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Hensarling Statement on Shooting of Mike and Cynthia McLelland

April 1, 2013

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the shooting of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia

Hensarling Statement on Final Passage of the Continuing Resolution

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today upon final passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.

Chairman Hensarling Urges Passage of a Balanced Budget

March 20, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) spoke on the floor of the House today during debate on the FY2014 Budget, urging his colleagues to pass a balanced budget and put our nation back on a fiscally sustainable path:

Hensarling Statement on Welfare Reform

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in support of the Preserving the Welfare Work Requirement and TANF Extension Act of 2013 (H.R. 890). H.R. 890 prohibits the Obama Administration from waiving the work requirements in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, which was an essential element of the 1996 welfare reform law requiring states to ensure 50 percent of their welfare caseload is engaged in or preparing for work, and reauthorizes the TANF program through the end of 2013:

Hensarling Statement on the President’s Meeting with House Republicans

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today after House Republicans met with President Obama.

Hensarling Statement on House Passage of Bill to Fund the Government

March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today upon House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.

ICYMI: Hensarling on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report & FNC’s Hannity

February 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – joined CNBC’s The Kudlow Report and FNC’s Hannity last night to discuss the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and President Obama’s harmful sequestration.

Hensarling Statement on Federal Pay Freeze Legislation

February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – issued the following statement on H.R. 273 which eliminates the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees:

Hensarling Reacts to State of the Union

February 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

Hensarling Statement on “Require a PLAN Act”

February 6, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – issued the following statement today upon passage of the “Require a PLAN Act” (H.R. 444) legislation he cosponsored that requires the White House to submit a balanced budget to Congress:

Hensarling Statement on Sequestration

February 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and sponsor of the Sequestration Transparency Act – issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s statement on sequestration:

Hensarling Statement on CBO Report

February 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and formerly the number two Republican on the House Budget Committee under now Chairman Paul Ryan – issued the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) release of its annual Budget and Economic Outlook:

Hensarling Statement on President Obama’s Failure to Submit a Budget

February 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s failure to submit a budget to Congress by the statutory deadline yesterday:

Hensarling Statement on Latest Unemployment Report

February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which found that the unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent.

Hensarling Statement on President Obama’s Unconstitutional Recess Appointments

January 25, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's ruling on President Obama’s alleged “recess” appointments:

Hensarling Statement on “No Budget, No Pay”

January 23, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on House passage of a bill requiring the Senate to pass a budget or forfeit pay.

Current and Former RSC Chairmen Comment on Controlling Washington Spending

January 18, 2013

WASHINTON – Current and former Chairmen of the Republican Study Committee Reps. Scalise, Jordan, Price, and Hensarling, today issued the following statement on the path to a balanced budget and controlled Washington spending.

Hensarling Statement in Response to President Obama’s Actions on Gun Control

January 17, 2013

WASHINGTON— U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement on President Obama’s planned action on gun control. “My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT. As a father, I can think of no greater tragedy than kissing my kids goodbye as they go off to school and never seeing them again....

ICYMI: Hensarling Op-Ed in The Washington Times

January 15, 2013

There is no doubt that Hurricane Sandy rendered unspeakable damage to lives and property on our East Coast. It truly represents one of the great natural disasters of recent history. For millions of our fellow citizens, the devastation has been unfathomable. We are a compassionate nation, and that is why this week the House of Representatives is taking up its second Hurricane Sandy relief bill.

Hensarling Statement on Taxpayer Relief Act

January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement on H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. “America is staring in the face of a spending-driven debt crisis, the likes of which is putting us on the road to becoming Greece. After amassing more debt in four years than in all of our nation’s previous years combined, shockingly the president’s only solution is to offer both more small business tax increases and more federal spending increases....

Hensarling Statement on Federal Reserve’s Announcement of Additional Stimulus

December 12, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman-elect of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Federal Reserve’s announcement of additional monetary stimulus.

Hensarling Elected House Financial Services Committee Chairman

November 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today after he was elected Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee for the 113th Congress.

Hensarling Statement on October Unemployment Report

November 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.“Today’s news is a serious reminder that President Obama has failed the American people and...

In Case You Missed it: Hensarling on Battle Line with Alan Nathan

October 31, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared on Battle Line with host Alan Nathan, a nationally syndicated radio show on the Main Street Radio Network, on Wednesday, October 10th to discuss the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September. Below are excerpts from the interview.

Hensarling Statement on New GDP Report

October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference and vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the preliminary estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2012.

Hensarling Statement on September Unemployment Report

October 5, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on unemployment for the month of September.

Hensarling Statement on Administration’s Sequestration Report

September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in response to the Obama administration’s report on the expected effects of sequestration on defense and non-defense programs as required by the Sequestration Transparency Act, legislation which Chairman Hensarling introduced in the House of Representatives.

Hensarling Condemns Killing of Americans in Libya

September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today condemning the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya by violent protesters which resulted in the killing of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.

Hensarling Statement on 11th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

Hensarling Statement on President Obama’s Failure to Meet Legal Deadline, Explain Defense Cuts

September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today about the Obama administration’s failure to meet the legal deadline for submission of a report on the expected effects of sequestration on defense and non-defense programs. The Sequestration Transparency Act, which Chairman Hensarling introduced in the House of Representatives, required the administration by law to release the report.

Hensarling Statement on Latest Unemployment Report

September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hensarling Statement on U.S. Debt Reaching $16 Trillion

September 4, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. national debt surpassing $16 trillion for the first time in American history.

Hensarling Statement on Latest Unemployment Report

August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hensarling Statement on the Passage of House Legislation to Stop the President’s Tax Hike

August 1, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, to prevent scheduled tax increases by extending current tax rates for one year.

Hensarling Statement on Second Quarter GDP Report

July 27, 2012

House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) released today by the Department of Commerce. This quarter’s 1.5% GDP reflects a .5 percent drop from last quarter and a 1.5% drop from the second quarter of 2011.

Hensarling Statement on House Effort to Reduce Red Tape for America’s Job Creators

July 26, 2012

House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding the passage of H.R. 4078, the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act. The legislation would impose a moratorium on non-health and emergency-related federal regulations until national unemployment drops beneath 6 percent. It also includes measures to curtail so-called “midnight regulations” and to highlight the prevalence of “sue and settle” agreements.

Hensarling Statement on House-Passed Legislation to Audit the Federal Reserve

July 25, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the passage of H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, to permit and mandate a full audit of the United States Federal Reserve by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Hensarling Criticizes SCOTUS Decision, Calls for Full Repeal

June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today in response to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Like many Americans, I am extremely disappointed by today’s decision. The president’s health care law was essentially and regrettably upheld....

