Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Oct 29, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “I find it somewhat curious that we are having a hearing on systemic regulation and nowhere do I see the Director of FHFA, the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The same Fannie and Freddie that were compelled to buy the lion’s share of poorly underwritten loans in this nation.  The same Fannie and Freddie that have now cost the taxpayer over $1 trillion.”

Oct 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued the following statement in reaction to media reports that U.S. pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, plans to order that the top earners at firms which received billions of dollars in government bailouts cut their cash payouts by an average of about 90% from last year:

Oct 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit voted “no” on the panel’s October Oversight Report: “An Assessment of Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts After Six Months.”  Excerpts of Hensarling’s dissenting views are included below:

Oct 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) announced an educational program conducted by the Library of Congress and the Veterans History Project to educate students on the important contributions made by our nation’s veterans.


OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATORS
NATIONAL TEACH-IN IS OCTOBER 21st

Oct 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released January’s unemployment data.

Oct 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling began distributing copies of the 1,990 page health care bill (H.R. 3962) to several libraries in the 5th Congressional District.  The House of Representatives will likely vote on H.R. 3962 later this week.

Oct 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing of the House Financial Services Committee:

Sep 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing of the House Financial Services Committee:

Sep 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing of the House Financial Services Committee:

“As I read the bill summary of the new CFPA it reminds me of the title of one of my favorite Led Zeppelin works, ‘The Song Remains the Same.’

Aug 24, 2009

DALLAS Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently met with a group of 5th District and Dallas-area veterans to hear their concerns and input on federal issues and legislation that affects them, including access to VA health care, TRICARE benefits and the proposed government takeover of the health care system.

 

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