Rep. Jeb Hensarling

Representative from Texas’s 5th District, Republican

Hensarling, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 5th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hensarling has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hensarling is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Hensarling for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jeb Hensarling sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hensarling sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (38%) Housing and Community Development (38%) Economics and Public Finance (23%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hensarling’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Jul 2016, Hensarling missed 125 of 9,957 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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