Jim Sensenbrenner represents the Fifth Congressional District of Wisconsin. He has been an active leader in Congress on climate change and energy policy, including a four-year stint as chairman of the House Science Committee, where he solidified his reputation as an independent leader on science and environmental issues, as well as oversight. In 1997, during his tenure as the Science Committee chairman, he led the Congressional delegation to the Kyoto climate change treaty negotiations. From 2007 to 2010, Sensenbrenner served as the Ranking Republican on the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming. He advanced common-sense ideas to confront climate change and increase American energy security, instead of schemes like “cap and tax” that would raise taxes and increase regulation. Sensenbrenner is also the former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and as a long-serving committee member, has established a strong record on crime, intellectual property, and constitutional issues. Sensenbrenner’s current committee assignments include serving as vice chairman of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he sits on the Space and Aeronautics and the Investigations and Oversight subcommittees. He also serves on the Committee on the Judiciary. He is chairman of the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee and also serves on the Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee.
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