Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

May 19, 2010

WASHINGTON Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and a former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP made the following statement at today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing on small business lending:

May 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling made the following statement in response to media reports that Fannie Mae is seeking further taxpayer funds after another losing quarter.  “Today’s announcement that Fannie Mae has again asked taxpayers for more money after reporting a first-quarter loss of more than $13 billion demonstrates that Congress must act to end this taxpayer-funded bailout, which together with the bailout of Freddie Mac, has now cost taxpayers an average of $7 billion per month since it began.  I urge the Senate to take-up the pr

May 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and former member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, and Full Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (AL-06) sent the following letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank.

May 5, 2010

May 4, 2010

MESQUITE, TEXAS — Staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s office will be in Mesquite on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, and Thursday, May 13, 2010, and in Seagoville on Thursday, May 13, 2010, to meet with constituents needing assistance with federal agencies.  Hensarling’s staff will be available at the Mesquite Library (North Branch) on Tuesday, May 11, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the Mesquite Fire Department on Galloway on Thursday, May 13, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  They will also be at Seagoville City Hall on Thursday, May 13, from 3:00 p.m.

May 4, 2010

GARLAND, TEXAS — Staff from U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s office will be in Garland on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, to meet with constituents needing assistance with federal agencies.  Hensarling’s staff will be available at the South Garland Branch Library on May 11th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Apr 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — At today’s House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing Congressman Jeb Hensarling made the following remarks:

Apr 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC —

Dear Senate Republicans,

Apr 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Text of Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Remarks on CRA:

I believe that the community reinvestment act has had a proud genesis 33 years ago.  In 1977, red lining was clearly not insignificant; too many low income and minority individuals’ credit opportunities were limited to a handful of banks that might have been reachable on a city bus route. Thirty three years later, much has changed.

Apr 14, 2010

WASHINGTON DC — Transcript of Congressman Jeb Hensarling's comments at the weekly GOP Leadership Stakeout

Hensarling Opening Remarks:

Well, our conference Chairman has it right. There continues to be a lot of pain and hurt in America, but unfortunately, if you get the wrong diagnosis, you get the wrong remedy, and the Democrats have the wrong diagnosis, and that is more bailouts and more takeovers.

Apr 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), a leading fiscal conservative who is the 2nd ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee conducted a series of town hall meetings on the recent passage of the government takeover of health care.  Hensarling spoke about his opposition to the legislation and explained how it could be repealed and replaced with reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship and do not bankrupt future generations.

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