Represenative Jeb Hensarling stopped by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning as part of a tour through East Texas during the Congressional summer recess.
Hensarling first was elected in 2002 and is a recognized conservative leader in Congress. Communication Director Stami Williams said the purpose of Hensarling's visits in East Texas was to “get a brief update on issues important to the people of the 5th District, including tax reform, health care, caring for our veterans and rolling back onerous regulations that affect our small banks and credit unions."
She said his No. 1 objective while in office is to “focus on Texans in the 5th District, Americans, champion conservative principles and bring the power back to Main Street, not Wall Street.”
Hensarling's district includes portions of Dallas, Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt and Wood counties and includes the East Texas cities of Athens, Canton, Jacksonville, Mineola and Palestine. He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and is a member of the Republican Study Committee.