Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Retirement of Sam Johnson

Jan 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) announced that he will retire at the end of the 115th Congress:

“My heart felt a little heavy today when I learned of Sam Johnson’s plans to retire at the close of the 115th Congress. Very few have dedicated their lives to the service of our great nation the way Sam has, and his shoes will be hard to fill.  But, if anyone deserves some rest and relaxation in retirement, it’s Sam.  From serving in the Air Force for 29 years and enduring years of torture as a POW, to tirelessly serving the constituents of the 3rd District of Texas for more than two decades, Sam is a true American patriot and hero with a servant’s heart.  I look forward to working with Sam over the next two years as he enhances the strong legacy he has already forged.”