Jim Sensenbrenner

Jim Sensenbrenner

WISCONSIN's 5th DISTRICT

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Working Parents Tax Relief Act to Help Working Families

2018/01/09

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 care, elder care and extended care. 

Currently, individuals may only set aside $5,000 per year and are unable to roll-over unused funds to the next year.

Sensenbrenner’s Working Parents Tax Relief Act would increase the amount available under DCAP from $5,000 to $7,500, index the benefit amount to inflation, and allow plan participants to roll-over unused funds into the following year. 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The cost of reliable, quality dependent care, especially childcare, has risen dramatically over the years. Changes to the Dependent Care Assistance Program are necessary to give our hardworking families a hand up and ensure our businesses have a focused, productive workforce.”

Background:

• The Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) acts as flexible spending account which can be used to pay for eligible dependent care expenses.
• Expenses must be incurred from the care of dependents under the age of 13, or older dependents incapable of caring for themselves, and must be needed to allow employees to work.
• The money set aside is pretax, which has the effect of lowering an individual’s taxable income. Under current law, each household may set aside up to $5,000 annually. This limit has been in effect since 1986, despite the fact that the cost of care has significantly increased.
 
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The Republican Plan for Healthcare

2017/01/19

This past week, I traveled throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District and met with record numbers of constituents over 15 town hall meetings. 

Many issues were discussed, but one topic that concerned a majority of citizens was the plan for our nation’s healthcare. Despite promising affordable healthcare for all Americans, Obamacare has led to sky-rocketing price increases, fewer healthcare options, and decreased quality of care. The Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, and Congress is working hard to repeal and replace the law before it fails and leaves millions of Americans without insurance. 

Under the Better Way Agenda, Republicans have a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that prioritizes four main objectives aimed at making healthcare more efficient, cost-effective, and personal.

• First, the Republican plan gives Americans more choices at lower costs. Americans deserve more control and more choices so that they can choose the health plan that meets their specific needs.

• Second, our plan offers real protections and peace of mind to healthcare consumers. It ensures that Americans never have to worry about being turned away or having their coverage taken away – regardless of age, income, pre-existing conditions, or circumstances. 

• Third, we offer cutting-edge cures and treatments. Our plan clears out the bureaucracy to accelerate the development of life-saving devices and therapies, putting patients first.

• Finally, the Republican plan puts in place a stronger Medicare. It protects this vital program for today’s seniors and preserves it for the future generations of Americans.  

Republicans in the House of Representatives are already taking steps forward to produce sound, reliable healthcare legislation that Americans can count on, and I look forward to continuing an open, transparent dialogue with my constituents about our plan and the legislative process. 
 
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus

2017/01/13

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has been named a new Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus. He will serve in this new role alongside Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH).

The Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment and substance abuse. 

Opioid deaths have surpassed 30,000 for the first time in history, while nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. Substance abuse costs our nation $600 billion in health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity costs, but that is nothing compared to the toll it takes on our families and friends.  Preventing the further spread of this epidemic is essential to our nation’s complete recovery.  

The Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus aims to stop these devastating trends by bringing awareness to this cause and changing the stigma associated with addiction and mental illness. 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The dramatic rise in heroin and opioid addiction is causing devastation in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is ruining thousands of lives and destroying entire communities in its wake. I look forward to continuing the fight against addiction through the work of this caucus, and together with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I’m optimistic we can pass serious, common-sense solutions to help every American suffering under the weight of addiction.”
 
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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Joins House Foreign Affairs Committee

2017/01/13

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner will be joining the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 115th Congress. 

Congressman Sensenbrenner’s distinguished reputation overseas and extensive legislative work on international issues makes him an immediate asset to the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has a successful record of promoting and brokering trans-Atlantic trust and cooperation, and is one of the most respected Members of Congress in Europe and Asia. 

Two of his most prominent accomplishments of the 114th Congress include the USA FREEDOM Act and the Judicial Redress Act, both signed into law by President Obama and influential in the rebuilding of America’s international reputation and trust between allied nations after the Edward Snowden revelations. Sensenbrenner was similarly influential in the negotiations between the United States and Puerto Rico regarding the Island’s financial hardships.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The important work of the Foreign Affairs Committee is essential for a safe and prosperous America. I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues on the Committee in promoting social and economic stability here and overseas, producing smart legislation that will secure and strengthen our international relationships, and upholding and honoring our commitments as a world leader.”

