Press Releases

Search By:
  • Hensarling Grills Obama Administration Officials on Iran Cash Payment
    Sep 8, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling raised serious questions Thursday about the Obama Administration’s $1.7 billion in cash payments to Iran during a hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Addressing a panel of witnesses from the Obama State, Treasur... More
  • Subcommittee Investigates Dangers of Ransom Payments to Iran
    Sep 8, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing Thursday on the Obama Administration’s decision to pay $1.7 billion to Iran in cash, even as senior Justice Department officials warned that Iran would see the payment as ransom for four Americans being ... More
  • House Approves Bill to Help Small Businesses Grow Economy
    Sep 8, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday passed the Accelerating Access to Capital Act, a package of three bills that will help small businesses access the capital they need to grow the economy and create jobs. The U.S. economy grew an average of 3.7 percent during other recoveries since 1960, but growth... More
  • Fed Officials Warn Against Changes to Politicize Monetary Policy
    Sep 7, 2016 - WASHINGTON – Witnesses appearing before the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade at a hearing on Wednesday warned that reforms to the Federal Reserve System sought by liberals would politicize monetary policy deliberations and threaten the Fed’s independence in the conduct of monetary policy. “... More
  • Hensarling Urges Congress to Stop Obama Administration Slush Funds
    Sep 7, 2016 - WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act: Mr. Chairman, our Constitution is under assault, so I rise today in support of H.R. 5063, the Stop Settleme... More
  • Media Advisory: Committee Hearing Schedule for the Week of September 5
    Sep 2, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today announced the committee’s schedule for the week of Sept. 5: Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m. -- The Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade will hold a hearing to examine the governance of Federal Reserve Banks and how... More
  • House to Consider Bills to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses
    Sep 1, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- The House next week is scheduled to debate two bills approved by the Financial Services Committee that will reduce regulatory burdens so small businesses can better access capital and create jobs. “It’s unacceptable that our economy is barely growing. If we want to ignite strong and la... More
  • Hensarling Statement on State Department Admission That Payment to Iran Was Contingent on Release of Hostages
    Aug 18, 2016 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement on Thursday after the State Department admitted that the United States would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages: “There’s a word for that. It’s called ransom.... More
  • Down Payment Assistance Funding Scheme Violates Law, Forces Borrowers to Accept Higher Interest Rate Mortgage
    Aug 8, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is steering borrowers toward a down payment assistance program with a funding scheme that violates federal law, forces borrowers to accept a higher interest rate, and poses a risk to the FHA’s insurance fund, according to the Inspector General of... More
  • Hensarling: New Law Modernizes Outdated Housing Rules
    Aug 1, 2016 - WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) made the following comments after President Obama signed into law H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act: “Our committee has achieved a solid record of passing bipartisan legislation, including this ... More