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Conservative Leader Jeb Hensarling

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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.


“Texas gave America the Lone Ranger, and then – because it is a generous sort of place – in 2002 it gave the country an updated version of him: Rep. Jeb Hensarling. The Republican has spent a decade riding herd on cronyists who give capitalism a bad name by giving or taking special ­government ­favors. With the coming dawn of a Republican Congress, we’re about to see if the rest of the GOP sees the wisdom of joining Mr. Hensarling’s posse.”
Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2014

“Hensarling is a student of economics who serves as Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, where he has a reputation as a fiscal hawk.”
FreedomWorks.org, March 1, 2016
“Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is an economic disciple of the Founding Fathers.”
Washington Times, June 2, 2016
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Education

Bachelor Degree, Economics
Texas A&M University

J.D. (Law Degree)
University of Texas

Family

Wife: Melissa
Children: Claire and Travis

Leadership in 115th Congress

Financial Services Committee Chairman