Rep. Banks’ Statement on Historic Dobbs Decision

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WASHINGTON—Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision, which will allow Indiana to pass its own abortion laws. Said Rep. Banks: “Today is a joyful day and a turning point for the unborn in America. I will be celebrating tonight with my wife Amanda and our three daughters. I’d like to thank the thousands of pro-life advocates, conserva...

Rep. Banks Secures A-10, F-16 Transition at 122nd Fighter Wing in FY23 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Chairman’s mark of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included language retiring 21 A-10 aircrafts at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base and replacing them with F-16 aircrafts. Said Chairman Banks, “As the only Member of Congress from Indiana on the Armed Services Committee in the House or the Senate, facilitating the transition from A-10s to F-1...

Lauren Tomkiewicz’s Legislative Proposals Included in FY23 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during markup of the House FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Rep. Jim Banks secured the inclusion of two legislative proposals from Lauren Tomkiewicz, the widow of Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz. The first amendment introduced by Rep. Banks ensures that the remains of U.S. service members are transferred on military aircrafts. If extenuating logistical circu...

Rep. Banks Introduces the Taiwan Weapons Exports Act

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WASHINGTON—Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks announced the Taiwan Weapons Export Act, legislation to fast-track delivery of critical weapons to Taiwan by expediting Congressional approval and eliminating administrative roadblocks. The bill is companion legislation to Senator Josh Hawley’s bill in the Senate. Said Rep. Banks: “China breached Taiwan’s airspace a record number of...

Rep. Jim Banks Reacts to Veto Override

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FORT WAYNE—Today, Congressman Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the Indiana legislature overturning Governor Holcomb’s veto of HB 1041, legislation to prohibit biological males from competing in women’s or girl’s athletics in K-12 schools. “I’m proud of our statehouse for setting a good example for legislatures nationwide, and most of all, for standing up for Hoosier girls ...

Rep. Banks Introduces the Respectful Treatment of Unborn Remains Act

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Jim Banks introduced the Respectful Treatment of Unborn Remains Act, legislation to prohibit abortion providers from placing fetal remains or medical waste associated with an abortion into any device that connects to a public waterway. The bill would disallow fetuses, embryos, and all materials used for abortions from being placed into toilets, sinks, disposals, or any other...

Rep. Banks Introduces the Communist Visa Transparency Act

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WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Rep. Jim Banks introduced the Communist Visa Transparency Act, legislation to require all visa applicants to the United States to report any affiliation with a communist party and to require applicants from China to report any affiliation with China’s military, paramilitary, law enforcement, public security, or national security forces. Said Rep. Banks: “Not a single Biden ad...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

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FORT WAYNE—Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced the winners of northeast Indiana’s annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students. The students were asked to create a piece of art that reflects the theme “Indiana.” The Winners for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition are: 1st Place: Reflections, Alessia Piatti from Central Noble Jr/Sr High School 2nd Place: Canoe Trip, S...

Rep. Banks Reacts to Dobbs Leak

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Fort Wayne – Today, Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement: “I am praying that the disastrous Roe decision is overturned. The Supreme Court will finally have given a voice to the voiceless and to Hoosier voters and for the first time in 50 years, regular Americans will have a say in the most important moral and political issue of our time. I am again calling on Indiana legislatures and Go...

CITI Subcommittee Ranking Member Banks Announces FY23 NDAA Priorities

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI), announced his priorities ahead of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act markup: Batteries: Creating a strategy for the DOD’s acquisition and long-term use for battery technology Biotechnology: Understanding competitor threats from biotech...

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