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  • Rep. Sensenbrenner: Abolish the ATF

    07/11/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 22 replies
    washington free beacon ^ | July 10, 2014 1:23 pm | washington free beacon staff
    <p>Citing ATF’s recent operational failures and its overlap with other federal law enforcement, Sensenbrenner is preparing a bill to dissolve the agency and have existing agencies in the U.S. Justice Department take on its duties.</p> <p>“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.”</p>
  • House Judiciary chair: Voting Rights Act adequate, no deal soon on immigration

    06/27/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — A key GOP lawmakers said Thursday that he’s in no hurry to restore Justice Department scrutiny to Texas and other states under the Voting Rights Act. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of that landmark civil rights law — the formula that identified nine states and some smaller jurisdictions with such an egregious history of violating the rights of voters that they would have to get federal permission before moving a polling site, shifting district boundaries or making any other election-related change. “There is a great deal of dispute in many quarters...
  • Cantor’s Loss and the Sensenbrenner Bill to Empower Eric Holder

    06/12/2014 4:20:12 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 10, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    So Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost to a Tea Party candidate. Correction, Majority Leader Eric Cantor was crushed by a Tea Party candidate. In some ways, Cantor’s exit is a political tragedy. It shows that flirting with the existential enemies of the Constitution, of liberty, and of core Republican principles can bear a very heavy price. I’m convinced that had Cantor resisted the siren calls of the left on two key issues — immigration and giving Eric Holder renewed power over state elections — he would have won tonight.
  • Benghazi select committee chair could be named Monday

    05/05/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-5-14 | Chad Pergram contributed
    Republican leaders could name the chair of a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks as early as Monday, Fox News has learned. A senior House source with direct knowledge of the development of the committee indicated that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is likely to be named chairman of the panel. Gowdy's name was floated heavily late last week. Other names mentioned for the job by Capitol Hill insiders include Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas; Rep. Mike Turner R-Ohio; Rep. John Mica R-Fla.; Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
  • Sensenbrenner on Camera Denies Text of Own Voter Law (Good read)

    03/05/2014 1:17:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wisconsin Republican seeks to restore racial categories, empower Holder DOJ Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wisc.) told constituents at Wisconsin town halls that voting-rights legislation he is sponsoring does not exclude white voters from the protection of the Voting Rights Act. Sensenbrenner also says he is proud to work with the ACLU and far-left groups to pass the legislation that would resurrect Attorney General Eric Holder’s powers to block state election laws such as voter ID or citizenship verification. In a video from Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, Sensenbrenner also accused Texas and Georgia Republicans of trying to stop minorities from...
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner pushes bill to update Voting Rights Act (RINO)

    01/16/2014 7:37:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Key lawmakers announced a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, creating a test to judge which states are still so discriminatory that they need federal scrutiny of their voting decisions — moving to revive the iconic law just months after the Supreme Court declared part of it unconstitutional. In their June decision, the justices said Congress couldn’t use discrimination from four decades ago to single out states for special federal scrutiny, so the proposal would update the test to look at recent federal court rulings that found a state or municipality violated voting laws. ~snip~ Hans A. von...
  • Sensenbrenner, Sen. Ron Johnson clash

    01/05/2014 12:32:17 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 10 replies
    Right Wisconsin | January 5, 2014
    Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) plans to file a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The purpose of the suit is to end the employer contribution authorized for Members of Congress and their staffs who have entered the District of Colombia healthcare exchange as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner: "Senator Johnson’s lawsuit is an unfortunate political stunt. I am committed to repealing Obamacare, but the employer contribution he’s attacking is nothing more than a standard benefit that most private and all federal employees receive...
  • Republican Rep. Sensenbrenner: Re-Impose the ‘Full Power’ of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    09/03/2013 9:56:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 3, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    PJ Media has engaged in a long-running series of articles regarding Republicans who are trying to re-impose the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was partially struck down by the US Supreme Court this summer. We reported that staff within the Republican National Committee are working to re-impose it, outside the public eye. The RNC officially and vehemently denied. But. We’ve also tracked the statements of elected Republicans including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, and the activities of their lobbyists and staffs. Sensenbrenner is under the influence of a long-time former staffer who is currently lobbying for the far-left ACLU. Juan Williams, Democrat...
  • Exclusive: ACLU Lobbyist Behind Sensenbrenner’s Voting Rights Act ‘Fix’

