Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling Statement on Legislation to Reform Federal Job Training Programs

2014/07/09

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement regarding passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. “The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act reforms and modernizes our nation’s outdated workforce and job training programs for the benefit of workers and taxpayers alike. By eliminating 15 separate duplicative federal programs and requiring rigorous standards to gauge the effectiveness of federal job training efforts, this legislation ensures that workers are better equipped with the education and training necessary to compete in today’s job market and employers are able to find skilled individuals to compete and create jobs here at home. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a critical component of the House Republican plan to help Americans who are struggling with unemployment and underemployment.  Instead of offering unemployment checks and minimum wages, House Republicans are working to ensure that American workers get the training that they need in order to climb the ladder of economic mobility and secure good-paying jobs.”   ### Read More

Hensarling on President Obama’s Visit to Texas

2014/07/09

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s trip to Texas. “Despite being in Texas over the course of a couple days to round up campaign cash, the President’s schedule takes him no further south than Austin, and ultimately, he will not see firsthand how Texas is at the forefront of a national immigration and humanitarian crisis – created in large part by the actions of his Administration creating the impression that any minor who makes it to our country will be granted semi-permanent or permanent asylum.  “Now the President has come to Congress with an emergency funding request to help clean up the situation he fundamentally created.  Given President Obama’s lack of priority in enforcing our nation’s existing immigration laws, Congress cannot and should not rubber stamp this Administration’s $3.7 billion request which gives priority to dealing with the repercussions of this self-inflicted crisis over preventing and eliminating the underlying causes  - which are an unsecured border and a failure to enforce our immigration laws. “While the White House has pulled together an ad hoc roundtable event in Dallas and invited Governor Perry to participate, I have low expectations that this will result in more than lip service to the larger problem. As President Harry Truman said, ‘The buck stops here.’  The President is the Chief Executive of the United States and therefore has the power and obligation to secure our border and address this situation that is hurting everyone and helping no one.  “When the President Obama gets serious about securing the border, enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, and truly addressing this crisis, House Republicans stand ready to work with him.”   ### Read More

Hensarling Calls for Action to Address Border Crisis

2014/06/30

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement and letter regarding the crisis on the southern border and the mass influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). “The children, who are crossing our border with the notion of a better life, are often at the mercy of some of the worst criminal elements in the world and ultimately, many are victims of unspeakable crimes.   What has been created from this situation is a bonanza for those who profit in the world of illegal trafficking.  Regardless of their perspective or ideology, how anyone can look at this situation and not be outraged is beyond me.  “President Obama and his administration have abused, altered, and ignored the immigration laws of the United States and the American people are sick and tired of the administration that dictates their own laws and ignores those passed by their duly elected representatives. The actions of this president have created the impression that any minor that makes it to our country will be granted semi-permanent or permanent asylum. It is inhumane for this administration to prompt even more illegal minor crossings by giving their families false hope of amnesty and lax enforcement. "As Commander-in-Chief, the president has the ability to call upon the National Guard to assist the Department of Homeland Security and Customs & Border Patrol in administrative and humanitarian duties—and I joined many of my colleagues from Texas in calling on him to do just that, and take this step in demonstrating that he is serious about stopping the massive influx of illegal crossings at our southern border."   ###   Read More

Hensarling Statement on Hobby Lobby Case

2014/06/30

WASHINGTON— U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.: “Today’s ruling reaffirms the fundamental right of Americans to live and work in accordance with their faith without fear of punishment from the federal government. There is no more basic, fundamental, or sacrosanct right we possess as a people than those enshrined in the First Amendment. Today’s ruling is nothing short of a full rebuke from the highest court in the land of the Obama Administration’s efforts to restrict the rights of people of faith to operate their business in a manner consistent with their religious conscience. “I remain committed to ensuring every American’s religious beliefs remain protected without fear of punishment or retaliation and will continue to work with my House colleagues to ensure that no American is forced to betray their deeply held religious convictions.”   ###   Read More

Chairman Hensarling Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision

2014/06/26

WASHINGTON - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court – in a 9-0 vote – ruled that President Obama exceeded his Constitutional authority when he filled vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012. “President Obama appointed Richard Cordray to head the CFPB at the same time and in the exact same manner as these unconstitutional NLRB appointees.  Clearly and unquestionably, President Obama exceeded his authority when he appointed Director Cordray, just as he exceeded his authority when he made these NLRB appointments.  Today’s unanimous judgment from the highest court in the land reaffirms and validates our committee’s decision not to hear testimony from Director Cordray on the CFPB’s semi-annual report until he was validly and legally serving in his position. “By the time the Senate confirmed Mr. Cordray in July 2013, he had served as Director for 18 months without legal authority.  This fact calls into question the legality of the official actions he took during this time period and may represent a legal risk for the CFPB.”   ###   Read More

Hensarling on Export-Import Bank: Corporate Necessity or Corporate Welfare?

