Aggie Congressman Not Seeking House Majority Leader

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BRYAN - Aggie Congressman Jeb Hensarling has announced that he is no longer interested in being the next Majority Leader. This comes a day after a spokesperson told the Dallas Morning News that Hensarling was weighing a run for the position with rumors of John Boehner stepping down after the November elections.

In a press release issued Thursday, Hensarling said, "although I am humbled by the calls, emails, and conversations from my colleagues encouraging me to return to leadership for the remainder of the 113th Congress, I will not be a candidate for Majority Leader next week. After prayerful reflection, I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right office at the right time for me and my family. I look forward to working with the new Majority Leader to fight for a freer, stronger, more prosperous America as Chairman of the Financial Services Committee and the Representative of the Fifth District of Texas."

Hensarling is a six-term congressman from Dallas who serves as the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.