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  • 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

  • Banks Leads 67 House Republicans in Calling on DOJ to Assist Investigation Into Discovery of Fetal Remains
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide any assistance requested by state authorities in investigating the discovery of human fetal remains on the property of Indiana abortionist Ulrich “George” Klopfer, and to open a separate inquiry if any federal laws were violated. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the members also requested a D... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks to Fight for Hoosiers on NDAA Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Hoosier Rep. Jim Banks has been named to the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee, where he will fight for Indiana’s defense priorities. The bipartisan, bicameral committee consists of 32 members and is responsible for reconciling differences between the current House NDAA and the Senate’s version. Once complete, the committee will refer the amended bill to both chambers for a final vote. Upon passage, the FY20 NDAA will be presente... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Backs Federal Investigation Into Dr. Klopfer Case
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Fort Wayne – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced today he supports a full federal investigation into the discovery of more than 2,200 fetal remains found in the late Dr. Klopfer’s home in Illinois. Seeing as Klopfer practiced in Indiana, these remains would have crossed state lines. As such, a federal investigation is appropriate. Rep. Banks said, "We need to determine how Dr. Klopfer was able to get away with this for so long, and how we only know about it now that Dr. Klopfer is deceased. ... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Asks FBI to Add Antifa to List of Extremist Ideologies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Ray requesting the FBI add a new subsection to its list of extremist ideologies that would include Antifa. This paves the way for the FBI to target Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization. Rep. Jim Banks: "The point of my letter is simple. Antifa employs violence to coerce Americans into silence. As a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, I am intimately familiar with the tactics of terrorist groups and how the... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Statement on Dan Coats
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- In reaction to President Trump's announcement that Dan Coats will be stepping down as Director of National Intelligence, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement: Said Rep. Banks, "Dan Coats has served this president well for two and a half years, and he has served our nation admirably for over five decades in different roles that started in the congressional district we both call home in northeast Indiana. His integrity and commitment to public service are unma... Read more

  • Banks, Perlmutter Introduce VA Design-Build Construction Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Banks, Perlmutter Introduce VA Design-Build Construction Measure Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN-03) and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) introduced the VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019, which encourages the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use design-build construction in appropriate circumstances. Design-build is an innovative and effective method for managing construction projects that is widely used in the private sector and some parts of the ... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Bill Providing Safeguards Against the Spread of Classified Information
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced legislation that would restrict the ability of national security professionals to work for certain foreign-government backed organizations for five years after a position which required a security clearance. In an age where our adversaries are looking at every possibility to obtain sensitive information to gain any advantage, such a measure is necessary. Said Rep. Banks, “As we enter into information warfare with peer competitors, ... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Secretary DeVos’ Actions Against Foreign Gifts to U.S. Universities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Secretary DeVos’ Actions Against Foreign Gifts to U.S. Universities Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the Department of Education’s recent scrutiny of, and investigations into, the reporting of foreign gifts to U.S. colleges and universities. Congressman Banks is the lead sponsor of the “Protect Our Universities Act,” which outlines new ways to disclose and examine the influence of foreign governments in our n... Read more

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