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  • FHA “Still in a Precarious State”
    Feb 11, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee continued its examination of the “Future of Housing in America” today, holding its sixth hearing of the 114th Congress on the topic. Today’s hearing focused on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), particularly its Mutual... More
  • Hensarling Opening Statement at Monetary Policy Hearing
    Feb 10, 2016 - WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing to receive the Monetary Policy and State of the Economy report from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: Last month we all heard President Obama attempt... More
  • Nobel Prize Winning Economists and Economic Policy Leaders Announce Support for Federal Reserve Reform Passed by House
    Feb 10, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- A group of Nobel Prize winning economists and former senior economic policy officials announced their support for House-passed reforms that would make the Federal Reserve more accountable and transparent. The House approved the Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act (H.R. 3189, th... More
  • Hensarling Statement on Obama Budget
    Feb 9, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission: “Once again, the president submitted his budget after the statutory deadline and, once again, it wasn't worth the wait. The only si... More
  • Committee Hearing Schedule for Week of February 8
    Feb 5, 2016 - WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today announced the committee’s hearing schedule for the week of February 8. Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 A.M. – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will appear before the full committee to deliver the Federal Reserve’... More
  • Week In Review
    Feb 5, 2016 - House Focuses Week on Passing Bipartisan Bills Sponsored by Committee Members Action on the House floor this week was dominated by bills that came out of the Financial Services Committee. The House passed seven bipartisan bills sponsored by committee members, including bills to help create jobs on ... More
  • House Votes to Stop Operation Choke Point
    Feb 4, 2016 - Bipartisan legislation passed by the House today will prevent abuses by federal banking regulators who are choking off access to financial services for legally operating businesses. The bill, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, was approved 250-169. The bill is a direct response to “... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Help Our Main Street Economy
    Feb 3, 2016 - WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill to help our nation’s Main Street businesses access the funding and investments they need to grow and create jobs passed the House today 265-159. True, sustainable economic growth that increases paychecks and creates opportunity for all comes from Main Street, not Wash... More
  • Hensarling Floor Statement on Main Street Jobs Legislation
    Feb 3, 2016 - WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act: I rise in strong support of H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act. I do this because, as yo... More
  • Terror Financing Task Force Examines Trading with the Enemy
    Feb 3, 2016 - WASHINGTON – Terrorist groups and criminal organizations can exploit the international trade system to fund their activities with relatively low risk of detection, members of the Financial Services Task Force to Investigate Terror Financing said today during a hearing. Trade-based money laundering (... More