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  • Banks Introduces Legislation to Increase Hospital Competition, Lower Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement after introducing the Hospital Competition Act of 2018 (H.R. 7084), legislation that aims to combat the rising cost of health care by increasing choice among hospital providers: “Health care costs are spiraling out of control and American families are paying the price through higher rates for hospital services and higher insurance premiums. The consolidation of hospital markets through mergers is one of the biggest drivers of hea... Read more

  • Banks to Attend Events in Pierceton and Indianapolis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he will meet with business and community leaders in Pierceton Friday morning. After, he will tour Shiloh Industries in Pierceton. On Saturday morning, Congressman Banks will speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fall Conference in Indianapolis. What: Banks to Meet with Pierceton Business and Community Leaders Date: Friday, October 26th Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ET Location: Odd Fellow Café and Coffee, 120 N 1st Street, Pierceton What: Banks ... Read more

  • Banks Statement on Trump Signing Legislation to Combat the Opioid Crisis into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis (H.R. 6) into law: “Our country is facing a crisis – one that is destroying families and communities across America, and dishearteningly, one that hits close to home. In 2016, 1,526 Hoosiers died of an opioid overdose. “I’m proud that in bipartisan fashion, this Congress and the Trump administration have been able to provide local and stat... Read more

  • Banks to Attend Events in Huntington and North Webster Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he will speak to the Huntington Optimist Club Thursday afternoon. Thursday night, he will speak to the North Webster Lions Club. What: Banks to Speak to Huntington Optimist Club Date: Thursday, October 25th Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University Campus, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington What: Banks to Speak to North Webster Lions Club Date: Thursday, October 25th Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. E... Read more

  • Banks Statement on GI Bill Payment Delays
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, today issued the following statement regarding excessive GI Bill payment delays: “When we make a promise to our veterans, we have to follow through on it. It is unacceptable that VA would place the education of our veterans in jeopardy by promising them a regular payment, which our veterans rely on, and then allowing delays when payments are due. “This Congress has passed sig... Read more

  • Banks Cosponsors the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement after cosponsoring H.R. 7059, the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018: “This legislation is simple, direct and absolutely critical to our national security,” said Banks. “It will secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. Decades of lax policies have encouraged millions of illegal immigrants to cross our borders and undermine the rule of law. Congress should work with the administration and pass this bill to def... Read more

  • Banks to Attend Events in Leo, Grabill and Fort Wayne This Week
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he will tour Gateway Woods in Leo Tuesday morning, followed by a walk through downtown Grabill to meet business owners. After the walk, he will attend a lunch with the Grabill Chamber of Commerce and then tour the Christian Community Healthcare Clinic in Grabill. On Wednesday, Banks will help send off veterans who are participating in Honor Flight Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. What: Banks to Tour Gateway Woods Children’s Home Date: Tuesday, O... Read more

  • Banks to Speak at Rotary Club of Fort Wayne on Monday
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) will speak to the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne on Monday. What: Banks speaking at Rotary Club of Fort Wayne Date: Monday, October 15th Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET Location: Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne ### Read more

  • Banks Expresses Concern Over VA’s Loss of Focus on Health IT Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Acting Deputy Secretary James Byrne expressing concern over VA’s apparent loss of focus on two of its own initiatives, which have blockbuster potential to enhance the department’s interoperability with its community partners and allow it to tap into the private sector’s technological advancements. Read the full letter ... Read more

  • Banks Gives Principal Speech at USS Indiana Commissioning
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) delivered the principal speech at the U.S. Navy’s commissioning of the USS Indiana on Saturday in Port Canaveral, Florida. Click here to view Congressman Banks’ speech. Text of the speech follows: Admiral Caldwell, distinguished guests, it is a great honor to be here today. What a fine Navy day to commission the best named boat in the U.S. Navy, the USS Indiana. Today has historical significance in the relationship between Congress and the Armed Forces. This date in... Read more

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