Podcast

Hensarling's last stand: More reg relief and fixing the GSEs

The retiring chairman of the House Financial Services Committee defends his often uncompromising pursuit of rolling back post-crisis regulations.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has spent the past six years as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee trying to undo the Dodd-Frank Act. In this episode, he discusses his hard-nosed legislative approach and his more recent willingness to reach across the aisle on regulatory relief and reforming the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.