Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

The Terrell Tribune: Jeb Hensarling holds town hall meeting

2017/08/17

Congressman Jeb Hensarling answered a wide variety of questions at Friday’s town hall in Kaufman, but many concerned the Affordable Care Act along with the related subject of tax reform.

He also paused to present an American flag flown over the U.S Capitol to Howard Banks of Kaufman.

The 92-year-old World War Two veteran who served at Iwo Jima made news recently when he was attacked outside his home when he thought someone was trying to remove his American flag.

He had already had a prior flag stolen, as well as his Marine Corps flag damaged.

“Every veteran is deserving of honor,” Hensarling said, and Banks is still fighting for the nation’s flag.

“I will guard and protect it always,” Banks said.

Hensarling opened the town hall, held to an overflow crowd at the Kaufman County Library, saying that everyone has the right and privilege to tell him anything they want.

But he added that he is concerned with the tenor of political debate in America.

His remarks came just a day before deadly violence erupted in Charlottesville, Va. as protesters and counter protesters clashed.

“We all stood and pledged allegiance to the same flag,” he said.

Hensarling, who classifies himself as a conservative Republican, told the crowd that he sits right next to one of the most liberal Democratic members of Congress, Maxine Waters, and she has the right to have her views respected.

Although he disagrees with almost everything she stands for, they have been able to work together to pass bipartisan legislation.

The proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act drew several questions.

Hensarling noted that the House of Representatives has passed a bill, but the U.S. Senate has not. Congress is on a 72-hour recall, in case legislators are needed back in Washington on the health care debate, he noted.

“I am frustrated too,” he said to a question about the Senate’s inability to pass a bill.

“I will continue to work,” he said. ”I have a voice in the debate.”

Not a week goes by that he doesn’t hear from residents of the Fifth District about rising insurance premiums and deductibles.

He said there are thoughtful Democrats who agree the ACA is not working.

One of the challenges is writing rules for the transition from the ACA.

In a related area, Hensarling said that if nothing is done, Medicare will not be around, and something has got to be done to preserve it for future generations.

Many other bills have been approved by the House but are held up in the Senate.

He discussed reforms to benefit veterans and regulatory reform.

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, which was formed during the Obama administration, should not have so much power.

“They are uniquely unaccountable to the president, to Congress and to the judiciary,” he said.

He said he is cautiously optimistic that Congress can tackle tax reform, but that the ACA debate has held up progress.

The Congressman was questioned about the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and said there are sections that need an actual wall and sections that need a virtual wall, and there are remote areas where a wall is not practical.

Turning to foreign policy, especially as it relates to North Korea, Hensarling said the current leader, Kim Jung-un, is even more worrisome and erratic than his father or grandfather. There is no doubt, he said, that the U.S. military is capable of eliminating the threat.

China is the key to diplomacy, he said, and does not want a conflagration on its southern border.

Hensarling said he is still concerned with long-term threats of terrorism in Afghanistan.

“This remains a very dangerous world,” he said. “We have allowed our defense capabilities to erode.

To a question about the apparent disarray in Washington, Hensarling said he likes to read biographies of the Founding Fathers, and the political rancor in the early days of the nation was much more.

“We would be a stronger nation if we respected each other’s views,” he said.

There is some bipartisan work going on behind the scenes, but it doesn’t make news.

Asked whether he morally supported the president, Hensarling said he would not try to defend or explain every presidential Tweet.

But he support’s Donald Trump’s vision for America and is excited about a president who wants to make America stronger.

To a question about a proposal for a convention of states, to return more control to them, he said that he is willing to take a gamble.

“There is too much power in Washington,” he said. The government has become too large and is intrusive and arrogant.

“I’m befuddled how we have allowed lawmaking to the unelected,” he said. “That’s not a good road.”

There are a lot of good people trying to make positive changes, but the system is lousy, he said.

“I have not abandoned all hope,” he said. “We never cease trying to find common ground.”

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Athens Daily Review: Health care discussed by Hensarling at Town Hall meeting

2017/08/10

Congressman Jeb Hensarling was in Athens on Thursday for a Town Hall meeting at the Senior Citizens Center. About 75 people attended the question-and-answer session.

Hensarling represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Henderson and Kaufman counties.

During the town hall meeting, one major issue that was asked by a number of Hensarling constituents was their concern with health care.

Some of the attendees showed frustration that the House of Representatives and Senate have not come up with a workable solution for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

One attendee told Hensarling that if Congress had the same (as the public) Obamacare benefits, it would change. Hensarling said the Congress voted themselves into Obamacare. He said, “I believe you should live under the laws you pass.”

When questioned, Hensarling said because his office employs about 16 people, it is considered a small business, and receives a business match for the health insurance.