Hensarling Statement on Medical Device Tax Repeal

June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON— Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), House Republican Conference Chairman, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 436, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2012, to repeal the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3 percent tax which will be imposed on the sale of medical devices by manufacturers or importers as a result of the president’s health care law. Today’s vote marks the 30th time that House Republicans have voted to defund, dismantle, or repeal a piece of the law.

Hensarling Says 3 ½ Years Into Presidency, Obama’s Policies “Still Failing”

June 1, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared this morning at a press conference with members of House Republican Leadership to address the state of the Obama economy in light of this morning’s report that the unemployment rate has risen to 8.2 percent, making May the 40th straight month that unemployment has been stuck above 8 percent.

Hensarling Statement on May 2012 Unemployment Report

June 1, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Today’s report marks 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent – a devastating milestone for millions of Americans suffering through the Obama economy.

Hensarling Statement on House Bill to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

May 31, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), to outlaw abortions performed solely because of the unborn infant’s gender, also known as “sex-selective abortions.”

CHAIRMEN HENSARLING AND RYAN: TROOPS AND TAXPAYERS DESERVE ANSWERS FROM WHITE HOUSE

May 31, 2012

WASHINGTON –House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) today introduced the Sequestration Transparency Act, a bill to require President Obama to submit a report to Congress detailing how his administration plans to implement the budget sequestration cuts required to take place in January 2013 under current law. “This month, House Republicans passed a plan to replace the dangerous and arbitrary defense cuts called for under sequestration with common sense spending reductions that begin the process of ensuring we live within our means,” said Hensarling. “Not only has the Democrat-controlled Senate not produced a budget in over 1,000 days, neither the Senate nor the president have offered a credible solution to replace the scheduled sequester cuts that the president’s own Defense Secretary warned would ‘hollow out the force and inflict severe damage to our national defense.’ If the president isn’t willing to work with Republicans to replace these harmful cuts, he should at least detail for the American people how his administration plans to implement them.”

Hensarling Pays Tribute to America’s Fallen Warriors on Memorial Day

May 25, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, 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. They left behind their families, their friends, and their hopes and dreams—some never to return home to them ever again.

Hensarling Statement in Support of the National Defense Authorization Act

May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013. “Congress has a constitutional duty to ‘provide for the common defense’ and House Republicans have always been proud to meet that duty in order to safeguard our homeland and the freedoms we cherish. The United States has an exceptional responsibility to stand strong and ready in a world where freedom’s enemies do not rest and threats to our security do not relent.

In Case You Missed it: Hensarling on CNN’s Starting Point

May 17, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared this morning on CNN’s Starting Point today to discuss GOP efforts to deal with our spending-driven debt crisis and the challenge posed by the president and Washington Democrats. Below are excerpts from the interview.

Hensarling Statement in Support of the Violence Against Women Act

May 16, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (VAWA), to provide federal support for programs and organizations that help assist women who are victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.

Hensarling Statement on April 2012 Unemployment Report

May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Job growth is not as strong as it can be because job creators are simply not as confident in this economy or its future as they should be. By any historical standard, our recovery should be booming and new jobs should be flourishing by now. Instead, because of the president’s failed policies, job growth is not even keeping pace with population growth as we remain stuck in the longest period of 8 percent-plus unemployment since the Great Depression.

Hensarling Statement on CBO Report Confirming President Obama’s Budget Would Hurt Economy

April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirming that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 would stunt economic growth and stifle job creation.

Hensarling Statement on Passage of House GOP “Path to Prosperity” Budget

March 29, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), House Republican Conference Chairman, issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the House Republican budget, the “Path to Prosperity,” a part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators.

Hensarling Statement on Second Anniversary of President Obama’s Federal Takeover of Health Care

March 23, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today to mark the second anniversary of the signing of President Obama’s health care reform legislation into law. The House has since voted to repeal the law as part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators.

Hensarling Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition

March 22, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is asking high school students who live or attend school in his congressional district to participate in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery.

Hensarling Staff Offering Help with Federal Agencies

March 19, 2012

Staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s office will be traveling across the 5th congressional district on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, 2012 to meet with constituents needing assistance with federal agencies. Hensarling’s staff will make stops in each county in the congressman’s district.

Hensarling Leads Floor Debate on JOBS Act

March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON— Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks on the House floor today in support of the JOBS Act. Hensarling—who serves as co-chairman of the House Financial Services Committee where the bills included in the package originated—managed debate on the bi-partisan legislative package that will help small businesses and entrepreneurs access vital equity capital and put Americans back to work.

Hensarling Statement on Bernanke Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee

February 29, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement in response to testimony today by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee, where Hensarling serves as Vice-Chair.

Hensarling Statement on Third Anniversary of Failed ‘Stimulus’ Bill

February 17, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, today issued the following statement marking tomorrow as the third anniversary of President Obama signing the trillion-dollar economic “stimulus” bill into law. “The stimulus is a stark reminder of how the president got the policies he wanted, and how those policies have failed the American people and are making things worse.

Hensarling Floor Statement on the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2012

February 7, 2012

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks on the House floor today in support of H.R. 3581, the Budget Accounting and Transparency Act of 2012.

Hensarling Statement on House Repeal of the CLASS Act

February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1173, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act, to repeal the CLASS Act.

Hensarling Responds to State of the Union

January 24, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. “Because the president cannot run on his record, he has turned to the politics of envy and is trying to divide America. He cloaks his class warfare rhetoric under the guise of ‘fairness,’ but what is fair about doubling-down on ideas that have already failed to revive our economy and are causing historic pain for the American people?

Hensarling Op-Ed in POLITICO: "Move Economy Forward in SOTU"

January 24, 2012

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union Address Tuesday, it is important that Americans recall the record of his earlier promises before he makes new ones. Three years ago, we were told if Congress passed his administration’s priority legislation – the trillion-dollar “stimulus,” his heath care law and the Dodd-Frank Act – then the economy would recover and job growth would flourish. Now, with all the key elements of his agenda in place, where do we find ourselves?

Hensarling Statement on Latest Unemployment Report

January 6, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference Chairman, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the need for Democratic leaders to support the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators.

Hensarling Condemns President’s Unprecedented ‘Recess Appointment’ of CFPB Director

January 4, 2012

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman and Financial Services Committee Vice Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today condemning President Obama’s unprecedented “recess appointment” of Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Hensarling on the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act

December 13, 2011

“Once again, House Republicans have passed a bill to further extend unemployment insurance. Once again, House Republicans have voted on a bill to extend the payroll tax holiday. We ought to remember why we are here: we are here because our fellow citizens continue to suffer in the Obama Economy.

