Frank James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. (born June 14, 1943) is an American politician who has been a member of the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. The district, the state's richest, includes many of Milwaukee's northern and western suburbs, and extends into rural Jefferson County. It was numbered as the 9th District until 2003. He has been a strong proponent of the Bush Administration's War on Terror.
He is the former Chairman of the House Science Committee and the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; when the Republicans lost control of the House, he finished his six-year term as Chairman, and was not able to be chosen as the Judiciary Committee's ranking minority member ...
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, made a winter town hall appearance Monday morning at the Sullivan Village Hall, meeting with constituents to discuss everything from his ongoing battle against higher taxes to the proper destination of Canadian oil.
“I have a most responsible voting record against higher taxes,” Sensenbrenner told a very small but politically passionate group gathered for the session — among its members was Assembly District 31 Rep. Steve Nass, R-Elkhorn.
Sensenbrenner said he is proud of that voting record.
“But I have voted against a lot of ...
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) joined State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) at Sussex Village Hall on Jan. 27 to speak with their constituents.
Residents posed a host of questions to Sensenbrenner, asking him about the state of the U.S. Postal Service, the federal budget, taxes, military base closures, and his thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union address.
When asked about the postal service, the GOP lawmaker said, "There are going to have to be some changes made. I don't think we need six-day-a-week mail. I do think that getting rid of Saturday delivery may be a mistake, ...
We know we're in a nasty political climate but partisanship has gone way, way too far when a Republican Congressman attacks the First Lady for having a 'large posterior.'
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner you are a rude dude. You recently were heard complaining loudly at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., that Michelle Obama should practice what she preaches with her "Let's Move" campaign, promoting healthy eating and exercise habits."She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself," he complained on the phone.
In other words, ...
Editorial: Sensenbrenner is right: It's time to dissolve the ATF It's time to dissolve the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In fact, it should have been dissolved years ago. It has disparate missions that overlap with other agencies' responsibilities. It has been micromanaged by Congress and mismanaged by its leaders. It serves no useful purpose that can't be met by other government bodies. It needs to go.
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is working on a bill that would do just that, and we hope this effort is successful.
"By absorbing the ATF into existing law enforcement entities, we can preserve the areas where the ATF adds value for substantially less taxpayer money," Sensenbrenner said. "While searching for its mission, the ATF has been plagued by decades of high-profile blunders...We cannot afford to ignore clear changes that will greatly enhance the government's efficiency."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's recent "Backfire" Watchdog Reports investigation uncovered a series of botched undercover storefron
Sensenbrenner Sends Letter to Obama on the Surge of UACs Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent the following letter to President Barack Obama regarding the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) who have illegally entered the United States:
Dear President Obama:
As our country continues to experience an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) crossing our southwestern border, I write to express deep concern with your recent request for $3.7 billion in emergency spending.
Under your emergency supplemental request, almost half— $1.8 billion—will be used for shelter and other services for UACs here in the U.S., rather than expediting deportation proceedings and ensuring that UACs are safely reunited with family members in their home countries. While additional funding may prove to be necessary– your request is simply not a plausible, long-term solution towards ending this crisis. Any permanent fix must include stronger border security measures and a reexamination of your A
Sensenbrenner Sends Letter to Obama on Malaysian Airlines Plane Shot Down over Ukraine Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent the following letter to President Barack Obama urging him to authorize an international investigation to determine who shot down a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 passenger plane over Ukraine earlier today:
Dear Mr. President:
Media outlets are reporting that a Malaysian Airlines civilian aircraft was shot down, potentially by a Russian missile system, while flying at roughly 35 thousand feet over Ukraine. These reports claim that, tragically, all 295 passengers lost their lives, including 23 Americans.
While we should not jump to conclusions, I urge you to authorize an international investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the downing of this plane. American lives have been lost, and the United States has an obligation to ensure whoever is responsible for this cowardly act is held accountable. An FBI investigation, as part of an international investigation, will be the most effective and credible way to learn the
President Barack Obama created the border crisis By Jim Sensenbrenner
Published on July 16, 2014
In recent weeks, we have seen an evolution of the Rahm Emanuel Doctrine. The Obama administration's policy to "never let a crisis go to waste" now includes "even if you have to manufacture that crisis yourself."
Last week, the president asked Congress to authorize $3.7 billion in emergency funding. Almost half — $1.8 billion — would be for shelter and other services for unaccompanied alien children (UACs) who illegally crossed our southern border, largely from Central America.
This has become a legitimate crisis — one with humanitarian, national security and financial consequences.
The crisis, however, is of the president's own making. During the past six years, the administration has bypassed Congress and implemented policies that have encouraged individuals to break the law and enter our country illegally. In 2012, President Barack Obama announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, halting depor