U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
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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

By - Dec 12th, 2016 07:59 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the 114th Congress comes to a close, 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, personally responded to more than 300,000 constituent letters and emails, and continued his quarterly district newsletters, providing information about his work in Congress and promoting government transparency.

Further, Congressman Sensenbrenner kept his promise to constituents to remain vigilant in providing federal agency oversight. During the 114th Congress, he sent 15 oversight letters to various agencies, defending the best interests of the American taxpayers by holding unelected bureaucrats accountable.

Serving as one of the most effective Members in the House of Representatives, Congressman Sensenbrenner introduced an impressive 38 bills this Congress, two of which were signed into law by President Barack Obama, including the Judicial Redress Act of 2015 and the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “I’m extremely proud to represent the people of Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District, and of the work I’ve done on their behalf. As the current Congress comes to an end, it’s important to reflect upon successes, as well as examine and improve initiatives for the upcoming Congress. I look forward to the beginning of the next session under a newly unified government, and to continue serving the Fifth District with ardor, integrity, and effective legislating.”

Complete list of bills introduced by Congressman Sensenbrenner in the 114th Congress:

  • R. 21; to provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes
  • R. 320; the Rapid DNA Act of 2015
  • R. 390; Moving Obstructed Trains In-between Openings Now (MOTION) Act
  • R. 885; the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015
  • R. 953; the Comprehensive Addition and Recovery Act of 2015
  • R. 1056; Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015
  • R. 1087; the Wireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015
  • R. 1329; the ATF Elimination Act
  • R. 1426; the Public Access to Public Science Act
  • R. 1428; the Judicial Redress Act of 2015
  • R. 1516; the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2015
  • R. 1593; the United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act of 2015
  • R. 1791; the Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
  • R. 1861; the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act
  • R. 2048; the Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015
  • R. 2311; the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2015
  • R. 2679; the Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2015
  • R. 2864; To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from extending the renewable fuel program past 2022 if the Administrator waives applicable volume requirements in prior years
  • R. 2944; the Sensenbrenner-Scott Over-Criminalization Task Force Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective Justice Reinvestment Act of 2015
  • R. 3013; the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2015
  • R. 3171; To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain research on the transplantation of human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion
  • R. 3228; To require that until a comprehensive study is completed, the volume of cellulosic biofuel mandated under the renewable fuel program be limited to what is commercially available, and for other purposes
  • R.3406; the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • R. 3407; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove the deduction for charitable contributions from the overall limitation on itemized deductions
  • R. 3511; the National Scenic Trails Parity Act
  • R. 3729; the Safe RESEARCH Act
  • R. 3730; To authorize unused visas numbers made available under section 101(a)(15)E(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to be made available to nationals of Ireland, and for other purposes
  • R. 4002; the Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015
  • R. 4259; To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from establishing, implementing, or enforcing any limit on the aggregate emissions of carbon dioxide from a State or any category or subcategory of sources within a State
  • R. 4357; the Volatility and Losses Undermining Earnings Act of 2016
  • R. 5046; the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016
  • R. 5283; the Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures (DUE PROCESS) Act of 2016
  • R. 5893; the No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016
  • R. 5971; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount excludable from gross income for dependent care assistance and dependent care flexible spending arrangements and to provide for a carryover of unused dependent care benefits in dependent care flexible spending arrangements
  • R. 6042; To nullify certain proposed regulations relating to restrictions on liquidation of an interest with respect to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes
  • R. 6133; the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016
  • Res. 218; Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to an international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Res. 302; Observing the 100th birthday of the late Les Pal, the “Wizard of Waukesha”, and honoring his contributions to the American music industry

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