Jeb Hensarling

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Incoming House Financial Services Chair Saw Dramatic Increase in Wall Street Cash in 2012

Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R) is expected to become the next chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and, as Slate reported this week, he’ll spend that chairmanship trying to “gut the Dodd-Frank financial reforms.” Hensarling's 66 percent increase in fundraising this cycle

Jeb Hensarling Bashes Wall Street Reform While Raking in Wall Street Money

House Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) thinks the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation passed in the wake of the economic collapse is just terrible. He voted against it in 2009, has sponsored several pieces of legislation this Congress to weaken it, and today he has an op-ed in Politico decrying it as a “a ruthless cocktail of political favoritism, regulatory overreach and radical, unprecedented power consolidation.”

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Third Quarter Fundraising

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 17 through October 21, 2011.

Supercommittee Co-Chair Offering Season Pass for $5k

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, will be holding a fundraiser for his JEBFund leadership PAC on Tuesday with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).

According to Politico Influence, $5,000 will get you “admittance to all 2011 JEBFund events.”

That’s right ladies and gentleman, for the low, low price of $5,000 you too can have a season pass to the supercommittee co-chair.

Hensarling's Biggest Donor Aided Tax Dodgers

Yesterday, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) was named co-chair of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction. Like the other members selected, Hensarling has close ties to any number of special interest groups in Washington, D.C. Hensarling's number one career donor, for instance, are the employees and PAC of accounting giant KPMG, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. His campaign committee has received $62,250 from company donors.