Committees and Caucuses
Committee on Financial Services:
I serve as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. In my role as chairman, I have been a staunch advocate for promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets. I was the only member of Congress to have introduced comprehensive reform legislation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the credit crisis, lauded in the media as “a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie.” I was also the only member of Congress to have introduced a legislative alternative to TARP during the heart of the credit crisis, which would have minimized taxpayer exposure and the politicization of the market.
Since coming to Congress, I have fought to encourage competition in the lending market to increase choices and lower costs for consumers, as well as combat financial fraud and enhance disclosure notices. I have vigorously opposed taxpayer bailouts for failed financial companies and efforts to give government greater control over personal financial decisions.
Republican Study Committee:
The Republican Study Committee is a group of House Republicans organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives. The Republican Study Committee is dedicated to a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government, a strong national defense, the protection of individual and property rights, and the preservation of traditional family values. The group has played a major role in key policy areas including budget, appropriations, taxes, education, Social Security reform, defense, deregulation, and general government reform. The Republican Study Committee is an independent research arm for Republicans.