Official approval of this committee assignment will be finalized after an upcoming vote in the full House of Representatives.
 
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the ATF Elimination Act

2017/01/12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner reintroduced the ATF Elimination Act, legislation that would dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and merge its exclusive duties into existing federal agencies. 

Additionally, the Act calls for an immediate hiring freeze at the agency and requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to eliminate and reduce duplicative functions and waste, as well as report to Congress with a detailed plan on how the transition will take place. Further, it would transfer enforcement of firearms, explosives and arson laws to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products would be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). 

Under this bill, the DEA and FBI would be required to submit to Congress a plan for winding down the affairs of the ATF after no more than 180 days, and field offices, along with other buildings and assets of the ATF, would be transferred to the FBI. It would have one year to report excess property to the General Services Administration (GSA).

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Despite our country being trillions of dollars in debt, government spending continues to rise. Common sense budgeting solutions are necessary, and the ATF Elimination Act is one measure we can take to reduce spending, redundancy, and practice responsible governance. The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership. These facts make it a logical place to begin draining the swamp and acting in the best interest of the American taxpayer.”
 
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Hatch, Feinstein, Sensenbrenner, and Swalwell Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Rapid DNA Legislation

2017/01/12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Rapid DNA Act. This legislation would establish a system to enable law enforcement officials to use Rapid DNA instruments to help reduce DNA backlogs. Unlike traditional DNA analysis, which can take weeks, Rapid DNA analysis permits processing of DNA samples in approximately 90 minutes or less. 

This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way in which individuals arrested for crimes are enrolled in the criminal justice system, to shorten the time required for their DNA to be linked to unsolved crimes, and to expedite the exoneration of innocent suspects. The Rapid DNA Act will give law enforcement officials a new system that meets FBI quality assurance standards to compare DNA samples collected at the time of an arrest to profiles in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS.) 

The legislation has strong support from across the law enforcement community, including the National Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major City Chiefs Association, National Association of Police Organizations, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and National District Attorneys Association, as well as the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations. In testimony before Congress last year, FBI Director James Comey said the authority in the bill would help law enforcement “change the world in a very, very exciting way” by enabling officials to know “near-instantly” whether a person in custody is connected with other crimes or is innocent of the suspected charge. 

For further details on the bill, click here.

Senator Hatch: “As FBI Director James Comey said last year in testimony before Congress, the Rapid DNA Act will help law enforcement ‘change the world in a very, very exciting way.’ It will enable officers to take advantage of exciting new developments in DNA technology to more quickly solve crimes and exonerate innocent suspects. Under this legislation, rather than having to all send DNA samples to crime labs and wait weeks for results, trained officers will be able to process many samples in less than two hours. This legislation passed the Senate unanimously last Congress and very nearly passed the House. I intend to work closely with my colleagues this Congress to get it across the finish line and to the President’s desk.” 

Senator Feinstein: "When an individual is arrested, it can often take months to process their DNA sample to determine whether their DNA profiles match other crimes. Our bill will address this delay by requiring the FBI to issue guidelines for local jurisdictions to use standardized Rapid DNA technology. This technology will reduce processing time from months to just hours, allowing the police to quickly advance investigations and protect the public.”‎

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Rapid DNA technology is an effective tool for law enforcement that will help quickly identify arrestees and offenders and reduce the overwhelming backlog in forensic DNA analysis. It will make crime fighting efforts more efficient and help prevent future crimes from occurring, which saves time and taxpayer dollars. I look forward to working with Senators Hatch and Feinstein, Representative Swalwell and all my colleagues in both the House and Senate to ensure this common-sense legislation is passed.”

Congressman Swalwell: “As an Alameda County prosecutor, I learned all too well that a DNA backlog leaves crimes unsolved, leaves the public unprotected, and leaves victims crying out for justice – none of which are acceptable. DNA can be a powerful law-enforcement tool when samples are tested in a timely fashion, and this legislation will help provide that tool to police agencies across the nation, to all Americans’ benefit.”
 
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominees from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District

2017/01/11

BROOKFIELD, WI – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner announced that 30 students from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District have received nominations to the U.S. service academies.  

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The students selected this year as nominees to the United States service academies are upstanding individuals who will make their families, friends, and communities proud in both their academic and professional endeavors. A strong country needs strong leaders, and I have no doubt that these accomplished young men and women will dutifully serve their country and lead this nation into a brighter future.”

