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Hensarling on Combatting Terror Financing

"We have no more important responsibility than to protect the American people"


Washington, Dec 3 -

On Thursday, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other House chairmen to discuss the Committee’s work to combat terror financing. Chairman Hensarling’s remarks are below:

“Well, clearly as a Congress we have no more important responsibility than to protect the American people from all enemies foreign and domestic. Under leadership of Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy the House has moved quickly and deliberately to first deal with the challenge of the Syrian refugee situation and now with the great leadership of Chairman Miller, we will soon deal obviously with the even greater challenge of the visa waiver program. As Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, we have already held a half a dozen different hearings on the subject of terrorist financing and at the appropriate time we look forward to working with our leadership and bringing legislation to help crimp the financial fuel line to terrorism."