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  • Sensenbrenner Releases Questionnaire Results for Fifth District
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on August 25, 2006 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) today released the results of the 2006 constituent questionnaire, which surveyed the opinions of his constituents on a wide array of issues facing Congress (see results below). “Each year, I mail a questionnaire to people who live in the Fifth District so I can get their input on various topics of interest,” said Sensenbrenner. “This is a critical annual exercise that I look forward to because it helps me better represent my constituents in Wash... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Currently Accepting Service Academy Nomination Applications
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on August 24, 2006 | Preview rr

    Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Menomonee Falls) is accepting nomination applications for those who would like to enter any of the United States Service Academies in the summer of 2007. United States citizens residing in Wisconsin’s Fifth District who are at least 17 years old, but not past their 23rd birthday as of July 1, 2007, are invited to apply. Eligible individuals will be interviewed by Academy Selection Committee Members, composed of community leaders appointed by Congressma... Read more

  • Reps. Sensenbrenner and Green Comment on DMV Fiasco
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on August 21, 2006 | Preview rr

    U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) and Mark Green (R-Green Bay) issued the following statements after learning about the arrest of two Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle employees charged with issuing fraudulent driver’s licenses. One was charged in Dane County Circuit Court last week, and the other person’s case has been turned over to the US Attorney’s Office. Both individuals, who worked out of different DMV locations, are believed to have issued as many as 40 phony identifica... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Statement after DOD Briefing
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 28, 2006 | Preview rr

    Menomonee Falls Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., released the following statement following a DOD briefing this morning in response to the death of Wisconsin Army National Guardsman Stephen W. Castner of Cedarburg: “Today, I met with Major General George Higgins, Deputy G-3 (Operations/Plans/Training) HQ, Department of the Army, and Mr. Pete Geren, Undersecretary of the Army, to discuss the training that Spc. Stephen W. Castner received at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. This meeting came ... Read more

  • Sensenbrenner Statement on the death of Cedarburg Native
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 25, 2006 | Preview rr

    Menomonee Falls Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., released the following statement in response to the death of Wisconsin Army National Guardsman Stephen W. Castner of Cedarburg: “I would like to express my condolences to the Castner family for the loss of their son, Stephen, whose death occurred during his first mission in Iraq, after having only been there about a week. It has been alleged that Stephen and other Wisconsin Guardsmen were sent to Iraq before their training was fully co... Read more

  • Defending American Values from Activist Judges
    Posted in Jim's Column on July 21, 2006 | Preview rr

    Most of us who took a civics class in high school understand the reason why our government has in place a system of checks and balances -- to ensure that no one branch of government oversteps its authority. This week, in response to various judicial decisions considered out of line by a majority of Americans, the House of Representatives voted on legislation to protect American families and defend our nation’s values. Two are of particular interest: the Federal Marriage Amendment and the Pledge... Read more

  • Reps. Sensenbrenner, Green, Protect Wisconsin Consumers
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 20, 2006 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (Menomonee Falls) and Mark Green (Green Bay) sent a letter today to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Mike Oxley and data security legislation author Rep. Steven LaTourette, urging protection of a Wisconsin state law providing consumers the right to freeze their credit before a security breach occurs. Legislation authored by State Representative Jeff Fitzgerald was signed into law in March, and is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2007. However, a bill ... Read more

  • Reps. Green, Sensenbrenner say State Elections Board decision too little, too late
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 19, 2006 | Preview rr

    U.S. Reps. Mark Green (R-Green Bay) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) issued the following statements Wednesday after the Wisconsin State Elections Board (SEB) ruled that individuals who wish to vote in Wisconsin must register using their driver’s license number or cast a provisional ballot. “It is really unfortunate that it took the threat of a federal lawsuit and legislative action to come to this point,” Green said. “ However, while I am pleased the SEB has finally realized they are ... Read more

  • Extending the Voting Rights Act
    Posted in Jim's Column on July 14, 2006 | Preview rr

    There is no right more fundamental than the right to vote. It is the core of our democratic system of government, and its effective exercise preserves all other rights. When introducing the Voting Rights Act (VRA) to Congress on March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stated, “No law that we have on the books right now ... can insure the right to vote when local officials are determined to deny it . . .” Four decades later, on August 6, 2005, our nation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the... Read more

  • House Overwhelmingly Approves Sensenbrenner’s Bipartisan Voting Rights Act Extension Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases and Statements on July 13, 2006 | Preview rr

    The House today overwhelmingly approved by a 390-to-33 margin bipartisan legislation that would extend expiring provisions of the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. H.R. 9, the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.) and cosponsored by House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Judiciary Rank... Read more