News List

  • 6 Photos from the Month of March
    Apr 1, 2016 - The Debt Clock // Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies as the national debt continues to climb. The Hoosier // Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) prepares to question a witness during a March hearing. The Gipper // Chairman Jeb Hensarling waits near a portrait of a young Ronald Reagan as he prepares to addre... More
  • Iran Should Not Be Given Access to US Financial System
    Apr 1, 2016 - WASHINGTON – Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding reports the Obama Administration is working to provide terrorist-sponsoring Iran with access to the U.S. financial system or give Iran access to U.S. dollars outside the U.S. financial ... More
  • We are BIG fans of Dodd-Frank.
    Apr 1, 2016 - April Fools. We are not fans of Dodd-Frank and we’re doing something about it. Under Dodd-Frank (a.k.a. Washington’s Financial Control Law), Wall Street’s “too big to fail” banks have gotten even bigger, while community banks that had nothing to do with the financial crisis are being crushed under ... More
  • Hensarling Statement on Court Striking Down ‘Too Big to Fail’ Designation for MetLife
    Mar 30, 2016 - WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement about today’s court ruling that struck down Washington’s attempt to designate MetLife as a “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI): “Although I obviously wasn’t in the courtroo... More
  • WEEK IN REVIEW
    Mar 24, 2016 - Treasury’s Failure to Comply Results in Subpoenas The Treasury Department’s refusal to comply with a subpoena and respond to numerous other requests for information led the Financial Services Committee to subpoena four Treasury officials this week. During a hearing on Tuesday, committee Republicans ... More
  • Subcommittee Investigates Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing
    Mar 22, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on Tuesday on how government regulations impact the cost of housing. Subcommittee members heard testimony from a panel of witnesses who addressed housing trends and how government policies can promote or hinder the development of ... More
  • Hensarling Opening Statement at International Financial System Hearing
    Mar 22, 2016 - WASHINGTON- Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: Before we begin today’s hearing, we need to keep in our thoughts and prayers the victims of this morning’s attacks i... More
  • Media Advisory: Committee Hearing Schedule for the Week of March 21
    Mar 18, 2016 - WASHINGTON - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today announced the committee’s hearing schedule for the week of March 21: Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 A.M.- The Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing to receive the annual testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury o... More
  • WEEK IN REVIEW
    Mar 18, 2016 - Committee Challenges CFPB Director CFPB Director Richard Cordray appeared before the committee on Wednesday, where he was confronted with questions about how the Bureau’s actions are harming the very consumers it is supposed to protect. Cordray faced tough questions on everything from the CFPB’s att... More
  • CFPB Director Faces Tough Questions at Financial Services Committee
    Mar 17, 2016 - WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, members of the House Financial Services Committee challenged the Director of the CFPB – a uniquely unaccountable government bureaucracy – over Bureau actions that are harming consumers and abusing and exceeding its already immense powers. House Republicans Clash With Cons... More