estate tax, juxtaposing these two certainties. One hundred years later, the Internal Revenue Service is attempting to apply the full force of the estate tax to small businesses bequeathed to family members. Now taxes will be the death of many family-owned businesses. There are roughly 28 million small businesses currently in the United States; ninety percent... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Receives the NAM Award for Legislative Excellence in the 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner with its NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in the 114th Congress. He received an 87 percent overall rating. Congressman Sensenbrenner: “It’s a privilege to receive the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence and my great honor to stand up for business and manufacturing, both in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. Our nation’s success and long-term healt... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Named ‘Guardian of Small Business’ by NFIB
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business, Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business advocacy group, awarded Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. Founded in 1943, NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s mo... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Childcare Assistance Bill to Help American Families and Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Small Business

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Increase Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) Ceiling Act, legislation that would amend the Internal Revenue (IRS) Code of 1986 in order to help make the cost of childcare more affordable for families and businesses. Each year, up to $5,000 in funding is available for childcare services to employees with children 13 years and younger who are unable to care for themselves. Currently, if an individual does not use the full ... Read more

  • The bitter fruits of Obamacare
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Small Business

    Main Street is the epitome of the American dream. It's the culmination of years of painstakingly hard work, dogged determination, and the desire to succeed. These things have defined America since its conception. For more than 200 years, we have been a nation of doers, and nowhere is that more apparent than in our small business sector. The United States is home to roughly 28 million small businesses. They represent more than 99% of all employers and employ half of all private-sector workers. Th... Read more