“I hear from people who don't like Obamacare, and I hear from people who do like it,” Hensarling said. “I admire my Democratic colleagues who admit it's not working.”

Some in the audience believed the Trump Administration is undermining health care. The Congressman told the group he was willing to work with anyone for a better health care system.  

Kevin Pollock, from Cedar Creek Lake, questioned Hensarling about pre-existing conditions.

“I don't think we should penalize a child because he was born with a disability,” said Pollock.

Hensarling said the American Health Care Act would work to fix the problem, but not make it difficult for others. He said using the American Healthcare Act, a person with a pre-existing condition would not lose their insurance, as long as they do not let their coverage lapse.

With budget deadlines looming, Hensarling was asked about government spending. He told the crowd entitlements such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will need to be reformed. Hensarling said Social Security was insolvent.

“It's not going to be here for our children,” he said.

When he was asked about campaign financing, Hensarling said, “My record is transparent as to who contributes money to me. My voting record is also transparent.”

He was asked if he was in favor of  limits on campaign contributions.

“The answer is no. I consider it to be part of the First Amendment - free speech,” he said.

 
 
Some of the other topics discussed were:

• Immigration;

• Government spending;

• The cost of health care for retired teachers;

• First Amendment pertaining to protests or marches;

• The Financial Fiduciary Standard law.

The Congressman told those in attendance all the questions and concerns asked during the Town Hall meeting were valid.

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The Northeast Texan: Hensarling Advocates Repeal of Senate Cloture Rule to Hasten Obamacare Repeal

2017/08/10

Congressman Jeb Hensarling addressed a large crowd in Canton at the Farm Bureau today, and answered multiple questions from the audience. In his opening statement, he said that the House of Representatives has been on call throughout the summer, and if called by the Speaker to return to the Capitol, he would head back within 72 hours to vote on important legislation. However, Washington is having a similar problem to Texas State government, as one legislative body has failed repeatedly to pass most sought after legislation pushed by the Trump Administration, such as Obamacare repeal.

“Of the 300 bills that have been passed, 250 of them are awaiting action in the United States Senate, on the other side of the Capitol, where they don’t seem to be quite as vigorous about their work,” said Hensarling.

Hensarling blames the Senate’s Cloture Rule, which he believes should be overturned, so that bills may pass with a simple 51 percent majority vote. He encouraged constituents to contact their Senators and ask their friends in other states with Republican Senators to lobby their Senators to repeal the Senate’s Cloture Rule, which is preventing passage of many important bills.

In DC, the House tends to be the more conservative body, while the Senate is the more liberal legislative body. In Texas State government, the current tone is the opposite, with the Texas Senate being more conservative, and willing to pass the Governor’s Special Session agenda, and the House dragging its feet, with the Speaker’s committee chair appointees holding things up in committees, so they don’t make it to the House floor for a vote.

There are 1,500 miles between Austin and Washington DC, and the gap between functional differences of State and Federal governing bodies, is almost imperceptible. Each governing entity has to function according to protocols set up within rules passed by the very representatives who have to follow them.

It’s rather embarrassing to Republican elected officials who currently hold majorities, and in some state governing bodies, super majorities, yet they seem to fall short of votes needed to pass the laws that voters sent them to pass. While some citizens see progress, and are willing to wait patiently on the process, others are angry, and wonder why more hasn’t been accomplished. Such were the variety of attitudes represented by the attentive crowd.

Hensarling is proud of the bill that would effectively repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank Act, and is known as the Financial Choice Act, which he authored. The Financial Choice Act did pass the House, and Hensarling said, “Of all of the regulatory burdens that have been placed on our economy, Dodd-Frank represents a larger disposition of regulatory costs on the economy than all Obama-era regulations combined…. So many of our problems could be solved with a healthy economy.”

One man in the crowd expressed his concern for a lack of Congressional support for President Donald Trump. In his defense, Hensarling answered that he is supportive of President Donald Trump. Though constituents may not always hear through mainstream media about the support offered to the President, Hensarling is onboard with Trump’s agenda to “Make America Great Again.” He said, “The President has signed 15 Congressional Review Acts… that allows Congress to overturn bad rule-making of other bureaucracies. The very first Congressional Review Act that was signed, came out of my committee.” The Financial Choice Act was one bill the President supported, and Hensarling said that the President called to praise him when it passed.

He continued, “I am excited and proud of the agenda the President is bringing to America, to make sure that America is the strongest nation and we are once again a competitive nation, and we’ll once again spur economic growth, that we won’t be slapped around in world trade agreements.”

A repeated concern echoed throughout the room by Hensarling and those in attendance… that of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act – ACA) repeal. The Congressman said that he hears every day from people in his district about their premiums and deductibles skyrocketing, with health insurance and health care being unaffordable. He said that there are many of the “best and brightest leaving med school” because of bureaucratic red tape that accompanies the ACA.

