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  • Banks Supports Right to Try Legislation, Bill Heads to President Trump’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today released the following statement after voting for legislation that would allow patients with a terminal illness or life-threatening condition to access potentially life-saving experimental drugs: “Every life is precious and every person should have the freedom to protect their own,” said Banks. “In some of the darkest of times, when no other alternatives exist, giving these patients the right to try potentially life-saving drugs is one of the most compassionat... Read more

  • Banks Supports Bipartisan Bill to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today released the following statement after voting for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: “The Dodd-Frank Act has burdened the American people under the guise of consumer protection and hurt community banks in Indiana and across the country. This important bill will roll back some of the most damaging of these regulations and enable financial institutions to better serve their customers and communities. This legislation will help H... Read more

  • Banks Supports Trump Administration Rule to Cut Planned Parenthood’s Access to Title X Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement in support of the Trump administration’s new rule that prohibits organizations that provide abortion services from accessing Title X family planning grants: “Today is a huge victory for the cause of life, as this new rule will ensure that taxpayer dollars go to life-affirming, not life-ending, family planning services. There are much better options than allowing Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, access to f... Read more

  • Banks Amendment to Repeal WOTUS Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today the House voted to adopt Congressman Jim Banks’ (IN-03) amendment to the 2018 farm bill that would permanently repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Banks released the following statement after voting in support of the farm bill: “While I am glad to see my colleagues support my amendment to repeal this onerous regulation, I am disappointed that the farm bill ultimately did not pass. “The WOTUS rule gave unelected bureaucrats at the EPA the power to broadly interpret wha... Read more

  • Banks Named to House Committee on Education and the Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning the House Republican Conference selected Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) to serve on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “I am proud to be named the newest member of the House Education and Workforce Committee,” said Banks. “While we have made tremendous progress this Congress to grow the economy through tax cuts and regulatory rollback, there is still a critical need to fill the skills gap between training and available jobs. I look forward to serving as a voice for t... Read more

  • Banks’ WOTUS Amendment Advances to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today released the following statement after the House Committee on Rules made in order his amendment to the 2018 farm bill that would permanently repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “We are another step closer to finally repealing the overreaching WOTUS rule once and for all. This rule has hurt our economy and encroached on the rights of farmers and agriculture producers who should be able to run their operations without fear of overbearing fe... Read more

  • Banks Calls for Permanent Repeal of WOTUS in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke on the House floor in support of permanently repealing the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in the 2018 Farm Bill. Rep. Banks has introduced an amendment to the 2018 farm bill that would permanently repeal the Obama-era WOTUS rule. The House is expected to debate the farm bill this week. Click here or on the image below to view Congressman Banks’ speech. Text of the speech follows: Mr. Speaker, as we debate the Farm Bill this week, the House... Read more

  • Banks Introduces Amendment to Repeal WOTUS Rule in Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he has introduced an amendment to the 2018 farm bill that would permanently repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The House is expected to debate the farm bill next week. “WOTUS has been a burden not only to Hoosier famers and agriculture producers but also to our state’s economy as a whole,” said Banks. “While I applaud the EPA’s efforts to delay this damaging Obama-era rule, it is time to repeal it once and for all.” T... Read more

  • Banks Praises Inclusion of Hoosier Priorities in 2019 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today praised the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of full committee early this morning. The annual defense authorization bill includes provisions to address threats around the globe, restore military readiness and strengthen America’s strategic capabilities. The FY19 NDAA passed with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 1 and will head to the House floor for consideration later this... Read more

  • Banks Initiative on Afghanistan Accountability Included in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement regarding the inclusion of his initiative to assess Afghanistan’s progress on security cooperation in the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Having served in Afghanistan, I’ve seen firsthand the importance of having U.S. personnel and resources in the region. However, it is important that the American people have clarity about the U.S. role in Afghanista... Read more

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