Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

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Aug 9, 2017
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U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5th District) said Wednesday he was “sorely disappointed” in the Senate's failure to revamp Obamacare but expressed confidence that Congress would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Jun 21, 2017
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Texas Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling told a conference of mortgage bankers Wednesday his 2013 bill that would have ended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still remains the best path forward for reform of the housing finance market.

Jun 9, 2017
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With the financial system imploding in 2008, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implored Congress to authorize $700 billion to bail out the banks or risk a total meltdown.

Jun 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House is expected to pass sweeping legislation Thursday sponsored by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling that would roll back major pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act, the banking law passed by Democrats in the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

Apr 12, 2017
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Few Americans are familiar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but it is the most powerful and least accountable Washington bureaucracy in history and a perfect example of the political left’s dangerous belief that the ends always justify the means.

Apr 5, 2017
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WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling wants President Donald Trump to direct his signature catchphrase at Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “You’re fired.”

Feb 7, 2017
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Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the powerful House Financial Services Committee, is pushing his broad-brush redo of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to Wall Street and his congressional colleagues.

Feb 1, 2017
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Conservative lawmakers banded together Tuesday to send a message to their Republican colleagues: Don’t bring back earmarks.

Jun 2, 2016
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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
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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.