Nominees for the United States service academies were chosen from an impressive group of qualified applicants residing throughout Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. The Congressman’s Academy Selection Committee put forth its recommendations for nomination after reviewing each individual candidate and conducting in-person interviews.  

Of the 30 students, five have been named principal nominees. If the principal nominee meets the academic, physical, and medical standards set by the academy, they are assured an offer of appointment to the academy. If a principal nominee does not qualify or chooses not to attend, the alternates compete for the vacancy. Alternates are also part of a pool of applicants from which the academies will select the incoming class. All but one nominee are listed below, and photos of these participating principal and competing nominees are available upon request. 

Principal Nominees:

Jonathan Lee of Brookfield has been named a principal nominee to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Jonathan, son of Kenneth and Kate Lee, attends Brookfield Academy.

Noah Jensen of Brookfield has been named a principal nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Noah, son of Joel and Carrie Jensen, attends Brookfield Academy.  

Eric Wunsch of Menomonee Falls has been named a principal nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Eric, son Jon and Nancy Wunsch, attends Menomonee Falls High School.

Emma Hutchinson of Brookfield has been named a principal nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Emma, daughter of Patrick and Stephanie Hutchinson, attends Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.

Matthew Malone of Pewaukee has been named a principal nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Matthew, son of Daniel and Trudy Malone, attends Marquette University High School.

Competing Alternate Nominees from Jefferson County:

Steven Jonas of Watertown has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Steven, son of Brian and Lyn Jonas, attends Watertown High School. 

Competing Alternate Nominee from Milwaukee County:

Christopher Slosar of West Allis has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Christopher, son of Richard and Sharon Slosar, attends St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.

Competing Alternate Nominees from Washington County:

Victoria Burns of West Bend has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Victoria, daughter of Thomas and Donna Burns, attends West Bend West High School.

Nickolas Rasimus of Hubertus has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Nickolas, son of Keith and Amy Rasimus, attends Slinger High School.

Competing Alternate Nominees from Waukesha County:

Alexandria Bullen of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Alexandria, daughter of Ronald and Susan Bullen, attends the US Military Academy Preparatory School. 

Andrew Bullen of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Andrew, the son of Ronald and Susan Bullen, attends the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School.

Anthony Burzinski of Menomonee Falls has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Anthony, son of Joseph and Karen Burzinski, attends Menomonee Falls High School. 

Alexander Carter of Oconomowoc has been named as an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Alexander, son of Paul and Angelique Carter, attends Oconomowoc High School. 

Maxwell Cavadel of Menomonee Falls has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Maxwell, son of Glenn and Christina Cavadel, attends Hamilton High School.

Parker Ellis of Oconomowoc has been named as an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Parker, son of Kevin and Julie Ellis, attends Oconomowoc High School.

Michael Elwing of Brookfield has been named as an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Michael, son of Michael and Holly Elwing, attends Brookfield Central High School.

Ryan Hayward of Okauchee has been named as an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Ryan, son of Christopher and Meaghan Hayward, attends Lake Country Lutheran High School.

Jacob Hoeg of Waukesha has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Jacob, son of Timothy and Kelly Hoeg, attends Waukesha North High School.

Benjamin Johnson of Lisbon has been named an alternate nominee to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Benjamin, son of Jeffrey and Debra Johnson, attends Lake Country Lutheran High School.

Joseph Neimon of Delafield has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Joseph, son of Michael and Kerry Neimon, attends Kettle Moraine High School.

John Otten of Menomonee Falls has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. John, son of Mark and Janet Otten, attends Marquette University High School.

Michael Puetz of Oconomowoc has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Michael, son of Michael and Dawn Puetz, attends Oconomowoc High School.

Henry Rahmes of New Berlin has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Henry, son of Michael and Sara Rahmes, attends New Berlin West High School.

Mackenzie Robertson of Menomonee Falls has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Mackenzie, daughter of Troy and Dr. Felicia Robertson, attends Menomonee Falls High School.

Jack Schaefer of Hartland has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Jack, son of Michael Schaefer and Samantha Gillette, attends Arrowhead High School.

Maxwell Schroeder of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Maxwell, son of William and Lisa Schroeder, attends Brookfield Central.

Max Stergiades of Brookfield has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force in Colorado Springs, CO and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Max, son of Nicholas and Peggy Stergiades, attends Brookfield East High School.

