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Senate Passes Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

The Senate passed a bill that would roll back financial regulations created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking overhaul.

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House Republicans Cutting Tax Credits for Children of Illegal Aliens

In an apparent attempt at winning back the hearts of conservative voters, the Republican representatives are making cuts in their proposed budget for next year. Those cuts include cutting Obamacare and IRS tax credits for the children of illegal aliens.

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Webster: I’ll Seek Speakership, Gohmert Says Hensarling Won’t

Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL) stated he will join the race to replace House Speaker Representative John Boehner (R-OH) on Friday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” Webster was asked if he would seek the office of speaker, to which he answered, “I will.”

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Hensarling: Repeal Dodd-Frank

Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) urged the repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. “Hello, I’m Jeb Hensarling, Congressman for the Fifth District of Texas and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Five years ago this week

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EXCLUSIVE – Barney Frank Confirms: No Congressional Oversight of Clinton Cash Uranium Deal

Retired Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that while he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congress exercised no oversight over the activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The portrait of Frank that emerges from the exclusive Breitbart interview is of someone totally disinterested in exercising Congressional oversight responsibilities over any CFIUS approved transactions.

Rep. Hensarling: Obama Has a Pen and Phone, But No Constitution

Rep. Hensarling: Obama Has a Pen and Phone, But No Constitution

AUSTIN, Texas — Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican representing Texas’ Fifth Congressional District, gave an interview to Breitbart Texas at the Defending the American Dream Summit organized by Americans for Prosperity last month in Dallas, to share his thoughts on the crisis

Jeb Hensarling Dodges House GOP Leadership Question

Jeb Hensarling Dodges House GOP Leadership Question

Over the past several weeks, there has been some speculation as to who may take the reins of the Republican House leadership should House Speaker John Boehner step down from his post. Two of those names include House Majority Eric

Obama Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Flouts Transparency Law

Obama Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Flouts Transparency Law

On its website,the Obama Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proudly boasts: Our mission is…ensuring that consumers get the information they need to make the financialdecisions they believe are best for themselves and their families–that pricesare clear up front, that risks

FHA Scores $1.7 Billion Bailout, First Time in 79-Year History

FHA Scores $1.7 Billion Bailout, First Time in 79-Year History

For the first time in its 79-year history, the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) announced on Friday the need for a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover losses on its reverse home mortgage programs. FHA Commissioner Carole Galante said

Budget Hawk Hensarling Critical for Looming Debates

Budget Hawk Hensarling Critical for Looming Debates

The next Congress will be dominated by budget and fiscal issues. Almost immediately, the 113th Congress will have to grapple with Obama’s demand to lift the debt ceiling and pair any further spending cuts with increased tax revenue. The budget

Rep. Hensarling Throws Boehner Under Bus on Conservative Purge

Rep. Hensarling Throws Boehner Under Bus on Conservative Purge

A spokeswoman for incoming House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling told Breitbart News on Wednesday that her boss had nothing whatsoever to do with the conservative purge of his committee. Hensarling is slated to take over as the

Jordan's Revenge: Back to 'Plan A' – Cut, Cap, Balance

In July, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the Republican Study Committee, was made to apologize to party leaders for opposing the debt ceiling deal that created the now-failed super committee. Now that events have proved his opposition to have

SuperCommittee Announces Failure to Reach Deal

(Washington D.C.) – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Representative Jeb Hensarling and Senator Patty Murray, released the following statement. “After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today

Supercommittee 'Painfully Aware' Of Deadline

Members of the Supercommittee have still not reached a debt agreement. Co-chair Jeb Hensarling says they’ll meet this weekend if needed. A deal has to be approved by Wednesday to avoid automatic across the board spending cuts.

Super Committee Co-Chair: Waiting For Dems

Members of Congress’ special deficit-cutting ‘supercommittee’ are expressing pessimism over the prospects they’ll reach a deal before next week’s deadline. Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling spoke to reporters Wednesday