Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling Calls on Senate to Join House, Stop President’s Illegal Power Grab

2015/01/28

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, joined Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and 42 other House conservatives in urging the United States Senate to take up the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (H.R. 240) as soon as action is complete on Keystone XL legislation. The FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations legislation, which the House passed earlier this month, would completely defund President Obama’s unconstitutional overreach on immigration.

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Hensarling Votes to Protect Our Most Vulnerable: Unborn Children

2015/01/22

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7):

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Hensarling: Republicans Know You Have To Grow the Economy from Main Street Up, Not Washington Down

2015/01/21

WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the Financial Services Committee, appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” today to discuss last night’s State of the Union Address. Some excerpts:

Chairman Hensarling on President Obama’s proposed taxes:

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Hensarling: President Doubles Down in State of the Union

2015/01/21

WASHINGTON U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address:

“Unfortunately, it appears the president has chosen to completely ignore the message voters sent loud and clear on Election Day. Instead of using his State of the Union address to outline ways he plans to work with newly elected Congress, the president doubled down on the ‘my way or the highway’ approach that has been the growing hallmark of his administration.

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Hensarling: Obama’s ‘Trickle Down’ Taxes Will Hurt Consumers

2015/01/20

WASHINGTON – Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan for higher taxes, including a new tax on lending:

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Hensarling Discusses House Action to Stop Executive Amnesty on Mark Davis

2015/01/16

 

WASHINGTON Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – was on 660 AM The Answer’s “The Mark Davis Show” on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to discuss several amendments to the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (H.R. 240) that would defund President Obama’s unconstitutional overreach on immigration:

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Hensarling Acts to Stop President’s Illegal Power Grab

2015/01/14

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following speech on the floor of the House in support of several amendments to the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (H.R. 240) that would defund President Obama's unconstitutional overreach on immigration:

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Members of the Texas Delegation Fight Against President Obama's Executive Amnesty Plan

2015/01/12

WASHINGTON –  Sixteen members of the Texas Delegation – Congressman Brian Babin, Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Blake Farenthold, Chairman Bill Flores, Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman William Hurd, Congressman Sam Johnson, Chairman Michael McCaul, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Congressman Pete Olson, Congressman Ted Poe, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Chairman Pete Sessions, Chairman Lamar Smith, and Chairman Mac Thornberry, issued the following joint statement supporting legislation to fight against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty plan.

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Hensarling Celebrates Constitution in First Remarks of 114th Congress

2015/01/09

WASHINGTONU.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after participating in a reading of the Constitution of the United States on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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Hensarling Applauds Keystone Passage

2015/01/09

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline Act (H.R. 3).

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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.


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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