One man stood up toward the end of the meeting and asked of the Senate’s supposed impotence in passing a decent health care bill, “What can we do about the Senate?” Hensarling answered, “I do not understand the thwarted will of the majority. This should be the greatest time for the Republican Party… to me, the key is repeal of the Cloture Rule.”

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Athens Daily Review: Congressman visits Kiwanis Club

2017/08/10

Fifth District U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling shared his view of the current workings of Congress, then fielded questions from the Athens Kiwanis Club during a meeting at Tilo’s Cuisine and Bakery on Thursday.

"I've been doing a series of town hall meetings in the 5th District. One gentleman stood up and asked, 'Do you realize that Congress has a 10-percent approval rating?'" Hensarling said. "To which I replied, 'I didn't think it was that good."'

Hensarling said he likes to come to Henderson County, where he owns property, and helps "decrease the surplus bass population of East Texas."

"Some of the best aspects of my job are the people I get to meet, and the people I get to befriend," Hensarling said.

Hensarling said County Judge Richard Sanders, who was one of the local officials present at the meeting, is one of his closest friends.

Hensarling said, contrary to what is being reported, the House has been producing a lot of legislation in 2017. Most of it hasn't made it out of the Senate.

An important bill that just missed making it through the Senate is the American Health Care Act, written to repeal the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

Hensarling said he is pleased with the Financial CHOICE Act, which he authored to replace the Dodd-Frank Act. He said the bill will end the big bank bailouts we've seen since 2008.

"Dodd-Frank places a greater regulatory burden on our businesses and our financial system than all other Obama era regulations combined. It is that bad," Hensarling said. "It is one of the reasons small business lending is at a 25-year low in America."

Hensarling is still hopeful for tax reform, which he expects the House to take up soon.

"We have the single hugest corporate tax rate of any industrialized nation in the world," Hensarling said. "The number one reason that business, particularly manufacturing, has gone overseas is our corporate tax rate."

The tax system needs to be fairer, flatter, simpler and more competitive.

"I think the House, in the next couple of months is poised to produce that," Hensarling said.

After Hensarling's statement, Kiwanis members' questions indicated an interest in the growing nuclear threat from North Korea and health care legislation. When asked if the United States can stop the North Korean regime from building its military threat,  he said there are questions to be answered.

"I think so," Hensarling said. "It is still uncertain what their military capabilities are now, particularly their nuclear warhead's ability to be attached to an ICBM that can reach our shores is problematic, but it's not something you want to gamble with."

Hensarling said years of diplomacy haven't worked in dealing with North Korea. The key to keeping the peace is China.

 
 
"China provides 95 percent of the trade to Korea," Hensarling said. "China doesn't want a unified Korean peninsula. They want a buffer zone between what they see as a U.S. ally and themselves. But, they also don't want a rogue nation on it's southern flank that is unpredictable."

“China has placed some of its elite troops on the North Korean-Chinese border, but their intent isn't clear," Hensarling said.

Hensarling believes the U.S. military is confident it can handle the current threat from North Korea.

"Their development is on a stronger trajectory than most people anticipated," Hensarling said. "It can certainly be handled today, but we don't know what the future holds."

On the health care issue, Hensarling was asked if both sides will put aside differences enough to pass legislation. Hensarling said failure is not an option.

"I don't feel that the Republicans created this problem, but it's a problem that's imploding on our watch," Hensarling said. "The House has at least delivered on a health care reform bill, and the Senate hasn't. Yet, there are Senators who ran on that platform. Their voters and their constituents are going to have to hold them accountable."

After meeting with Kiwanis, Hensarling went to the Senior Citizens Center for a town hall meeting with constituents.

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Tyler Morning Telegraph: Rep. Jeb Hensarling visits Tyler Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday

2017/08/09

Represenative Jeb Hensarling stopped by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning as part of a tour through East Texas during the Congressional summer recess.  

Hensarling first was elected in 2002 and is a recognized conservative leader in Congress. Communication Director Stami Williams said the purpose of Hensarling's visits in East Texas was to “get a brief update on issues important to the people of the 5th District, including tax reform, health care, caring for our veterans and rolling back onerous regulations that affect our small banks and credit unions."

She said his No. 1 objective while in office is to “focus on Texans in the 5th District, Americans, champion conservative principles and bring the power back to Main Street, not Wall Street.”  

 

Hensarling's district includes portions of Dallas, Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt and Wood counties and includes the East Texas cities of Athens, Canton, Jacksonville, Mineola and Palestine. He currently serves as the  Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and is a member of the Republican Study Committee.

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Palestine Herald-Press: Hensarling vows to repeal Affordable Care Act

2017/08/09

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5th District) said Wednesday he was “sorely disappointed” in the Senate's failure to revamp Obamacare but expressed confidence that Congress would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“Increasing premiums, loss of coverage, high costs, fewer choices, and broken promises loom over the heads of the American people,” Hensarling said at a town hall meeting in Palestine.

