Banks, Cotton Introduce Joint Resolution to Protect Religious Foster Care Providers

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Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) and Senator Tom Cotton introduced a Congressional Review Act to overturn the Biden administration’s Designated Placement rule.  You can read the full bill text here. On April 30, 2024, President Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) finalized its “Designated Placement Requirements Under…

Banks Applauds Passage of SAVE Act

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Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement after passage of the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, legislation that would require proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections: “In the past three and a half years, Joe Biden has allowed more than 10 million illegal immigrants to cross our border. Places like San Francisco and Washington,…

Rep. Banks Introduces No Tax Dollars for College Encampments Act

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Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), member of the House Committee on Education and Workforce, announced the No Tax Dollars for College Encampments Act. This legislation would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require universities to publicly disclose their policies for responding to campus protests. To qualify for federal accreditation, schools would also be required to adhere to their…

Rep. Banks Applauds Hypersonics Wins in Defense Funding Bill

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Today, in response to the passage of H.R. 8774, the Fiscal Year 2025 Defense Appropriations Act, co-chair of the House Hypersonics Caucus Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement: “The House just approved key provisions I championed to fully fund hypersonics research and further strengthen collaboration between our military and Indiana’s cutting edge hypersonics…

Rep. Banks Introduces Conscience Protection Act

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Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Conscience Protection Act, which would protect health care providers from being forced to participate in induced abortions or similar procedures that violate their sincerely held beliefs. More specifically, the Conscience Protection Act would prevent any federal, state, or local government from penalizing or…

Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Head Start Improvement Act

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Today, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) introduced the Head Start Improvement Act, to improve the Head Start program by eliminating bureaucracy and giving money directly to states through block grants. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced a companion legislation in the Senate, and both bills are being supported by Heritage Action.  Said Rep. Jim Banks: “Washington…

Rep. Banks Applauds Defunding of Foreign NGO for List Targeting US Lawmakers

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Yesterday, Rep. Jim Banks sent a letter to Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee asking them to end U.S. support for the Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY), a Ukrainian NGO that released a list of “opponents of Ukraine.” Rep. Banks and 115 other House Republicans are on the list. During today’s full committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2025 State, Foreign Operations, and Related…

Rep. Banks’ Pro-Israel Amendments Pass in FY25 NDAA

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Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel, passed two amendments to the House’s Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act to aid our ally, Israel. Said Rep. Banks: “Israel is under attack from Hamas terrorists, the sham prosecutors at the ICC, and even from the Biden administration, which is withholding its…

Rep. Banks Passes FY25 NDAA Amendments to Protect DoD Research from CCP Spies

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Today, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel Jim Banks passed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act to protect DoD research from Chinese Communist Party espionage and combat malign Communist Party influence. Said Chairman Banks: “America’s foremost adversary, the Chinese Communist Party, has long pursued a…

Rep. Banks Submits Anti Woke Amendments to FY25 NDAA

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Today, Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Jim Banks announced he has submitted several amendments to the Military Personnel Subcommittee’s mark of the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act to combat the Biden administration’s attempts to politicize our military. Said Chairman Banks: “Last year, House Republicans passed the most anti-woke…

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