Hensarling Statement on Latest Unemployment Report, House GOP Plan for America’s Job Creators

December 2, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the latest unemployment report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the urgent need for Democratic leaders to support the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators.

Hensarling Statement in Support of the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON– Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, to rein in the job-killing activism of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and reaffirm protections that workers and job creators have been granted for decades.

Statement from Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

November 21, 2011

WASHINGTON– Today, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Senator Patty Murray, released the following statement. "After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.

Hensarling Calls for Passage of Balanced Budget Amendment (VIDEO)

November 18, 2011

WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Republican Conference and Co-Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, issued the following statement today in advance of a historic vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Hensarling Statement on House-Passed Access to Capital Bills to Boost Job Creation

November 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), House Republican Conference Chairman and Financial Services Committee Vice Chairman, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, and H.R. 2940, the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act, to enable businesses and entrepreneurs to access more capital to create more jobs. “The passage of these bills is further evidence that the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators is committed to knocking down the regulatory roadblocks standing in between job creators and the confidence and capital they need to do their job. These are just two more House-passed jobs bills that Americans expect the Senate to support and the president to sign.

Hensarling Statement on Repeal of 3% Withholding Tax

October 27, 2011

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding H.R. 674 to repeal the job-killing 3% withholding tax scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013.

Hensarling Statement in Support of the Protect Life Act

October 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 358, the Protect Life Act, to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPFCA) to incorporate permanent, bill-wide statutory language to prevent federal funding for abortions through any program authorized or appropriated by the PPFCA. The bill would also protect the right of conscience for health care professionals by ensuring that private insurance companies are not mandated to cover abortion.

Hensarling Statement on South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s Visit to Congress

October 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), issued the following statement today in honor of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to the Nation’s Capital and his address to a joint gathering of Congress.

Hensarling Statement in Praise of House-Passed Free Trade Agreements to Create Jobs, Growth

October 12, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in praise of the House-passed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to enhance American job creation and prosperity. There is not decades but centuries of historical evidence that free trade creates jobs. The agreements passed by the House today as part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators are among the most powerful job-creating bills we’ve approved this year. As elected leaders, when we stand for free trade, we stand with American consumers and sellers, job seekers and job creators.

Hensarling Statement in Support of Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

October 6, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, to relieve job creators of the expensive and excessively onerous restrictions imposed by the EPA through its new Cement MACT (maximum achievable control technology) rules. “In this time of record poverty and record unemployment, Washington should be at the side of job creators, not on their backs. With this bill, employers across America would be saved from the EPA’s oppressive Cement MACT rules that studies say would cost billions in capital and thousands of jobs.

Hensarling Responds to President Obama’s Remarks in Mesquite, Texas

October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Conference and co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s speech at Eastfield College in Rep. Hensarling’s district.

Hensarling Encourages Americans to Speak Out About a Balanced Budget Amendment

September 13, 2011

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today encouraging Americans to use the America Speaking Out (ASO) initiative to express their opinion about a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. “America Speaking Out is about listening closer to the American people at a time when our spending-driven debt crisis is threatening our nation’s jobs, our national security, and our children’s future. The only permanent solution to ending Washington’s job-killing spending spree once and for all is to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Hensarling Statement on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 9, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in recognition of the tenth anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. “Ten years after the deadliest attack on our soil in American history, the world can still look upon a proud and resilient nation as we bow our heads and lower our flags to honor the victims of that grave September morning. The words ‘Never Forget’ still hold true for all Americans as the wounds of that day are still felt and lost loved ones are still deeply missed.

Hensarling Response to the President’s Address to Congress

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s evening address before a joint session of Congress. “After the first month since 1945 with absolutely no change in employment, it’s clear we need jobs that earn, not jobs that cost. American workers and job creators haven’t been waiting for the right speech; they’re waiting for right policies to address the triple threat of taxation, regulation, and spending that’s crushing job creation.

Co-Chairman Hensarling Delivers Opening Statement at JSC Organizational Meeting

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, delivered the following remarks to open today’s organizational meeting of the committee.

Hensarling Statement on Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today after Speaker John Boehner announced that he was appointed to represent House Republicans as the co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, serving along with Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).

Hensarling Statement on Revised Budget Control Act of 2011

August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) made the following remarks today on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of the revised Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation will avert a credit default without raising job-killing taxes, cut and cap federal spending, and guarantee a vote on the balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. “Mr. Speaker, the American people want more jobs and they want less debt. The American people are telling Washington, ‘You’ve got to quit spending money you don’t have. You’ve got to quit borrowing 42 cents on the dollar, much of it from the Chinese, and then sending the bill to our children and grandchildren.’

Hensarling Statement on Reid Plan Vote

July 30, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today as he voted against the plan put forward by Senator Harry Reid to give the president his request of $2.4 trillion in a debt limit increase with no real controls on spending. “Our national debt is nearly $14.3 trillion, almost more than our entire economy. The problem is not the debt ceiling: it’s the debt. Record unemployment and government spending is killing private sector growth and keeping job creators on the sidelines, and President Obama’s policies are making things worse.

Hensarling Statement on Passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011

July 29, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Budget Control Act of 2011. “Our nation’s debt crisis is a result of Washington spending too much, not taxing too little. In order to steer our nation off the road to bankruptcy and rebuild confidence in our economy, Washington must stop spending money we don’t have. Unfortunately, the president has pushed for tax increases on small businesses and families to pay for his spending spree, and days before his August 2nd deadline, has yet to submit his first plan to deal with the nation’s debt crisis. Days before the president’s August 2nd deadline, the Senate has yet to pass their first plan to deal with the nation’s debt crisis. Days before the president’s August 2nd deadline, not only have Republicans passed our first plan to deal with the debt crisis, today we passed our second plan to deal with the nation’s debt crisis."

Hensarling Delivers Weekly Republican Address

July 23, 2011

In this week's address, House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) outlines the Cut, Cap and Balance Act passed in the House of Representatives this week. It is designed to cut wasteful government spending, cap future spending and put in place a Balanced Budget Amendment to ensure a prosperous economic future for our children and grandchildren. It is the only viable plan that will spur job creation in our country without raising taxes on the American people. The president and Senate Democrats have failed to come up with their own plans to save our economy. It's time for them to stand with the American people and House Republicans to get our fiscal house in order.

