Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Sep 15, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) voted to stop the Obama Administration from continuing its reckless release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention camp (Gitmo).  Under current law, it is illegal for the president to transfer Gitmo detainees to American soil, but that’s not stopping him from releasing these dangerous terrorist to other countries and putting our national security at risk.  In fact, the Administration has already cleared 20 of the remaining 61 detainees for release.

Sep 14, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) voted for the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5620).   This bill would speed up the VA disability benefits appeals process, strengthen protections for whistleblowers at the VA, and provide the Secretary of the VA increased flexibility to remove a VA employee for poor performance or misconduct.

Sep 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – Legislation to end bailouts for big banks, toughen penalties for wrongdoing on Wall Street, promote economic growth, and provide desperately needed regulatory relief for small community banks and credit unions passed the House Financial Services Committee 30-26 today.

Sep 9, 2016

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) released the following statement today after a remembrance ceremony on the steps of the Capitol in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“Although the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occurred 15 years ago, those heinous acts are ever present in the minds of those who lost loved ones that day and are forever emblazoned in the minds of every American who still remembers exactly where they were when the first plane struck the World Trade Center that Tuesday morning. 

Sep 8, 2016

WASHINGTON— Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, raised serious questions Thursday about the Obama Administration’s $1.7 billion in cash payments to Iran during a hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Addressing a panel of witnesses from the Obama State, Treasury, and Justice Departments—who only appeared after he threatened them with subpoena—Chairman Hensarling delivered the following opening remarks:

Sep 7, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, voted for the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063). This bill stops the Department of Justice (DOJ), and all other agencies, from pushing defendants to donate money to favored political interest groups as part of settlement agreements with the federal government.

Sep 2, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released the August jobs report:

Aug 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on Thursday after the State Department admitted that the United States would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages:

Aug 9, 2016

WASHINGTON –US Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently wrapped up a series of town hall meetings across the 5th Congressional District of Texas.  It was an opportunity for Constituents to get an update on what’s happening in Congress and for East Texans to ask the Congressman questions about the issues they care about.

Congressman Hensarling focused his Congressional update on his efforts in Washington to roll back job-killing regulation and re-establish the Constitutional balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government. 

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON—This week, the House marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran by passing several bills to hold Iran accountable for its illegal behavior and to block the President from granting more concession to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.