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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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.…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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