    08/27/2013 4:40:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 27, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Earlier today, J. Christian Adams reported comments made by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) regarding the Voting Rights Act. Sharing the podium with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Sensenbrenner told a Washington audience Monday that he wants to “fix” the part of the law that the Supreme Court recently struck down. Sensenbrenner said he wants to fix the law so that it is immune to court challenges. “The first thing we have to do is take the monkey wrench that the court threw in it, out of the Voting Rights Act, and then use that monkey wrench to be able...
  • GOP's Sensenbrenner calls for update of Voting Rights Act

    06/26/2013 2:20:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    A leading House Republican is calling on Congress to update the Voting Rights Act just a day after the Supreme Court neutered its central provision. Warning that "the threat of discrimination still exists," Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) is urging lawmakers from both parties to cast aside partisanship and restore the law for the sake of protecting voters' rights. "The Voting Rights Act is vital to America’s commitment to never again permit racial prejudices in the electoral process," Sensenbrenner, the second-ranked Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday in a statement. "This is going to take time and will...
  • Patriot Act author says NSA surveillance ‘an abuse’ of the law

    06/13/2013 6:53:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    conservative action alert ^ | 6-13-13 | Conservative Action Alert
    Regarding the Patriot Act’s Section 215, Rep. Sensenbrenner says that it “was originally drafted to prevent data mining,” not protect it. In a recent op-ed railing against Obama’s Big Brother tactics, the Wisconsin Representative writes: “[B]ased on the scope of the released order, both the administration and the Fisa court are relying on an unbounded interpretation of the act that Congress never intended. The released Fisa order requires daily productions of the details of every call that every American makes, as well as calls made by foreigners to or from the United States. Congress intended to allow the intelligence communities...
  • Sensenbrenner: Obama Administration’s NSA Assurances ‘a Bunch of Bunk’

    06/12/2013 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 12, 2013 | Lindsey Grudnicki
    Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, who introduced the PATRIOT Act on the House floor in 2001, has declared that lawmakers’ and the executive branch’s excuses about recent revelations of NSA activity are “a bunch of bunk.” In an interview on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Wednesday morning, the Republican congressman from Wisconsin reiterated his concerns that the administration and the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court have gone far beyond what the PATRIOT Act intended. Specifically, he said that Section 215 of the act “was originally drafted to prevent data mining” on the scale that’s occurred. Sensenbrenner, the current chairman on the House...
  • Sensenbrenner: Collecting phone records abuses Patriot Act(The Author)

    06/10/2013 12:14:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Wispolitics ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013
    U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls and the author of the Patriot Act, said today that the federal government's collection of millions of phone records as part of counter-terrorism efforts violates the controversial 2001 law, calling the effort "excessive and un-American." "While I believe the Patriot Act appropriately balanced national security concerns and civil rights, I have always worried about potential abuses," Sensenbrenner said in a statement. "The (FBI's) broad application for phone records was made under the so-called business records provision of the Act. I do not believe the broadly drafted FISA order is consistent with the requirements of...
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner calls on Obama to denounce ‘Bullet to the Head of the NRA’ video game

    01/16/2013 7:49:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Caroline May
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is calling on President Barack Obama to denounce an online video game that encourages players to shoot and kill National Rifle Association officials. In a letter to Obama, Sensenbrenner on Tuesday voiced concern about the video game, “Bullet to the Head of the NRA,” which allows players to assassinate NRA President David Keene with a scoped firearm. (RELATED: Developer of “Bullet” NRA game admits to wanting as much publicity as possible) “Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,” Sensenbrenner wrote...
  • Congressman Breaks Hip at Constituent Meet-and-Greet (Jim Sensenbrenner)