Hensarling Responds to President Obama’s Threat to Veto Cut, Cap and Balance Legislation

July 18, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, today issued the following response to President Obama’s threat to veto Cut, Cap and Balance legislation the House is scheduled to vote on this week. “I find it incredibly ironic that President Obama is one of the few Americans who think we don’t need a constitutional amendment ‘to do our jobs.’ The point of cutting up the credit cards in order to raise the debt ceiling isn’t to meet his tax and spend demands; it’s to force him to stop spending money we don’t have.

Hensarling Response to the President’s Press Conference on Debt Limit Negotiations

July 11, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today after President Obama’s press conference to address ongoing debt limit negotiations. “Today we heard the president claim that the American people are ‘not paying attention’ to what Washington plans to do about our nation’s debt crisis. He is wrong to assume that the outcome is only on ‘our plate.’ As last week’s devastating jobs numbers showed us, all Americans have an interest in the path that Washington chooses to take next. They know that if more spending and more debt meant more jobs, then this president’s policies would have already helped our ailing economy. Instead, he’s made things worse."

Hensarling Response to the President’s Press Conference on Debt Limit Negotiations

July 11, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today after President Obama’s press conference to address ongoing debt limit negotiations. “Today we heard the president claim that the American people are ‘not paying attention’ to what Washington plans to do about our nation’s debt crisis. He is wrong to assume that the outcome is only on ‘our plate.’ As last week’s devastating jobs numbers showed us, all Americans have an interest in the path that Washington chooses to take next. They know that if more spending and more debt meant more jobs, then this president’s policies would have already helped our ailing economy. Instead, he’s made things worse."

Hensarling Discusses Jobs, Economy in Forney

June 29, 2011

FORNEY – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Republican Conference, was in Forney today to talk with constituents at the Forney Rotary Club luncheon about recent action taken to remove Washington’s barriers...

Hensarling Statement on Long-Term CBO Outlook

June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the long-term budget analysis released by the Congressional Budget Office and its implications for our economy and job creation. “The report that our record-high debt will surpass our economy by the year’s end is more terrible news for job creators, job seekers, and future generations of Americans who will spend their lives paying off the bills we’re sending them. With government spending on course to make up 33 percent of our economy by 2035—a 70 percent increase compared to the 20 percent post-World War II average—time is running out to put the nation on a desperately-needed new fiscal trajectory.

Hensarling Speaks on House Floor About Job Creation

June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the nation’s severe economic conditions and the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators.

Hensarling Statement in Opposition to Raising Debt Limit Without Spending Cuts

May 31, 2011

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in opposition to the House vote to raise the federal debt ceiling without any accompanying spending reforms. “I applaud today’s vote by the House to deny this Administration and congressional Democrats a free pass to keep spending our nation further into unprecedented debt. It’s fully clear that President Obama’s plan to raise the debt ceiling without any spending cuts is not only unwise but also unpopular. We need to cut up the president’s credit card, not give him a new one.

Honoring Heroes Who Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice This Memorial Day

May 27, 2011

Freedom is not free. It comes at incredible cost. Throughout our nation’s history, whenever our country has been attacked, or when the enemies of freedom have threatened peace in our world, American men and women in uniform, from all backgrounds and all walks of life have answered the call to defend us.

Hensarling Statement on GOP Plan for America’s Job Creators

May 26, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today on the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. “This morning we had a confirmation that the economy grew at a tepid 1.8% in the last quarter. This confirms yet again that the Obama recovery is the weakest we’ve had in the post-war era. The Obama recovery continues to fail and the American people continue to suffer.

Hensarling Statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Address to Congress

May 24, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, DC and his address to a joint meeting of Congress. “It was a tremendous honor to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the House floor and listen to his inspiring words before a joint gathering of Congress. He spoke with passion and refreshing clarity about the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel, and how we are both engaged in ‘an epic battle … between tyranny and freedom.’ In that fight for the future, America has stood and must continue to stand firmly on the side of freedom with our friends in Israel. I am as proud as ever to contribute to that noble cause.

Hensarling Votes to Improve Benefits for Veterans

May 24, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement in support of four veteran-related bills passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. “I am pleased to support these bills which will improve the benefits our nation’s military men and women currently receive for their heroic service and ensure our fallen heroes receive proper honor for their sacrifice,” said Hensarling. “Veterans and their families have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and the benefits they receive are a token of appreciation from a grateful nation. To quote Calvin Coolidge, ‘The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.’ I am committed to remembering the service of our defenders and I am proud to support these bills in that effort.”

Hensarling Statement on President Obama’s State Department Address

May 19, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s speech at the State Department on U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Hensarling Statement on Latest Jobs Report

May 6, 2011

 “These are not signs of an economic recovery;they’re the result of a failed  agenda that needs to be reversed.” WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the latest jobs report released by...

Hensarling Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011

“The news that so many Americans have been waiting for since September 11, 2001, has finally come: Osama bin Laden is dead. Words cannot adequately express how proud I am of the brave American warriors and intelligence officers who helped deliver justice yesterday. They, along with all servicemen and women serving our great nation, deserve the praise and appreciation of every American. I also congratulate President Obama and his administration for this important victory."

Hensarling Discusses Federal Debt Crisis

April 28, 2011

Congressman Discusses Recent Spending Cuts and Need for Fiscal SanityFORNEY – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Republican Conference, was in Forney today to talk with constituents about the federal debt crisis...

Hensarling Offers Help To Those Affected by Severe Weather

April 27, 2011

“My heartfelt sympathies and prayer go out to those affected by the storms last night. I have reached out to FEMA as well as city and county officials to offer my office’s assistance during this difficult time. I will continue to monitor the situation closely and will work to bridge the gap between local and federal agencies to make sure 5th District residents get the assistance they need. Those seeking help are encouraged to contact my Athens office at (903) 675-8288.”

Hensarling Statement on S&P Downgrade of America’s Long-term Credit Rating from “Stable” to “Negative”

April 18, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the United States’ long-term credit outlook being downgraded from “stable” to “negative” by Standard & Poors’ (S&P).“Today’s news is a stark reminder that...

Hensarling Statement on House Republicans’ “Path to Prosperity” Budget

April 14, 2011

“We are in a debt crisis because job-destroying spending is too high, not because taxes on the American people are too low.”WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today as the House...

Hensarling Statement on the President’s Deficit Speech

April 13, 2011

“The American people deserve a budget plan that takes our nation off the road to decline and onto a path to prosperity. New platitudes and new taxes will not grow our economy or solve the spending-driven debt crisis. These record deficits are the symptom – spending is the disease. The only way to grow our economy and save the American dream for our children and grandchildren is to stop spending money that we don’t have.

