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  • Rep. Jim Banks Departs For Border Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks, member of the House Armed Services Committee, has departed this morning for a four-day survey of the Arizona southern border. The tour is being led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) with four other members attending. The purpose of the tour is to inspect the newly constructed border wall and learn how President Trump’s policies have decreased the number of illegal crossings. During the congressman’s visit, the two hundredth mile of border wall is expected to be installed. Ac... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks’ Statement on Trump’s China Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – After President Trump’s 2pm ET Rose Garden announcement that the U.S. would be ending its special trade status with Hong Kong, terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, among other actions, China Task Force and House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement: “President Trump can boast about many foreign policy achievements. He led the effort to take out international terrorists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and General Sole... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Leads Colleagues in Letter Blasting Reddit For Political Censorship, Election Interference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Jody Hice (R-GA) sent a letter to Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, criticizing his censorship of the pro-Trump community, r/The_Donald, and pointing out that Reddit’s decision to selectively enforce its content policies ahead of the 2020 election is a form of election interference. On February 6, 2020, Reddit administrators removed r/The_Donald’s user-moderators for unspecified content viola... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Banks Joins As Plaintiff in the Lawsuit Challenging Proxy Voting Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging Democrats’ historic and unconstitutional rule change to allow for proxy voting. “I won’t be passing off my constitutional duty and voting by proxy – especially when we expect millions of workers to get up each day and go to work to keep our nation moving,” said Rep. Jim Banks. On May 15, Democrats voted to authorize Proxy Voting on the floor of the House. Voting by proxy is flatly prohibited by the Constitution. Article I, Sec... Read more

  • Banks Introduces Bipartisan Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), member of House Veterans Affairs Committee introduced the bipartisan Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act to remove barriers that prohibit student veterans from using the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Yellow Ribbon Program to attend overseas colleges and universities. Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) joined Rep. Banks in introducing the legislation. “Since 2008, the Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program has helped hundreds ... Read more

  • Reps. Banks, Gooden, Crenshaw Respond to Communist Party Threat, Urge Magnitsky Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), member of the House China Task Force, Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Lance Gooden (R-TX), sent a letter urging Secretaries Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin to impose Magnitsky Sanctions on seven Chinese Communist Party Officials for gross human rights abuse, and negligent and hostile behavior that greatly increased the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 14, 2020, the Global Times, a state-owned propaganda outlet, reported that Communist Part... Read more

  • Rep. Banks To Vote NO on Pelosi’s Blue State Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Ahead of the expected vote on H.R. 6800, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement: “Cash-strapped Americans don’t want to pay for abortions, send cash to illegal immigrants or have their hard-earned cash used to subsidize coastal elites and failing blue state pension systems! If passed, this bill would dramatically grow the size of government, meaning higher taxes, joblessness and an economic depression for up to a decade. I emphatically oppose Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Blue S... Read more

  • The Chinese Communist Party Threatens Sanctions Against Rep. Banks
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The Chinese Communist Party is mulling adding more than a few U.S. lawmakers to their sanctions list, according to a story published by the Chinese government’s propaganda outlet, the Global Times. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is named alongside Sens. Blackburn (R-TN) Cotton (R-AR), Hawley (R-MO), McSalley (R-AZ) and Scott (R-FL), and fellow House lawmakers Rep. Crenshaw (R-TX) and Rep. Gooden (R-TX) as some of the lawmakers China is most concerned about in Congress. Quotes attributed to “... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Leads RSC Task Force Letter Urging Against Federal Bailout for State and Local Governments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, in a letter to House and Senate leadership, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Budget & Spending Task Force expressed its opposition to any federal bailout of mismanaged state and local governments made under the guise of COVID-19 relief. The letter, led by Task Force Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) garnered support from conservative leaders with Heritage Action for America, FreedomWorks, and Americans for Prosperity. In the letter, the Task Force argues “[s]uch bailouts would f... Read more

  • Rep. Banks Named To China Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Banks’ leadership on tackling the China threat was recognized today when it was announced he was selected to serve on the China Task Force with 14 of his House Republican colleagues. Members of the committee represent 14 different committees of jurisdiction. Democrats were initially working together with Republicans to form this task force, but they bailed on the project in February. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the China Task Force Thursday morning at a press... Read more

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