Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

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  Hensarling spoke about his opposition to the legislation and explained how it could be repealed and replaced with reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship and do not bankrupt future generations.

Mar 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Comments of Congressman Jeb Hensarling at House Financial Services Committee meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke:

Mar 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Administration’s pay czar would review compensation practices at bailed out firms:

Mar 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) issued the following statement in response to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relieve Program’s (SIGTARP) report on the Home Affordable Modification Program:

Mar 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — Throughout this credit crisis, President Obama has repeatedly faulted Wall Street banks for using their size, wealth, and political influence to circumvent their regulators and enrich their executives, leaving taxpayers holding the bag.

The president has proposed legislative remedies to deal with the banks he considers “too big to fail,” including assigning them new regulations and regulators, restricting their business activities, and even breaking them up.

Mar 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — "Mr. Speaker, the vote we take tonight may ultimately change the role of government in a society whose most cherished birthright is freedom. There are so many reasons to oppose this legislation. Taxpayer-funded abortions, the sleazy back room deals that gave us the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, the pharmaceutical payoffs. An increase in taxes in an economy where millions have lost their jobs and can still find no gainful employment.

Mar 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — “I listened carefully to the gentleman from New Jersey and I'm glad he is concerned about the nation going bankrupt which makes me question why would you want to enact a policy that simply stamps on the accelerator towards bankruptcy. I know that earlier today many people on your side of the aisle were waving around a Congressional Budget Office letter talking about we're going to save money. We are somehow going to reduce the deficit through these policies.

Mar 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — From The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2010: "We're not sure American schools teach civics any more, but once upon a time they taught that under the U.S. Constitution a bill had to pass both the House and Senate to become law. Until this week, that is, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to merely "deem" that the House has passed the Senate health-care bill and then send it to President Obama to sign anyway.