Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jun 23, 2016

WASHINGTON--Today, Emma Sumrow of Forney was recognized at the United States Capitol for winning this year’s 5th District of Texas Congressional Art Competition.

Emma attends North Forney High School and won for her acrylic painting which she said was inspired by an East Texas gator farm she recently visited.

“I really wanted to turn a dingy, swamp-like scene into one of color and beauty,” said Emma.  “It’s an honor to represent Forney and to have my painting hanging in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.”

Jun 17, 2016

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and large manufacturer of commercial jetliners, asking questions about its negotiations to sell aircraft to Iran.

Jun 16, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) honored Briana Minter of Palestine for earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal. 

Briana received this award for all of the hard work she has done to better her community and for setting challenging personal goals for her own development and growth. 

Jun 14, 2016

Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, voted for the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act (H.R. 5053).  This bill protects organizations from potential ideological targeting by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by eliminating the disclosure of personal donor information that is not relevant to tax enforcement. 

Jun 9, 2016

WASHINGTON –Today, the House passed, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) voted for, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA, H.R. 5278), a bill that will prevent a taxpayer bailout for Puerto Rico and avoid further default.

“Puerto Rico is in a financial crisis,” said Rep. Hensarling. “The island’s government has already defaulted on millions it borrowed, and without action, it is set to default yet again. 

May 27, 2016

WASHINGTON Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day.

“Freedom is not free – it comes at incredible cost. Since our founding, millions of brave Americans have gone into harm’s way so that we could enjoy the blessings of peace and prosperity. Called on by their country, acting out of patriotism and in the most dangerous of circumstances, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have demonstrated extraordinary courage in defending our country and the principles of democracy that we hold dear.

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in response to comments by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald comparing wait times at the VA with the wait times for lines at Disneyland. 

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today after joining with 38 other conservatives in the House on a letter to President Obama challenging his recent announcement that the administration plans to withhold funds to local school districts that do not allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

Apr 21, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, release the following statement upon House passage of several bills (H.R. 3724, H.R. 4890, H.R. 4855 and H.R. 1206) aimed at protecting hardworking American taxpayers and holding the IRS accountable.

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