Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Hensarling Votes to Put Medicare on More Sustainable Path

2015/03/27

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after House passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2):

“Medicare is on an unsustainable fiscal path, and its looming bankruptcy threatens to break its promise to American seniors to provide for their health security.  If we are to save this important program for seniors – both today and tomorrow – this program must be reformed.

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Hensarling on the House Republican Budget

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY2016 budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 27):

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Hensarling Votes to Bring Transparency, Accountability to EPA

2015/03/19

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030) and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 749):

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Hensarling Votes to Improve Veteran Access to Care, VA Accountability

2015/03/13

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed the Long-Term Care Veteran Choice Act (H.R. 294) and legislation authorizing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recoup bonuses and awards paid to VA employees (H.R. 280). 

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Hensarling Statement on DHS Appropriations

2015/03/03

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after voting against a bill passed by the House of Representatives to fund the Department of Homeland Security (H.R. 240):

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Hensarling Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu

2015/03/03

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress.

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Hensarling Votes to Expand 529 College Savings Program

2015/02/25

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of House-passed legislation to improve 529 college savings plans (H.R. 529).

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Hensarling on President’s Keystone Veto: That Dog Won’t Hunt

2015/02/24

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama vetoed bipartisan legislation to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline (S.1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act):

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Hensarling Votes to Make Permanent Small Business Tax Relief, Incentives for Charitable Giving

2015/02/13

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 636) and the America Gives More Act (H.R 644):

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Hensarling Votes to Put Keystone on President’s Desk

2015/02/11

WASHINGTON— Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the vote to send legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (S. 1) to President Obama’s desk.  The vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (S. 1) is the 11th vote taken by the House of Representatives since 2011 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

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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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Ted Poe

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Sam Johnson

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John Ratcliffe

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Joe Barton

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John Culberson

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Kevin Brady

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Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

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Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

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Bill Flores

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Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

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Pete Olson

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Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

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Roger Williams

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Michael Burgess

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