“Texans and Americans are continuing to pay the price. We made a promise to put an end to Obamacare. We cannot let this major issue fade into the background. I will say this over and over again — failure is not an option.”

Hensarling said that in 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed 300 bills, but 250 stuck in the U.S. Senate.

He called the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, landmark legislation.

When asked what he liked about Obamacare, Hensarling rattled off what he thought was wrong with it, including higher premiums and “broken promises” of remaining with the doctors who patients choose.

The only favorable part of the bill, he said, was covering patients with pre-existing conditions.

On another matter, Hensarling said the Financial Choice Act, if enacted, would roll back many of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank 2010 federal law. The legislation passed the House 233-186 in June.

“As Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, I am non-stop fighting to rollback onerous regulations that harm economic prosperity,” Hensarling said.

“The Dodd-Frank Act is a main culprit of big government overreach and has affected everyone from small businesses on Main Street to anyone with a credit card, a mortgage, or auto loan. The costs brought on by the Dodd-Frank financial control law and Washington bureaucrats drag down American taxpayers and workers.”

As the author of the Financial CHOICE Act, Hensarling said he was proud to have created a way to end big bank bailouts while holding Wall Street and Washington accountable.

“Through the Financial CHOICE Act, community banks and credit unions across the country will see regulatory relief needed to put credit and capital in the hands of our hardworking citizens,” Hensarling said.

 
 
He said he would continue to push for changes in the federal tax system.

“Our country is in desperate need of fundamental tax reform,” Hensarling said. “Our tax code is unfair, too complicated, and puts our workers at a competitive disadvantage. I am working with President Trump and other Republicans to change Washington by reforming and streamlining our tax code.

“As I travel across the district, I hear over and over again how burdensome taxes are on families and small businesses. I will not stop fighting to get our economy firing on all cylinders.”

Later, when commenting on legislation affecting veteran's care and benefits, Hensarling said, “Our nation’s heroes deserve the very best care and treatment possible.

“This July, the House passed the largest expansion of benefits for our veterans in over a decade. Veterans across the 5th District are calling for continued support for the Veterans Choice Program, and I was proud to support these improvements in health care for our heroes.”

After Hensarling left Palestine, he headed to Forney for another town hall. He typically hosts town hall events every three months to stay in touch with constituents.

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Hensarling to Give Congressional Update in Athens on August 10th

2017/08/01

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) will host a town hall meeting in Athens to give an update on recent actions taken by the House of Representatives and hear from the residents of Henderson County about the issues that are important to them.

The discussion will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 1:30 p.m. CT at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center.

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting and Legislative Update

WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. CT

WHO:  U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling

WHERE: Henderson County Senior Citizens Center

ADDRESS:  3356 Highway 31 East, Athens, TX 75751

If you are a member of the media planning to attend this event, please RSVP to stami.williams@mail.house.gov.

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Hensarling to Give Congressional Update in Rusk on August 9th

2017/08/01

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) will host a town hall meeting in Rusk to give an update on recent actions taken by the House of Representatives and hear from the residents of Cherokee County about the issues that are important to them.

The discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 10:15 a.m. CT at the Rusk Public Library Meeting Room.

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting and Legislative Update

WHEN: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. CT

WHO:  U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling

WHERE: Rusk Public Library Meeting Room

ADDRESS:  207 East 6th Street, Rusk, Texas 75785

If you are a member of the media planning to attend this event, please RSVP to stami.williams@mail.house.gov.

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Hensarling to Give Congressional Update in Palestine on August 9th

2017/08/01

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) will host a town hall meeting in Palestine to give an update on recent actions taken by the House of Representatives and hear from the residents of Anderson County about the issues that are important to them.

The discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m. CT at the Anderson County Courthouse Annex.

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting and Legislative Update

WHEN: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CT

WHO:  U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling

WHERE: Anderson County Courthouse Annex

ADDRESS:  703 North Mallard Street, Palestine, TX 75801

If you are a member of the media planning to attend this event, please RSVP to stami.williams@mail.house.gov.

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Hensarling to Give Congressional Update in Mineola on August 11th

2017/08/01

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) will host a town hall meeting in Mineola to give an update on recent actions taken by the House of Representatives and hear from the residents of Wood County about the issues that are important to them.

The discussion will be held on Friday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. CT at the Mineola City Hall.

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting and Legislative Update

WHEN: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. CT

WHO:  U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling

WHERE: Mineola City Hall

ADDRESS:  300 Greenville Highway, Mineola, TX 75773

If you are a member of the media planning to attend this event, please RSVP to stami.williams@mail.house.gov.

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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.


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