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Jeb Hensarling
Jeb Hensarling.png
U.S. House, Texas, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPete Sessions (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.26 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,398,080
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
J.D.University of Texas, Austin
Personal
BirthdayMay 29, 1957
Place of birthStephenville, Texas
ProfessionLawyer and Businessman
Net worth$1,676,012
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jeb Hensarling (b. May 29, 1957, in Stephenville, Texas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Hensarling represents Texas' 5th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Hensarling most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Linda Mrosko (D) and Ken Ashby (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Hensarling is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hensarling is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Hensarling was born in Stephenville, Texas. He earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1982.[2][3]

Career

After graduating, Hensarling worked in private law practice and as an officer for several businesses before pursuing his political career.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hensarling serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Hensarling was a member of the following committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Hensarling's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Hensarling voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Hensarling voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[16]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jeb Hensarling endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [17]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Hensarling is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Hensarling won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 5th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He then defeated Linda Mrosko (D) and Ken Ashby (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[18][19]

U.S. House, Texas District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Hensarling Incumbent 64.4% 134,091
     Democratic Linda S. Mrosko 33.2% 69,178
     Libertarian Ken Ashby 2.4% 4,961
Total Votes 208,230
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hensarling is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hensarling raised a total of $11,398,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[25]

Jeb Hensarling's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $3,017,392
2010 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,745,500
2008 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,598,453
2006 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,472,926
2004 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,595,840
2002 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,967,969
Grand Total Raised $11,398,080

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hensarling's reports.[26]

Jeb Hensarling (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2013$1,883,788.43$616,693.37$(179,176.14)$2,321,305.66
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$2,321,305.66$720,884.00$(221,194.26)$2,820,995.40
October Quarterly[29]October 14, 2013$2,820,995.40$411,130.97$(181,380.40)$3,050,745.97
Running totals
$1,748,708.34$(581,750.8)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Hensarling's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Hensarling won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hensarling's campaign committee raised a total of $3,017,392 and spent $2,583,174.[30] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[31]

Cost per vote

Hensarling spent $19.26 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Hensarling's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Hensarling won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Hensarling's campaign committee raised a total of $1,745,500 and spent $1,804,771.[32]

U.S. House, Texas District 5, 2010 - Jeb Hensarling Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,745,500
Total Spent $1,804,771
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jeb Hensarling's campaign committee
First State Bank$15,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp$13,820
AFLAC Inc$12,000
American Bankers Assn$12,000
Bank of America$11,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$149,534
Securities & Investment$137,450
Commercial Banks$136,300
Misc Finance$131,276
Finance/Credit Companies$104,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hensarling is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[33]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[34]

Hensarling most often votes with:

Hensarling least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hensarling missed 105 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hensarling paid his congressional staff a total of $723,238 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hensarling's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $997,024 to $2,355,000. That averages to $1,676,012, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 8.99% from 2010.[37]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hensarling's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,063,025 to $2,620,000. That averages to $1,842,512.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[38]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hensarling tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[39]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hensarling was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[40]

Voting with party

2013

Hensarling voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 53rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[41]

Personal

Hensarling lives in Dallas with his wife, Melissa, and their two children.[3]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed October 21, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 21, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  17. Tampabay.com, "Dallas Morning News", "Jeb Hensarling endorses Rick Perry for President" August 25, 2011
  18. Republican candidate list
  19. Unofficial Republican primary results
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jeb Hensarling," Accessed March 25, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "Jeb Hensarling Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  27. 'Federal Election Commission "Jeb Hensarling April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  28. 'Federal Election Commission "Jeb Hensarling July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  29. 'Federal Election Commission "Jeb Hensarling October Quarterly," Accessed October 22, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Jeb Hensarling 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  31. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Jeb Hensarling 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  33. Gov Track "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed June 7 2013
  34. OpenCongress, "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed August 2, 2013
  35. GovTrack, "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed April 2, 2013
  36. LegiStorm, "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed September 17, 2012
  37. OpenSecrets.org "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  38. OpenSecrets.org, "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  39. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  40. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  41. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Preceded by
Pete Sessions
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 5
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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