    08/26/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 26, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    One congressman won’t be able to attend the Republican National Convention after taking a nasty fall that required surgery. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) was greeting constituents at a community event in Butler, Wis., yesterday when he “caught his foot on wires, tripped, and fell,” according to a statement from his office. The 69-year-old congressman suffered two bone fractures, one near his elbow and another at the hip socket. He underwent orthopaedic hip surgery today. “According to his surgeon, the Congressman is doing very well and is resting comfortably at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI,” Sensenbrenner’s office said. “As a result,...
  • Rep. Sensenbrenner Slams Holder on Voting Rights Act

    07/30/2012 11:18:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 30, 2012
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., is hopping mad over Attorney General Eric Holder’s claim that GOP-backed voter identification laws violate the Voting Rights Act. “The fundamental goals and bipartisan legacy of the Voting Rights Act are imperiled by Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department and the administration he serves,” Sensenbrenner writes on Politico. Holder has branded the voter ID laws a modern poll tax, notes the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who is now chairman of its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. “Holder’s legally undisciplined allegations, steeped in election-year politics, ignore the 24th Amendment’s prohibition on any...
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Rips Global Warming Alarmism

    05/28/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT · by seamus · 6 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 05/29/2012 | Jim Lakely
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner attended last week's climate conference at The Heartland Institute in Chicago and made it clear: The alarmists will not be setting policy in the US if he has anything to say about it. Watch the video here: http://climateconferences.heartland.org/jim-sensenbrenner-iccc7/
  • Sensenbrenner offers bill that would slow ethanol increases

    02/08/2012 4:26:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-7-12 | Rick Barrett
    Efforts to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline were dealt a blow Tuesday by legislation that would block a 15% biofuel blend until more studies are done on whether it harms engines. A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) would require a comprehensive review of fuels containing more than 10% ethanol before they're allowed in the marketplace. By a vote of 19-7, the bill was approved by a House committee on science, space and technology. Sensenbrenner chairs the committee. Makers of small engines, especially, have said scores of their products could be ruined if consumers use a...
  • Jim Sensenbrenner sorry for 'big butt' quip

    12/22/2011 10:44:49 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 22 Dec 2012 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner sent a note of apology Thursday to Michelle Obama for referring to her “large posterior” and “big butt,” his spokesperson told POLITICO. Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) was overheard talking about the first lady’s healthy food initiative — and her “large posterior” — on Wednesday in the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport, FishbowlDC reported. The representative was recounting a recent conversation he’d had at a Wisconsin Episcopal church and said loudly on the phone that Obama “lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself,” according to Fishbowl. On Thursday, Sensenbrenner said in a statement,...
  • Holder: Lying is a State of Mind- So is Impeachment

    12/11/2011 12:54:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    In case you missed it, Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) had the following exchange with Eric Holder last week during the Judiciary Committees grilling of the Attorney General over the Fast & Furious gun running scandal.   Numerous Justice Department officials have been implicated in lying about the Fast & Furious scandal, including the Attorney General himself.  And, yet, the AG explains to Sensenbrenner that nobody lied because "lying" is dependent on one's "state of mind."   Had only generations of kids thought to try that defense with their mothers!  "Honest, mom, I didn't lie, because I wasn't in a lying state of...
  • Holder Puts Obama in a Double Bind

    12/10/2011 5:55:34 PM PST · by DBCJR · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 09, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Rep. James Sensenbrenner: “Tell me what's the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context?” Attorney General Eric Holder: “Well, if you want to have this legal conversation, it all has to do with your state of mind and whether or not you had the requisite intent to come up with something that would be considered perjury or a lie.” -- Exchange from a House hearing on the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning sting. ... Such is the case with Eric Holder, who turned in a snappish, hair-splitting performance in his latest round of testimony before congressional Republicans irate...
  • Sensenbrenner floats impeachment of Obama admin. officials as ‘Fast and Furious’ response

