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Jim Sensenbrenner


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1979
Preceded by Tom Barrett
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born June 14, 1943 (1943-06-14) (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse Cheryl Warren Sensenbrenner
Religion Episcopalian

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 (map). The district, the state's richest, includes most of Milwaukee's suburbs, including Waukesha, West Bend, Brookfield, Delafield, Mequon, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa. It was numbered as the 9th District until 2003. He has been unwavering in his support of the Bush administration's 'war on terror'. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Wisconsins 5th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering Waukesha County, Washington County and Ozaukee County, as well as portions of Milwaukee County and Jefferson County[1]. The districts current Representative is Jim Sensenbrenner. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Thomas Mark Barrett (born December 8, 1953) is an American politician, former Congressman from Wisconsin and the current mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... GOP redirects here. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... GOP redirects here. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Wisconsins 5th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering Waukesha County, Washington County and Ozaukee County, as well as portions of Milwaukee County and Jefferson County[1]. The districts current Representative is Jim Sensenbrenner. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha CountyGR6, Wisconsin, United States. ... West Bend is a city in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. ... See also: Brookfield (town), Wisconsin Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Delafield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, along the Bark River. ... Mequon is a city located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. ... New Berlin is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Village of Wauwatosa along the banks of the Menomonee River Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is the former Chairman of the House Science Committee and the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; with the Republican loss of control of the House he finished his 6-year term as Chairman, and was not able to be chosen as the Judiciary Committee's ranking minority member (that honor went to Lamar S. Smith of Texas).[1] A chairperson is the political correct term for the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The Committee on Science is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 21st congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ...

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Background

Sensenbrenner was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a wealthy family. He was raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and attended the private Milwaukee Country Day School, from which he graduated in 1961. He matriculated at Stanford University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1965. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1968. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... The University School of Milwaukee (USM) is a small, private pre-kindergarten through secondary preparatory school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up matriculation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Stanford redirects here. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... The University of Wisconsin Law School is the professional school for the study of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


In 1977, Sensenbrenner married Cheryl Warren, daughter of the influential Wisconsin Republican, former state attorney general and U.S. District Court Judge Robert Warren. The couple has two sons, Frank (born 1981), and Bob (born 1984). When not in Washington, Sensenbrenner resides in Menomonee Falls. His family also owns a summer home on Pine Lake near Delafield. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Political career

While at Stanford, Sensenbrenner served as staff assistant to California Congressman J. Arthur Younger. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1968, the same year he graduated from law school. He was there until 1975, and in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1975 to early 1979. When 9th District Congressman Bob Kasten vacated his seat to run for governor in 1978, Sensenbrenner ran in the election to succeed him, defeating his primary opponent, Susan Engeleiter, by 589 votes.[2] He was elected in November 1978 and has been reelected 14 more times with no substantive opposition, sometimes running unopposed. His district was renumbered as the 5th after the 2000 census, when Wisconsin lost a district. United States Congressman; remembered as the first Congressional Representative from San Mateo County, California. ... The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. ... The Wisconsin State Senate, based off of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly. ... Robert Walter Bob Kasten Jr. ... Susan Shannon Engeleiter (born March 18, 1952) is a member of the Republican Party who served as a Wisconsin State Senator from 1980 to 1989. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ...


In the November 2006 general election, Sensenbrenner faced Democrat Bryan Kennedy, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from Glendale for the second consecutive time,[3] and defeated him again.[4] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (also known as UW-Milwaukee, UWM or Milwaukee) is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Glendale is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ...


Legislative record and stance on issues

In 1998, Sensenbrenner had an important role in the impeachment of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, acting as one of the House managers. The impeachment trial of President Clinton in 1999, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presiding. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Sensenbrenner introduced the USA PATRIOT Act to the House on October 23, 2001. Sensenbrenner did not write the USA PATRIOT Act; the primary author was Assistant Attorney General of the United States Viet Dinh. In November 2004, Sensenbrenner and California Congressman Duncan Hunter objected to provisions of a bill that, among other things, created a Director of National Intelligence, a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... Many of the divisions and offices of the United States Department of Justice are headed by an Assistant Attorney General. ... External links Viet D. Dinh Professor of Law; Co-Director, Asian Law & Policy Studies Program at Georgetown Law School Biography of Viet D Dinh by the Institute for Corean-American Studies Testimony of Viet Dinh Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution America... Duncan Lee Hunter (born May 31, 1948) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 1981 from Californias 52nd congressional district in northern and eastern San Diego. ... The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is the United States government official subject to the authority, direction and control of the President of the United States who is responsible under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 for: Serving as the principal adviser to the President of the... The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks including preparedness for and the immediate response...


