News List

  • Chairman Hensarling Comments on End of Fed’s Stimulus: ‘In Both Time and Money, QE Has Overstayed Its Welcome’
    Oct 29, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement on the Federal Reserve’s announcement today that the central bank is ending its massive experiment in stimulus spending known as “quantitative easing”: "The end of QE is good news. While many believe m... More
  • Chairman Hensarling Comments on Risk Retention Rule
    Oct 22, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement on the final risk retention rule adopted by federal regulators today – three years after the rule was first proposed. As required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the rule defines “qualified residential mortgage” (QRM) ... More
  • ICYMI: The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Weekend Interview’ with Chairman Jeb Hensarling
    Oct 20, 2014 - Below are excerpts from the Wall Street Journal’s “Weekend Interview” with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX). The entire interview can be found here. Hensarling on the Export-Import Bank Mr. Hensarling views the Ex-Im battle “somewhat as a precursor to the tax reform ... More
  • Obama Set to Visit CFPB Mired in Controversy
    Oct 17, 2014 - A spokesperson for the House Financial Services Committee made the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to visit the temporary headquarters of the CFPB today: “It’s pretty bold for President Obama to visit an agency mired in controversy over employee discrimination that’s also le... More
  • Hensarling Comments on White House Meeting of Financial Regulators
    Oct 6, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today issued the following statement about President Obama’s meeting with financial regulators to discuss implementation of Dodd-Frank Act regulations: “Dodd-Frank is every bit as far-reaching in its harmful consequences for struggling Amer... More
  • Question: What is the CFPB?
    Oct 2, 2014 - The CFPB and the game show Jeopardy! seem to have an interesting connection (see here and here). Although this week’s Jeopardy! contestants couldn’t name the agency, the unaccountable CFPB is certainly making a name for itself in all the wrong ways. Here are five more answers that probably ended up ... More
  • 'Endless Regulations'
    Sep 29, 2014 - President Obama recently voiced concerns about the negative impact of “endless regulations” in foreign countries. Millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans must be wondering why he isn’t as concerned about the economic harm caused by the “endless regulations” of his own administration here ... More
  • House Financial Services Provides #RegRelief
    Sep 26, 2014 - Currently, there are millions of Americans unemployed and underemployed in this struggling economy. And right now, job number one for the Financial Services Committee is job creation and economic growth. We have passed dozens of bipartisan, pro-jobs bills. OK, great. Now, they should pass through t... More
  • ICYMI: Unaccountable CFPB Under Fire For Not Protecting Massive Amounts of Consumer Data
    Sep 23, 2014 - GAO: CFPB Should Take Steps to Protect Consumer Data Collected From Banks “The data collection is the latest flash point between the three-year-old bureau and its critics, including Republican lawmakers, who say the agency is overstepping its authority. Republicans and business groups say the CFPB'... More
  • Hensarling: GAO Report Reveals Security, Privacy Weaknesses with CFPB’s Collection of Consumer Data
    Sep 22, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today released the following statement on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report showing the CFPB is not taking adequate steps to protect the private financial data it is collecting on millions of Americans: “It literally took an... More