Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

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Observing Memorial Day

2016-05-26 14:21:36


Marchant Questions IRS Commissioner during Ways and Means Hearing

2016-04-19 19:44:34


Marchant Calls for Action to Make U.S. Tax Code Simpler, More Competitive

2016-02-24 21:00:14


Marchant: Visa overstays pose a clear risk to safety of my constituents

2016-02-03 20:56:52


The safety of the American people must be our number one priority

2015-11-19 21:26:24


Honoring America's Veterans

2015-11-03 18:35:59


Let's stop penalizing marriage and start helping families build a stronger future

2015-10-27 18:25:07


We Can't Afford to Put the $18T National Debt on Auto-pilot

2015-10-21 17:26:19


Marchant Urges House to Reject Iran Deal

2015-09-10 14:00:44


Marchant Rallies Support for Kate's Law

2015-07-14 21:05:22


Let’s Build on Texas’ Successful Free-Market Policies to Strengthen the U.S. Economy

2015-05-19 19:01:57


Without the Right to Life, All Others Are Impossible

2015-05-14 19:10:43


Marchant Calls for Elimination of the Production Tax Credit: This 'dead weight handout' needs to end

2015-04-30 20:40:10


Marchant Presses IRS Commissioner on Agency's Awful Customer Service for Taxpayers

2015-04-22 17:10:27


Marchant Rallies Support for "IRS Email Transparency Act"

2015-04-15 19:32:03


Marchant Rallies Support for Bill to Strengthen ‘529’ College Savings Plans

2015-02-25 18:18:08


Marchant: We must defend the right to life

2015-01-21 19:40:35


Marchant: Congress must immediately impose stronger sanctions on Iran

2014-12-02 19:31:53


Marchant Urges Opposition to Executive Amnesty

2014-11-18 18:30:07


Marchant Presses Administration Officials for Greater Action to Protect North Texans from Ebola

2014-10-10 21:27:17


Contact Information

1110 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6605
Fax 202-225-0074
marchant.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Ways and Means

As a lifelong conservative, Congressman Kenny Marchant is committed to the values of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Congressman Marchant has a strong record of fighting for lower taxes, eliminating wasteful government spending, bringing accountability and transparency to government, supporting free markets and opposing bailouts, securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws, and protecting human life in all its stages.

Congressman Marchant was born in Bonham, Texas on February 23, 1951, and was then raised in Carrollton.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Southern Nazarene University.

After graduating from Southern Nazarene University, Congressman Marchant started his own construction and home building business. As a small business owner, he was responsible for creating jobs and meeting a regular payroll, an experience that taught him the importance of entrepreneurship and free enterprise.

Congressman Marchant’s commitment to public service led him to run for the Carrollton City Council, where he was elected and served for four years before being elected mayor of Carrollton.  After serving two years as mayor of Carrollton, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1986.

As a state representative, Congressman Marchant earned a reputation as a strong conservative leader and consensus-builder.  In the Texas House, he served as Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Investments, where he authored legislation strengthening oversight of credit unions, allowing interstate branch banking, enforcing state laws relating to corporate fraud, securing public investments, and allowing access to home equity.  In 1999, his colleagues elected him Chair of the House Republican Caucus, a position he held for four years.

During his time in the Texas House, Congressman Marchant was named a “Top Ten Legislator” by Texas Monthly, “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Municipal League, and “Top Pro-Family Legislator of the Year” by the American Family Association for his consistent record of sponsoring and supporting pro-family legislation.

In 2004, he was elected to represent Texas’ 24th Congressional District.  As a member of Congress, he has received numerous honors and awards, including the Center for Security Policy’s “Champion of National Security” Award for his strong record of defending America’s sovereignty, safety, and freedom; the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste’s “Taxpayer Hero” Award for his principled stand against earmarks and excessive government spending; the Club for Growth’s “Defender of Economic Freedom” Award for his consistent record of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government; the American Conservative Union’s “Defender of Liberty” Award for his commitment to conservative principles; and the National Federation of Independent Business’ “Guardian of Small Business” Award for his unwavering support for small business.

Congressman Marchant currently serves on the House Committee on Ways & Means. The Ways and Means Committee is often said to be the most influential committee because of its broad jurisdiction that includes tax policy, Social Security, trade, and Medicare. Congressman Marchant serves as a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures. In the 113th Congress, he was selected by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp to Chair the Tax Reform Working Group on Debt, Equity and Capital as part of the Committee’s effort to achieve comprehensive tax reform.

In addition, Congressman Marchant serves as a senior member on the House Committee on Education and Workforce which handles education, health, workforce, and pension policy. This marks a return to a committee he served on in the 109th and 110th Congresses.

Congressman Marchant is also an active member of the Republican Study Committee (RSC).  The RSC is a group of House Republicans organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Marchant and his wife Donna reside in Coppell, Texas.  They raised their four children (three sons and one daughter) in the 24th District and are proud grandparents of two granddaughters.  He is a graduate of R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas and holds an honorary doctorate degree from Southern Nazarene University.


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John Culberson

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Michael Burgess

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