    12/08/2011 12:47:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee where Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Thursday, suggested that impeachment of administration officials involved with Operation Fast and Furious may be the only way to bring the scandal to a close. In a heated exchange between Sensenbrenner and Holder during Thursday’s Judiciary Committee hearing, Sensenbrenner said impeachment is one option on the table if Holder and the Justice Department continue to withhold information from congressional investigators. Sensenbrenner didn’t specify which administration officials he thinks could face impeachment proceedings, or if Holder is among them. But he...
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Sensenbrenner: No New Laws Until Climate Data 'Scientific Fascism' Ends

    12/08/2009 8:05:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 505+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/8/09 | FoxNews.com
    A Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is going to attend the Copenhagen conference on climate change to inform world leaders that despite any promises made by President Obama, no new laws will be passed in the United States until the "scientific fascism" ends. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., also wrote to Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, on Monday to demand that researchers who authored e-mails and documents that demonstrate climate change data were manipulated should not be allowed to participate in the latest report written by the U.N. panel. "I call it 'scientific fascism,'" Sensenbrenner...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Murtha on C-Span - Amazing (Absolute power...)

    11/24/2009 11:01:13 AM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 21 replies · 1,515+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 11, 2009 | John Murtha
    This is a sick video of abuse of power.
  • 'Put nothing in writing,' Browner told auto execs on secret White House CAFE talks

    07/08/2009 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 33 replies · 1,352+ views
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 07/08/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs "to put nothing in writing, ever" regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, is demanding a congressional investigation of Browner's conduct in the CAFE talks, saying in a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, that Browner "intended to leave little or no documentation of the deliberations that lead to stringent new CAFE standards." Federal law requires officials to preserve documents concerning significant policy decisions, so instructing participants in...
  • Sensenbrenner calls the cops on GM and Chrysler's green lobbying

    06/21/2009 2:57:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2009 | Timothy P. Carney
    Today, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, wrote Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to ask if bailed-out, taxpayer-owned carmakers General Motors and Chrysler are breaking any laws by continuing to lobby the federal government while owned by the federal government, Sensenbrenner's office has told me. Specifically, Sensenbrenner singled out GM's and Chrysler's membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of Fortune 500 companies and environmental non-profits dedicated to lobbying for federal restrictions on greenhouse gas--specifically, the sort of cap-and-trade scheme at the heart of the Waxman-Markey bill currently before the House. A quote from...
  • Congressman Warns of 'Cow Fart' Tax Causing Beef and Dairy to 'Disappear' from Supermarkets

    06/02/2009 1:53:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 24 replies · 1,230+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 2, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Is regulating greenhouse gases a necessary means to stop so-called manmade global warming? Or is it an effort by the government to exert more control over Americans’ day-to-day lives? According to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., the ranking member of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, it is the latter, and it could have a devastating impact on agribusiness. Sensenbrenner, speaking at the Heartland Institute’s Third International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, D.C. on June 2, explained that a 2007 Supreme Court decision gave the Environmental Protection Agency the ability to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) as...
  • Congressmen Challenge Obama to Follow Through on Notre Dame Statement

    05/21/2009 7:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 404+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 5/20/2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During his commencement address at Notre Dame on Sunday, President Obama said he was in favor of what he termed a "sensible conscience clause" as well as a reduction in abortions. In response two U.S. congressmen yesterday held a press conference and sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to publicly forgo his efforts to rescind the Bush era conscience protection regulation.The Obama administration in February began the process of repealing a conscience regulation instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services under President Bush late last year. The measure...
  • Sensenbrenner Wants No Part of Bailout

    09/29/2008 12:56:27 PM PDT · by Monitor · 12 replies · 571+ views
    Congressman Sensenbrenner's House web page ^ | Sep 29, 2008 | Jim Sensenbrenner
    Menomonee Falls Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner issued the following statement today on his ‘NO’ vote on HR 3997, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: "I am voting ‘NO’ on the bill the House will vote on later today because it will subsidize Wall Street on the backs of hard working taxpayers and small businesses on Main Street. "To put it plainly, this legislation will not work. It will put an unbelievable amount of taxpayer money at risk, and penalize those who used common sense during a time when others elected to ignore reason by making decisions that led them to...
  • Republican, Democrat gang up on incumbent (James Sensenbrenner of WI)

