Rep. Banks Reacts to Speaker Pelosi’s Unprecedented, Partisan Decision

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement after the unprecedented decision by Speaker Pelosi to reject Reps. Banks and Jordan from being seated on the Select Committee to investigate January 6: “I’m a sitting member of Congress and served my country in Afghanistan and the Speaker knows how hard I will fight for my country. We said all along that this was a purely partisan...

McCarthy Taps Banks to Lead Republicans on Jan 6 Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy appointed Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) to serve as the Republican ranking member on Speaker Pelosi’s Select Committee to investigate January 6. Here is Banks’s reaction statement: “I have accepted Leader McCarthy's appointment to this committee because we need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored. Am...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Day Is July 17

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced he will host a Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on Saturday, July 17. Said Rep. Banks: “Students and their parents and/or guardians will have the extraordinary opportunity to meet representatives from each the five service academies. I am proud that young Hoosiers and their families are willing to invest a par...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Appointments

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FORT WAYNE – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that five students from Indiana’s Third Congressional District have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2025. Said Rep. Banks: “These five young Hoosier have already displayed remarkable leadership ability, hard work and most of all, patriotism. Over the next four years they’ll undergo a rigorous and uplifting ed...

REP. BANKS SPEAKS ON ‘WOKE CAPITAL’

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) joined the Claremont Institute for a panel discussion on “What to do about Woke Capital.” The other members of the panel included: Arthur Milikh, Executive Director, the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life; David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College’s Washington...

Rep. Banks Now Accepting Online Submissions For 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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FORT WAYNE- Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will continue with an electronic submission process for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students in Indiana’s 3rd District. The artwork that wins our district competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. from Southwest Airlines to attend a ...

Rep. Banks, Sen. Cotton Introduce the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act

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WASHINGTON--Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act. The bill is based on recommendations from the Republican Study Committee’s National Security Strategy and authorizes sanctions against the United Front Work Department (UFWD), which is an overseas influence arm of the Chinese Communist Party. Said Re...

Rep. Jim Banks Introduces 5 Bills to Counter Chinese Communist Party Aggression

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WASHINGTON—Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman and Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced several pieces of legislation to counter the Chinese Communist Party. Rep. Banks will be joined by several Republican Study Committee members who are introducing a flurry of legislation this week to push back against the Chinese Communist Party and secure American from foreign...

The Hill: Why we will oppose spending bills that repeal or weaken the Hyde Amendment

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The following article appeared at thehill.com on February 3, 2021. On Tuesday, I led a group of 200 House Republicans in a pledge to oppose any legislation that weakens or removes the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of taxpayer’s funds for abortions. Since it first passed Congress in 1976 on an overwhelming 312-93 veto proof vote, the Hyde Amendment has been one of the few policies that unite b...

Rep. Banks Introduces Keep Our Schools Open Resolution

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WASHINGTON – Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will introduce a resolution on Thursday expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that schools across the country should be open for in-person instruction. “For nearly a year now, our country’s leading experts have gathered data on the effects of COVID-19 as well as the consequences of remote learning on ...

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Block Biden Abortion Agenda

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Jim Banks will introduce a bill that would block the Biden administration from undoing the Trump’s administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The “Protect Life Rule” ensured entities that received funds from the Title X Family Planning Funding Program were in a physically separate location than an operation that performed abortions. It also...

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Provide Military Families With Educational Options

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee and House Education and Labor Committee member Jim Banks introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. Polls show that for up to 35% of servicemembers, dissatisfaction with their children’s education is a “significant factor” in deciding whether to continue their military service. “Around a third of military fami...

Rep. Jim Banks Reintroduces the Support Peaceful Protest Act and Qualified Immunity Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks announced he has reintroduced his Support Peaceful Protest Act and Qualified Immunity Act in the 117th Congress. The Support Peaceful Protest Act would require arrested rioters who were caught committing crimes like acts of violence, looting or vandalism to pay for the cost of federal policing of the riot and be ineligible for federal unemployment assistance. The Qualif...

Rep. Banks Sworn In For Third Term

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks was sworn in today for his third term as the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. He overwhelmingly won reelection on November 3 promising to keep taxes and spending low, hold China accountable and protect conservative values. “I will spend the next two years leading the fight against the radical Left and preparing for a conservative House major...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees

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FORT WAYNE – Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced he has nominated 8 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2025. Banks said: “Congratulations to these eight patriotic young men and women. They've already shown a remarkable commitment to their country, and I'm certain they will be excellent representatives for northeast Indiana. I wish each...

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