Chairman Jeb Hensarling

News List

  • ICYMI: How Much of a Terrorist Attack Should Insurance Companies Cover?
    Aug 21, 2014 - CLICK HERE TO READ August 21, 2014 Editorial Should the government help pay for Americans to rebuild after big terrorist attacks? If so, how much? Congress is in the process of answering these questions. Since 2002, the federal government has provided a financial backstop for private terrorism insu... More
  • ICYMI: Ex-Im Busts Its Travel Budget While Undertaking “Barnstorming” Pro-Subsidy Tour
    Aug 13, 2014 - Officials with the Export-Import Bank have embarked on a 10-state promotional tour this month. And according to The Hill, “Officials with the Export-Import Bank have exceeded their travel budget over the last three years by $3 million.” (“Ex-Im Busts Travel Budget by $3M” the headline reads). “Much ... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Aug 8, 2014 - e•gre•gious -- outstandingly bad; shocking. “While You’re Away on Vacation…” Before President Obama leaves tomorrow for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, we have a suggested day-trip he could make when he gets bored after his umpteenth round of golf and the inevitable campaign fundraiser: he could vis... More
  • FSC Majority | Week in Review
    Aug 1, 2014 - Committee Passes Federal Reserve Accountability and Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Bills On Wednesday the Full Committee passed 6 bills to provide transparency and accountability at the Federal Reserve, regulatory relief for the economy, and re-authorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Aug 1, 2014 - e·gre·gious -- outstandingly bad; shocking. “A Wealth of Political Connections” Connects Troubled Foreign Company to U.S. Taxpayers What do U.S. taxpayers, former Vice President Al Gore and former Gov. Bill Richardson have in common? Not long ago, Ex-Im’s taxpayer-backed loans for Abengoa were featu... More
  • Chairman Hensarling Statement on Obama’s Cheerleading for Ex-Im Reauthorization
    Aug 1, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s call for Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank: “Today, President Obama was cheerleading for the Export-Import Bank, which he once cheered against as a candidate... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 30, 2014 - e·gre·gious -- outstandingly bad; shocking. Did an Ex-Im Project Lead to 27 Deaths? The Export-Import Bank’s approval of $3 billion in financing for a liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea reportedly led to the deaths of 27 villagers who were killed on January 24, 2012 in a massive land... More
  • Financial Services Committee Passes Several Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Bills and Federal Reserve Oversight Legislation
    Jul 30, 2014 - As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the economy and hold Washington accountable, the Financial Services Committee today passed several bipartisan regulatory relief bills and legislation to make the Federal Reserve more accountable and transparent. The committee also approved a five-year rea... More
  • GAO to Examine CFPB Culture, Management Practices in Light of Allegations
    Jul 30, 2014 - The Government Accountability Office will look into the CFPB’s organizational culture and management practices in light of allegations that Bureau managers are discriminating against employees based on race and gender and retaliating against employees who complain, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) announ... More
  • Committee Approves Legislation to Bring Accountability, Transparency to the Federal Reserve
    Jul 30, 2014 - Today, as part of its Federal Reserve Centennial Oversight Project, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 5018, the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), passed the committee 32-26. H.R. 5018 ... More