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Key Votes

Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr.'s Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Frank 'Jim' James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 5, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/1978
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cheryl; 2 Children: Frank, Bob
Birth Date: 06/14/1943
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Home City: Menomonee Falls, WI
Religion: Episcopalian

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 4, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act House Co-sponsor
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act House Sponsor
June 28, 2013 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
April 26, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 18, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 House Co-sponsor
July 6, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions House Sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 25, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 House Sponsor
July 18, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act House Co-sponsor
June 19, 2006 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment House Co-sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Sponsor
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill House Sponsor
July 11, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization House Sponsor
May 17, 2005 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
March 2, 2005 H J Res 27 Withdrawing Approval from the WTO Agreement House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2005 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005 House Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 24, 2004 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2004 HR 4571 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
May 13, 2004 HR 4359 Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
April 28, 2004 HR 4227 Middle-Class Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
July 24, 2003 HR 2844 Continuity in Representation Act of 2003 House Sponsor
April 12, 2003 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill House Co-sponsor

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