First elected to Congress in 2002, Jeb Hensarling is an outspoken advocate for economic opportunity, individual liberty, and religious freedom.
Throughout his career, Jeb has worked to defend and advance conservative, free market principles while leading the effort to reduce the size and expense of the federal government. Jeb has been a recognized conservative leader in the efforts to:
- stop out-of-control spending earmarks like the "Bridge to Nowhere"
- fight Wall Street bailouts, taxpayer-funded government subsidies, crony capitalism and corporate welfare like the Export-Import Bank
- restore the founding fathers' balance of power in our Constitution by spearheading the Article I Project
Throughout his career, Jeb has been chosen by his congressional colleagues to serve in a number of leadership roles, and he currently serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee where he leads the fight to rein in Washington's reckless regulations while protecting the interests of taxpayers and the Main Street economy. In particular, he is leading the effort to repeal and replace the failed Dodd Frank Act with his bill, the Financial CHOICE Act – legislation that would hold Washington and Wall Street accountable, end bailouts, and reignite America’s entrepreneurial spirit by increasing financing options and reducing regulatory barriers to small businesses.
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. Jeb earned his Bachelor's degree in economics at Texas A&M University in 1979 and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Texas. Before coming to Congress, Jeb spent ten years in the private sector. Jeb, his wife Melissa, and their two children split their time between Dallas and Henderson County.