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  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Bill to Lower Hospital Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced the Hospital Competition Act of 2019. This bill aims to freeze the practice of hospital consolidation in which large companies buy smaller hospitals and then raise their prices for higher profit. Said Rep. Banks, “Americans are justifiably concerned about the staggering cost of health care. While northeast Indiana is blessed to have a competitive hospital system with high-quality care, many parts of the country are not so fortunate. We must take eve... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Named Chairman of RSC Budget Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus of conservatives in Congress, named Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) the incoming Chairman of the Budget & Spending Task Force. According to the RSC announcement, the task force “will be in charge of producing the annual RSC budget and spearheading RSC strategy related to spending caps, the debt limit and appropriations.” The annual RSC budget is often the only conservative budget introduced each year that balances in five years. Additi... Read more

  • Banks Supports the Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that he is cosponsoring the Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act. The legislation seeks to counter the Iranian regime’s money laundering and financing of terrorism, protect the global financial system from Iranian illicit finance and impose maximum financial pressure on Iran. “Congress should step up to the plate and condemn Iran for its support for terrorism throughout the world,” Banks said. “Limitin... Read more

  • Banks: Time for a Pro-Life NIH Director
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement regarding recent comments by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins that defended using baby body parts for taxpayer-funded research: “It is clear that NIH Director Francis Collins is not the right fit for a pro-life administration. His comments defending the use of aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded research are reprehensible. Using federal tax dollars to fund research that requires the body par... Read more

  • Banks Asks VA to Adopt Modern Appointment Scheduling System
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, last week sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Acting Deputy Secretary James Byrne urging a decision about adopting a modern appointment scheduling system. Read the full letter here and below: The full text of the Congressman’s letter is below and attached. December 14, 2018 The Honorable James Byrne Acting Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 V... Read more

  • Navy Secretary Responds to Banks Letter on USS Fort Wayne
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has responded to a letter sent last month by Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) that asked the Navy to consider naming a combat ship the USS Fort Wayne. In response to Rep. Banks, Secretary Spencer wrote, “As the second-most populous city in Indiana, Fort Wayne is a fitting recommendation. I appreciate you bringing this to my attention and can assure you the recommendation will receive every consideration.” A copy of Spencer’s full response is attached. “I apprec... Read more

  • Banks Supports Religious Freedom, Democracy in Bangladesh
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke at an event at the Hudson Institute entitled “Stability, Democracy, and Islamism in Bangladesh.” Banks recently introduced House Resolution 1156, which expresses concern about the threat posed to democracy and the democratic process by radical groups operating in Bangladesh. The legislation also calls on the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department to refrain from any partnerships or funding arrangements from any o... Read more

  • Banks Applauds Announcement of New WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today issued the following statement in favor of the Trump Administration’s announcement of a new proposal to redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule: “I have fought for months to permanently repeal the Obama-era WOTUS rule, and I applaud the Administration’s announcement of a new WOTUS rule that would end the uncertainty currently faced by Hoosier farmers and landowners. The Obama-era WOTUS rule is the poster child for government overreach, as it ga... Read more

  • Banks Statement on Arrest of Huawei Technologies CFO
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services and Education and Workforce Committees, today issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies: “The arrest of Huawei’s CFO for attempting to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran is not surprising. Evasive and illegal tactics are Huawei’s specialty. I applaud this action taken by our Canadian partners. Huawei is a s... Read more

  • Banks Asks Navy to Consider Naming Ship U.S.S. Fort Wayne
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer asking the Navy to consider naming a ship the U.S.S. Fort Wayne. “The greater Fort Wayne area produces many key naval capabilities, and several national security leaders hail from northeast Indiana,” said Banks. “In honor of northeast Indiana’s national security contributions, I’ve asked the Navy to consider naming a combat ship the U.S.S. Fort Wayne.” The full te... Read more

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