Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative from Wisconsin’s 5th District, Republican

Sensenbrenner, a Republican, has been the representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Wisconsin's 9th congressional district (1979-2002).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sensenbrenner has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sensenbrenner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

James Sensenbrenner Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sensenbrenner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (31%) Health (16%) Taxation (13%) Energy (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Immigration (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sensenbrenner’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1979 to Feb 2016, Sensenbrenner missed 340 of 22,079 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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