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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • No online taxation without representation
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Taxes

    Since our nation’s founding, the idea of no taxation without representation has been a guiding principle. State taxes are collected to pay for essential governmental services, such as infrastructure, education, sanitation and many more. Since these services are for the benefit of citizens, it is entirely within the jurisdiction of state and local governments to collect taxes to pay for them. The Commerce Clause of the Constitution ensures residents are taxed only by their own state by vesting th... Read more

  • Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Save Family-Owned Businesses From Death Tax Increases
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & Homeland Security, Taxes, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced H.R. 6042, legislation that would stop the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from placing unnecessary and burdensome estate tax regulations on family-owned businesses. The IRS is proposing new and harmful regulations that would hurt family-owned businesses. Currently, valuation discounts exist for family business owners to make the transition from the owner to an heir after death more manageable. The IRS-proposed regulations would e... 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

  • Sensenbrenner Holds IRS Accountable for Taxpayer Service
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent the following letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen, asking him to account for the additional funds appropriated by Congress for better taxpayer service: Dear Commissioner Koskinen: I am writing about a matter of great concern to me and the taxpayers of my district. As you know, in December of last year, an additional $290 million was provided to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for taxpayer services in ... Read more