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U.S. House passes partisan SEC Act

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Friday that would force the Securities and Exchange Commission to review rules considered to be stalling job creation.

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Report: Boehner avoided coup attempt

Report: Boehner avoided coup attempt

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- An 11th-hour Republican political coup plot against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was bigger than previously thought, Roll Call reported Sunday.

House OKs bill to force sequester details

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted Wednesday in favor of a bill Republicans said would force President Barack Obama to "show us your hand" on mandated budget cuts.
No debt deal. Now what?

No debt deal. Now what?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The administration upped pressure on Congress, unveiling a calculator to show U.S. taxpayers how much money is at stake following the supercommittee's failure.
Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The congressional supercommittee Monday admitted it failed to find a compromise to trim the U.S. budget deficit $1.2 trillion in the next decade.

Zandi: No deal for supercommittee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Economist Mark Zandi said Sunday he thinks the congressional supercommittee won't be able to reach a deal to cut the U.S. deficit as this week's deadline looms.

Supercommittee failure likely

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. congressional supercommittee's likely failure to agree on deficit reduction is likely to set up another fiscal wrangle in Congress, lawmakers say.
Deficit reduction super panel meets in open

Deficit reduction super panel meets in open

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Lawmakers can't always look to non-defense discretionary spending for cuts to spending the Democratic co-chairwoman of the supercommittee said Wednesday.
Congressional budget director questioned on federal spending

Congressional budget director questioned on federal spending

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The committee responsible for cutting the U.S. deficit by at least $1.2 trillion asked the congressional budget chief hard-hitting questions about the government's discretionary spending.
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Supercommittee super secret about meetings

Supercommittee super secret about meetings

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The bicameral, bipartisan congressional committee tasked with reducing the U.S. deficit has met in secret and its members are mum, observers said.

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Supercommittee: Cuts won't be 'fun'

Supercommittee: Cuts won't be 'fun'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Members of the deficit-cutting supercommittee emerged from their first closed-door meeting in Washington Thursday offering positive vibes but no details.

Deficit reduction panel launches Web site

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The congressional committee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings during the next decade has a Web site and is using it to solicit input.
Hatch aide to head 'supercommittee' staff

Hatch aide to head 'supercommittee' staff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate tax lawyer will head the staff of the congressional "supercommittee" tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, leaders said Tuesday.
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Jeb Hensarling (born May 29, 1957) has been the Republican congressman representing Texas' 5th congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives since 2003.

Hensarling was born in Stephenville, the seat of Erath County, and grew up on the family farm in College Station. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1982, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Prior to serving in Congress, Hensarling was State Director for Texas Senator Phil Gramm from 1985 until 1989. From 1991 to 1993, he served as executive director of the Republican Senatorial Committee.

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