WASHINGTON—Today, the Senate passed a bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic” with unanimous consent. The legislation was sponsored by the entire Indiana delegation, passed the House unanimously on August 12, 2022, and now is headed to the president’s desk.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski served on the House Committee… Read more »
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced companion legislation to House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks’ bill, the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act, to expand the current scope of sanctions on those committing human rights abuses against Uyghurs. The bill… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, the Indiana state delegation introduced a bipartisan resolution to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.” Rep. Jackie Walorski served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for two terms, a role in which she championed important reforms to improve the quality and accessibility of services for our… Read more »
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jim Banks introduced the Preventing PLA Acquisition of United States Technology Act of 2022 to prevent any federally funded U.S. research from being shared or conducted jointly with Chinese entities that participate in the Chinese Communist Party’s Military Civil-Fusion strategy. The legislation would prohibit U.S. research agencies, as well as universities,… Read more »
FORT WAYNE—Today, Congressman Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the unexpected passing of former long-serving Fort Wayne City Councilman Dr. John Crawford.
“I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Dr. John Crawford. He devoted 20 years of his life to public service in Fort Wayne and he was a friend to me, a model public servant to every officeholder in… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Jim Banks and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley took to the floors of the House of Representatives and the Senate to call on General Mark Milley to finally and fully answer questions about the reports that he inserted himself into the statutory chain of command—undermining civilian control of the U.S. military.
In a speech… Read more »
WASHINGTON—Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision, which will allow Indiana to pass its own abortion laws.
Said Rep. Banks: “Today is a joyful day and a turning point for the unborn in America. I will be celebrating tonight with my wife Amanda and our three daughters. I’d like to thank the thousands of pro-life… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Chairman’s mark of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included language retiring 21 A-10 aircrafts at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base and replacing them with F-16 aircrafts.
Said Chairman Banks, “As the only Member of Congress from Indiana on the Armed Services Committee in the House or the Senate,… Read more »
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.… Read more »
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… Read more »