In 2005, Sensenbrenner authored the Real ID Act, which requires additional scrutiny of citizenship before issuing drivers' licenses and creates a federal database of state-issued identification. He attached the controversial act as a rider on military spending bill HR418. Subsequently, it was passed by the Senate without debate.[5] The REAL NOID Act of 2005 is Division B of an act of the United States Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005. ... Current EU driving licence, German version - front 1. ...


Sensenbrenner believes in criminal prosecution of broadcasters and cable operators who violate decency standards as opposed to the current FCC regulatory methods.[6] FCC redirects here. ...


On June 17, 2005, Sensenbrenner, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, abruptly ended a meeting where Republicans and Democrats were supposed to be debating the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act and walked out in response to Democratic members raising issues regarding human rights violations at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay and the ongoing Iraq war. He ordered the court reporter to halt transcriptions of the proceedings, C-SPAN cameras covering the meeting be shut off, and that discussion on the issue be halted. Sensenbrenner defended his actions by claiming that the Democrats and witnesses had repeatedly violated House Rules in discussing issues he believed to be unrelated to the subject of the meeting.[7] His abrupt walkout was contrary to House parliamentary procedure, which is to adjourn either on motion or without objection. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002 Guantánamo Bay detainment camp serves as a joint military prison and interrogation center under the leadership of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), has occupied a portion of the United States Navys base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Sensenbrenner was the main sponsor of H.R. 4437, a bill passed by the House in 2005 that would provide additional criminal penalties for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.[8] Radio Station advertisement in Spanish in East Los Angeles against the H.R.4437. ... Illegal alien and Illegal aliens redirect here. ...


On December 16, 2005, Sensenbrenner introduced the Digital Transition Content Security Act. is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States The Digital Transition Content Security Act (DTCSA, H.R. 4569) is a bill introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner Jr. ...


In 2006, it was reported that Sensenbrenner would help lead the effort to pass the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2006, which is supported by large copyright holders and opposed by fair use activists.[9] Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... For fair use in trademark law, see Fair use (US trademark law). ...


Sensenbrenner receives high marks from the National Taxpayers Union, an anti-tax non-profit organization.[10] National Taxpayers Union (NTU) is an pro-taxpayers advocacy organization in the United States, founded in 1969 by James Dale Davidson. ...


In 2006, Sensenbrenner joined with House Speaker Dennis Hastert in expressing outrage concerning the FBI raid of the congressional office of Representative William J. Jefferson, asserting constitutional concerns over separation of powers. He held Judiciary Committee hearings in May 2006 on this issue. Many Republican and conservative pundits, including Rush Limbaugh, took a dim view of this stance, deeming it politically damaging to the Republican Party, and a June 1, 2006, ABC news poll found 86% of Americans supported the right of the FBI to search a congressional office when they obtain a warrant. John Dennis Denny Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... William Jennings Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Separation of powers is a term coined by French political Enlightenment thinker Baron de Montesquieu[1][2], is a model for the governance of democratic states. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... GOP redirects here. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Fall of 2006, The Animal Fighting Prohibition Act bill unanimously passed the Senate, but Sensenbrenner used his position to block final House consideration of the legislation, even though the bill had 324 cosponsors. The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, S. 382 and H.R. 817, creates felony-level penalties for animal fighting activities.


In Fall of 2006, H.R. 552 The Right to Life Act had hearings scheduled for December 12, 2006, at 10 am, but Sensenbrenner canceled them right before the House adjourned on December 9 at 3:17am.[11] The purpose of H.R. 552 is to "implement equal protection ... for the right to life of each born and preborn[sic] human person." In the 109th Congress, the legislation collected 101 cosponsors.[12]


In 2006, Sensenbrenner was rated the second-worst member of the House by Rolling Stone magazine and dubbed "the dictator".[13] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the magazine. ... A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler (e. ...


