Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: JEB HENSARLING TAKES SWING AT CORPORATE WELFARE

2015/05/18

In a conversation with Fortune contributor Sheila Bair, Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, argues that the Ex-Im Bank, the tax code and financial regulations favor the biggest businesses at the expense of the little guy. Read More

Hensarling Statement in Support of the National Defense Authorization Act

2015/05/15

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 1735):

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Hensarling Statement in Support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

2015/05/14

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1195), which the House of Representatives passed on a bipartisan vote of 400-25 after passing the Senate on a 98-1 vote.  

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VIDEO: Hensarling Holds Moment of Silence for Van, Henderson County Storm Victims

2015/05/14

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), led his colleagues in a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for the victims of the recent tornado and flash flooding in Texas – including three people from the 5th Congressional District which he represents – and Arkansas. Before the moment of silence, Congressman Hensarling made the following remarks in memory of those who were lost. 

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Hensarling Opening Statement at Data and Cybersecurity Hearing

2015/05/14

WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing on data and cybersecurity:

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Hensarling Votes to Stop Late-Term Abortion

2015/05/13

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which institutes a nationwide ban on abortion of unborn children 20 weeks after fertilization. Chairman Hensarling is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

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Hensarling Statement on Severe Weather in East Texas

2015/05/11

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), issued the following statement on recent severe weather that hit areas of his congressional district.

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Hensarling Applauds Passage of Fiscally-Responsible Budget Resolution

2015/04/30

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 Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution conference agreement (S. Con. Res. 11):

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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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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

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John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

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