Hensarling Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

April 11, 2011

DALLAS –Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is asking high school students across the 5th Congressional District to participate in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery.  “Each year, this exciting competition provides Members of Congress the opportunity to showcase the...

Hensarling Statement on Passage of the Troop Funding Bill and House Republican Efforts to Keep the Government Open

April 7, 2011

Click Here to View My Comments“Even though I have been in Washington for a few terms, I have not lost my ability to be outraged.  To have the President of the United States issue a veto threat on a bill...

Hensarling Statement on Senate Passage of 1099 Repeal and House Measures to Reverse Job-Destroying Regulations

April 5, 2011

“Runaway Red Tape Ties Job Creators’ Hands.”WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today on the successful Senate vote on H.R. 4 to repeal the 1099 paperwork provision that Democrats used to...

Hensarling Statement on the House Republican Budget Proposal: “Path to Prosperity”

April 5, 2011

“The fact-based budget proposed by Chairman Ryan provides what President Obama and congressional Democrats have repeatedly failed to offer: a responsible plan that sets the nation on a fiscally sustainable course; an economic growth plan to jump-start the most tepid recovery in recent history; a plan to put us on a path to pay off the job-destroying debt that threatens to bankrupt our children’s future.

Hensarling Statement on Spending Negotiations

April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding Senate Democrats’ continued failure to pass or propose a credible bill to fund the government while cutting job-destroying spending.“It’s been 44 days since...

National Taxpayers Union Recognizes Hensarling As One Of The Top Spending Reducers In The House

March 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeb Hensarling, a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Republican Conference, has been recognized by the National Taxpayers Union—the nation’s oldest taxpayer watchdog group—as having one of the largest saving agendas in the House...

Hensarling Statement on One-Year Anniversary of ‘Obamacare’

March 23, 2011

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today to mark the one-year anniversary of the signing into law of the job-destroying government takeover of Americans’ health care commonly known as “Obamacare.”“The most urgent reason...

Hensarling Discusses Federal Debt & Spending Cuts: Congressman Discusses Recent Spending Cuts and Need for Fiscal Sanity

March 23, 2011

HOLLY LAKE – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Republican Conference, was in Wood County today to talk with constituents about the federal debt crisis and recent action he has taken to...

Hensarling Re-Introduces Legislation to End Taxpayer Funded Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

March 18, 2011

“It’s time to enact fundamental reform before these companies go from ‘too big to fail’ to ‘too late to fix.’”

Hensarling Statement on House Vote to Defund NPR

March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1076, a bill that, if enacted, would prohibit federal funding for National Public Radio (NPR) as a way...

Hensarling Statement on Two Year Anniversary of the Failed Stimulus

February 17, 2011

“The stimulus approach to job creation clearly did not work. The solution for job creation we heard from the American people is to remove the uncertainty in the economy stemming from policies and irresponsible spending created in Washington."

Hensarling Provides Medals to World War II Veteran

February 17, 2011

“Veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom,” said Hensarling. “We need to let them know that we appreciate all that they have done for our Country. Today, there are over 25 million Veterans in the United States, and there is no group of Americans to whom we owe greater thanks.” “I am humbled and privileged to help honor Mr. Tanner as he receives his long overdue medals. One of my greatest honors as a United States Congressman is to assist these deserving veterans in obtaining the medals they are due,” said Hensarling.

Congressman Hensarling Highlights House Majority’s Commitment to Creating a Better Environment for Job Growth

February 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) highlights the new majority’s commitment to creating a better environment for job growth by ending Washington’s spending binge and reducing uncertainty for those who create...

Hensarling Discusses Jobs, Spending Cuts

February 8, 2011

“Congressman Discusses Early Action in Cut and Grow Congress” MINEOLA – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading fiscal conservative and Chairman of the House Republican Conference, was in Wood County on Thursday, February 3rd to discuss recent action he...

Hensarling on Obamacare: Let's repeal it today, replace it tomorrow

January 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, today made the following comments in favor of repealing Obamacare.To View Video of Congressman Hensarling’s Remarks on YouTubeGo Tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGeQpPQ_Twc Remarks of House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling:“Mr. Speaker...

Hensarling Speaks on Resolution Condemning the Attack in Tucson, Arizona

January 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, today delivered the following remarks condemning the attack in Tucson, Arizona, mourning those killed and wishing Godspeed in their recovery to those who were injured.To View Congressman...

Hensarling Statement on the Final Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

December 3, 2010

“I am unable to support it because at its core it calls for a massive tax increase on the American people without fundamentally addressing the largest, long-term driver of our nation’s debt crisis – rising health care costs.”Washington, D.C. –...

Jeb Hensarling Remarks At November 30 GOP Leadership Stakeout

November 30, 2010

“In a lame duck session, a lame duck Congress should not turn our economy into a dead duck economy.”To View Video of Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s StatementClick the Linkhttp://www.gop.gov/media/press-conferences/10/11/30/113010-republican-leadership-press-conferenceGOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling:“I’m Jeb Hensarling, the incoming Chairman of the House...

Hensarling Honors Veterans, Military Service Members and Families

November 10, 2010

DALLAS- Freedom is not free – it comes at incredible cost. Throughout our nation’s history, whenever our country is attacked or when enemies of freedom threaten peace in our world, American men and women in uniform answer the call to...

Hensarling Receives National Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Friend Award

October 17, 2010

“Fiscal Hawk” Earns Third-highest Score in Entire HouseWASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced he has received the National Taxpayers Union “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” and an “A” rating from the nation’s oldest taxpayer watchdog group.  Hensarling’s 95% score...

Hensarling Statement On America’s Second $1 Trillion-plus Deficit

October 15, 2010

“…the deficit is merely a symptom; the disease is out of control federal spending.”Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, released the...

Hensarling Statement on Earmarks

October 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and the co-author of H.J. Res 79, the Spending Limit Amendment to the Constitution, issued the following statement on Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s op-ed on...

Congressman Jeb Hensarling On Jobs & The Economy

October 8, 2010

“I’ve talked to Fortune 50 CEO’s in Dallas and Main Street small business owners in Mineola, TX, and they’ve all told me that policies created in Washington, such as failure to deal with the impending tax increases at the end...

Hensarling On Today’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Meeting

September 29, 2010

“…never underestimate the creativity of the elected official to get around statutes that they have helped write…”Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) is the author of H.R. 3964, the Spending, Deficit, and Debt Control Act to reform Washington’s broken spending process; an...

