U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the CyberTipline Modernization Act
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the CyberTipline Modernization Act

"The modernization of this bill would be a significant step forward in the fight to reduce the sexual exploitation of children online."

Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the RFG Modernization Act
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the RFG Modernization Act

"I have been an advocate for consumer relief from burdensome fuel regulations for many years."

Sensenbrenner Bill is a “No-Brainer” for Taxpayers
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Sensenbrenner Bill is a “No-Brainer” for Taxpayers

The No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 would codify the principle that businesses must be physically present in a state before it is lawful to tax or regulate them.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on the End of the DACA Program
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on the End of the DACA Program

"It is important that we get our immigration laws right."

Speaker Ryan is Committed to Finding Solutions for America
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Speaker Ryan is Committed to Finding Solutions for America

"From his first day in office to his rise to the Speakership, Paul has remained earnest, hard-working, and driven to help people."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on Rapid DNA Legislation Being Signed into Law
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on Rapid DNA Legislation Being Signed into Law

The Rapid DNA Act would establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to help reduce the DNA backlog.

Sensenbrenner Rapid DNA Legislation to be Signed into Law
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Sensenbrenner Rapid DNA Legislation to be Signed into Law

The Rapid DNA Act would establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to help reduce the DNA backlog.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Legislation to Help Fill Increasing Nursing Vacancies
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Legislation to Help Fill Increasing Nursing Vacancies

This legislation would increase current visa caps in order to fill open nursing positions and provide immediate relief for hospitals facing shortages.

Reps. Sensenbrenner and Conyers Reintroduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017
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Reps. Sensenbrenner and Conyers Reintroduce Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017

"Every American – no matter the color of their skin – needs to know that we understand their right to vote is sacred."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces MOTION Act in the House of Representatives
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces MOTION Act in the House of Representatives

The MOTION Act would allow railroad employees to remain on duty and continue working in excess of federal hours of service limits to ensure their trains are not blocking crossings.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: Milwaukee Loses Out on Federal Crime Assistance Due to Sanctuary Status
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Congressman Sensenbrenner: Milwaukee Loses Out on Federal Crime Assistance Due to Sanctuary Status

Under the new DOJ program, consultants will work with local law enforcement officials to help develop new ways to fight violent crime in 12 cities with exceedingly high crime rates.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on Anthem Dropping out of the Wisconsin Health Insurance Market
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on Anthem Dropping out of the Wisconsin Health Insurance Market

"It’s another unfortunate example of the ongoing failures of the disastrous Obamacare law..."

Congressmen Sensenbrenner Introduces the Second Chance Reauthorization Act
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Congressmen Sensenbrenner Introduces the Second Chance Reauthorization Act

This legislation provides non-profit faith and community-based organizations with mentoring grants to develop support programs such as drug treatment, housing, job training, medical care, and education.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the No Regulation Without Representation Act
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the No Regulation Without Representation Act

States are growing increasingly aggressive in imposing regulatory burdens on out-of-state businesses.

Congressman Sensenbrenner on Climate Accord: President Trump is Keeping His Promise to Put America First
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Congressman Sensenbrenner on Climate Accord: President Trump is Keeping His Promise to Put America First

"I applaud President Trump for putting America first and leaving this unfair climate agreement."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the DEDUCT Act in the House of Representatives
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the DEDUCT Act in the House of Representatives

"The costs of medical procedures and prescriptions can be a significant burden on individuals and families."

The Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passes in the House of Representatives
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The Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passes in the House of Representatives

This legislation is critical because despite ongoing prevention efforts, the fight against child exploitation is not over.

Bipartisan Rapid DNA Passes in the House of Representatives
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Bipartisan Rapid DNA Passes in the House of Representatives

The Rapid DNA Act would establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to help reduce the DNA backlog.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement in Recognition of National Police Week
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement in Recognition of National Police Week

"...I want to take this opportunity to thank our nation’s law enforcement officers and their families for their dedication and sacrifice."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on House Passage of AHCA
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on House Passage of AHCA

"I applaud its passage..."