Dann Wilson of Pewaukee has been named an alternate nominee to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Dann, son of Dann and Monica Wilson, attends the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Congressman Sensenbrenner is currently accepting nomination applications from Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District for those who would like to enter any United States service academy in the summer of 2018.  Inquiries concerning this process can be made to the Congressman’s district office in Brookfield at (262) 784-1111, or online at Sensenbrenner.house.gov.
 
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Weekly Column: Hitting the Ground Running

2017/01/05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released his weekly column on the start of the 115th Congress and the legislative priorities that he and House Republicans will move forward in the coming months:

Tuesday marked the official start to the 115th Congress, and House Republicans are wasting no time moving forward to fix the mistakes of the Obama administration and advance new legislation under the Better Way agenda that will create a positive economic atmosphere, peel back years of government over-regulation, and restore Americans’ confidence in our nation and its leaders.

For more than a year, House Republicans have been talking about a more Confident America. The Better Way agenda will take an innovative, responsive, and inclusive approach toward issues of poverty, national security, health care, tax reform, the economy, and the Constitution. 

Under those umbrellas, I will be introducing bills that will work to fix our broken criminal justice system, defend Americans’ property rights, protect our nation’s most vulnerable citizens, including children and the disabled, and reign in burdensome federal regulations that inhibit personal freedom and economic growth.

I encourage your feedback on these matters as I introduce legislation and work to advance it through Congress. I look forward to speaking with you at town hall meetings, office hours, and district events to hear your ideas.

This is an exciting time for our country. I’m optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead and am eager to begin a productive legislative session that will make good on the promises made for a better, more confident America. 
 
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Congratulates Paul Ryan on his Reelection as Speaker of the House

2017/01/03

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sensenbrenner released the following statement congratulating friend and colleague Paul Ryan on being reelected by the House of Representatives to serve a second term as Speaker: 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Paul Ryan is a conservative leader whose unwavering work ethic, measured legislative instincts, and unfailing optimism make him an effective and capable Speaker of the House. During his first term as Speaker, Paul demonstrated a structured and cohesive approach to legislating that was inclusive, innovative, and inspired. Under his leadership, House Republicans have coalesced under the Better Way agenda and will move forward to enact meaningful reforms on behalf of the American people. As we begin this new Congress, I look forward to continuing to work with Speaker Ryan and my colleagues in the House to give America a better way forward.”
 
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Weekly Column: Wishing You a Merry Christmas

2016/12/20

The Christmas season is a good time to reflect on the things that really matter; family, friends, charity, and good will. These are the things that guide my work every day. 

When you peel back the layers of Congress – the partisan battles, the constant war of words; the minutia of Washington, D.C., what you’re left with is a group of men and women who want to do what’s best for the people they represent. They want to ensure their families and friends are safe and have every opportunity for a better life. They want to give a hand up to those in need and provide them with the tools necessary to be successful. They want to make a positive impact for everyone in their communities, states, and nationwide during their congressional tenures, and rest assured that on their last days in office, they leave this country a little better than when they began. This has always been my mission and I keep it in mind with every bill I introduce and every vote I take. 

During this time of year, the arguments grow quieter, the partisan divide becomes smaller, and we can all agree that despite our differences, we have one great thing in common – love of country.

I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas. I pray for everyone struggling this season – for those coping with the loss of family members and friends, for those struggling through addiction, illness, homelessness, or unemployment, for the police officers and firefighters keeping our communities safe, and for our service members and their families, who sacrifice so much to give us a safe and Merry Christmas. 

From me and my family to you and yours, Merry Christmas. 
 
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Clyman Office Hours at 10:30am

2015/09/21

Please join me at the Clyman Village Hall, located at 713 Morgan Street. Should you require special accommodations to attend, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119. Read More

Fort Atkinson Town Hall Meeting at 9:00 AM

2015/09/19

Please join me for a town hall meeting at Fort Atkinson City Hall, located at 101 N. Main Street. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor. An elevator is available in the main lobby. Read More

Hartland Town Hall Meeting at 9:00am

2015/09/12

Please join me at 9:00am at the Hartland Village Hall, located at 210 Cottonwood Avenue. Read More

Delafield Town Hall Meeting at 7:00pm

2015/07/19

Please join me the Delafield City Hall, located at 500 Genesee Street. If you have any questions or require special accomodations, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111. Read More

Waukesha Town Hall Meeting at 1:00pm

2015/04/18

Please join me on Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm for a town hall meeting at the Waukesha Public Library, located at 321 Wisconsin Avenue. The meeting will be held in the Community Room, located on the lower level. Read More

Watertown Town Hall Meeting at 9:00am

2015/04/18

Please join me on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00am at the Watertown Municipal Building, located at 106 Jones Street. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor. An elevator is available adjacent to the main lobby. Read More

Brookfield Town Hall Meeting at 9:00am

2015/03/28

Please join me at the Brookfield Public Safety Building, located at 2100 N. Calhoun Road, for a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Court Room.

