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  • Rep. Banks Statement Following JHTO Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Today, Rep. Banks, Rep. Bucshon, Sen. Young and Gov. Holcomb met virtually with Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Mark Lewis, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Director Dr. Gillian Bussey and federal, state and military officials to inaugurate the JHTO Systems Engineering Field Activity. Thirty engineers and program managers will be located on-site at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division in Martin County, Indiana to su... Read more

  • Future of Defense Task Forces Releases Final Report
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Accompanying the release of the ground-breaking, bipartisan report produced by members of the House Armed Services Committee’s bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force, Co-Chair Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), released the following statement: “The significance of this report is in its name. This report details a vision of the future of defense--specifically a smart, whole-of-nation strategy addressing the rise of China--and I will be dedicating the rest of my career on the House Armed Servi... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Banks Releases Statement on Amy Coney Barrett
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement: “Naming Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg represents the culmination of President Trump’s four-year record of delivering on the promises he made to conservatives during the 2016 campaign. She will be a staunch defender of the Constitution and apply the law as it is written. “Barrett is well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, with sterling personal credentials and an impressive professional record. ... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Backs Clean Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks, Chair of the Republican Study Committee’s Budget and Spending Task Force, released the following statement: “Since the House has failed to complete the regular appropriations process this year, and to avoid a government shutdown amidst a pandemic, Supreme Court nomination and election, the best scenario is for Congress to quickly pass a clean continuing resolution to continue funding the government until after the election. It is inappropriate for Congress to add pol... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Leads Colleagues in Letter Calling for Prosecution of Netflix for “Cuties”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) and 33 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking him to prosecute Netflix executives for distributing the film “Cuties”—which meets the legal definition of child pornography. “Cuties is child porn and Netflix should be prosecuted for distributing it. The vast majority of Americans agree with me, which is why Netflix’s cancellation rate has skyrocketed,” said Rep Banks. “Americans are shocked to see this foi... Read more

  • Banks, Johnson and Wilson Introduce the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) Budget & Spending Task Force Chairman Jim Banks (IN- 03), RSC Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04), and RSC National Security & Foreign Affairs Task Force Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act. This legislation, based upon the recommendations from the Republican Study Committee (RSC)’s The RSC National Security Strategy (click here to view the full report),authorizes sanctions against the United Front Work Dep... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Signs Pledge to Stand with Police
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) has signed Heritage Action’s Police Pledge, a pledge that calls on Americans to support police officers and oppose any legislative efforts to “defund the police.” “The thin blue line is what stands between civilization and lawless chaos. I deeply appreciate the service law enforcement agents perform for our communities, keeping us safe as we sleep at night,” said Rep. Banks. “Thanks to Heritage Action for leading this show of support for our nation’s police as... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Strip Rioters of Enhanced Federal Benefits, Pay for Cost of Policing
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks introduced the “Support Peaceful Protest Act” on Friday that would require arrested rioters who were caught committing crimes like acts of violence, looting or vandalism to pay for the cost of federal policing of the riot and be ineligible for federal unemployment assistance. “Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake. They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into war... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Bill Would Lower Hospital Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Hospital Competition Act of 2020 designed to lower the cost of hospital visits by incentivizing hospital monopolies to restore a free market thereby creating more competition and lowering prices for patients. “Patients already suffering medically don’t need to suffer economically as well,” said Rep. Banks. “In the midst of a global health crisis, hospital monopolies in large, urban areas may be tempted t... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks, Purdue Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Works Celebrate Successful Job Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    FORT WAYNE – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Purdue Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Works held a virtual job fair today with 29 employers represented. At least 745 jobs were open in the following industries: Educational Services; Finance and Insurance; Government; Health Care and Social Assistance; Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Retail Trade; and Transportation and Warehousing. The job fair had 147 visitors who were able to apply for jobs located in the following counti... Read more

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