2014/06/25

  WASHINGTON- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing “Examining Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Corporate Necessity or Corporate Welfare?”: Today we will examine the Obama Administration’s request to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank. First, we should examine where the money comes from to finance Ex-Im.  Whose money is it? Obviously, it’s taxpayers’ money.  The cashier at the corner grocery store, the cop on the beat, your children’s teachers, the small business owner struggling to keep the doors open in a tough economy. Where does the money go? It goes to foreign countries and foreign companies in the way of direct loans and credit guarantees. The taxpayer money goes overseas to China and Russia – nations that openly challenge our economic and security interests. The taxpayer money goes to oil rich countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The taxpayer money even goes to countries with a demonstrated history of atrocious human rights abuses like the Congo and the Sudan. So who benefits? Overwhelmingly – and indisputably – it’s some of the largest, richest, most politically-connected corporations in the world – like Boeing, General Electric, Bechtel and Caterpillar.  In fact, in 2013 over half of Ex-Im’s financing went to a handful of Fortune 500 companies. And big Wall Street banks apparently benefit as well.  As reported in the press recently, one former JP Morgan and Citigroup banker said of Ex-Im’s credit guarantees, “it’s free money.” So if you’re a politically-connected bank or company that benefits from Ex-Im, no doubt you would like it to continue.  After all, it’s a sweetheart deal for you.  Taxpayers shoulder the risk and you get the reward. But if you work at a small business or other American company competing in the global marketplace, it’s unfair.  Ex-Im effectively taxes you while subsidizing your foreign competitors. We hear a lot from powerful voices on K Street and Wall Street about the Bank, but we should also listen carefully to some voices from Main Street like Hal Richards of Terrell, Texas in my district. “As a small business owner who exports, I think it’s outrageous that my own government puts my business and other small businesses at a competitive disadvantage through the Export-Import Bank. How is it fair?” Ex-Im tells us sending taxpayer money to foreign interests supports jobs for Americans.  But the government’s chief auditor reported that programs like Ex-Im “largely shift production among sectors within the economy rather than raise the overall level of employment in the economy.” Delta Airlines, who’s CEO will testify shortly, points out that Ex-Im’s loans to foreign airlines have killed as many as 7,500 domestic airline jobs because the Bank will subsidize Delta’s foreign competitors. Caterpillar was a recent beneficiary of Ex-Im’s taxpayer financing that went to an iron ore mining project controlled by Australia’s richest citizen. And an American iron ore company called Cliff’s Natural Resources said it will no longer be able to effectively compete with its Australian competitors due to the subsidy and they are now having to now cut employee’s hours. Another American competitor feeling the sting of Ex-Im is Valero Energy in my native Texas. Ex-Im is lending $641 million to a Turkish company to build a new petroleum refinery. Valero’s CEO stated that Ex-Im’s actions “jeopardize U.S. refining jobs and undermine the strength of the U.S. refining infrastructure.” Professor Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University has summed it up neatly when he stated “… at best the Ex-Im Bank creates jobs in export industries by destroying jobs in non-export industries.” The Bank tells us it is essential to U.S. exports.  But over 98% of all U.S. exports occur without risking taxpayer dollars; again, over 98%. Most of the others who take advantage of Ex-Im? Certainly they could do it without taxpayer support. Even Boeing – the Bank’s biggest beneficiary – has admitted it doesn’t really need Ex-Im and could “arrange alternative financing” without it. The Bank has also told us it doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime.  The Congressional Budget Office respectfully disagrees. It tells us that if the Bank were to use fair value accounting, the accepted accounting method for almost every bank and private company in America, Ex-Im’s ledger would actually show a net loss to taxpayers in the neighborhood of $200 million per year. That’s the difference between Washington accounting and Main Street accounting. Perhaps what is most disturbing about the Ex-Im Bank is its ideological and crony-based lending practices. It has a “green” energy quota. It permits no assistance for coal projects. It has a mandate to specifically support exports going to sub-Saharan Africa. Last year more than 60 percent of Ex-Im’s financing benefitted just 10 mega corporations that clearly have a strong political and lobbying presence in this town. Recently, a Spanish multi-national corporation received a $33 million Ex-Im loan while former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson simultaneously sat on its advisory board and on Ex-Im’s as well. And Ex-Im guaranteed $10 million in loans to benefit the politically-favored Solyndra, which clearly did not favor taxpayers. And just yesterday, we woke up to the report in the Wall Street Journal, “The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials in recent months amid investigations into allegations of gifts and kickbacks, as well as attempts to steer federal contracts to favored companies.” Ex-Im may not just be guilty of cronyism; it may be guilty of corruption as well. Now I will admit that Republicans may disagree on whether Ex-Im should be reformed or allowed to expire, and I certainly hope this hearing will help illuminate that decision. But we are united in believing we cannot reauthorize the status quo. And we are also united in believing that the smarter and fairer way to promote American exports is by: fundamental tax reform; strong trade agreements; a regulatory freeze with the exception of health and safety and greater American energy independence with projects like the Keystone pipeline.   ###   Read More

