Jeb Hensarling

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U.S. Representative

Jeb Hensarling (R)

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TX-05
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Financial Services
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-05

Confirmed: Linda Mrosko, Jeb Hensarling
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-05)
On the Web
Official website
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Jeb Hensarling currently serves the 5th Congressional district of Texas

Jeb Hensarling, a Republican, has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. (map)


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Record and controversies

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Americans for Democratic Action 0 - 0/20 5 - 1/20
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League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 70 - 14/20 not avail.


Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Transparency

Bio

Hensarling was born on May 29, 1957 in Stephenville, Texas, and grew up on the family farm in College Station, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1982 he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to serving in Congress, Hensarling was State Director for Texas Senator Phil Gramm from 1985 until 1989. Then from 1991 to 1993 he served as executive director of the Republican Senatorial Committee.

Leaving politics, Hensarling was a vice president at two companies before becoming owner of San Jacinto Ventures in 1996 and CEO of Family Support Assurance Corporation in 2001. He continues to hold both positions. He served as vice president of Green Mountain Energy from 1999-2001.

Congressional career

Congressman Hensarling was elected to his first term in 2002, defeating Democratic opponent Ron Chapman with 58% of the vote. He was reelected in 2004 with 64% of the vote over Democratic challenger Bill Bernstein.

A December 31, 2005 article in the National Review profiled his work as the country's "budget nanny", saying that he has replaced his mentor, former Senator Phil Gramm, in this role. Hensarling's proposed legislation is said to intend to force Congress to "decide how much money they can afford to spend, and then prioritize within those limits." The article says that "the chief problem with any proposal to reform the budget process is that it excites almost nobody."[1]

On December 6, 2006, Hensarling was elected chair of the Republican Study Committee for the 110th Congess. The RSC is notable for its promotion of fiscal conservatism and opposition to many federal spending measures. [2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Charles Edward Thompson to face Hensarling in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Hensarling retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jeb Hensarling. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

File:Hensarling elections.jpg
Source: Federal Election Commission
Top Contributors to during the 2006 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
JPMorgan Chase & Co$ 24,850
Rent-A-Center$ 22,600
Akin, Gump et al$ 17,800
London Bay Capital$ 15,600
Exxon Mobil$ 15,100
Goldman Sachs$ 14,100
DMP Investments$ 14,000
Bank of New York Mellon$ 12,500
World Acceptance Corp$ 12,500
New York Life Insurance$ 12,482
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Jeb Hensarling
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Revolving door

The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.

Privately funded travel

The following is drawn from Jeb Hensarling's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.

Personal finances

The following is drawn from Jeb Hensarling's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data


Wikipedia also has an article on Jeb Hensarling. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
132 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3484
Fax: 202-226-4888
Web Email
Website

District Office - Athens:
100 East Corsicana Street, Suite 208
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-8288
Fax: 903-675-8351

District Office - Dallas:
6510 Abrams Road, Suite 243
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-349-9996
Fax: 214-349-0738

Campaign Office:
Post Office Box 820504
Dallas, TX 75382
Phone: 972-922-0022

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