Chairman Jeb Hensarling

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  • Chairman Hensarling Comments on Senate Passage of TRIA Reauthorization
    Jul 17, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today made the following comments about the Senate’s passage of legislation to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program without meaningful reforms. The Financial Services Committee passed a pro-reform bill – the TRIA Reform Act – on... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 17, 2014 - $10.3 Million: Ex-Im Acted “Fast” for Crony-Connected Solyndra “Ugh.” That’s exactly how taxpayers feel after losing money not just once but twice on the crony-connected and now-failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. Interestingly, both projects for Solyndra were dealt with rather quickly by the... More
  • Chairman Hensarling Discusses Federal Reserve Oversight, Dodd-Frank Anniversary on CNBC
    Jul 17, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling appeared this morning on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street to discuss the Committee’s Federal Reserve Centennial Oversight Project and the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act being signed into law. CLICK HERE TO WATCH Hensarling on yesterday’... More
  • ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation'
    Jul 16, 2014 - ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation' July 15, 2014 By John B. Taylor Sound money and free markets go hand in hand. In 1776, Adam Smith wrote of the importance of rules for "a well-regulated paper-money" in "The Wealth of Nations." In 1962, Milton Friedman made the chapter "Control of Mone... More
  • Hensarling to Yellen: “Follow a Rule”
    Jul 16, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on monetary policy and the state of the economy: CLICK HERE TO WATCH We welcome Chair Yellen for another Semi-Annual H... More
  • ICYMI - Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 16, 2014 - Why Are American Taxpayers Financing an Aquarium in Brazil? A rendering of the Acquario Aquarium in Fortaleza, Brazil (Ex-Im Release) Brazilians still embarrassed by their team’s stunning loss to Germany in the World Cup will soon be able to seek refuge in this “spectacular aquarium on the beach in... More
  • Hensarling: Dodd-Frank Results in Less Freedom, Less Opportunity and a Less Dynamic Economy
    Jul 16, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today delivered a speech at a conference sponsored jointly by the Mercatus Center and the CATO Institute on the Dodd-Frank Act. The following is the text of that speech as prepared for delivery: It’s an honor to be here speaking at this event sponso... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 15, 2014 - e·gre·gious -- outstandingly bad; shocking It pays to have cronies in high places, especially at the Export-Import Bank it seems. The Ex-Im Bank gave millions in taxpayer-backed loans for Spanish green energy company Abengoa International – while former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) sat on the adviso... More
  • The Six Biggest Inaccuracies in the July 10 Bloomberg Businessweek Article Regarding the CFPB’s Building Renovations
    Jul 15, 2014 - Inaccuracy #1: “When the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened in 2011, the best available government office space large enough to accommodate its thousand-plus employees was a run-down concrete building on G Street near the White House that once housed the now-defunct Office of Thrift Su... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 14, 2014 - Americans are increasingly alarmed about Russia’s nationalism and military aggression (just look at this week’s Pew Research poll), but the Export-Import Bank doesn’t seem to care. In fact, Ex-Im’s financing of Russian projects jumped 177% during Fiscal Year 2013 to a record $580 million. (Ex-Im Ban... More