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  • Rep. Jim Banks Statement on Rep. Susan Brooks’ Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Statement on Rep. Susan Brooks’ Retirement Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement regarding news of Congresswoman Susan Brooks’ (IN-05) retirement from Congress at the end of the term. Said Rep. Banks, “Susan Brooks is the best of the best in the Indiana delegation and she will be missed in Congress. As a mentor and friend I have learned so much from her and appreciate all she has done to help me be a better Representative. I wish S... Read more

  • NDAA Compromised by Political Posturing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    NDAA Compromised by Political Posturing Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released a statement following the House Committee on Armed Services’ passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is the legislative vehicle that authorizes funding levels and priorities for our nation’s military. The NDAA passed through committee by a party-line vote of 33-24. Said Rep. Banks, “While this year’s NDAA included a number of priorities that are impor... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Calls for 14% Cuts to Non-Defense, Discretionary Spending in House Appropriations Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Calls for 14% Cuts to Non-Defense, Discretionary Spending in House Appropriations Bills Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) proposed an amendment cutting all nondefense, discretionary spending by 14 percent in the Democrat majority’s appropriations package. The amendment is the second of its kind offered by Banks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Said Rep. Banks, “Cutting 14 cents on every dollar is the first step in reining government spending t... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Inclusion of Afghanistan Legislation in NDAA Chairman’s Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Inclusion of Afghanistan Legislation in NDAA Chairman’s Mark Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the inclusion of language from H.R. 2060, the Ensuring a Secure Afghanistan Act, in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The language specifies a list of requirements that the Taliban must meet before U.S. troop levels may safely fall below 10,000 in Afghanistan. The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Li... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Banks in Normandy for 75th Anniversary of D-Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Banks in Normandy for 75th Anniversary of D-Day Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement while in Normandy, France for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Also, earlier today, Rep. Banks spoke to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson about the significance of this day. Said Rep. Banks, “It was a tremendous honor to be on hand as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day just yards... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Bill to Prevent Federal Retirement Accounts from Investing in Companies from China & Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Bill to Prevent Federal Retirement Accounts from Investing in Companies from China & Russia Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced legislation that would prevent Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) funds from being invested in Chinese and Russian companies. The TSP is the principal retirement plan for Federal Government employees and has a total investing power of over $550 billion. Said Rep. Banks, “The governments of Russia and China have a long histo... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks: President Trump’s Immigration Plan Deserves Congressional Support
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks: President Trump’s Immigration Plan Deserves Congressional Support Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), released the following statement regarding today’s immigration announcement by President Donald J. Trump. Said Rep. Banks, “I was honored to be in the Rose Garden today as President Trump outlined his plan to create a fair, modern and lawful immigration system. Our current immigration laws are badly broken, do a disservice to American workers and jeopardize ou... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Statement on H.R. 5, the “Equality Act”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Statement on H.R. 5, the “Equality Act” Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), released the following statement regarding his opposition to H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which is scheduled for a vote in the House Friday. Said Rep. Banks, “The Equality Act represents the absolute worst of the radical-left’s pro-infanticide, anti-conscience agenda. By amending the definition of ‘sex’ in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this legislation codifies a fundamental right to an ab... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Resolution Honoring Work of Sen. Dick Lugar, Reaffirming Nuclear Non-Proliferation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Resolution Honoring Work of Sen. Dick Lugar, Reaffirming Nuclear Non-Proliferation Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) along with Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA), Bill Foster (D-IL), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), introduced the Richard Lugar Nonproliferation and Arms Control Legacy Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. This resolution — which is being introduced in the Senate by Senators Jeff Me... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Original Co-Sponsor for the New START Treaty Improvement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Original Co-Sponsor for the New START Treaty Improvement Act Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, legislation was introduced with Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) as an original co-sponsor that would limit funding for any extension of the New START Treaty or successor agreement unless it includes the People’s Republic of China and covers all strategic and non-strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation. Russia is using its arsenal of tactical weapons to employ an ‘escalate-to-deescalat... Read more

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