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Introduces the Former Presidents Amendment Act
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Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Introduces the Former Presidents Amendment Act

The Former Presidents Amendment Act of 2017 is a common sense reform bill aimed at scaling back non-essential benefits while still maintaining crucial protections for our former presidents.

Rapid DNA Legislation Passes out of House Judiciary Committee
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Rapid DNA Legislation Passes out of House Judiciary Committee

The Rapid DNA Act would establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to help reduce the DNA backlog.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

"Time and again, Judge Gorsuch has proven himself an ardent defender of the Constitution..."

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Ranks Highest Among Wisconsin Delegation for Fiscal Responsibility
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Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Ranks Highest Among Wisconsin Delegation for Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Sensenbrenner ranked highest in the Wisconsin delegation in 2016 with a score of 97.

Inspector General Report Strengthens Argument for Serious Federal Asset Forfeiture Reform
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Inspector General Report Strengthens Argument for Serious Federal Asset Forfeiture Reform

“Reform Is Necessary To Strengthen Faith In Law Enforcement, Tamper Abuse, And Protect Citizens’ Constitutional Rights”

Rep. Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the DUE PROCESS ACT to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the DUE PROCESS ACT to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices

“The DUE PROCESS Act Brings Us One Step Closer To Meaningful Reform That Will Tamper Abuse And Protect Citizens’ Constitutional Rights”

Representatives Johnson, Sensenbrenner Question Federal Public Access Policies
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Representatives Johnson, Sensenbrenner Question Federal Public Access Policies

"Understanding how federal agencies create and implement their guidelines for covered works of publicly funded research is essential to improving and modernizing our public access policies."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement at Markup of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement at Markup of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act

"I urge my colleagues to support this bill..."

Representatives Sensenbrenner and Moore Send Bipartisan Letter to Remove Tariffs that Would Hurt Wisconsin Businesses
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Representatives Sensenbrenner and Moore Send Bipartisan Letter to Remove Tariffs that Would Hurt Wisconsin Businesses

"...we are very concerned with the impact such tariffs could have on small- and medium-sized businesses that carry these motorcycles, including dealers located in Wisconsin..."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the U.S. Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the U.S. Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act

The United States currently sits on the Arctic Council, where six of the eight member nations have already established an Ambassador for Arctic Affairs.

Town Hall Weekend Wrap-up: March 3-5
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Town Hall Weekend Wrap-up: March 3-5

Healthy crowds, consisting largely of constituents from the Congressman’s district, gathered to express their views and were recognized one by one during the time allotted for public discussion.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress

"He spoke to the concerns of every American and extended an olive branch across the aisle..."

Rep. Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to Prohibit the Sale of Fetal Tissue
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Reintroduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to Prohibit the Sale of Fetal Tissue

"This legislation is an important step forward in the ongoing efforts to protect innocent lives and fight on behalf of the unborn."

Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children

The Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act would allow the protections of the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act to continue saving the lives of children throughout the nation.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017

Functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders affect two in five Americans.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017

The BUILD WALL Act would use money forfeited from drug traffickers to fund increased border security on the U.S./ Mexican border.

For the Second  Consecutive Year, Congressman Sensenbrenner Earns Perfect Voting Record
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For the Second Consecutive Year, Congressman Sensenbrenner Earns Perfect Voting Record

"Each year, I host more than 100 public events, such as town hall meetings and office hours, and respond to thousands of constituent comments submitted by phone, mail, and email."

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

"Judge Gorsuch has proven himself an ardent defender of the Constitution"

Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Legislation
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Legislation

These bills call for the additional study and evaluation of our ever-increasing ethanol mandate.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017

The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act is supported by multiple patient, medical professional, and supplier organizations.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Privacy
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Privacy

“I urge our European allies to be patient as we transition into the new Administration...”

