News List

  • 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
  • Broad, Bipartisan Housing Reform Bill Passes House
    Feb 2, 2016 - WASHINGTON – Bipartisan reforms to improve the effectiveness of public housing programs were approved by the House on Tuesday by a vote of 427-0. The reforms included in the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” update and improve outdated rules and regulations in order to give state and ... More
  • Hensarling Opening Statement at Budget Views and Estimates Markup
    Feb 2, 2016 - WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee markup of its FY 2017 Budget Views and Estimates: Three weeks ago we heard President Obama deliver his last State of the Union address, and perhaps never has t... More
  • Hearing Examines Obama Administration’s Campaign to Mislead Americans on Debt
    Feb 2, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing today focused on its investigation that reveals the Obama Administration misled Congress and the public about its ability to prioritize payments during negotiations over the nation’s debt ceiling. While Administration officia... More
  • Subpoenaed Records Contradict Treasury on Debt Ceiling
    Feb 1, 2016 - WASHINGTON -- Documents subpoenaed by the House Financial Services Committee reveal the Obama Administration is not only capable of prioritizing payments in case the nation’s borrowing authority is not raised, it has run “tabletop exercises” to prepare for such a contingency – contradicting earlier... More