*This meeting was previously scheduled for March 21 at 9:00 a.m. Read More

Richfield Town Hall Meeting at 7:00pm

2015/02/24

Please join me on Monday, February 23rd at 7:00pm at the Richfield Village Hall, located at 4128 Hubertus Road. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the lower level. Read More

Slinger Town Hall Meeting at 7:00pm

2015/02/10

Please join me on Monday, February 9th at 7:00pm at the Slinger Village Hall, located at 220 Slinger Road, for a town hall meeting. Read More

West Allis Town Hall Meeting at 1:00pm

2014/04/05

Please join me at the West Allis Public Library, located at 7421 W. National Avenue, on Saturday, April 5th at 1:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Constitution Room, located off of the main lobby. Read More

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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Introduces the SAFE Justice Act

2015-07-09 18:42:32


Sensenbrenner Urges Passage of Freedom Act

2014-05-22 17:35:42


Sensenbrenner presses Holder on Clapper's perjury

2014-04-09 14:41:35


Sensenbrenner: EPA rulemaking picks pockets of consumers

2014-03-06 20:33:33


Sensenbrenner promotes Private Property Rights Protection Act

2014-02-25 22:56:58


Sensenbrenner Discusses NSA Reform with Neil Cavuto

2014-01-13 21:47:04


Sensenbrenner discusses NSA on America's Newsroom

2013-12-09 16:29:35


Sensenbrenner questions Gina McCarthy on E15

2013-11-15 15:35:38


Sensenbrenner discusses introduction of USA FREEDOM Act

2013-10-30 16:58:33


Sensenbrenner speaks at March on Washington Anniversary

2013-08-28 13:32:13


Sensenbrenner discusses Patriot Act abuses on Happening Now

2013-08-28 13:10:01


Sensenbrenner supports the Amash Amendment

2013-07-25 19:40:44


Sensenbrenner discusses abuses of the Patriot Act

2013-06-18 14:07:30


Sensenbrenner questions FBI Director Mueller on Patriot Act abuses

2013-06-18 14:06:56


Sensenbrenner: AG Holder must explain his testimony

2013-06-18 14:06:01


Sensenbrenner: Holder has lost the trust of the American people

2013-06-18 14:05:40


Sensenbrenner and Cavuto discuss Holder and the Media Surveillance Scandal

2013-06-04 21:31:17


Sensenbrenner Talks to Shannon Bream on America's News HQ

2013-06-03 14:20:56


Sensenbrenner Talks to Megyn Kelly about Holder's Misleading Testimony

2013-05-29 18:53:24


Sensenbrenner Questions Holder at a Hearing on Oversight of DOJ

2013-05-15 19:16:30


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F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., (Jim), represents the Fifth Congressional District of Wisconsin. The Fifth District includes parts of Milwaukee, Dodge and Waukesha counties, and all of Washington and Jefferson counties.

Jim was born in Chicago and later moved to Wisconsin with his family. He graduated from the Milwaukee Country Day School and did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he majored in political science. He then earned his law degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968.

After serving ten years in the Wisconsin State Legislature, Jim ran for a U.S. House seat and was elected in November, 1978. He has been reelected since 1980.

Jim’s current committee assignments include serving on the Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on the Judiciary. Congressman Sensenbrenner is Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Oversight Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet, and the Subcommittees on Environment and Oversight.

He is the former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and as a long-serving committee member, Jim has established a strong record on crime, intellectual property and constitutional issues. Previously, Jim also served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science, where he solidified his reputation as an independent leader on science issues, as well as oversight.

Throughout his public life, Jim has been at the forefront of efforts to preserve the sanctity of life, eliminate wasteful government spending and protect the interests of American taxpayers. He has regularly been cited by the National Taxpayers Union as one of the most fiscally responsible House Members and is well known for completing his financial disclosure forms down to the penny.

Jim is proud of his many legislative achievements that have helped improve the lives of many during his tenure in Congress.

In 1977, Jim married Cheryl Warren of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a staunch advocate for the rights of the disabled. They have two adult children, Frank and Bob. In his free time, Jim enjoys watching the Packers and reading.


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