Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling on the House Republican Budget

2014/04/10

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman on the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement upon passage of the House Republican Budget. Read More

Hensarling Votes to “Save American Workers”

2014/04/03

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today after House passage of a bill he co-sponsored – the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) – which would repeal Obamacare’s 30 hour definition of full-time employment and re-instate the traditional definition of 40 hours. Read More

Hensarling Announces U.S. Service Academies Forum

2014/03/27

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) announced today that this year’s North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This informational forum, which Hensarling co-sponsors, provides interested students in grades eight through twelve with an opportunity to learn more about our nation’s service academies, their requirements for admission, and the selection process. Read More

Hensarling on House Action to Prevent Executive Overreach

2014/03/13

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after the House passed two laws to rein in executive overreach. The Faithful Execution of the Law Act (H.R. 3973) would require all federal officials who implement a formal or informal policy to refrain from enforcing federal law to report their reason for non-enforcement to Congress. The ENFORCE the Law Act (H.R. 4138) provides a procedure for the House or the Senate to authorize a lawsuit against the Executive Branch for failure to faithfully execute the law and ensures any such suit is heard on an expedited timeline to prevent the president from stalling the litigation until his term is up. Read More

Hensarling: President’s Obamacare Delays Unfair to American People

2014/03/05

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a leading conservative, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act (H.R. 4118): Read More

Hensarling: President’s Budget a Fairy Tale

2014/03/05

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Obama’s FY2015 budget submission. Read More

Hensarling on the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014”

2014/02/26

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today upon passage of H.R. 3865 – the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014” Read More

CQ: Hensarling Stranded in Opposition to Flood Insurance Bill

2014/02/24

When the House takes up legislation this week to ease higher flood insurance premiums for homeowners, the action will come over the fierce objection of the committee chairman with jurisdiction on the issue. Determined to protect politically vulnerable lawmakers during this election year, House GOP leaders have sidelined Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling and his staunchly conservative views. Read More

Hensarling on Debt Ceiling Vote

2014/02/11

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after voting against an unconditional increase in the debt ceiling: Read More

Hensarling Responds to Immigration Proposal

2014/01/31

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), released the following statement in response to a document recently released by Speaker Boehner that outlines an approach for future consideration of immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives: Read More

Hensarling on State of the Union Address

2014/01/29

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address: Read More

Hensarling on 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

2014/01/22

WASHINGTON— U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record marking the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade. Read More

Hensarling on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

2014/01/15

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today upon House passage of the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill: “The American people are worried – and rightly so – about the state of our economy and the threat posed by our nation’s ever-increasing, spending-driven debt. The American people expect their elected officials to work to address the crisis that is coming if we don’t get our fiscal house in order. Unfortunately, the appropriations bill passed by the House today doesn’t come close to meeting the expectations of the American people or the responsibility we have to future generations. Read More

Hensarling: “You Cannot Win a War on Poverty as Long as You Are Conducting a War on Jobs”

2014/01/15

WASHINGTON – Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following statement at today’s hearing on how the Dodd-Frank Act’s Volcker Rule will impact job creators: As a nation we just marked the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty; tragically, a failure on more than one level. To win, we need more jobs, which means we need less Volcker. In two weeks the President of the United States will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. Early in his term, he received from a Democratic Congress every single major policy initiative he asked for: the stimulus, Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank from which the Volcker Rule arises – he got it all. Read More

Hensarling on House Efforts to Bring Security, Transparency to Obamacare Exchanges

2014/01/10

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today regarding upon passage of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act (H.R. 3811): Read More

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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.


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