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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement on House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

"I applaud the passage of the CARES Act today by the House of Representatives. This bill now goes to the President’s desk for his signature.  While I have been a watchful eye of government spending throughout my career, I recognize these are unprecedented times that require extraordinary and decisive action.

The impact of COVID-19 on our community has caused devastating disruptions. Every facet of American life has been impacted immensely by this crisis. The disturbance of daily life is not the fault of the American people. No one is immune to the disease or its impact on our everyday lives.

Earlier this week, Speaker Pelosi attempted to insert funding for a variety of liberal programs on her party’s wish list that have no relation to the crisis at hand. Thankfully, her tactics were rejected and most of these outrageous items were omitted from the final bill.

The CARES Act prioritizes the safety and care of the most vulnerable of members of our society. While the bill is not perfect, this vital bipartisan investment is sure to aid in the recovery of the nation. Citizens will receive direct relief. State and local governments will receive desperately needed health care resources. It removes regulatory barriers so small businesses can get people the help they need during this time of crisis and stabilizes key industries to avoid massive layoffs.

Time is of the essence. We need to get our country back on track as soon as possible. Americans need help now and I am pleased that the House has come together to pass this immediate relief package. The CARES Act will provide much needed assistance to Wisconsin’s families, workers, and small businesses."

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement on coronavirus supplemental funding:

“Last week, I voted for $8 billion in supplemental funding to fight the coronavirus. Yesterday, President Trump declared a national emergency, freeing up $50 billion in order to address this crisis. Early this morning, the full text of H.R. 6201 was presented to House members with less than 30 minutes to review 100-plus pages of bill text. We do not know the full cost of this legislation. I am not a fan of passing bills to find out what is in them. I hope the United States Senate is able to review and address the issues with this bill on Monday. We must deal with this outbreak in a measured and responsible way.”

Washington, D.C. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement regarding Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for southeastern Wisconsin, following the severe storms and flooding that occurred in January 2020. Congressman Sensenbrenner joined his colleagues from the Wisconsin delegation in sending the following letter to President Donald Trump:

“Today, I joined my congressional delegation colleagues in requesting that the White House approve Governor Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration in Wisconsin. This declaration would bring much needed federal assistance to the southeastern part of our great state. I hope that this request will be reviewed and considered promptly, and that FEMA will continue to work with the state and local governments to facilitate the recovery and rebuilding necessary.”

Washington, D.C. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement after making numerous points of order on the House Floor during today’s House debate on the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment.” 

“I was amazed by the ruling of the Chair during today’s House debate on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I made two specific points of order that were both rejected out of hand and without a vote of the House. The majority’s outrageous disregard for the Constitution was on a full display. I am both disappointed and dismayed. The snap ruling of the Chair does not supersede the authority of the Constitution. Three-quarters of the states failed to ratify the ERA by the deadline set by Congress. House Democrats voted to retroactively revive a failed constitutional amendment. A two-thirds vote is vote is required to amend the Constitution and I believe a two-thirds vote of the House of Representatives is necessary for removal of the deadline.

Washington, D.C.– Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) joined several of his colleagues to introduce HR 5769, the Statement of Harm to the American Majority (SHAM) Act in the House of Representatives. This legislation requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an audit of the use of funds, and loss of government productivity, due to the impeachment inquiry and trial of President Trump. The audit must include costs, time spent, and estimations on loss of productivity.

“Now that President Trump has been acquitted of this sham impeachment by the United States Senate, it is imperative that a full autopsy of wasted funds and loss of government productivity is ordered. I am pleased to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Statement of Harm to the American Majority (SHAM) Act.”

Washington, D.C. Today, the House passed HR 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act . Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) is a co-sponsor of the legislation, which delivers large benefits to Great Lakes communities and helps to conserve the lakes as a valuable resource. 

“The House extension of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act is an important step in boosting Great Lakes communities. This legislation will benefit Wisconsin’s hard working families and lake industries. It is an important step in conserving the lakes as a precious resource. This vote has been long overdue, and I urge the Senate to approve this legislation as soon as possible.”

Washington, D.C.Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement after the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on charges brought forth by a partisan-fueled impeachment resolution:

Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since January 20, 2017. They got to scratch that itch and eventually presented articles of impeachment to the United States Senate. Today, the Senate concluded that the allegations against the President did not meet the high bar of removal from office. Now, we can tear the articles of impeachment in half and pitch them into the dustbin of history.”

Washington, D.C.Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement after President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address:

“Just last week, the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. A significant piece of legislation, that I was proud to support in the House of Representatives. America’s economy continues to strengthen as Wisconsin businesses and manufacturers are seeing added signs of growth.

Tonight, in his speech, the President outlined a bold and optimistic vision for a safer and more prosperous America — expanding on economic successes, strengthening our military, confronting the ever-present issues in our healthcare system, and enacting a safe and legal immigration system. I look forward to working with the President on these important issues.”