Hensarling Commemorates Juneteenth

2014/06/19

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) issued the following statement today in observance of Juneteenth: “Today Texans and people across America celebrate Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended. Two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves heard for the first time that they were free. “There is no other land on earth like America, but we’ve had our share of failings. And we’ve had no greater failing than allowing slavery to exist in the land of the free. “Honoring important milestones in our nation’s quest for equality and justice, like Juneteenth, are wonderful reminders for us to live our lives toward the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – that all of our children may live in a society where they are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character – and to work to make a more perfect Union by keeping America free.”   ###   Read More

Chairman Hensarling’s Opening Statement at Markup of TRIA and FSOC Reform Bills

2014/06/19

WASHINGTON- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee markup of legislation to bring much needed reforms to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and much needed transparency and accountability to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC): Today we meet to consider three pieces of legislation, one of which is to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act; two other bills to bring needed transparency and accountability to the Financial Stability Oversight Council. First we will consider the TRIA reauthorization and reform bill, offered by Chairman Neugebauer whose hard work and diligence in this area should be much appreciated by all. This last weekend I had the occasion to be in New York City, and somewhere between the suggestion and insistence of the gentleman from New York, Mr. King, I went to the newly-opened 9/11 Museum.  It is a most solemn experience. It is a profound experience. If you go to that museum and you do not get either goose bumps or shed a tear, I question where you come from. It is a space that somehow still manages to bring life back to those who are no longer with us. It is a great celebration of life, and I would urge all Members of this committee at some time to also take Mr. King’s suggestion and see that museum. Undoubtedly for many in this room, 9/11 is our generation’s “day of infamy.” It has changed much; it has changed the way I think about a number of public policy issues. But, 9/11 should change the way we think about much. But I do want to be clear about the Act of which we are now going to reauthorize -- TRIA. TRIA was born in 9/11. But regrettably there is nothing in TRIA that can prevent another 9/11. There is nothing in TRIA that will save lives. There is nothing in TRIA that will save property. The hard work, the most diligent work, the work of prevention, at least in the House of Representatives, is principally the work of the Homeland Security Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee. So we know that TRIA primarily speaks to one issue and that is, after an unspeakable act of terrorism, who pays the bill? Property owners, insurance companies, or taxpayers? I, for one, believe that ultimately there are far too many costs that are involuntarily socialized by the government today. I think this is unfair to hardworking-taxpayers and helps drive the unsustainable debt that, once again, we see on the monitors to my left and to my right. A debt burden that hurts all, especially the poor and the downtrodden. I remind all that TRIA, when originally envisioned, was meant to be a transitional program.  Let me quote from the statute: “The purpose of this title is to establish a temporary Federal program that provides for a transparent system of shared public and private compensation… and allow for a transitional period for the private markets to stabilize ….” Yet here we are discussing the third reauthorization. If passed, TRIA, a temporary program, would be in existence for nearly 20 years. However, after carefully studying the issue, I have concluded that today there remains a need for a Federal backstop against heinous acts of terrorism that cannot be reasonably modeled , reasonably mitigated, and whose  catastrophic size truly impacts our economy.  But I also know there remains much capacity within insurance and reinsurance industries to cover far greater portions of this risk.  Last fall, we heard from Kean Driscoll, CEO of Validus Re, one of the largest global insurance and reinsurance leaders, who testified: “We can and do currently price conventional terrorism risk…There is adequate reinsurance capacity to cover the insurance industry’s current [retentions].” So with those thoughts in mind, the result before us is the TRIA Reform Act, a bill that makes, I believe, needed reforms to a program that everyone hopes we never have to use. Some may believe the bill goes too far too fast. I respectfully disagree.   By the industry’s own admission, taxpayers are currently forced to bear incalculable amounts of risk with only a fleeting promise that they might someday get a portion of their investment back.  I assure you if I was a committee of one, this is not the bill we would be considering today. For those who think it goes too far too fast, I for one think it goes not very far and too slowly. At a minimum, I would also include either premiums for the free coverage that reinsurance and large companies receive courtesy of the taxpayers. Or in the alternative, increased reserve requirements to further lessen taxpayer exposure. Regrettably, I do not feel there is sufficient support for one and further work is needed on the other. Not unlike some Members of the other body, I hope that we can review this issue in the future. But I do believe this bill is a reasonable set of changes to improve a needed-but-yet-still-temporary program and prepares stakeholders for the future by realistically assessing the true benefits and costs of TRIA’s current framework. And again, I give a profound thank you to the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Neugebauer, for all the work he has done to bring this bill together. Quickly, since I am way over time, I also wish to urge the full committee to support the bills before us on the Financial Stability Oversight Council.  Both sides of the aisle have shown great concern over both the process of designating non-bank SIFIs and the impact it could have on our investors, our small businesses, and our economy. The two bills we will consider today, one will bring more transparency and an open process; the other will simply call a one-year “timeout” so that Congress has a chance to assess this work.  Again, there has been great concern by Members on both sides of the aisle. I think these are reasonable bills to begin to address an incredibly important issue before our committee. I urge Members on both sides of the aisle to support all the legislation before us.   ###   Read More

