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Jeb Hensarling

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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)


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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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

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jeb Hensarling
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


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

Articles and resources

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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Committees,
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Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Chairman Republican Study Committee
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 7, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 100 East Corsicana Street, Suite 208, Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-8288 / Fax: 903-675-8351
2. 6510 Abrams Road, Suite 243, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-349-9996 / Fax: 214-349-0738




Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 820504, Dallas, TX 75382
Phone: 972-922-0022 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: May 29, 1957