Rep. Banks Introduces MAHSA Act

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WASHINGTON—Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the bipartisan MAHSA Act, to sanction Iran’s Supreme Leader and his inner circle. Read the bill text here. Said Rep. Banks: “Regular Iranians like Mahsa Amini are being murdered and persecuted by the Iranian regime, but the Biden administration is still trying to cozy up to Iran’s senior officials…

Rep. Banks Appointed Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman

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WASHINGTON—Today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Mike Rogers appointed Rep. Jim Banks Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. The 118th Congress is Rep. Jim Banks’s fourth consecutive term on HASC. “I am honored to be appointed to this important role serving our military servicemembers and their families. As Chairman of this subcommittee, exposing and…

Rep. Banks Appointed to China Select Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks released the following statement after his appointment by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to serve on the newly formed House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party. Said Rep. Banks, “I’ve spent much of my time in Congress pushing Washington to acknowledge and…

Banks Introduces Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Member Representative Jim Banks re-introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2023. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) reintroduced companion legislation in the Senate. The bill, which comes during National School Choice Week, addresses a critical problem facing many American military families by…

Rep. Banks Introduces Qualified Immunity Act

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Jim Banks introduced his first piece of legislation in the 118th Congress – the Qualified Immunity Act of 2023. This bill would codify clearly established Supreme Court precedent in favor of qualified immunity and the protections it provides for law enforcement agents into statutory law. Rep. Banks previously introduced this legislation in the 116th Congress during…

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…

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