Home Monetary Companies Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) weighs in on the timetable for repealing and changing Obamacare.
Texas Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a conservative stalwart, mentioned Tuesday that he is not going to search re-election subsequent yr.
“Though service in Congress stays the best privilege of my life, I by no means supposed to make it a lifetime dedication,” Hensarling mentioned. “And I’ve already stayed far longer than I had initially deliberate.”
The 60-year-old Hensarling, chairman of the Home Monetary Companies Committee, in his eight-terms has averted efforts by fellow conservatives to recruit him to run for Home management.
The previous enterprise government was in 2006 elected chairman of the chamber’s conservative-leaning Republican Research Committee.
Hensarling, in his open resignation letter, expressed a want to spend extra time together with his two teenaged daughters earlier than they exit on this planet.
“I do know there are just a few years left earlier than they go away and make their very own approach in life,” he mentioned. “I need to be there for these years.”
Hensarling additionally mentioned he needed to announce his retirement now to offer Home Republican management time to discover a new chairman for the Monetary Companies committee.
His departure will even create challenges for Republicans to retain his seat subsequent yr as Democrats attempt to retake management of the Home.
“Jeb Hensarling has been an incredible public servant for the individuals of Texas,”mentioned Steve Stivers, chairman of the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee, whose main responsibility is to get Republicans elected and re-elected to the Home. “Jeb’s sturdy grasp of coverage and his sturdy conservative ideas have been a useful asset to the Republican Convention.”
Fox Information’ Chad Pergram and Joseph Weber contributed to this report.