Rep. Jim Banks Statement on GOP Member Briefing with House SAA and USCP Chief

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Washington, DC— Today, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives Major General William J. Walker and Chief of the United States Capitol Police J. Thomas Manger briefed the Republican conference on the preparedness, current security posture and structure of the United State Capitol Police. Congressman Jim Banks said: “I’d like to thank Major General Walker and Chief Manger for answering our ...

Jobs Report Reveals “Chronic Mismanagement”

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement on the December jobs report: “Today’s jobs report does NOT show signs of a healthy economy. Indicators reveal Democrats’ chronic mismanagement of our country. Take a look: NBC: “Far below expectations” CNBC: “Hiring falters” CNN: “Jobs disappoint” Forbes: “The December Jobs Report was Disappointing” Fox ...

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Hold Big Tech Accountable for Exploitation of U.S. Immigration System

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced legislation called the American Tech Workforce Act today that would stop Big Tech’s exploitation of the United States’ immigration system to disadvantage American workers and drive down wages. The bill is part of a Republican Study Committee initiative to hold Big Tech accountable. Banks said: “Big Tech is setting aside so...

Reps. Banks, Spanberger, Sens. Rubio, Warner Introduce Protecting Ballot Measures from Foreign Influence Act

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WASHINGTON— Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Protecting Ballot Measures from Foreign Influence Act, which would make it unlawful for a foreign national to contribute money, either directly or indirectly, to a State or local ballot initiative or ballot referendum. Notably, the bill ensures that ...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees

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Fort Wayne – Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced he has nominated 7 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to the United States service academies’ Class of 2026. Said Rep. Banks: "Join me in congratulating these seven young men and women who have shown dedication to our country leading to their nominations to the U.S. service academies. I'm proud that they represent northeas...

Rep. Jim Banks Calls on Fellow GOP to Oppose Democrats’ CR

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks released the following statement about pending government funding legislation currently slated for a vote by the end of the week: “The border crisis, the inflation crisis, the supply chain crisis and the government debt crisis—each of the crises facing our nation today can be traced back to specific policies pursued by Democrats. We can’t gi...

Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Truth in Testimony Rule

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) proposed a new rule in the House of Representatives that would strengthen the “Truth in Testimony” form required for nongovernment witnesses under House rules, requiring maximum transparency, so that Congress and the American public understand exactly how foreign agendas may be influencing the public policy discussion that takes place before House committe...

Rep. Jim Banks Slams Passage of Democrats’ Big Government Socialist Takeover Bill

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks released a statement following House Democrats’ passage of Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” plan. Said Rep. Banks: “Today’s vote is shameful. Democrats just cast a vote to turn our country into a socialist country. Working Americans and families will come out on the losing end as Democrats massively expand government’s control over...

Rep. Banks’ Bill Would Ban Child COVID Vaccine Mandates

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Parental Rights Protection Act to prohibit federal funding of any state, local, or tribal entity that requires a COVID-19 vaccines for minors. This is the House companion for Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) bill, S.3184. Said Congressman Banks: “As a father of three school-aged girls, I will not sit by and allow liberal activists and non-elected bu...

Rep. Banks Introduces Pair of Veterans Bills to Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars, Close GI Bill Loophole

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WASHINGTON—Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks introduced two veterans-related bills to safeguard taxpayer dollars and close an unintentional loophole that prevents some veterans from receiving a GI Bill refund. Said Rep. Banks: “Congress has a responsibility to taxpayers to determine whether VA’s construction management has improved before potentially providing billions...

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