Rep. Banks on Biden’s National Security Strategy

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WASHINGTON—Today, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy: “After two years of weak foreign policy that has destabilized the Pacific and the Middle East and caused full-blown disasters in Ukraine and…

Rep. Banks Encourages U.S. Service Academy Applications

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FORT WAYNE, IN—The office of Rep. Jim Banks is encouraging high school seniors in Indiana’s Third Congressional District to apply for one of the four U.S. Service academies – the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. To be considered for a nomination, applicants must be legal residents…

Bill to Rename St. Joseph VA Clinic in Honor of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski Headed to President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON—Today, the Senate passed a bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic” with unanimous consent. The legislation was sponsored by the entire Indiana delegation, passed the House unanimously on August 12, 2022, and now is headed to the president’s desk. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski served on the House Committee…

Companion to Rep. Banks' Bill to Expand Sanctions on Uyghur Human Rights Abusers Introduced by Menendez, Rubio

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced companion legislation to House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks’ bill, the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act, to expand the current scope of sanctions on those committing human rights abuses against Uyghurs. The bill…

Indiana Delegation Introduces Bill to Rename St. Joseph VA Clinic in Honor of Late Rep. Jackie Walorski

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Indiana state delegation introduced a bipartisan resolution to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.” Rep. Jackie Walorski served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for two terms, a role in which she championed important reforms to improve the quality and accessibility of services for our…

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Protect American IP from CCP

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jim Banks introduced the Preventing PLA Acquisition of United States Technology Act of 2022 to prevent any federally funded U.S. research from being shared or conducted jointly with Chinese entities that participate in the Chinese Communist Party’s Military Civil-Fusion strategy. The legislation would prohibit U.S. research agencies, as well as universities,…

Rep. Banks on the Passing of Dr. John Crawford

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FORT WAYNE—Today, Congressman Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the unexpected passing of former long-serving Fort Wayne City Councilman Dr. John Crawford. “I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Dr. John Crawford. He devoted 20 years of his life to public service in Fort Wayne and he was a friend to me, a model public servant to every officeholder in…

Banks, Grassley Call on General Milley to Clarify Alleged Intercession In Chain of Command

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley took to the floors of the House of Representatives and the Senate to call on General Mark Milley to finally and fully answer questions about the reports that he inserted himself into the statutory chain of command—undermining civilian control of the U.S. military. In a speech…

Rep. Banks’ Statement on Historic Dobbs Decision

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WASHINGTON—Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision, which will allow Indiana to pass its own abortion laws. Said Rep. Banks: “Today is a joyful day and a turning point for the unborn in America. I will be celebrating tonight with my wife Amanda and our three daughters. I’d like to thank the thousands of pro-life…

Rep. Banks Secures A-10, F-16 Transition at 122nd Fighter Wing in FY23 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Chairman’s mark of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included language retiring 21 A-10 aircrafts at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base and replacing them with F-16 aircrafts.  Said Chairman Banks, “As the only Member of Congress from Indiana on the Armed Services Committee in the House or the Senate,…

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