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Joins House Foreign Affairs Committee
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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Joins House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congressman Sensenbrenner’s distinguished reputation overseas and extensive legislative work on international issues makes him an immediate asset to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus

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

Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the ATF Elimination Act
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Introduces the ATF Elimination Act

“Despite our country being trillions of dollars in debt, government spending continues to rise.”

Hatch, Feinstein, Sensenbrenner, and Swalwell Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Rapid DNA Legislation
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Hatch, Feinstein, Sensenbrenner, and Swalwell Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Rapid DNA Legislation

The legislation has strong support from across the law enforcement community.

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

“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.”

Rep. Sensenbrenner Congratulates Paul Ryan on his Reelection as Speaker of the House
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Congratulates Paul Ryan on his Reelection as Speaker of the House

“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 bette

Rep. Sensenbrenner Urges President-elect Trump to Maintain Intelligence Cooperation Between the U.S. and EU
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Urges President-elect Trump to Maintain Intelligence Cooperation Between the U.S. and EU

"I pledge to work with you to ensure that the United States maintains the intelligence capabilities it needs to effectively defend our national security..."

Rep. Sensenbrenner to Attorney General: DOJ Must Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture
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Rep. Sensenbrenner to Attorney General: DOJ Must Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture

"I continue to worry about conflicts of interest with federal forfeiture and the equitable sharing program."

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Necessary in the 115th Congress
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Necessary in the 115th Congress

Civil asset forfeiture is a tool law enforcement officials and departments use to seize property that they believe has been involved in criminal activity.

Sensenbrenner to National Guard: Keep Aircraft in Wisconsin
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Sensenbrenner to National Guard: Keep Aircraft in Wisconsin

This RC-26B has been utilized to assist law enforcements’ response to natural disasters, counterdrug missions, and special operations missions abroad.

114th Congressional Wrap Up:  Sensenbrenner Legislative Accomplishments and Constituent Services
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114th Congressional Wrap Up: Sensenbrenner Legislative Accomplishments and Constituent Services

Sensenbrenner introduced 38 bills this Congress, two of which were signed into law by President Barack Obama

Sensenbrenner Provision Included in Bipartisan, Bicameral NDAA Legislation
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Sensenbrenner Provision Included in Bipartisan, Bicameral NDAA Legislation

The NDAA passed the House of Representatives 375-34 and the U.S. Senate 92-7.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Urges President-elect Trump to Meet with Dalai Lama; Continue U.S. Relationship with Tibet
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Urges President-elect Trump to Meet with Dalai Lama; Continue U.S. Relationship with Tibet

"Tibetans have the right to preserve their culture, heritage, language, and religion."

Rep. Sensenbrenner Congratulates House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte on his Continued Service
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Congratulates House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte on his Continued Service

“Chairman Goodlatte has been a steady hand guiding the House Judiciary Committee...”

Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Passing of Congressman Melvin Laird
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Rep. Sensenbrenner Statement on the Passing of Congressman Melvin Laird

“Congressman Laird committed his life to public service and his fellow Americans.”

Rep. Sensenbrenner: It’s No Surprise Speaker Ryan Was Unanimously Selected to Serve a Second Term
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Rep. Sensenbrenner: It’s No Surprise Speaker Ryan Was Unanimously Selected to Serve a Second Term

“Speaker Ryan is a true conservative leader who exemplifies what it means to serve others.”

Sensenbrenner Congratulates Chairman Reince Priebus on his Presidential Appointment
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Sensenbrenner Congratulates Chairman Reince Priebus on his Presidential Appointment

Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement congratulating Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on his appointment as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff

Congressman Sensenbrenner Calls on Comey, FBI to Conduct a More Vigilant Review of Clinton Emails This Time Around
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Calls on Comey, FBI to Conduct a More Vigilant Review of Clinton Emails This Time Around

“I don’t think your answers are satisfactory at all, Mr. Comey.”

