Republican House Members Elect Representative Hensarling Financial Services Committee Chairman, Representative Waters Expected to Fill Ranking Member Position


On November 28, the Republican caucus of the House of Representatives elected Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee for the 113th Congress, which will convene next year. Mr. Hensarling has served as the vice-chair of the Committee under Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL) who could not retain the position due to caucus-imposed term limits. In a statement, Mr. Hensarling expressed his commitment to “end[ing] the phenomenon of ‘too big to fail’ and reinstat[ing] market discipline,” as well as reducing taxpayer risk and cutting the weight, volume, complexity, and uncertainty of federal regulations. Democrats reportedly are expected to elect Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) to succeed retiring Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) as Ranking Member on the Committee.

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