Other

  • Sensenbrenner has a net worth of about $11.6 million.[14] He has put his money into stocks, detailing his investments down to the penny each year in the Congressional Record.[2]
  • In January 1998, Sensenbrenner won $250,000 on a D.C. Lottery ticket, purchased on December 18, 1997 at Congressional Liquors, the liquor store on Capitol Hill.[15] He won $1,000 in the Wisconsin lottery in the spring of 2007, and he won another $1,000 in that state's Super 2nd Chance lottery in September, 2007.[16]
  • Sensenbrenner was the top-ranking House member in terms of travel costs paid by private interests from 2001 to mid-2005.[2] In 2005, he reported more privately funded travel than any other member of Congress. Between January 2000 and July 2006, he took about $200,000 worth of privately funded travel.[17]
  • Before his 2006 re-election bid, Sensenbrenner received $492,511 (or 67.5% of his campaign funds) from political action committees (PACs) and $233,903 (32%) from individual contributions. He donated little of the money to his own campaign.[18] Despite his spending amount, he was able to win heavily and donated $100,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.[19]
  • In March 2005, Sensenbrenner sided firmly with the parents and siblings of the late Terri Schiavo, who fought unsuccessfully in the federal courts to secure home care of their mentally-damaged daughter.
  • Sensenbrenner was named the 2006 "Man of the Year" by the conservative publication Human Events because of his opposition to open-borders immigration policies.[20]
  • Sensenbrenner is often called "Senselessbrenner" by Milwaukee-area liberals.[21] The Capital Times of Madison called him by this nickname in a 2006 editorial.[22]

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See also

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Notes

  1. ^ judiciary.house.gov
  2. ^ Bryan Kennedy for Congress website
  3. ^ Kagen pulls off upset over Gard
  4. ^ Barrett, Ted. CNN"House, Senate agree on $82 billion war spending bill"
  5. ^ Boliek, Brooks. "Sensenbrenner to cable execs: Indecency is criminal act" The Hollywood Reporter, April 5, 2005.
  6. ^ United States House Committee on the Judiciary press release"Sensenbrenner Floor Statement Regarding Question of Personal Privilege", June 16, 2005
  7. ^ "H.R. 4437: Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005", GovTrack.us
  8. ^ McCullagh, Declan. "Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill" CNET News.com, April 23, 2006
  9. ^ "Representative Sensenbrenner — Interest Group Ratings", vote-smart.org
  10. ^ judiciary.house.gov
  11. ^ Right to Life Act 2005 list of cosponsors and text of bill, accessed October 30, 2006.
  12. ^ rollingstone.com
  13. ^ AP,Millionaire U.S. Rep. Wins Lottery Again
  14. ^ "National News Briefs; Wisconsin Congressman Wins Big Lottery Prize" New York Times, December 31, 1997
  15. ^ AP,Millionaire U.S. Rep. Wins Lottery Again
  16. ^ "Sensenbrenner tops list of privately funded travel", Associated Press, August 3, 2006
  17. ^ Profile of F. James Sensenbrenner from OpenSecrets.org
  18. ^ Safe GOP House Members Fund Effort to Hold Back Dems $100,000 contribution, retrieved 11-09-06
  19. ^ http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18622
  20. ^ watchdogmilwaukee.com
  21. ^ madison.com

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Preceded by
Bob Kasten
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th congressional district

1979–2003
Succeeded by
District eliminated following 2000 Census
Preceded by
Tom Barrett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

2003–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Robert S. Walker
Pennsylvania
Chairman of House Science Committee
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Sherwood Boehlert
New York
Preceded by
Henry Hyde
Illinois
Chairman of House Judiciary Committee
2001–2007
Succeeded by
John Conyers
Michigan

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Jim Sensenbrenner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1259 words)
Sensenbrenner was most recently in the news for his introduction of a controversial immigration bill, H.R., in 2006.
Sensenbrenner defended his actions by claiming that the Democrats and witnesses had repeatedly violated House Rules in discussing issues he believed to be unrelated to the subject of the meeting.
Sensenbrenner was the main sponsor of H.R., a bill passed by the House in 2005 that would provide additional criminal penalties for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.
Jim Sensenbrenner - Congresspedia (951 words)
Sensenbrenner held an important role in the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, acting as one of the House managers.
In 2005, Sensenbrenner made the headlines by being a vocal advocate of the Real ID Act which requires additional scrutiny of citizenship before issuing drivers' licenses and creates a federal database of state-issued identification.
On June 10, 2005, Sensenbrenner, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, abruptly ended and walked out of a meeting where Republicans and Democrats were supposed to be debating the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act.
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