Congressman Sensenbrenner Joins Congressional Effort to Improve the Veterans Crisis Line
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Joins Congressional Effort to Improve the Veterans Crisis Line

“These American heroes give us their best; we must do the same for them.”

Congressman Sensenbrenner Holds EPA Accountable for Harmful Regulations that Hurt American Fuel Consumers
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Holds EPA Accountable for Harmful Regulations that Hurt American Fuel Consumers

“Taxpayers should not be held hostage at the pump by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington.”

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children

There are also an estimated 100,000 fugitive sex offenders across the country who are unregistered or in violation of registry requirements.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Named ‘Guardian of Small Business’ by NFIB
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Named ‘Guardian of Small Business’ by NFIB

“Small businesses are a big deal, and I’m proud to be their constant ally in Congress.”

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Save Family-Owned Businesses From Death Tax Increases
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Bill to Save Family-Owned Businesses From Death Tax Increases

The IRS is proposing new and harmful regulations that would hurt family-owned businesses.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Childcare Assistance Bill to Help American Families and Businesses
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces Childcare Assistance Bill to Help American Families and Businesses

“The cost of reliable, quality 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 to ensure our businesses have a focused, productive workforce.”

State of Economy and Direction of the Country Among Biggest Concerns Listed in the 2016 Fifth District Survey Results
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State of Economy and Direction of the Country Among Biggest Concerns Listed in the 2016 Fifth District Survey Results

The annual district survey is another tool Congressman Sensenbrenner uses to ensure he is best serving those he represents.

Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access
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Sensenbrenner Joins Wisconsin Delegation in Standing up for Patient Access

Wisconsin delegation requests increased patient access to oropharyngeal strengthening therapy.

Sensenbrenner Commends Justice Department on Music Licensing Efforts
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Sensenbrenner Commends Justice Department on Music Licensing Efforts

"We commend the Department’s efforts to guarantee the fair and efficient licensing of public performance rights for musical works.'

House Approves Conference Report on Comprehensive Opioid Legislation
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House Approves Conference Report on Comprehensive Opioid Legislation

Deaths from prescription opioids and heroin set a record in 2014, climbing to 28,647.

Rapid DNA Act Passes out of House Judiciary Committee
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Rapid DNA Act Passes out of House Judiciary Committee

The Rapid DNA Act would establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to help reduce DNA backlog.

What Happens When ‘Primarily Social’ Meets Ulterior Motive?
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What Happens When ‘Primarily Social’ Meets Ulterior Motive?

“Bill Clinton should not be soliciting a conversation with the Attorney General while her Department is investigating his wife.”

Sensenbrenner Calls Lake Michigan Water Diversion a Great Victory for Waukesha
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Sensenbrenner Calls Lake Michigan Water Diversion a Great Victory for Waukesha

"The city met every environmental requirement, resulting in today’s unanimous approval granting Waukesha access to Lake Michigan water."

DUE PROCESS ACT Introduced in the Senate
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DUE PROCESS ACT Introduced in the Senate

The DUE PROCESS Act builds upon changes made in the 2000 Civil Action Forfeiture Reform Act.

EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal Hurts the American Consumer
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EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal Hurts the American Consumer

“Proposing that nearly 19 billion gallons of ethanol be incorporated into the fuel supply is another example of excessive EPA bureaucratic over-reach...”

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Introduces Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation
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Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Introduces Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation

It increases the availability of attorney fees for innocent owners, and places a higher burden of proof on the government.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act Passed Unanimously by House Judiciary Committee
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act Passed Unanimously by House Judiciary Committee

Addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and other prescription pain medicines, has a devastating hold on this country.

Sensenbrenner to Receive Prestigious Justice Award from the American Bar Association
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Sensenbrenner to Receive Prestigious Justice Award from the American Bar Association

“My legislative priorities in Congress have always been guided by my desire to serve the people of this nation while respecting and upholding the rule of law.”