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  • Banks Amendment Passes That Would Protect Sensitive University Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks’ amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) designed to protect sensitive national security research at universities passed with bipartisan support. The amendment builds off an amendment Rep. Banks introduced and was included in last year’s NDAA that directs the Department of Defense (DoD) to collect background information on anyone participating in DoD-funded research. The amendment promotes transparency and ensures research funded b... Read more

  • Rep. Banks’ Bill Would Make Desecrating Presidential Memorials a Federal Offense
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks will be introducing legislation to make desecrating memorials to previous U.S. presidents or Founding Fathers a federal offense punishable up to 10 years in prison. Rep. Banks’ bill, the “Defending America’s Heritage and Culture Act” (DAHCA, pronounced dah-kuh), would amend the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003 to include statues and memorials to former U.S. presidents and all those individuals who signed the Declaration of Independence. The ... Read more

  • Reps. Banks, Tiffany Introduce Reopen Our Schools Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), member of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) introduced a piece of legislation today that would halt a school’s federal funding if they refuse to reopen for in-person learning in the fall. The legislation’s title is Reopen Our Schools Act. “We need to change the subject from ‘our schools might not reopen in the fall’ to ‘our schools will reopen in the fall and here’s what we need to do it,’” said Banks. “America is the land ... Read more

  • Rep. Banks’ Legislation Highlighted in RSC National Security Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Two bills previously introduced by Rep. Jim Banks, House Armed Services Committee member, will be included in the RSC Foreign Affairs Task Force’s report, “RSC National Security Strategy: Strengthening America and Countering Global Threats.” The report, released at noon today, is intended to serve as a massive legislative proposal intending to reassert Republican leadership on the foreign policy stage. “This report provides a blueprint for a stable 21st-century order, led by an inde... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduced Bill Blocking U.S. Investments in China’s Military
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee and China Task Force member, Rep. Jim Banks, introduced H.R. 7064 the “Stop Funding the PLA Act” last week that would block U.S. investments—including investments from pension funds—in China’s military industrial base. Reps. Gallagher and LaMalfa joined as original co-sponsors. “On one hand, Congress is asking taxpayers to help grow our military so we can compete with China. On the other hand, large U.S. investment funds are dumping U.S. dollars into C... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Departs For Border Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks, member of the House Armed Services Committee, has departed this morning for a four-day survey of the Arizona southern border. The tour is being led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) with four other members attending. The purpose of the tour is to inspect the newly constructed border wall and learn how President Trump’s policies have decreased the number of illegal crossings. During the congressman’s visit, the two hundredth mile of border wall is expected to be installed. Ac... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks’ Statement on Trump’s China Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – After President Trump’s 2pm ET Rose Garden announcement that the U.S. would be ending its special trade status with Hong Kong, terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, among other actions, China Task Force and House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement: “President Trump can boast about many foreign policy achievements. He led the effort to take out international terrorists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and General Sole... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Leads Colleagues in Letter Blasting Reddit For Political Censorship, Election Interference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Jody Hice (R-GA) sent a letter to Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, criticizing his censorship of the pro-Trump community, r/The_Donald, and pointing out that Reddit’s decision to selectively enforce its content policies ahead of the 2020 election is a form of election interference. On February 6, 2020, Reddit administrators removed r/The_Donald’s user-moderators for unspecified content viola... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Joins As Plaintiff in the Lawsuit Challenging Proxy Voting Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging Democrats’ historic and unconstitutional rule change to allow for proxy voting. “I won’t be passing off my constitutional duty and voting by proxy – especially when we expect millions of workers to get up each day and go to work to keep our nation moving,” said Rep. Jim Banks. On May 15, Democrats voted to authorize Proxy Voting on the floor of the House. Voting by proxy is flatly prohibited by the Constitution. Article I, Sec... Read more

  • Banks Introduces Bipartisan Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), member of House Veterans Affairs Committee introduced the bipartisan Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act to remove barriers that prohibit student veterans from using the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Yellow Ribbon Program to attend overseas colleges and universities. Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) joined Rep. Banks in introducing the legislation. “Since 2008, the Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program has helped hundreds ... Read more

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