Jeb (Jeb) Hensarling (R-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.3484
FAX: 202.226.4888
District: 214.349.9996
District FAX: 214.349.0738
Room 2228 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4305

Residence: Dallas, TX
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Melissa Fore   DOB: 5/29/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Financial Services
Co-ChairRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Anderson / Cherokee / Dallas / Henderson / Kaufman / Van Zandt / Wood


First elected to Congress in 2002, Jeb Hensarling is a recognized conservative leader in Congress and an outspoken advocate for economic opportunity, individual liberty, and religious freedom.

As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb is a leader in promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets. He was the only member of Congress to have introduced comprehensive reform legislation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the credit crisis, lauded in the media as "a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie." Jeb was recognized by The New York Times for "leading the GOP Vanguard against the Bailout" and was the only member of Congress to have introduced a legislative alternative to TARP during the heart of the credit crisis, which would have minimized taxpayer exposure and the politicization of the market.

A lifelong conservative dedicated to advancing the principals of faith, family, free enterprise, and freedom, Jeb was chosen by his congressional colleagues during the 112th Congress to chair the House Republican Conference-the fourth ranking leadership position in the House-and in the 110th Congress, he was elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee-the largest conservative caucus in the House. The Associated Press recently recognized Jeb's consistency on conservative issues saying, "he made cutting federal spending, ending earmarks and reducing the size of government his priorities before the tea party came into existence." In recognition of his relentless fight to cut wasteful Washington spending and remove barriers to job growth, Jeb was appointed to serve on the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and was most recently appointed co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Prior to the 112th Congress, Jeb served as the number two Republican on the House Budget Committee-under Paul Ryan-and has consistently fought to reduce our debt and stop out-of-control Washington spending. He is a co-author of the "Spending, Deficit, and Debt Control Act" a landmark budget reform bill that was heralded as the "gold standard" of budget enforcement legislation by a coalition of conservative groups, including the Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens United Against Government Waste, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the National Taxpayer Union. Jeb also authored the "Spending Limit Amendment"-a Constitutional amendment that would limit federal spending to no more than 20% of the economy-the historic average since WWII. For his work to rein in wasteful Washington spending and put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path, the National Review Online dubbed him "Rep. Budget Reform" and The Dallas Morning News called him a "truth teller" who "has become one of the most important GOP members of Congress." Born in Stephenville, Texas, Jeb grew up working on his father's poultry farm near College Station where he learned the value of hard work. His values were further solodified through his participation in Boy Scouts, where he earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. He earned a degree in economics from Texas A&M University in 1979 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1982. Before coming to Congress, Jeb spent ten years in private business, serving as an officer for a successful investment firm, a data management company, and an electric retail company.

Jeb and his wife, Melissa, are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church, and reside in Dallas with their two children.

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