Chairman Jeb Hensarling

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  • ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation'
    Jul 16, 2014 - ICYMI - How to Spark Another 'Great Moderation' July 15, 2014 By John B. Taylor Sound money and free markets go hand in hand. In 1776, Adam Smith wrote of the importance of rules for "a well-regulated paper-money" in "The Wealth of Nations." In 1962, Milton Friedman made the chapter "Control of Mone... More
  • Hensarling to Yellen: “Follow a Rule”
    Jul 16, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at today’s full committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on monetary policy and the state of the economy: CLICK HERE TO WATCH We welcome Chair Yellen for another Semi-Annual H... More
  • ICYMI - Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 16, 2014 - Why Are American Taxpayers Financing an Aquarium in Brazil? A rendering of the Acquario Aquarium in Fortaleza, Brazil (Ex-Im Release) Brazilians still embarrassed by their team’s stunning loss to Germany in the World Cup will soon be able to seek refuge in this “spectacular aquarium on the beach in... More
  • Hensarling: Dodd-Frank Results in Less Freedom, Less Opportunity and a Less Dynamic Economy
    Jul 16, 2014 - Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) today delivered a speech at a conference sponsored jointly by the Mercatus Center and the CATO Institute on the Dodd-Frank Act. The following is the text of that speech as prepared for delivery: It’s an honor to be here speaking at this event sponso... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 15, 2014 - e·gre·gious -- outstandingly bad; shocking It pays to have cronies in high places, especially at the Export-Import Bank it seems. The Ex-Im Bank gave millions in taxpayer-backed loans for Spanish green energy company Abengoa International – while former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) sat on the adviso... More
  • The Six Biggest Inaccuracies in the July 10 Bloomberg Businessweek Article Regarding the CFPB’s Building Renovations
    Jul 15, 2014 - Inaccuracy #1: “When the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened in 2011, the best available government office space large enough to accommodate its thousand-plus employees was a run-down concrete building on G Street near the White House that once housed the now-defunct Office of Thrift Su... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 14, 2014 - Americans are increasingly alarmed about Russia’s nationalism and military aggression (just look at this week’s Pew Research poll), but the Export-Import Bank doesn’t seem to care. In fact, Ex-Im’s financing of Russian projects jumped 177% during Fiscal Year 2013 to a record $580 million. (Ex-Im Ban... More
  • ICYMI - Boeing Will Survive an Ex-Im Defeat
    Jul 14, 2014 - July 13, 2014 Editorial Supporters say that killing the government Export-Import Bank would result in "unilateral disarmament" and a painful fall in U.S. exports. But consider the recent conclusions of the financial analysts at Standard & Poor's. S&P examined what would happen to Ex-Im's biggest cl... More
  • Egregious Ex-Im Bank Deal of the Day
    Jul 11, 2014 - Hardworking American taxpayers, who are paying more for gas (“Gasoline prices at six-year high – AAA”) and “more for almost everything this year” (CNBC), might be wondering why President Obama refuses to approve the Keystone Pipeline but is using their tax dollars to finance foreign corporate welfa... More
  • FSC Majority | Week in Review
    Jul 11, 2014 - Committee Seeks Accountability and Transparency at the Federal Reserve On Thursday, the Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine H.R. 5018, the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act. The proposal is the first piece of legislation to arise from the Committee’s Federal Rese... More