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Hensarling Opening Statement at Task Force Hearing

Washington, April 22, 2015 -


Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) made the following opening statement at today’s first hearing of the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing:

When it comes to protecting our homeland, when it comes to protecting our citizens, we again are Americans first.

I want to thank the Ranking Member for working to put together this bipartisan Task Force. I want to thank you, Mr. Chairman, for your commitment to the issue. I want to thank you for your leadership in advance. I want to thank the Ranking Member Mr. Lynch as well and the Vice Chair Mr. Pittenger of North Carolina and all Members -- you are charged with an incredible responsibility here.

We know that the terrorist threat is constantly evolving, morphing, metastasizing and so are their finances. So you are each charged to ensure that the work of this Task Force is to thoroughly examine and evaluate any need to upgrade and improve our nation’s ability to starve the terrorists of the financial resources they need to carry out their evil attacks. I can think of no more somber responsibility that you have. I thank you for undertaking it and I look forward to the Task Force getting on with its work and I look forward to hearing the witnesses at this hearing.

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