‘Disturbing Developments’ at CFPB Show Need for Accountability

2014/06/18

  WASHINGTON- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing with CFPB Director Richard Cordray: This morning we welcome back Director Cordray to deliver testimony on the fifth semi-annual report of the CFPB. Protecting consumers within interstate commerce is a vitally important mission of the Federal government.  And properly designed, the CFPB is capable of great good on behalf of consumers.  It is also capable of great harm. In just three years, the CFPB has grown into an unaccountable federal leviathan of nearly 1,400 employees with over a half billion dollar budget and the unrestrained power to dictate which Americans can receive credit and which Americas cannot. Knowledgeable Americas are rightfully alarmed as the threat and the harm begins to mount. Since Director Cordray last appeared before our committee in January, we have learned much. First, we have learned in the first quarter of this year we actually had negative economic growth of one percent. And when you speak to practically any small businessperson, any community banker they will tell you the sheer weight, volume, complexity of the regulatory red tape burden is one of the primary reasons that they cannot expand and hire more people. We hear, for example, from Barry in Chicago. He says he owns a small insurance company, but he said, “I spend most of my days on the CFPB website reading through all of the regulations and trying to implement them into our system. My loan officers can’t believe all the new complicated forms and our borrowers are all confused. The CFPB is adding such cost to the business that only Wells Fargo, Chase, and B of A will be left for consumers to obtain loans.” Regrettably, this is not a unique piece of correspondence. It is one way that the CFPB is, regrettably, harming consumers and helping keep people underemployed and unemployed. We have also learned since Director Cordray’s last appearance the CFPB is incurring even more costs on its building renovation.  What was then going to cost an estimated $145 million is now costing at least $184 million, according to information provided by the Bureau itself.  That’s $30 million more than the building is even worth – a building, we must remember, that the CFPB does not even own.  This is what happens, I believe, when an agency is essentially unaccountable to the people. Even more troubling, we have learned since Director Cordray was last before the committee that the joint database project by the CFPB and the FHFA will undeniably collect Personally Identifiable Information on millions of Americans in the National Mortgage Database. I’m not speaking merely of names, addresses and phone numbers – though the database will certainly include those – but shockingly also people’s Social Security numbers, their race, religion, personal financial information, and even the GPS coordinates of their homes.  If this is not considered Personally Identifiable Information by the CFPB, then I don’t know what is. A breach of this database could cause untold harm to consumers by the very agency that purports to protect them. Without a doubt, this National Mortgage Database is an unwarranted and shocking intrusion into the privacy of American citizens. It is a database I would fully expect to see in either Russia or China, but I’m appalled to see it in the United States of America. And I predict as more Americans become aware of this, they, too, will be appalled and will demand accountability from this Administration.     Next we clearly have the most appalling development that has occurred since Director Cordray’s last appearance here:  independently corroborated reports of widespread discrimination and abuse of employees at the CFPB.  Not merely virtual discrimination, not merely theoretical discrimination or statistical discrimination but appalling acts of actual discrimination. Since these allegations first came to light, this committee has served as a virtual trauma unit for employees who have come forward to report discrimination, retaliation and other apparent violations of law at the CFPB. And although our committee has publicly invited aggrieved employees from every other Federal agency within our jurisdiction to come forward if they have experienced discrimination or retaliation, so far the only ones who have come forward all work or have worked for the CFPB. Most wish to remain anonymous because they fear retaliation.  But as you prepare to give your testimony, Director Cordray, I have no doubt that you are aware we will hear publicly from other whistleblowers this afternoon including one -- Mr. Kevin Williams -- whose testimony has already been delivered to the committee, who will testify later this afternoon about the CFPB:  “The frequency and duration of these occurrences, speaking of discrimination, created a hostile work environment for all blacks at the Bureau whether they were unwitting manipulated black managers or mistreated hard-working black employees. It’s just that we, the later, suffered the objectively adverse consequences.” Again, this whistleblower testimony is not unique. I have no doubt that all agree, including the Director, that invidious discrimination and retaliation are not only illegal, they are also morally repugnant.  Until I heard it with my own ears, I never would’ve believed that a Federal office in the 21st century would commonly be referred to as “the plantation.”  I, for one, am uninterested in hearing how the “system” is to blame, Director Cordray.  I am uninterested in hearing about plans to conduct listening sessions and hiring consultants when the real problem is the people you’ve hired to help you run the Bureau.  These disturbing developments once again demonstrate, I believe conclusively, why there must be substantial structural reform at the CFPB.  Consumers deserve accountability – not only from Wall Street but they deserve it from Washington, too.  Yet, by design the CFPB remains arguably the least accountable Washington bureaucracy in the history of America and it shows.  This must change.   ###   Read More