Hensarling Comments At GOP Pledge Rollout News Conference

September 23, 2010

To View Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Statement on YouTubeClick the Linkhttp://www.youtube.com/user/RepJebHensarling#p/u/0/6y9Xt4bjspgCongressman Jeb Hensarling is the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and a member...

Hensarling Comments at GOP Leadership Stakeout

September 15, 2010

“no tax increases on nobody” Hensarling Remarks:“Where are the jobs?  The Democrats have tried to spend their way into more jobs with the stimulus.  Three million of our fellow Americans have lost their jobs.  Unemployment hovers around 10%.  The Democrats have...

Hensarling Comments at House Financial Services Hearing On GSEs

September 15, 2010

To View Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Comments at Today’s HearingGo to YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMyRERyAhcMCongressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) is the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.  A former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel (Panel) for...

Hensarling: TARP’s Legacy Will Be Historic, Unfortunate, and Ineffective

September 15, 2010

“We will be living with the consequences of this ill-advised program years after it has ended.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the...

Hensarling Calls For Hearing On High Frequency Trading

September 9, 2010

Hensarling & Bachus Letter don’t “shoot the computers first and ask questions later”WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and FSC full committee Ranking Member...

Hensarling Wins Defender of Economic Freedom Award

August 30, 2010

Local Congressman One of Only Nine Members to Receive Score of 100WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) has been awarded the Defender of Economic Freedom Award by the Club for Growth, a free market advocacy organization with over 55,000 members...

Hensarling Hears from Local Veterans

August 10, 2010

KAUFMAN, TEXAS –Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently met with a group of Kaufman County veterans to hear their concerns and input on federal issues and legislation that affects them. “As a Congressman, one of my top priorities is to ensure that...

Hensarling: What Part of Broke Don't Democrats Understand?

July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading fiscal conservative and outspoken proponent of earmark reform, who is the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, today...

Hensarling: this is a program that could save taxpayers $1.1 billion

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading fiscal conservative and outspoken proponent of earmark reform, who is the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, today...

Hensarling On OMB Mid-Session Review

July 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued the following statement regarding OMB’s Mid-Session Review: “In just two years the...

Hensarling To Bernanke: Do You Agree Or Disagree With Yourself?

July 22, 2010

To View Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Statement on YouTubeClick the Link http://www.youtube.com/user/RepJebHensarling#p/a/u/0/bp7heKIaXww WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) is the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.  A former member of the Congressional Oversight...

Hensarling: TARP = $3.7 trillion with no oversight and no reform

July 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit made the following...

Hensarling Comments on Nomination of Jacob Lew as OMB Director

July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued the following statement in response President Obama’s announcement that he intends to...

Hensarling Hosts America Speaking Out Town Hall Meetings

July 8, 2010

DALLAS, TEXAS — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) hosted a series of town hall meetings in Mineola, Jacksonville, Palestine, Athens, Canton and Terrell on July 8 as part of the America Speaking Out program. Congressman Hensarling, the second ranking Republican on the...

Hensarling Announces Changes to Expedite VA Claims for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

June 28, 2010

DALLAS, TEXAS – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made changes aiming to expedite the claims process for veterans seeking compensation for service-connected disabilities.“I am pleased that the VA...

Hensarling & Ryan: A Road Map To America's Future

June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Our dire fiscal and economic challenges -- coupled with Washington's insistence on making matters worse -- are no excuse for retreat or despair. They are cause for inspiration and determination. The stakes of the debt debate present not...

Hensarling & Ryan: We Need To Cut Spending Now

June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — With each passing week, fresh warning signs from the markets, government reports, or events overseas underscore the need to tackle our dire fiscal and economic picture. Yet Congress stubbornly refuses to acknowledge this reality, as each week results...

Hensarling: Hoyer Comments On Budget Disappointing

June 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) the second ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued the following statement in reaction to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s speech...

Hensarling & Ryan: Big Government Debt Mortgages Our Children's Future

June 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Over the course of the past few weeks Americans have been shocked to learn how dangerously mired in debt our nation has become. The U.S. debt rose past $13 trillion this month, about 89 percent of gross domestic...

Highlights of Hensarling Comments On Bailouts During Financial Regulation Conference Committee

June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and the author of H.R. 4889, the GSE Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act and H.R. 5391, the Federal Housing...

Highlights of Hensarling Comments During Financial Regulation Conference Committee

June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and the author of H.R. 4889, the GSE Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act and H.R. 5391, the Federal Housing...

Hensarling Opening Statement At Financial Regulation Conference Committee

June 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling is the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and the author of H.R. 4889, the GSE Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act and H.R. 5391, the Federal...

Hensarling Appointed to Financial Regulation Conference Committee

June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, released the following statement regarding his appointment to the Conference Committee on the financial markets regulation legislation: “I am honored...

Through YouCut American People Support Hensarling Proposal To End Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bailouts

June 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling today announced that his proposal to end the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has won the House GOP YouCut vote and would be up for a vote on the House Floor as early...

Hensarling Honors Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation

June 7, 2010

MABANK, TEXAS — Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Regional Representative, Phillip Smith, honored representatives of the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation by presenting a copy of remarks made by Hensarling in the Congressional Record, the permanent record of the business of the U.S. Congress....

Hensarling Plan To End Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Bailout Leads YouCut

June 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced that his plan (HR 4849) to end the federal bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is leading the voting in the House Republicans’ YouCut program.  “The American taxpayers understand all too...

Hensarling Hosts America Speaking Out Town Hall

June 2, 2010

DALLAS, TEXAS — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) hosted a town hall in Mesquite on June 1 as part of the America Speaking Out program, drawing attendees from communities throughout the district, including Mesquite, Garland, Rowlett, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, Balch Springs, Seagoville,...

Hensarling At GOP Leadership "Cut Spending Now" Press Conference

May 27, 2010

Click here for audio: http://gopleader.gov/UploadedFiles/JAB_Budget_Presser.mp3Note: News Conference Begins At Approximately 6:07 WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), the 2nd ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and one of three House Republicans appointed to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility...

Hensarling to Host Mesquite "America Speaking Out" Town Hall

May 26, 2010

DALLAS, TEXAS — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) will host an America Speaking Out town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 1st in Mesquite. America Speaking Out is a new effort to engage in a conversation with the American people about the direction...

Hensarling Announces "America Speaking Out"

May 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced the creation of America Speaking Out, a new effort to engage in a conversation with the American people about the direction of our nation.  Texans who want to join the conversation that...

