Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Press Releases

Nov 29, 2016

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:

Nov 26, 2016

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the passing of Fidel Castro:

“Today, the Cuban people have been freed from the grasp of a tyrant, but unfortunately, they are not yet free.  Now, the hard work must continue to truly liberate the people of Cuba.  And the United States must be a willing partner to the freedom-seeking Cuban people who want to fight for that God-given right.” 

Nov 10, 2016

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day which is commemorated each year on November 11th:

Oct 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Defense’s demand for our veterans to repay their bonuses:

Sep 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) voted for, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act (H.R. 5461).  This bipartisan bill originated in the House Financial Services Committee, which Congressman Hensarling chairs.  H.R. 5461 will bring transparency to the financial assets held by Iran’s top political and military leaders and shed light on how these assets contribute to Iran’s funding of terrorism.

Sep 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said today the committee has launched an investigation into alleged fraud that led to the opening of unauthorized customer accounts at Wells Fargo and the role of Washington regulators in monitoring and investigating this activity.

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. 

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