Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

In The News

Jun 2, 2016

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is an economic disciple of the Founding Fathers.

Adam Smith was their gospel. And Smith advised, based on all human experience, that:

Jun 2, 2016

Over the past decade, congressional legislation enacted into law by both parties have been regulatory job killers that are death knells to economic growth and prosperity. From Sarbanes-Oxley to Dodd-Frank, Congress’ costly red tape has affected everyone from credit card holders to Main street small businesses.

Feb 2, 2016

"All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."

 – Article I, Section 1, U.S. Constitution

The federal government is broken. And while there is plenty of blame to go around, only Congress can fix it.

Dec 24, 2015

Republicans say Consumer Financial Protection Bureau targeted Ally on likelihood of settlement to gain restructuring approval

Dec 10, 2015

The feds knew their data showing racial bias was false but sued anyway.

Congressman David Scott recently lambasted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its “deceitful” auto-loan regulation based on “shamefully flawed” information. Now it looks like the Georgia Democrat was being kind.

Nov 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took "misguided and deceptive" actions in extracting settlements from indirect auto lenders for possible discrimination against minorities, House Republicans said in a report issued Tuesday.

Sep 23, 2015

Throughout the anemic Obama “recovery,” one of the bright spots in the economy has been the oil and gas sector. At a time when many Americans were struggling with unemployment or underemployment, this industry has provided good-paying jobs. In Texas, the oil and gas industry is responsible for nearly 2 million jobs and more than 20 percent of the state economy.

Aug 13, 2015

More than 50 people gathered at the Kaufman County Public Library last week to hear from one of their elected officials.

Aug 13, 2015

U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) held a town hall meeting on Aug. 7 to update citizens of Van Zandt County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people and to hear from them about the issues that are most concerning to them.

Aug 12, 2015

United States Congressman Jeb Hensarling hosted a town hall meeting at Mineola City Hall Friday to give an update on recent actions taken by the House of Representatives.

Before the meeting Hensarling walked around and greeting the 50-60 people in attendance, shaking hands along the way.