Reps. Banks and Tenney Intro Bill to Reverse Biden’s Forced Vaccination Order

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Jim Banks (IN-03) and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) introduced the Health Freedom For All Act to prevent the Biden Administration from enacting its planned vaccine mandate on the American people. The bill would clarify that under existing law the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have the authority to implement rules requiring Americans to undergo COV...

Two Banks Afghanistan Amendments Added to FY22 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Two amendments introduced by Rep. Jim Banks will hold the Biden administration accountable to countering the threat posed by the Taliban were passed by the House Armed Services Committee and added to the annual defense bill. Banks said: “Because of Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal, the Taliban controls Afghanistan and billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment. The president has rea...

FY2022 NDAA Means More Hoosier Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the early morning, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (FY22 NDAA.) Rep. Jim Banks sits on HASC which is responsible for authorizing funding levels for the military. Throughout this process, Rep. Banks was able to fight to ensure that the FY22 NDAA delivers on northeast Indiana’s defense priorities. “...

RSC Chairman Jim Banks’ Statement on Democrats’ Historic Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON—Today, RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement in response to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending proposal: “Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats are inflaming disasters that they created. Thanks to their spending-fueled inflation, Americans’ paychecks have effectively been slashed. What’s Democrats’ plan? Spend another $3.5 trillion. Our border is overwhelmed, so...

Rep. Banks Reacts to Speaker Pelosi’s Unprecedented, Partisan Decision

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement after the unprecedented decision by Speaker Pelosi to reject Reps. Banks and Jordan from being seated on the Select Committee to investigate January 6: “I’m a sitting member of Congress and served my country in Afghanistan and the Speaker knows how hard I will fight for my country. We said all along that this was a purely partisan...

McCarthy Taps Banks to Lead Republicans on Jan 6 Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy appointed Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) to serve as the Republican ranking member on Speaker Pelosi’s Select Committee to investigate January 6. Here is Banks’s reaction statement: “I have accepted Leader McCarthy's appointment to this committee because we need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored. Am...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Day Is July 17

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced he will host a Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on Saturday, July 17. Said Rep. Banks: “Students and their parents and/or guardians will have the extraordinary opportunity to meet representatives from each the five service academies. I am proud that young Hoosiers and their families are willing to invest a par...

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Appointments

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FORT WAYNE – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that five students from Indiana’s Third Congressional District have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2025. Said Rep. Banks: “These five young Hoosier have already displayed remarkable leadership ability, hard work and most of all, patriotism. Over the next four years they’ll undergo a rigorous and uplifting ed...

REP. BANKS SPEAKS ON ‘WOKE CAPITAL’

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WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) joined the Claremont Institute for a panel discussion on “What to do about Woke Capital.” The other members of the panel included: Arthur Milikh, Executive Director, the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life; David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College’s Washington...

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 ...

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