Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling Statement on REINS Act

2015/07/28

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act).

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Raising Ex-Im From the Dead

2015/07/24

Perhaps you haven’t heard that the charter for the Export-Import Bank ended on June 30. That’s right, a New Deal-era program has expired, and almost no one noticed. Pity, then, that some Republicans are working to resurrect this unnecessary subsidy for business.

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Hensarling Statement on ‘Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act’

2015/07/23

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 3009):

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Hensarling Decries ‘Shocking and Appalling’ Planned Parenthood Videos

2015/07/22

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), participated in a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives decrying recent videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling the organs of aborted children and calling for investigations into these horrific acts.

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After Five Years, Dodd-Frank Is a Failure

2015/07/20

Tuesday will mark five years since President Obama’s signing of the Dodd-Frank law, the most sweeping rewrite of the country’s financial laws since the New Deal. Mr. Obama told the country that the legislation would “lift our economy.” The statute itself declared that it would “end too big to fail” and “promote financial stability.”

None of that has come to pass. Too-big-to-fail institutions have not disappeared. Big banks are bigger, small banks are fewer, and the financial system is less stable. Meanwhile, the economy remains in the doldrums.

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Hensarling Statement on Deal with Iran

2015/07/14

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the final nuclear agreement reached with Iran.

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Hensarling Votes to Reform Failing Education Policies, Return Local Control

2015/07/08

WASHINGTONCongressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5).

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Hensarling Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Marriage

2015/06/26

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Hensarling Statement on Expiration of Export-Import Bank’s Charter

2015/06/25

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the upcoming expiration of the Export-Import Bank’s charter:

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Hensarling on Fox Business Channel's Varney & Co.

2015/06/25

“The world is afire with the incompetence of the Obama Administration.”

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the Financial Services Committee, joined FBN’s “Varney & Co.” to give his reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Obama Administration in King v. Burwell.


On the Supreme Court’s ruling:

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Hensarling Decries ‘Shocking and Appalling’ Planned Parenthood Videos

2015-07-22 15:33:39


Rep. Hensarling: This is an Outrageous Decision

2015-06-25 17:22:24


Rep. Hensarling on CNBC's Squawk Box

2015-06-17 12:29:38


Rep. Hensarling on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto"

2015-06-09 16:00:11


Hensarling Hosts Moment of Silence for Victims of May 2015 Storms in Texas & Arkansas

2015-05-14 20:42:48


Hensarling Discusses Federal Reserve Transparency on CNBC

2015-02-26 17:34:11


Hensarling Discusses House Action to Stop Executive Amnesty on Mark Davis

2015-01-15 20:06:26


Hensarling: President Obama's Executive Action Is Unconstitutional Power Grab

2015-01-14 14:58:06


Hensarling Celebrates Constitution in First Remarks of 114th Congress

2015-01-09 19:21:57


Congressman Jeb Hensarling on Lone Star Politics - KXAS, Dallas

2014-09-05 18:39:11


Hensarling on KYTX CBS Tyler 08/05/2014

2014-08-14 15:49:00


Hensarling on KETK NBC Tyler 08/05/2014

2014-08-14 15:41:51


7-23-14 | Chairman Hensarling Discusses Dodd-Frank Failures on Anniversary

2014-07-23 14:02:22


Hensarling Discusses the need to end the ExIm Bank on STOSSEL

2014-06-27 13:20:46


Hensarling Discusses the latest from Washington with KETK in Tyler

2014-04-29 14:34:41


Hensarling Speaks on House Floor in Support of Pro-Growth Budgeting Reform

2014-04-04 19:38:09


Chairman Hensarling Speaks During House Debate on Flood Insurance Bill

2014-03-04 23:14:12


Hensarling Discusses the Federal Reserve on CNBC's Squawk Box

2014-02-28 19:03:27


Hensarling Discusses the Federal Reserve on CNBC's Kudlow Report

2014-02-28 15:49:58


Chairman Hensarling MTR Debate: H.R. 3193

2014-02-28 15:36:18


Contact Information

2228 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3484
Fax 202-226-4888
hensarling.house.gov/

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

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.


Serving With

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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