    10/08/2007 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 11 replies · 469+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Monday, October 8, 2007 | By Peter Slevin
    CEDARBURG, Wis. -- Explanations are required when you are a conservative Republican, your friend is a Democrat, and you tell people you are running a joint campaign to unseat Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, one of the longest-serving Republicans in Congress. First, there is the matter of the joint campaign. Jim Burkee is the Republican, the one wearing the red tie in the publicity photos. Jeff Walz is the Democrat, in the blue tie. The fellow professors at Concordia University, north of Milwaukee, are raising money jointly and promising 100 debates in 300 days before the September 2008 party primaries,...
  • (Sensenbrenner) Millionaire U.S. Rep. wins lottery again

    09/07/2007 2:57:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 718+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 07 SEPTEMBER 2007 | AP
    MILWAUKEE - U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, already a millionaire and heir to the Kimberly-Clark fortune, is on a lucky streak. The Republican hit it big in 1997 with a $250,000 jackpot in the District of Columbia lottery. Then, last spring, he won $1,000 prize in the Wisconsin lottery, and he won another $1,000 in that lottery last week. "I got lucky," Sensenbrenner said. Sensenbrenner, 64, was born into a family that helped build Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Kleenex tissue and Scott paper towels, and he recently reported a net worth of about $11.6 million. He said he spends about $10...
  • Congressman hits lottery 3rd time

    09/07/2007 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 19 replies · 688+ views
    AP ^ | 9/7/07
    Congressman hits lottery 3rd time Updated: Sep 7, 2007 10:49 AM EDT MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is one lucky guy. He's already a millionaire, and heir to a tissue and paper towel fortune. And now, he's won the lottery -- again. The Republican hit it big in 1997 with a $250,000 jackpot in the District of Columbia lottery. Then, last spring, he won $1,000 in the Wisconsin lottery. And last week, he won another $1,000 in that lottery. Sensenbrenner says he just "got lucky." He says he spends about 10 dollars a week on lottery tickets.
  • Congresswoman [Gwen] Moore (D, WI) Earns Frequent Flier Title

    09/04/2007 12:15:14 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies · 620+ views
    JSOnline ^ | September 2, 2007 | Katherine Skiba
    (Among state delegation, she made the most trips) Washington - Two words for Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore: frequent flier. During the past five months, Moore has traveled at taxpayer expense to 12 foreign countries, one of them, Liberia, twice.Moore, 56, a Democrat, entered the House in 2005. She's made four overseas trips since April, taking in Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Morocco and Uganda in Africa; Belgium, England, Spain and the Ukraine in Europe; and Egypt, Israel and Lebanon in the Middle East. Moore sits on the House Financial Services Committee and the Small Business Committee. The Journal Sentinel examined reports on...
  • Man of the Year Q&A: Sensenbrenner Sees New Battles Looming on Immigration

    12/22/2006 4:20:00 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 6 replies · 419+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/22/06 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    "On December 20, Human Events Editor Terence Jeffrey interviewed 2006 Human Events Man of the Year Jim Sensenbrenner, the Wisconsin Republican who served the last six years as House Judiciary Chairman. Sensenbrenner reviewed the battles fought in the last Congress over immigration reform and pointed to battles likely to be waged in the next. The Republican Party, he argued, needs to stick to its principles on both fiscal and social issues."........
  • Should Presidents Be Allowed To Serve More Than 2 Terms?

    10/08/2006 11:22:08 AM PDT · by janetgreen · 102 replies · 1,816+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 8, 2006 | WND
    Bills introduced in Congress to repeal 8-year restriction of 22nd Amendment WASHINGTON – One thing is certain about the 2008 presidential election campaign that begins in one year: It won't involve George W. Bush as a candidate. But bipartisan legislation to repeal the 22nd Amendment restriction of two terms for U.S. presidents could change that certainty for future presidents. Two of the most passionate congressional advocates of such a move – Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI – have teamed up to sponsor a resolution that would represent the first step toward that change in the U.S....
  • Herndon (Virginia) Police May Join Immigration Enforcement

