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  • Rep. Banks, Sen. Cotton Introduce the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 Rep. Banks: “The United Front participated directly in the Uyghur genocide and the oppression of Chris... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduces 5 Bills to Counter Chinese Communist Party Aggression
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 threats. The Republican Study Committee also released a memo on countering China. Rep. Banks was a ... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Introduces Keep Our Schools Open Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 our children,” said Banks. “Every possible metric indicates that young people need in-person instruc... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Block Biden Abortion Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 prohibited Title X funding recipients from providing referrals for abortion. President Biden is exp... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Provide Military Families With Educational Options
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 families are upset enough by their lack of educational options to consider quitting. This is a serious n... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Reintroduces the Support Peaceful Protest Act and Qualified Immunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 Qualified Immunity Act protects our heroic law enforcement agents from frivolous lawsuits meant to disrupt... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Sworn In For Third Term
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 majority in 2022,” said Banks. He also officially takes over as the Chairman of the Republican Study Comm... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 of them the best of luck in the final stage of the admissions process.” BACKGROUND: Admission to a ... Read more

  • Statement of Support for Jim Gfrerer
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON--Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, issued the following statement recognizing information technology improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “I commend VA Chief Information Officer Jim Gfrerer for his achievements over the past two years,” said Rep. Banks. “Most visibly, he led the expansion of telework and telehealth capacity in response to the pandemic—I have rarely seen the federal government... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Calls on CDC to Give Teachers Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), member of the House Education and Labor Committee called on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to provide teachers with the option of early COVID-19 vaccination. ACIP convenes at 3:00 pm ET today to discuss the phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. Schools in Kentucky, New York City, and across the United States are closing again due to staffing shortages caused by exposure to COVID-19. “When sc... Read more

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