Hensarling and Ryan lead effort to cut government spending, spur job creation

May 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — House Budget Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Paul Ryan (WI) and Vice Ranking Member Jeb Hensarling (TX), today unveiled a series of specific spending cuts to help spur job creation and get Washington’s fiscal house in order. ...

Democrats Reject First Spending Cut Proposed By American People

May 20, 2010

To See Hensarling’s Floor Speech On YouTube Go Tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohb-zNF_L8 WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), the 2nd ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee and one of three House Republicans appointed to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform,...

Hensarling: We Don't Need A TARP For Small Business

May 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP made the following statement at today’s House Financial Services...

Hensarling Statement On Fannie Mae Seeking Further Taxpayer Funds

May 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling made the following statement in response to media reports that Fannie Mae is seeking further taxpayer funds after another losing quarter.  “Today’s announcement that Fannie Mae has again asked taxpayers for more money after reporting...

Hensarling and Bachus Request Financial Services Hearing on TARP Oversight

May 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, and Full Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (AL-06) sent the following...

Hensarling Staff To Be In Mesquite Offering Help With Federal Agencies

May 4, 2010

MESQUITE, TEXAS — Staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s office will be in Mesquite on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, and Thursday, May 13, 2010, and in Seagoville on Thursday, May 13, 2010, to meet with constituents needing assistance with federal agencies. ...

Hensarling Staff To Be In Garland Offering Help With Federal Agencies

May 4, 2010

GARLAND, TEXAS — Staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s office will be in Garland on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, to meet with constituents needing assistance with federal agencies.  Hensarling’s staff will be available at the South Garland Branch Library on May...

Hensarling Statement On Greek Debt Crisis

April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — At today’s House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing Congressman Jeb Hensarling made the following remarks: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and certainly thank you for calling this hearing.  When I look...

Hensarling To Senate Republicans Oppose S. 3217 In Its Current Form

April 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Dear Senate Republicans, On April 26, you will be called upon to cast one of the most consequential votes of the 111th Congress.  I respectfully request that you oppose voting to proceed on S. 3217 in its current...

Hensarling to Introduce Community Reinvestment Act Repeal

April 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Text of Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Remarks on CRA: I believe that the community reinvestment act has had a proud genesis 33 years ago.  In 1977, red lining was clearly not insignificant; too many low income and minority individuals’...

Congressman Jeb Hensarling Comments at GOP Leadership Stakeout

April 14, 2010

WASHINGTON DC — Transcript of Congressman Jeb Hensarling's comments at the weekly GOP Leadership Stakeout Hensarling Opening Remarks: Well, our conference Chairman has it right. There continues to be a lot of pain and hurt in America, but unfortunately, if you...

Hensarling Gives Update on Health Care Takeover at Town Hall Meetings

April 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading fiscal conservative who is the 2nd ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee conducted a series of town hall meetings on the recent passage of the government takeover of health care.  Hensarling...

Hensarling: Fed Blurring Lines Between Fiscal & Monetary Policy

March 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Comments of Congressman Jeb Hensarling at House Financial Services Committee meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: "Mr. Chairman, on Sunday night the nation’s fiscal future went from grim to grimmer if one takes out the Bernie Madoff...

Who knew GSE stood for Generous Salaries for Everyone?

March 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Administration’s pay czar would review compensation practices at bailed out firms:“What people do with their money is their business.  As a lawmaker, what they...

Home Affordable Modification Program Is Not Working

March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) issued the following statement in response to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relieve Program’s (SIGTARP) report on the Home Affordable Modification Program: “SIGTARP’s recent report on Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)...

Hensarling: Financial Reform Should Start With Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

March 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Throughout this credit crisis, President Obama has repeatedly faulted Wall Street banks for using their size, wealth, and political influence to circumvent their regulators and enrich their executives, leaving taxpayers holding the bag. The president has proposed legislative...

Hensarling Fights Health Care Takeover Bill

March 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — "Mr. Speaker, the vote we take tonight may ultimately change the role of government in a society whose most cherished birthright is freedom. There are so many reasons to oppose this legislation. Taxpayer-funded abortions, the sleazy back room...

Hensarling At Rules Committee Hearing On Health Care Takeover

March 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — “I listened carefully to the gentleman from New Jersey and I'm glad he is concerned about the nation going bankrupt which makes me question why would you want to enact a policy that simply stamps on the accelerator...

Recommended Reading: Why Oppose Deeming The Health Care Bill?

March 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — From The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2010: "We're not sure American schools teach civics any more, but once upon a time they taught that under the U.S. Constitution a bill had to pass both the House and...

Hensarling: What's Not In Dodd Bill?

March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and formerly the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)...

Hensarling Appointed To National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

March 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee issued the following statement upon his appointment to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “I am honored that Republican Leader John Boehner has appointed...

Hensarling and Pence To Introduce Spending Limit Amendment

March 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Fiscal storm clouds are upon us. In five years, federal spending has skyrocketed to 24.7% from 19.9% of our economy. That's the highest level since World War II. Borrowing has ballooned the national debt to $11.9 trillion from...

Hensarling Discusses Jobs and Budget at Town Hall Meetings

February 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, a leading voice among fiscal conservatives who recently challenged President Obama on the national debt racked up in his first two budgets, was in Terrell today to discuss the economy and the federal budget.  With...

Hensarling to Discuss Jobs, Budget on February 17th

February 11, 2010

ATHENS, TX — U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, “a leading voice among fiscal conservatives” will discuss the economy and federal budget issues on Wednesday, February 17, in several meetings throughout the district.  Hensarling will detail what President Obama’s 2011 budget means to...

Hensarling Honored To Deliver Weekly Republican Address

February 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered this week’s official Republican response to the President’s Weekly Address.  Each week, one Republican is chosen to discuss solutions to our nation’s most challenging issues.  Dubbed “Rep. Budget Reform” for his efforts to...

Hensarling on January Job Loss Report

February 5, 2010

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...

President Obama Finally Answers Congressman Hensarling's Budget Question

February 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Upon the release today of his record breaking $3.8 trillion fiscal year 2011 budget, President Barack Obama finally answered the question posed to him by Congressman Jeb Hensarling, a question the President declined to answer during the Friday,...

Hensarling Statement On The President's Appearance At GOP Retreat

January 29, 2010

UPDATE: “How did you arrive at the conclusion that what were the old annual deficits under Republicans have now become the monthly deficits under Democrats?  And what is the back-up?” In the 12 years that Republicans controlled the House,...

Hensarling Statement On President's State of the Union Speech

January 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Initially, I was pleased to hear that President Obama was proposing to freeze non-security discretionary spending for 3 years.  However, after reading the fine print, it seems this proposal is more about changing news headlines rather than spending...