    09/22/2006 6:44:20 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 707+ views
    Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | 22 September 2006 | Washington Post
    "Herndon (Virginia) officials are considering applying for a federal program that would train some of the town's police officers to enforce U.S. immigration law, including the initiation of deportation proceedings."
  • House chairman seeks possible impeachment of LA federal judge

    07/18/2006 12:21:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 1,197+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 18, 2006 | ERICA WERNER
    A leading House Republican has taken the first step toward impeachment proceedings against a federal judge in California who's been accused of misconduct. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced a resolution to allow his committee to investigate U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who's served on the federal bench in Los Angeles since 1966. The committee would then consider whether impeachment proceedings are warranted, Sensenbrenner said. Real, 82, allegedly seized control of a bankruptcy case involving a defendant he knew, then allowed the defendant to live rent-free for years in a house she'd been ordered to vacate. A national...
  • Rove tells Latino leaders US facing critical moment

    07/11/2006 5:48:47 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 76 replies · 3,363+ views
    Reuters Newswire ^ | 07/10/2006 | Yahoo News
    ANGELES (Reuters) - Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's senior political advisor, on Tuesday took the administration's message on immigration reform to Latino leaders, saying the country was approaching a "critical moment" in the debate. >br> Speaking at the annual convention of leading Latino civic group the National Council of La Raza, Rove said Bush would work with Republicans and Democrats in coming weeks to push through reform legislation that has bitterly divided Congress, the Republican Party and the nation. "We face a critical moment in our immigration debate, a moment when our nation will make an important decision...
  • What Karl Rove Should Tell La Raza

    07/10/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 742 replies · 8,343+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/10/06 | The Human Events View
    White House adviser Karl Rove is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the annual conference of the federally funded, left-wing, open-borders-advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza. If he does not want his speech to look like an act of appeasement, he should confront La Raza on its opposition to commonsense policies designed to secure both U.S. borders and U.S. pocketbooks. La Raza, which means “The Race” in Spanish, has denounced as “horrendous” and “appalling” the House immigration bill passed in December, which was sponsored by Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.) and supported by the overwhelming majority of House Republicans....
  • ‘Pit Bull’ of the House Latches Onto Immigration

    07/10/2006 8:21:35 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies · 950+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/06 | Mark Leibovich
    Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. has no tolerance for illegal immigrants, either in his political life or personal life. “My housekeeper in Wisconsin was born in Wisconsin,” says Mr. Sensenbrenner, the Republican congressman and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “My housekeeper here is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Nicaragua.” Mr. Sensenbrenner is so loath to risk dealing with illegal immigrants that when his Cadillacs need cleaning, he prefers do-it-yourself car washes that require tokens. “They don’t have Montezuma’s picture on the front of them,” Mr. Sensenbrenner says of the tokens. He is sitting in his Capitol Hill office dominated...
  • Utah race closes to virtual dead heat

    06/26/2006 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 119 replies · 1,616+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/26/06 | Charles Hurt
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Rep. Chris Cannon, the five-term Republican facing a stiff primary challenge here over his stance on immigration, has lost a comfortable lead and heads into tomorrow's primary in a statistical tie, according to the latest poll by the Salt Lake City Tribune. The survey of 400 voters found that 44 percent of "likely" Republican primary voters prefer the incumbent Mr. Cannon, compared with 41 percent who prefer developer and political newcomer John Jacob, who promises to crack down on illegal immigration. The three-point gap is within the poll's five-percentage-point margin of error.
  • Immigration key to Utah election

    06/23/2006 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Dane · 270 replies · 2,481+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/06 | Charles Hurt
    PROVO, Utah -- Rep. Chris Cannon is a loyal Republican with the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He is unmarred by the ethical scandals that have roiled Washington in this election season.... Tuesday's matchup in Utah is viewed as a bellwether for how immigration issues play out nationwide. "If you want to throw the bums out, you can do that," Mr. Cannon said during his debate with Mr. Jacob earlier this month. Responded Mr. Jacob: "When you talk about throwing the bums out, I'm just working on one right...
  • Cannon-Jacob race 'undecided'(Sensenbrenner officially endorses Cannon)

