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  • House Rejects Dodd-Frank Regulation That Puts American Energy Companies at a Disadvantage with Foreign Competitors
    Feb 1, 2017 - The House of Representatives today voted 235-187 to repeal a controversial Dodd-Frank Act regulation that puts American public companies at a disadvantage against many foreign competitors like state-owned companies in China and Russia. It will cost American public companies nearly $600 million each ... More
  • Hensarling Announces New Staff Director
    Jan 31, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced today that Kirsten Mork has been promoted to the position of Staff Director of the House Financial Services Committee. “Since I became Chairman in 2013, Kirsten has done a superb job as the committee’s Deputy Staff Director ... More
  • Financial Services Committee Activity for the Week of January 30
    Jan 30, 2017 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today announced the committee’s schedule for the week of January 30. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider a joint resolution of disapproval of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) resource extraction... More
  • Hensarling Comments on Appointment of Mark McWatters as NCUA Acting Chairman
    Jan 26, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Mark McWatters as Acting Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration: “I commend President Trump for appointing Mark McWatters to this key position. Mark is highly c... More
  • Chairman Hensarling Announces Republican Subcommittee Assignments
    Jan 26, 2017 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced subcommittee assignments for Republican members on Thursday. New committee members and the committee’s leadership team were previously announced. “As we begin a new and exciting era for our nation under a unified Republican ... More
  • ‘Dismantling Dodd-Frank’ a Top Priority for Administration, Congress
    Jan 26, 2017 - After President Trump today said Congress should make financial regulatory reform a priority to “help striving Americans get the credit they need to realize their dreams” and Vice President Pence said “dismantling Dodd-Frank” is a top legislative priority for the Trump Administration, House Financia... More
  • ICYMI: Trump’s Heartless Fee Hike? Not Quite.
    Jan 24, 2017 - Obama’s last minute FHA move put “taxpayers and home buyers” at risk “The new administration was perfectly justified in undoing it” “The proposed reduction had not taken effect, so no borrower is hurt” By Editorial Board One of the Obama administration’s final actions was to slash the fee that mortg... More
  • CFPB Director Failed to Heed Attorney Advice on Auto Lending Rule, Likely Violated Federal Law
    Jan 18, 2017 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray may have violated federal law that governs agency rulemaking procedures, according to an investigative report released today by Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee. The report, based on internal CFPB docume... More
  • Flood Insurance Program Takes Another $1.6 Billion From Taxpayers
    Jan 17, 2017 - WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today regarding news that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will borrow another $1.6 billion from hardworking American taxpayers: “The National Flood Insurance Program is poorly d... More
  • Hensarling: SEC Chair’s Criticism of Accountability Measures “Disappointing”
    Jan 17, 2017 - p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo Wh... More