Hensarling Calls For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Compensation Oversight

January 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — After upset defeats in the state of New Jersey, Virginia and a stunning upset defeat in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I would have hoped that this Administration and this Congress would have got down to job number one...

Hensarling Statement On Budget Treatment of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

January 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) the Vice Ranking Member on the House Committee on Budget, and author of the "Family Budget Protection Act," issued the following statement on a high-ranking Treasury official’s comment in the Wall Street Journal that...

Hensarling Statement On Administration Bank Break-up Proposal

January 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued the...

Hensarling Opening Statement at House Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing

January 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) is the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Transcript...

Hensarling Offers Condolences To Haitian Community

January 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today issued the following statement regarding the earthquake in Haiti: “I was saddened to hear about the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday and my heart goes out to the people affected by it. ...

Hensarling Releases Text of Letter to Geithner

January 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) was joined by some 70 House Republicans, including Minority Leader John Boehner, House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence and House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus in the following letter to Treasury Secretary...

Hensarling Announces Service Academy Nominations

January 11, 2010

MESQUITE, TEXAS— U. S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced the nomination of  Braden Keith Anderson of Mesquite to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  Anderson attends Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas. “Each year, I...

Hensarling Calls For Open Deliberations On Health Bill

January 6, 2010

ATHENS, TEXAS— Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today requested that CSPAN be allowed to televise the Democratic leadership’s negotiations on a national health care bill.  “Democracy without openness is an oxymoron,” said Hensarling.  “The people in Dallas and East Texas have...

Hensarling: Cherokee County Residents Eligible for Disaster Relief

January 5, 2010

ATHENS, TEXAS—  Congressman Jeb Hensarling announced today that Cherokee County residents may be eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance.  Small business owners affected by the severe storms and tornado that struck East Texas in December may be eligible...

Hensarling Decries Yet Another GMAC Bailout

December 31, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued the following...

Hensarling Chides Taiwan for Looming Beef Ban

December 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R – Athens, Dallas) criticized Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan for taking steps to impose import bans on American beef in 2010.  Hensarling, who grew working on a family farm and is a strong supporter of exporting...

Hensarling Says Unlimited Bailouts Wrong

December 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, today issued the following statement demanding Chairman Barney Frank to hold hearings on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “In...

Hensarling Statement On Democrats End-Of-Year Rush

December 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “The House is due to adjourn for the year today, but before it does, the Democrats will present the American people with a number of Christmas gifts wrapped up in one nice, neat little package.” The first gift,...

Hensarling Offers Dissent On December TARP COP Report

December 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the lone member of Congress on the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel today offered the following dissenting views to the Panel’s December Report on whether Treasury has properly discharged its Congressional mandate under the Emergency Economic...

Hensarling: TARP Extension Worst Kept Secret In Washington

December 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the lone member of Congress on the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel and the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit issued the following statement in response to...

Hensarling on November Job Loss Report

December 4, 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 November’s...

Hensarling Opposes Phony Death Tax Reform

December 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement regarding the passage today of the Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009:“Instead of permanently establishing a...

Hensarling Questions Stimulus Results

November 18, 2009

WASHINGTON — “After the passage of the Obama Administration’s $1.2 trillion stimulus bill, over 3 million of our fellow countrymen lost their jobs and our nation suffers from the highest unemployment rate in a quarter of a century. “This orgy...

Hensarling Assists Medicare Enrollees During Open Season

November 18, 2009

MESQUITE—  On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, U. S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s (TX-05) staff hosted a Medicare Prescription Drug Program open season forum at the Christian Care Center. The Medicare Prescription Drug Program’s open season runs November 15-December 31.  During that...

Hensarling to Host Forums on Medicare Prescription Drug Program’s Open Season

November 9, 2009

ATHENS — On November 16 and 17th, 2009, U. S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s (TX-05) staff will host a Medicare Prescription Drug Program open season forum.  The Medicare Prescription Drug Program’s open season runs November 15-December 31.  During that time, people...

Hensarling Recognizes Kaufman County Vietnam Memorial Wall in Congressional Record

November 7, 2009

ATHENS – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently presented representatives of Kaufman County veterans, officials and citizens with remarks that he included in the Congressional Record.  The Congressional Record is the constitutionally mandated permanent record of the business of the...

Hensarling: Government Faces Hundreds of Billions in TARP Contingent Obligations

November 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, today filed additional views to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Congressional Oversight Panel’s (COP) November report.  “Simply because the guarantee programs do not require an immediate outlay of taxpayer sourced funds, they are by...

Hensarling on October Job Loss Report

November 6, 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...

Hensarling Amendment On Lower Credit Card Fees Passes

November 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling has offered an amendment to help lower interest rates and fees for credit card users.  The amendment clarifies that changes to a credit card agreement that reduce a customer's interest rate or other fees can...

Hensarling: Pelosi Health Care Bill Ends Pretense of Fiscal Discipline

November 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “It is indeed ironic that on the same day Speaker Pelosi rolled-out her 1,990 page, $1.2 trillion federal takeover of America’s health care system Representative Paul Ryan and I introduced H.R.3964, The Spending, Deficit, and Debt Control Act...

Hensarling Comments On Pelosi Health Care Plan

October 29, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s latest draft of health care legislation: “There is a fundamental decision that will be made in this debate: Who...

Hensarling: More bailouts coming if we repeat the mistakes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

October 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...

Hensarling on Latest GDP Report

October 29, 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 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at...

Hensarling on Pay Czar Executive Salary Cuts Announcement

October 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...

Hensarling Votes No, Issues Dissenting Views on COP Report

October 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”...

Hensarling Announces Veterans Day Educational Opportunity

October 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 EDUCATORSNATIONAL TEACH-IN IS OCTOBER 21st HISTORY™,...

Hensarling Provides Health Care Legislation to District

October 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. “Last week,...

Hensarling on Job Loss Report

October 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...

Hensarling says Jobless Recovery is Not a Recovery

October 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...

Hensarling says CFPA Draft Language Not a Change

September 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...

Hensarling says Draft Rating Agency Bill Falls Short

September 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...

Congressman Hensarling Hears from Local Veterans

August 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...

Hensarling Assists Veterans at Resource Fair

August 19, 2009

MESQUITE – On Tuesday, August 18, the office of U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) hosted a Veterans Resource Fair to provide 5th District veterans with resources and information on topics such as access to VA benefits, obtaining post-service employment and...

Hensarling to Secretary Geithner: Respect Regulatory Independence

August 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone sitting member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)...