Rep. Banks Now Accepting Online Submissions For 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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FORT WAYNE- Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will continue with an electronic submission process for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students in Indiana’s 3rd District. The artwork that wins our district competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. from Southwest Airlines to attend a ...

Rep. Banks, Sen. Cotton Introduce the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act

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WASHINGTON--Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act. The bill is based on recommendations from the Republican Study Committee’s National Security Strategy and authorizes sanctions against the United Front Work Department (UFWD), which is an overseas influence arm of the Chinese Communist Party. Said Re...

Rep. Jim Banks Introduces 5 Bills to Counter Chinese Communist Party Aggression

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WASHINGTON—Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman and Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced several pieces of legislation to counter the Chinese Communist Party. Rep. Banks will be joined by several Republican Study Committee members who are introducing a flurry of legislation this week to push back against the Chinese Communist Party and secure American from foreign...

Rep. Banks Introduces Keep Our Schools Open Resolution

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WASHINGTON – Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will introduce a resolution on Thursday expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that schools across the country should be open for in-person instruction. “For nearly a year now, our country’s leading experts have gathered data on the effects of COVID-19 as well as the consequences of remote learning on ...

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Block Biden Abortion Agenda

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Jim Banks will introduce a bill that would block the Biden administration from undoing the Trump’s administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The “Protect Life Rule” ensured entities that received funds from the Title X Family Planning Funding Program were in a physically separate location than an operation that performed abortions. It also...

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Provide Military Families With Educational Options

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee and House Education and Labor Committee member Jim Banks introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. Polls show that for up to 35% of servicemembers, dissatisfaction with their children’s education is a “significant factor” in deciding whether to continue their military service. “Around a third of military fami...

Rep. Jim Banks Reintroduces the Support Peaceful Protest Act and Qualified Immunity Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks announced he has reintroduced his Support Peaceful Protest Act and Qualified Immunity Act in the 117th Congress. The Support Peaceful Protest Act 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. The Qualif...

Rep. Banks Sworn In For Third Term

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks was sworn in today for his third term as the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. He overwhelmingly won reelection on November 3 promising to keep taxes and spending low, hold China accountable and protect conservative values. “I will spend the next two years leading the fight against the radical Left and preparing for a conservative House major...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees

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FORT WAYNE – Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced he has nominated 8 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2025. Banks said: “Congratulations to these eight patriotic young men and women. They've already shown a remarkable commitment to their country, and I'm certain they will be excellent representatives for northeast Indiana. I wish each...

Statement of Support for Jim Gfrerer

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WASHINGTON--Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, issued the following statement recognizing information technology improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “I commend VA Chief Information Officer Jim Gfrerer for his achievements over the past two years,” said Rep. Banks. “Most visibly, he led the expansion of te...

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