Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Nov 9, 2009

ATHENS On November 16 and 17th, 2009, U. S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s (TX-05) staff will host a Medicare Prescription Drug Program open season forum. 

Nov 7, 2009

ATHENS – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently presented representatives of Kaufman County veterans, officials and citizens with remarks that he included in the Congressional Record.  The Congressional Record is the constitutionally mandated permanent record of the business of the United States Congress.  Phillip Smith, Regional Representative for Congressman Hensarling, presented a copy of the remarks at the Kaufman County Vietnam Memorial Wall dedication ceremony on November 7, 2009, held at the Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park.

Nov 6, 2009

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.

Nov 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, today filed additional views to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Congressional Oversight Panel’s (COP) November report.  “Simply because the guarantee programs do not require an immediate outlay of taxpayer sourced funds, they are by no means free from risk,” said Congressman Hensarling.  “Such programs in fact burden the taxpayers with hundreds of billions of dollars of contingent obligations that must be funded in accordance with the terms of each governmental undertaking.”

Nov 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling has offered an amendment to help lower interest rates and fees for credit card users.  The amendment clarifies that changes to a credit card agreement that reduce a customer's interest rate or other fees can be implemented immediately, instead of being subject to the 45-day waiting period required under the CARD Act of 2009. The amendment passed the House on a bipartisan vote.

Nov 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “It is indeed ironic that on the same day Speaker Pelosi rolled-out her 1,990 page, $1.2 trillion federal takeover of America’s health care system Representative Paul Ryan and I introduced H.R.3964, The Spending, Deficit, and Debt Control Act of 2009,” said Congressman Jeb Hensarling.  “Our bill would put an end to the budget gimmicks, smoke and mirrors that Democrats are using to hide the real cost of their government takeover of your health care.”

Oct 29, 2009

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 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the Department of Commerce, released its Third Quarter 2009, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Advance Estimate.

Oct 29, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s latest draft of health care legislation:

“There is a fundamental decision that will be made in this debate: Who will control health care in America?  Will it be parents, families, and doctors?  Or will it be Washington bureaucrats or insurance company accountants?”

Oct 29, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — “I find it somewhat curious that we are having a hearing on systemic regulation and nowhere do I see the Director of FHFA, the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The same Fannie and Freddie that were compelled to buy the lion’s share of poorly underwritten loans in this nation.  The same Fannie and Freddie that have now cost the taxpayer over $1 trillion.”

Oct 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the lone Member of Congress on the Congressional Oversight Panel for the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued the following statement in reaction to media reports that U.S. pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, plans to order that the top earners at firms which received billions of dollars in government bailouts cut their cash payouts by an average of about 90% from last year:

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