Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 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.

Mar 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 $7.3 trillion, a five-year increase equal to the accumulation of debt between President George Washington and President Bill Clinton.

Feb 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 unemployment rates in East Texas ranging from 9.70% in Cherokee County and 9.4% in Anderson County, to 8.9% in Kaufman County, 8.5% in Henderson County, 8.2% in Wood County and 7.1% in Van Zandt County Hensarling detailed the impact of President Obama’s 2011 budget and policies on job creation,

Feb 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 5th District residents by highlighting how it will affect families, small businesses, job creation, and the nation's economic recovery.  Hensarling currently serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee. 

Feb 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.

Feb 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 unemployment data.

Feb 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, January 29 House Republican retreat: “Mr.

Jan 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?”

Jan 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 lines.  And if it is about headlines, the headline ought to be “President To The Nation: Stop Me Before I Spend Again.”

Jan 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 and that is create jobs.  Help create jobs for the American people.