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) offered the following statement after President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law:

“I was proud to support the USMCA in the United States House of Representatives. This historic bipartisan agreement will help modernize trade and expand America’s economy. It is a victory for Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers, businesses, and workers.”

Brookfield, WI—Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) announced the nomination of 27 candidates from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District for appointment to the U.S. service academies.

Rep. Sensenbrenner: “I am pleased to nominate these exceptional young men and women to our service academies. They have demonstrated themselves to be gifted students and respected members of our community. I congratulate them on this achievement and have full confidence that they will represent our state well. I would also like to thank our Academy Selection Committee for their efforts in helping identify the most qualified candidates.”

Nominees are designated as “principal” or “competing alternate.” Principal nominees who meet academic, physical, and medical standards set by each academy are guaranteed an appointment to that academy. Alternate nominees compete for available slots should any principal nominees choose not to accept or fail to qualify for their appointment. Additionally, alternate nominees are part of a pool of applicants from which the academies select the incoming class.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy does not differentiate between principal and competing alternate nominations.

This year, Congressman Sensenbrenner nominated 27 students, including three principal nominees. They are as follows:

Principal Nominees
Kate Hall of Pewaukee has been named a principal nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Kate, daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Matthew and Mrs. Denise Hall, attends University Lake School.

James Miller of West Bend has been named a principal nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. James, son of Lance and Heidi Miller, attends West Bend West High School.

Mae Myers of Oconomowoc has been named a principal nominee to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Mae, daughter of Eric and Sarah Myers, attends Arrowhead High School.

Competing Alternate Nominees and United States Merchant Marine Academy Nominees
Coleton Borkowicz of Hartland has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Coleton, son of Mark and Jennifer Borkowicz, attends Arrowhead High School.

Caleb Buettner of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Caleb, son of Kevin and Corie Buettner, attends Charles J. Colgan High School in Manassas, VA.

Skyler Chauff of Oconomowoc has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Skyler, son of Bertrand and Evelyn Chauff, attends St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.

Grant Conlon of Oconomowoc has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Grant, son of James and Sharon Conlon, attends Marquette University High School.

Benjamin Didier of Wauwatosa has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Benjamin, son of John and Jill Didier, attends Marquette University.

Alexander Fordham of Waukesha has been named an alternate nominee to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Alexander, son of Stephen and Susan Fordham, attends Waukesha West High School.

Justine Hansen of Waukesha has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Justine, daughter of Shawn and Charity Hansen, attends Martin Luther High School.

Madelyn Hansen of Fort Atkinson has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Madelyn, daughter of Kyle and Christine Hansen, attends Fort Atkinson High School.

Andrew Hodgson of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY and US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Andrew, son of James and Erica Hodgson, attends Brookfield Central High School.

Michael Hoggatt of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Michael, son of Scott and Judy Hoggatt, attends Brookfield Academy.

Julia Jensen of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Julia, daughter of Joel and Carrie Jensen, attends Brookfield Academy.

Jacob Kohlmeier of Wauwatosa has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, and a competing alternate nominee to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Jacob, son of James and Laura Kohlmeier, attends Oakland University.

Brandon Lee of Brookfield has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Brandon, son of Yonggon and Yuna Lee, attends Brookfield Central High School.

Ryan Mitchell of Watertown has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Ryan, son of Ralph III and Laurie (Russell) Mitchell, attends Watertown High School.

Jordan Nance of West Allis has been named an alternate nominee to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Jordan, son of James and Stephanie Nance, attends Nathan Hale High School.

Patrick O’Connor of Watertown has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, US Military Academy in West Point, NY and US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Patrick, son of David and Patricia O’Connor, attends Watertown High School.

Mary Otten of Menomonee Falls has been named an alternate nominee to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Mary, daughter of Mark and Janet Otten, attends Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.

Alexander Peterson of Pewaukee has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Alexander, son of Philip and Denise Kilway Peterson, attends Trinity Academy.

Noah Ross of Hartland has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Noah, son of Peter and Amber Ross, attends Arrowhead High School.

Collin Schulz of Fort Atkinson has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Collin, son of Todd and LaRae Schulz, attends Lakeside Lutheran High School.

Maxwell Schwab of Waukesha has been named an alternate nominee to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Maxwell, son of Jeffrey and Kelly Schwab, attends Waukesha North High School.

Nathaniel Sitzberger of Ixonia has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Nathaniel, son of Robert Sitzberger and Heidi Graf, attends Oconomowoc High School.

Luke Slosar of West Allis has been named a nominee to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Luke, son of Richard and Sharon Slosar, attends Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL.

Spencer Thusius of Greenfield has been named an alternate nominee to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Spencer, son of Paul and Nichole Thusius, attends Greenfield High School.