    06/22/2006 4:58:50 AM PDT · by Dane · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/22/06 | Ted Walch
    In a week where Cannon has received endorsements from President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, he released a new one Wednesday from one of the toughest critics of the Senate bill and its path-to-citizenship proposal, House Judiciary Committee chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. In a recorded message, Sensenbrenner said Cannon is "a major force in Congress." "And long before it was fashionable, Chris Cannon was working with me to stop illegal immigration. Just about everybody in Congress is talking about immigration, but Chris Cannon is one of the few doing the heavy lifting to actually solve the problem."
  • Alien Anxiety(Interview with Rep. James Sensenbrenner regarding illegal immigration)

    06/19/2006 6:25:32 PM PDT · by kellynla · 22 replies · 1,004+ views
    U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT ^ | 6/19/06 | Danielle Knight
    The House and Senate will soon start hammering out the stark differences between their immigration reform proposals. The Senate bill would put undocumented workers in the United States on a path toward citizenship. But the House version, firmly supported by the Republican leadership, omits such a plan, which many in the GOP call "amnesty." It stresses enforcement. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, introduced the original House bill. As Judiciary Committee chair, he is expected to be the House's lead negotiator on the immigration bill. He spoke with U.S. News about how this is going to be a difficult bargaining...
  • Sensenbrenner drafting bill to protect congressional documents from FBI raids

    05/30/2006 8:18:12 PM PDT · by WildPlum · 195 replies · 2,811+ views
    Jurist ^ | May 30, 2006 | Jurist / Agencies
    [JURIST] US Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) [official website], chairman of the US House Judiciary Committee [official website], said Tuesday that he intends to draft legislation that would shield congressional documents and materials from being seized in searches similar to the FBI raid [JURIST report] on the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) [official website] earlier this month. Speaking during the committee's Tuesday oversight hearing [meeting materials; JURIST report] on the constitutional questions raised by the raid, Sensenbrenner also said [opening statement] that although the constitution's Speech or Debate Clause [backgrounder] will not protect members of Congress from prosecution...
  • AG testimony sought on Capitol office raid

    05/31/2006 2:21:12 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 551+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 31, 2006 | Laurie Kellman
    Gonzales has said the search of Representative William Jefferson's office was legal and necessary because the Louisiana Democrat had not cooperated with investigators' efforts to gain access to evidence in a bribery probe. An affidavit on which the search warrant was based said investigators had found $90,000 stashed in the freezer of Jefferson's house. "We would certainly consider a request for a hearing if one were to be made," said Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse. "I am extremely disappointed that some in this body, including the speaker and the minority leader, feel that somehow our actions are sacrosanct and above...
  • Panel Hears Criticism of FBI Raid on Congressman's Office

    05/30/2006 7:29:38 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 74 replies · 1,179+ views
    VOA ^ | May 30, 2006 | Dan Robinson
    Witnesses and lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill have sharply criticized an FBI raid on the office of a member of Congress, calling it a dangerous violation of constitutional principles. One after another, witnesses called the FBI raid on the office of Congressman William Jefferson an unprecedented breach of protections the Constitution provides members of Congress against intrusions by the Executive Branch of government. In the 18-hour search, under authority of a court warrant, the FBI removed paper and computer records from the office of the Louisiana Democratic lawmaker, who has been the subject of a federal bribery...
  • House Chief says 'No' to Amnesty Bill(At least one Congressman is listening!)

    05/29/2006 5:48:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 168 replies · 2,208+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | May 29, 2006 | Joseph Curl
    The House's lead negotiator on immigration yesterday called the Senate legislation passed last week "amnesty" for illegal aliens that his chamber will not accept, setting up a showdown between the House and the Senate, which have passed widely differing bills. The Senate bill mirrors the House version in its provisions to tighten border security, but includes a "guest-worker" program proposed by President Bush and offers illegals in the United States what proponents call a "path to citizenship." "The words 'path to citizenship' is a buzzword for amnesty. We ought to be honest, it is amnesty," said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner...