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...

Rep. Banks Reacts to Russian Sanctions

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Today, Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement in response to Russia's decision to sanction 398 Members of Congress, including Rep. Banks. Said Rep. Banks: "It's an honor to be officially recognized as an enemy of Vladimir Putin." “Putin has attacked the seat of American democracy and the Biden administration has left many countermeasures on the table. The president must r...

Rep. Banks’ Statement on Inaugural Northeast Indiana Defense Summit

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Today, Rep. Jim Banks hosted a first-of-its-kind Northeast Indiana Defense Summit. You can watch the summit in its entirety, here. Said Rep. Banks: “I’d like to thank Ranking Member Rogers and the northeast Indiana leaders and national industry leaders who made today’s summit a resounding success. We heard from a number of truly knowledgeable speakers, and because of them, every a...

Jim Banks is Congress’s Most Prolific Critic of the Chinese Communist Party

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WASHINGTON -- The UC San Diego China Data Lab released a study showing that during the 116th Congress, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) tweeted about China 585 times, more than any other member of Congress. In 2020, 90% of Republicans tweeted about China compared to just 71% of Democrats. Notably, in that time frame, Democrats sent about 60% more tweets than Republicans. Said Rep. Banks: “Democrats are afra...

Rep. Banks Announces Service Academy Day On April 23

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FORT WAYNE - Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3) announced he will host Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on Saturday, April 23 2022. Said Rep. Banks: “Every year it’s a pleasure to meet young Hoosiers who are intent on studying at some of the most demanding universities in the country so that they can better themselves and serve our nation. It’s inspiring to see such genuine patriot...

Rep. Banks Now Accepting 2022 Art Competition Submissions

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Fort Wayne - Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students in Indiana’s 3rd District. The artwork that wins the 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 at...

Rep. Banks’ Statement on Tragic Death of Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz and 3 Marines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement: “Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz of Fort Wayne was one of four Marines who passed away following an accident during a NATO training exercise in Norway. My office is in contact with the Marine Corps regarding their ongoing investigation and forthcoming reports. Capt. Tomkiewicz devoted seven years of his life to protecting ...

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