Released by the Office of U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“The president’s speech tonight can be summed up in a few short words: same song, different verse. By and large, the problems we face today – out of control spending, high unemployment, rising health care costs, entitlement programs on a fast track to insolvency – are not new. Regrettably, neither are the president’s solutions to these problems.
“For the past four years, the president has talked about the problems we face and promised solutions. Unfortunately, the results have failed to live up to his rhetoric.”