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|Last election = [[Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $19.26
 
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|First elected = November 5, 2002
 
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|Next election = [[Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Place of birth = Stephenville, Texas
 
|Place of birth = Stephenville, Texas
 
|Profession = Lawyer and Businessman
 
|Profession = Lawyer and Businessman
|Net worth = $1,676,012
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|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://hensarling.house.gov/
 
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{{tnr}}'''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.  
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{{tnr}}'''Jeb Hensarling''' (b. May 29, 1957, in Stephenville, [[Texas|TX]]) 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 on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Linda Mrosko]] (D) and [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Hensarling {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He will face [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==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.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001036 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed October 21, 2011]</ref><ref name="bio">[http://hensarling.house.gov/about/biography.shtml ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001036 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Jeb Hensarling," accessed October 21, 2011]</ref><ref name="bio">[http://hensarling.house.gov/about/biography.shtml ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed October 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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* 1985-1989: Staffer for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm
 
* 1985-1989: Staffer for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm
* 2003-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 5th congressional district]]
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* 2003-present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 5th Congressional District]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Hensarling serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Hensarling serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]] ''Chair
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]] ''Chair
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Hensarling was a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://hensarling.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 21, 2011]</ref>
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Hensarling was a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://hensarling.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Official House website'', "Committee Assignments," accessed October 21, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States Congress Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction|Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction]]
 
*[[United States Congress Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction|Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
 
*President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
 
*President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
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==Key votes==
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====113th Congress====
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Hensarling voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Hensarling voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP No|Name=Hensarling}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Hensarling}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}}
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Hensarling voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{nay vote}}The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Hensarling voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Hensarling}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}}
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_100.gif|right|290px|thumb|Jeb Hensarling's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hensarling is a '''Hard-Core Conservative.''' Hensarling received a score of 18 percent on social issues and 98 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Hensarling|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/TX/Jeb_Hensarling.htm ''On The Issues'', "Jeb Hensarling Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Strongly Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Opposes
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Favors
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|Stimulus=Strongly Opposes
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{presendorse|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/08/jeb-hensarling-endorses-rick-p.html ''Tampabay.com'', "Dallas Morning News", "Jeb Hensarling endorses Rick Perry for President" August 25, 2011]</ref>
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{{presendorse|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/08/jeb-hensarling-endorses-rick-p.html ''Tampabay.com'', "Jeb Hensarling endorses Rick Perry for President," August 25, 2011]</ref>
  
===Specific votes===
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===Campaign themes===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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====2014====
{{Oppose vote}}
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Hensarling's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.jebhensarling.com/issues ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed January 17, 2014]</ref>
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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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*'''Jobs and Economy
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:Excerpt: "The economic growth that our country needs originates from the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. House Republicans have passed more than 40 bills aimed at empowering small business owners, reducing regulatory burdens, fixing the tax code, increasing competitiveness for American manufacturers, encouraging entrepreneurship and growth, maximizing domestic energy production, and paying down America’s unsustainable debt burden."
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*'''Government Regulation Gone Wild
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:Excerpt: "Today there are more federal regulations on the books than any other time in our nation’s history. Something is wrong when Congress is forced to stop the EPA from issuing rules regulating the dust on farms."
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*'''Obamacare
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:Excerpt: "The Supreme Court’s disappointing and regrettable decision to uphold Obamacare does not change the fact that this law increases health care costs, cuts more than $500 billion from Medicare, forces people who like their current private insurance into exchanges, threatens quality of care, and assaults religious freedom while also making it harder for small businesses to create jobs."
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*'''Increasing America’s Energy Supply
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:Excerpt: "In 2012, the International Energy Agency predicted that new advances in technology could make America the world’s largest oil producer. Combined with our other energy resources such as natural gas and coal, this dramatic expansion of our energy supply could have tremendous implications for our nation’s economy and national security."
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*'''Housing Finance Reform
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:Excerpt: "To date, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cost taxpayers almost $200 billion. Now the Federal Housing Administration is likely to need a taxpayer funded bailout in the new year."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Hensarling {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Hensarling won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]]. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.  He then defeated [[Linda Mrosko]] (D) and [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref>
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Hensarling won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative ''Texas GOP'', "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/207/Jeb-Hensarling Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Hensarling attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Hensarling
 
|Name=Hensarling
 
|Editdate=March 25, 2013
 
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|year=2002
 
|year=2002
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00024922&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Jeb Hensarling," Accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00024922&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Jeb Hensarling," accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=3017392
 
|totalraised2012=3017392
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2012=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
 
|totalraised2010=1745500
 
|totalraised2010=1745500
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2010=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
 
|totalraised2008=1598453
 
|totalraised2008=1598453
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2008=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
 
|totalraised2006=1472926
 
|totalraised2006=1472926
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2006=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
 
|totalraised2004=1595840
 
|totalraised2004=1595840
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2004=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
 
|totalraised2002=1967969
 
|totalraised2002=1967969
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th congressional district{{!}}District 5]])
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|office2002=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 5th Congressional District{{!}}District 5]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Hensarling's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2TX05121 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Jeb Hensarling Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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{{Jeb Hensarling 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Jeb Hensarling 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hensarling's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024922&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Jeb Hensarling 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024922&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Jeb Hensarling 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Hensarling spent $19.26 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Texas District 5
 
