Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jan 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) is 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 the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Transcript of Statement of Subcommittee Ranking Member Jeb Hensarling (TX-05)

Thank you Mr. Chairman on what is really a very, very important hearing.

Jan 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) was joined by some 70 House Republicans, including Minority Leader John Boehner, House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence and House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Spencer Bachus in the following letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner:

January 13, 2010

Jan 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today issued the following statement regarding the earthquake in Haiti:

“I was saddened to hear about the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday and my heart goes out to the people affected by it.  Our nation’s people through their government, churches, and civic organizations have already begun to respond with the generosity that the world community has come to expect from Americans.

Jan 11, 2010

MESQUITE, TEXAS U. S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today announced the nomination of  Braden Keith Anderson of Mesquite to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  Anderson attends Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas.

Jan 6, 2010

ATHENS, TEXAS Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) today requested that CSPAN be allowed to televise the Democratic leadership’s negotiations on a national health care bill.  “Democracy without openness is an oxymoron,” said Hensarling.  “The people in Dallas and East Texas have just as much right to know what’s going on as the Washington insiders who are running this process; after all we will be paying for it in the end.”

Jan 5, 2010

ATHENS, TEXAS  Congressman Jeb Hensarling announced today that Cherokee County residents may be eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance.  Small business owners affected by the severe storms and tornado that struck East Texas in December may be eligible for assistance that includes Small Business Administration emergency loans. 

Dec 31, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — 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 the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued the following statement in reaction to media reports that the federal government has now taken a majority interest in troubled financial services company General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC).

Dec 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R – Athens, Dallas) criticized Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan for taking steps to impose import bans on American beef in 2010.  Hensarling, who grew working on a family farm and is a strong supporter of exporting American agriculture products all over the world, issued a strong rebuke of Taiwan’s plans to break a two-month-old bilateral trade agreement and bar certain U.S. beef and beef products. 

Dec 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, today issued the following statement demanding Chairman Barney Frank to hold hearings on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Dec 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “The House is due to adjourn for the year today, but before it does, the Democrats will present the American people with a number of Christmas gifts wrapped up in one nice, neat little package.”

The first gift, a debt limit increase:

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