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  • 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

  • Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Establishment of a Commission on Unalienable Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks Applauds Establishment of a Commission on Unalienable Rights Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the establishment of a Commission on Unalienable Rights by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Said Rep. Banks, “The unalienable rights codified by Thomas Jefferson in our Declaration of Independence were deemed ‘self-evident’ to all freedom-loving Americans and serve as the bedrock of our nation’s principles. While many countrie... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks: Effort to Limit Presidential War Powers Threatens National and Global Security
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Banks: Effort to Limit Presidential War Powers Threatens National and Global Security Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement regarding an amendment supported by Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and anti-Trump progressives in the House to limit the Commander-in-Chief’s ability to respond to attacks against American interests by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Said Rep. Banks, “As the Ayatollah saber... Read more

  • 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

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