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 MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance
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


In his eighth term in Congress, Jeb Hensarling works to advance conservative, free market principles and to reduce the size, scope, expense, and intrusiveness of the federal government.

Praised in press reports as "an economic disciple of the Founding Fathers" and an "updated version" of Texas's Lone Ranger for his sometimes lonely battle against Washington's "world of earmarks, subsidies and tax preferences" Jeb has risen to several positions of leadership in the House since he was first elected in 2002. Currently serving as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb has made the committee Congress' most productive by passing more bills than any other committee, to include the landmark pro-growth Financial CHOICE Act that replaces the Dodd-Frank Act. He is also the author of comprehensive housing finance reform legislation lauded in the media as "a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie." For his command of the issues and commitment to conservative principles, Jeb has consistently been chosen by his congressional colleagues to serve in various leadership roles. Before his current assignment as chairman of a major committee, Jeb served as chairman of the Republican Conference - the fourth highest-ranking position in the Republican leadership. Prior to that, Jeb served as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee - the largest caucus in the House. In recognition of his economic expertise, Jeb was also appointed to serve on the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Jeb grew up working on his father's farm near College Station where he learned the value of hard work and later became an Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelor's degree in economics at Texas A&M University in 1979 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas. Jeb spent 10 years in the private sector as an officer in an investment management firm and an electricity retail company.

He and his wife, Melissa, live with their two children and split time between Dallas and Henderson County, and are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church.

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