Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling Acts to Bring Tax Relief to Texas Taxpayers

2015/04/16

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Service Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two very important pieces of tax reform legislation, which he co-sponsored.

“Our tax code is not fair; it’s too complicated; it contains too many loopholes and provisions for special interests; and taxes are still too high -- forcing hardworking Americans to pay for a Washington government that is too big, too powerful, and too intrusive.

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Hensarling Urges Democrats to Support Bipartisan Bills During Financial Independence Week

2015/04/14


WASHINGTON U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the following remarks at this morning’s House Republican press conference to discuss the committee’s bipartisan regulatory relief bills as part of “Financial Independence Week” in the House of Representatives:   

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Hensarling Hosts Town Hall Meetings Across 5th District

2015/04/10

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, recently traveled across the 5th District for a series of town hall meetings with his constituents.

“Town hall meetings are important because they give me the opportunity to connect with my constituents and hear from them about the issues they care about,” Hensarling explained.  “As I have said many times, the best ideas don’t come from Washington; they come from the hardworking East Texans in the 5th Congressional District that I have the privilege to represent.”

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HENSARLING CALLS FOR RETURN OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GOVERNMENT

2015/04/09

United States House of Representatives Jeb Hensarling has been busy while Congress has been on its Easter Recess. During the break Texas’ District 5 Representative has held several town hall meetings with constituents and met with newspaper editorial boards within his district. On Tuesday Hensarling sat down with The Kaufman Herald and discussed a variety of topics including the state of bureaucracy in America, The Affordable Care Act and the GOP presidential nomination.

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MINEOLA TOWN HALL: CONGRESSMAN FIGHTING DOJ'S OPERATION CHOKE POINT

2015/04/08

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) was in Mineola on Tuesday for a town hall meeting to update the citizens of Wood County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people and to hear from them about the issues that are most concerning to them.

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CONGRESSMAN GIVES UPDATE

2015/04/05

Much of the Federal government has grown “too large, too entitled and too arrogant,” Congressman Jeb Hensarling told those gathered at a Town Hall meeting in Canton March 31.

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HENSARLING HEARS FROM EAST TEXANS AT CANTON TOWN HALL MEETING

2015/04/04

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) was in Canton on Tuesday for a town hall meeting to update the citizens of Van Zandt County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people and to hear from them about the issues that are most concerning to them.

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CONGRESSMAN HENSARLING HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING AT FORNEY JUSTICE CENTER

2015/04/03

On Thursday morning about sixty area taxpayers gathered within the Forney Justice Center to hear from, and address questions to, Congressman Jeb Hensarling.

Representing the citizens of Texas 5th District in Washington D.C. since 2003, Congressman Hensarling regularly host Town Hall meetings across Kaufman and Henderson Counties in an ongoing effort to remain in touch with the issues that affect his constituents.

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HENSARLING HEARS FROM LOCALS AT MEETING

2015/04/02

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) was in Jacksonville on Tuesday for a town hall meeting to update the citizens of Cherokee County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people and to hear from them about the issues that are most concerning to them.

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CONGRESSMAN HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING, ADDRESSES CONCERNS

2015/04/02

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (Tx. Dist. 5) held a town hall meeting in Athens on Thursday. Over 50 of Hensarling's constituents were in attendance to hear him.

Hensarling told the crowd not all members of Congress hold town hall meetings.

“I think they are important,” he said. “You need to hold me accountable. I benefit from ideas from town hall meetings.”

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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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