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  • NDAA Language Addresses Concerns Introduced by Rep. Banks’ Protect Our Universities Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) celebrated the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) inclusion of language he submitted addressing concerns from legislation Rep. Banks authored, H.R. 1678, the Protect Our Universities Act. The purpose of Protect Our Universities Act was to safeguard sensitive research at universities from foreign espionage. The language Rep. Banks submitted and included in this year’s NDAA directs the Department of Defense to collect background information on anyone parti... Read more

  • Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation Sponsored by Rep. Jim Banks Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) celebrated the bicameral passage of H.R. 2333, the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act. The bill requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload and vacancy rates of the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Coordinators. This is the second piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Banks to make it to the president’s desk this Congress. Suicide Prevention Coordinators ... Read more

  • FY2020 NDAA Means More Hoosier Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Defense Authorization Act passed the House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate. Rep. Jim Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee which is responsible for authorizing funding levels for the military. Over the past several months, Rep. Banks has served on the NDAA Conference Committee, which is responsible for reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Throughout this process, Rep. Jim Banks was able to ... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Announces Release of Reagan Task Force Report on Strengthening America’s National Security Innovation Base
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –This week, the Reagan Institute’s Reagan Task Force released a report outlining its recommendations to strengthen America’s National Security Innovation Base (NSIB). The report, the “Contest for Innovation: Strengthening America’s National Security Innovation Base in an Era of Strategic Competition,” addresses key challenges facing the Department of Defense (DoD) as it prepares for the future constructs of warfare. Rep. Jim Banks’ served as Commissioner on the Reagan Task Force... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he has nominated 12 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to U.S. Service Academies as the Class of 2024. Said Rep. Banks, “These twelve bright, young men and women represent the best northeast Indiana has to offer. Because of their academic success, each one of them had the option to attend a wide-range of top tier universities. They have chosen to serve their country and commit themselves to the A... Read more

  • Legislation Introduced by Rep. Jim Banks Passes U.S. House During Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Today, legislation designed to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs and introduced by Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN-03) passed with unanimous, bipartisan support. The bill’s passage occurred just one day before the House holds its first public impeachment hearing. Only 4% of legislation introduced in Congress gets a vote on the House floor. Since the Democrats control the House, they control what gets to the floor. So, the majority of bills passed are Democrat-sponsored. It... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Introduces Resolution Protecting Freedom of Conscience
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced today that he’s introduced a joint resolution declaring protection for the freedom of conscience for all Americans. Congressman Banks’ resolution comes after Beto O’Rourke shocked watchers of a nationally televised town hall when he called to punish churches and other religious institutions like colleges, non-profits, etc. who did not agree with his views on human sexuality. “The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, ... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Named Co-Chair of Future of Defense Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) announced the official activation of the Future of Defense Task Force, naming Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) co-chairs. “Since he entered Congress, Rep. Jim Banks has been focused on the national security issues that will define the next generation,” said Ranking Member Thornberry. “He’s sounded the alarm on the national security threat posed by China t... Read more

  • Reps. Jim Banks, Susie Lee Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Student Veterans, Remove Financial Burden from GI Bill Overpayments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.-03) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), both members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the bipartisan Student Veteran Protection Act on Friday. The bill would change how GI Bill overpayments are reimbursed by making schools, not student veterans, responsible for reimbursing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for GI Bill overpayments. “Veterans have already sacrificed so much for our country -- they shouldn’t be forced to deal with th... Read more

  • White House Shows Support for Rep. Banks’ Plan to Restrict Investment Portfolio Flows into China
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In reaction to reports that the Trump administration is moving ahead with discussions around possible restrictions on capital flows into China, with a particular focus on investments made by U.S. government pension funds, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement. Banks said, “I am encouraged to see the Trump administration considering taking executive action to protect U.S. government workers from having to support the Chinese Communist Party with their retirement fun... Read more

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