Jeb Hensarling

(Thomas Jeb Hensarling)

Jeb Hensarling
Jeb Hensarling
  • Born: May 29, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Thomas Jeb Hensarling is an American politician who served as the member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Hensarling chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2013 to 2019, and chaired the House Republican Conference from 2011 to 2013. A leading opponent of regulating the financial industry, Hensarling has close ties to Wall Street, having received campaign donations from every major Wall Street bank as well as various payday lenders.

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I’m an optimist. If you’re not an optimist, this [Congress] isn’t the job for you. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
From the takeover of Detroit and the failed stimulus packages to the enactment of Obamacare, the president and congressional Democrats chose to use Americas economic crisis as an excuse to expand government rather than as an opportunity to responsibly shrink it. Government
I do not want America to default on its debt.
If you were approaching the TARP investments from a pure investment standpoint, then there's no doubt in my mind the taxpayer lost, and probably lost big.
I'm not pro-business. I'm pro-free enterprise.
I'm one of the top 2 or 3 or 4 most conservative members in the House of Representatives when it comes to economics.
In every jurisdictional area that I can get my fingers on, I want to move us away from the Washington insider economy.
In many respects, I guess I would say I was into Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.
Listen, I wish economic growth only went in one direction. It doesn't. There are economic downturns. They're painful, they're harmful, and they hurt families.
Listen, if the people in my district wanted to live in France, they'd move to France.
Millions of Americans are struggling to pay their mortgages. They have a right to know whether members of Congress receive sweetheart deals in order to pay for theirs.
Nobody wants to shut down the government. Government
Now, if most Americans want to go out and buy a car, they don't say, you know, 'I think I'll call the chairman of the board of Ford Motor Company and see what kind of deal we can make here.'
The deficit is the symptom, but spending is the disease.
What I'd like to do is be able to work with Democrats to reform current entitlement programs for future generations, grandfathering all the grandparents. Future ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You talk to any of the job creators, and they'll tell you one of the things that concerns them the most is the debt. And so high levels of indebtedness are going to lead to high levels of taxation, which lead to high level of unemployment.
You've got Washington picking winners and losers. And so, all of a sudden, decisions are being made on what helps politicians, not what helps the economy. Some will call it socialism. Some will call it a command and control economy. Whatever it is, it's antithetical to the American experience.