Hensarling Statement on Majority Leader Race

2014/06/12

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today regarding his plans for the remainder of the 113th Congress. “Although I am humbled by the calls, emails, and conversations from my colleagues  encouraging me to return to leadership for the remainder of the 113th Congress, I will not be a candidate for Majority Leader next week.  After prayerful reflection, I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right office at the right time for me and my family.  I look forward to working with the new Majority Leader to fight for a freer, stronger, more prosperous America as Chairman of the Financial Services Committee and the Representative of the Fifth District of Texas.” ###   Read More

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First elected to Congress in 2002, Jeb Hensarling is a strong conservative and an outspoken advocate for limited government and unlimited opportunity.

As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb is a leader in promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets.  He was the only member of Congress to have introduced comprehensive reform legislation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the credit crisis, lauded in the media as “a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie.” Jeb was recognized by The New York Times for “leading the GOP Vanguard against the Bailout,” and was the only member of Congress to have introduced a legislative alternative to TARP during the heart of the credit crisis, which would have minimized taxpayer exposure and the politicization of the market.

A lifelong conservative dedicated to advancing the principals of faith, family, free enterprise, and freedom, Jeb was chosen by his colleagues during the 112th Congress to chair the House Republican Conference—the fourth ranking leadership position in the House—and in the 110th Congress, he was elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee—the largest conservative caucus in the House. The Associated Press recently recognized Jeb’s consistency on conservative issues saying, “he made cutting federal spending, ending earmarks and reducing the size of government his priorities before the tea party came into existence.”

In recognition of his relentless fight to cut wasteful Washington spending and remove barriers to job growth, Jeb was appointed to serve on the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and was most recently appointed co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Prior to the 112th Congress, Jeb served as the number two Republican on the House Budget Committee—under now Chairman Paul Ryan—and has consistently fought to reduce our debt and stop out-of-control Washington spending. He is a co-author of the “Spending, Deficit, and Debt Control Act,” a landmark budget reform bill that was heralded as the “gold standard” of budget enforcement legislation by a coalition of conservative groups, including the Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens United Against Government Waste, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the National Taxpayer Union. Jeb also authored the “Spending Limit Amendment”—a Constitutional amendment that would limit federal spending to no more than 20% of the economy—the historic average since WWII. For his work to rein in wasteful Washington spending and put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path, the National Review Online dubbed him “Rep. Budget Reform,” and The Dallas Morning News called him a “truth teller” who “has become one of the most important GOP members of Congress.”

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Jeb grew up working on his father’s farm near College Station. He earned a degree in economics from Texas A&M University in 1979 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1982. Before coming to Congress, Jeb spent ten years in the private sector, serving as an officer for a successful investment firm, a data management company, and an electric retail company.

Jeb and his wife, Melissa, are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church, and reside in Dallas with their two children, Claire and Travis.


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