Hensarling was the representative for Texas’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2018.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Hensarling.
Hensarling is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hensarling sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
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Hensarling was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hensarling sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (100%)
Some of Hensarling’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6746 (115th): Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act of 2018
- H.R. 10 (115th): Financial CHOICE Act of 2017
- H.Res. 126 (115th): Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Financial Services in ...
- H.R. 5983 (114th): Financial CHOICE Act of 2016
- H.Res. 98 (114th): Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Financial Services in ...
- H.R. 5872 (112th): Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012
- H.Res. 447 (112th): Electing a certain Member to a certain standing committee of the House ...
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2018, Hensarling missed 151 of 11,311 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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