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|party = Republican
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Jeb Hensarling 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hensarling's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Jeb Hensarling 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hensarling's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024922&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Jeb Hensarling 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024922&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Jeb Hensarling 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Hensarling's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,159,033 and $2,735,000. That averages to '''$1,947,016''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Hensarling ranked as the 151st most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024922&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Hensarling's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased by an average of 4 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the [[113th Congress]], Hensarling is the Chair of the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services]]. Hensarling received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Insurance'' industry.
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From 2001-2014, '''34.29 percent of Hensarling's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00024922&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Jeb Hensarling," accessed September 19, 2014]</ref>
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|inddonor3 = 1048180
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|inddonor4 = 859868
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|inddonor5 = 793978
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hensarling is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jeb_hensarling/400175 ''Gov Track'' "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hensarling is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Hensarling received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jeb_hensarling/400175 ''GovTrack'', "Jeb Hensarling," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>  
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400175_Jeb_Hensarling ''OpenCongress'', "Jeb Hensarling," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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Hensarling least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jeb_hensarling/400175 ''GovTrack,'' "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Hensarling missed 112 of 8,644 roll call votes from January 2003 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jeb_hensarling/400175 ''GovTrack'', "Jeb Hensarling," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Jeb_Hensarling.html ''LegiStorm'', "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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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]] ranked 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Jeb_Hensarling.html ''LegiStorm'', "Jeb Hensarling," accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
 
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024922&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024922&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Hensarling ranked 8th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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==See also==
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Texas]]
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*[http://www.jebhensarling.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.jebhensarling.com/ Official campaign website]
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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$1,947,016
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jeb Hensarling (b. May 29, 1957, in Stephenville, TX) 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 running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He will face Ken Ashby (L) in the general election on November 4, 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]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent 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

NDAA

Yea3.png 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]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Hensarling voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Hensarling voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Hensarling voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Hensarling voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Hensarling voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Hensarling voted against HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png 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 called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Hensarling joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png 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.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Jeb Hensarling's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hensarling is a Hard-Core Conservative. Hensarling received a score of 18 percent on social issues and 98 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

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. [33]

Campaign themes

2014

Hensarling's campaign website lists the following issues:[34]

  • Jobs and Economy
Excerpt: "The economic growth that our country needs originates from the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. House Republicans have passed more than 40 bills aimed at empowering small business owners, reducing regulatory burdens, fixing the tax code, increasing competitiveness for American manufacturers, encouraging entrepreneurship and growth, maximizing domestic energy production, and paying down America’s unsustainable debt burden."
  • Government Regulation Gone Wild
Excerpt: "Today there are more federal regulations on the books than any other time in our nation’s history. Something is wrong when Congress is forced to stop the EPA from issuing rules regulating the dust on farms."
  • Obamacare
Excerpt: "The Supreme Court’s disappointing and regrettable decision to uphold Obamacare does not change the fact that this law increases health care costs, cuts more than $500 billion from Medicare, forces people who like their current private insurance into exchanges, threatens quality of care, and assaults religious freedom while also making it harder for small businesses to create jobs."
  • Increasing America’s Energy Supply
Excerpt: "In 2012, the International Energy Agency predicted that new advances in technology could make America the world’s largest oil producer. Combined with our other energy resources such as natural gas and coal, this dramatic expansion of our energy supply could have tremendous implications for our nation’s economy and national security."
  • Housing Finance Reform
Excerpt: "To date, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cost taxpayers almost $200 billion. Now the Federal Housing Administration is likely to need a taxpayer funded bailout in the new year."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hensarling is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face Ken Ashby (L) in the general election on 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.[35][36]

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

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Hensarling attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

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.[42]

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hensarling's reports.[43]

Jeb Hensarling (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2013$1,883,788.43$616,693.37$(179,176.14)$2,321,305.66
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2013$2,321,305.66$720,884.00$(221,194.26)$2,820,995.40
October Quarterly[46]October 14, 2013$2,820,995.40$411,130.97$(181,380.40)$3,050,745.97
Year-End[47]January 31, 2014$3,050,745$326,347$(245,757)$3,131,335
Pre-Primary[48]February 20, 2014$3,131,335$49,057$(1,078,554)$2,101,838
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$2,101,838$196,531$(61,977)$2,236,392
July Quarterly[50]July 15, 2014$2,236,392$352,111$(1,116,174)$1,472,329
October Quarterly[51]October 15, 2014$1,472,329$304,110$(109,284)$1,667,156
Running totals
$2,976,864.34$(3,193,496.8)

2012

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.[52] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[53]

Cost per vote

Hensarling spent $19.26 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[54]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hensarling's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,159,033 and $2,735,000. That averages to $1,947,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Hensarling ranked as the 151st most wealthy representative in 2012.[55] Between 2004 and 2012, Hensarling's calculated net worth[56] decreased by an average of 4 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[57]

Jeb Hensarling Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$2,999,079
2012$1,947,016
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-35%
Average annual growth:-4%[58]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[59]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Hensarling is the Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. Hensarling received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Insurance industry.

From 2001-2014, 34.29 percent of Hensarling's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[60]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Jeb Hensarling Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $14,071,099
Total Spent $12,293,257
Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$1,073,256
Securities & Investment$1,049,416
Commercial Banks$1,048,180
Misc Finance$859,868
Real Estate$793,978
% total in top industry7.63%
% total in top two industries15.09%
% total in top five industries34.29%

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 July 2014. This was the same rating Hensarling received in June 2013.[61]

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.[62]

Hensarling most often votes with:

Hensarling least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hensarling missed 112 of 8,644 roll call votes from January 2003 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[63]

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 ranked 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.[64]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Hensarling ranked 8th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[65]

2012

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.[66]

2011

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.[67]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Hensarling voted with the Republican Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 44th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Hensarling voted with the Republican Party 98.2 percent of the time, which ranked 53rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

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

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