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

Residence: Dallas, TX
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2014
Spouse: Melissa Fore   DOB: 5/29/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Anderson / Cherokee / Dallas / Henderson / Kaufman / Van Zandt / Wood

Bio

A consistent conservative leader, Jeb Hensarling represents the 5th Congressional District of Texas. He currently serves as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee where he is a leader promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets.

Throughout his career, Jeb has stood strong in defending and advancing conservative principles – even if it meant taking on the leaders of the Republican Party. He has been recognized by con­servatives as a leader in the effort to abolish earmarks, which were dragging Congress into an ever-increasing culture of wasteful spending. The media has also noted Jeb’s conservative leadership- •The New York Times credited Jeb with "leading the GOP Vanguard against the bailout." Breitbart wrote, "GOP members had dozens of reasons to support Bush's push for TARP. There was only one real reason to oppose it- principle. That was enough for Hensarling and he chose to take his stand there." •The Associated Press said that Jeb "made cutting federal spending, ending earmarks and reducing the size of government his priorities before the tea party came into existence." Through the years, Jeb has served his district and his colleagues in a number of leadership roles, including being elected by conservatives in the 110th Congress to chair the Republican Study Committee – the largest caucus in the House, organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda.

As the new Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb has made enacting the long-held conservative goal of abolishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – the recipients of the largest government bailout in our nation's history– his top priority. This last July under Jeb's leadership, conservatives came one giant step closer to achieving that goal when the committee passed the "Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act," marking the farthest a bill to end Fannie and Freddie has ever advanced either the House or Senate. The Heritage Foundation praised Jeb's bill, saying it “protects both taxpayers and homeowners," while "advancing solid conservative solutions to one of our nation's most pressing problems and taking on the numerous special interests who benefit from the status quo." Jeb and his wife, Melissa are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church, and they reside in East Dallas with their children Claire (11) and Travis (10).








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