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…

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…

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…

Rep. Banks Applauds Kathie Green’s Lifetime of Service

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) attended the Congressional Management Foundation’s 2021 Democracy Award for Staff Lifetime Achievement ceremony for his former constituent services staffer and immigration specialist Kathie Green. Kathie served as a district staffer in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional district for 13 years under Representatives Mark Souder, Marlin Stutzman…

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Ban Illicit Foreign Influence at Universities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Safeguard Our Universities From Foreign Influence Act, legislation to strengthen disclosure requirements and enforcement for foreign gifts and contracts at U.S. universities. Last Congress, Rep. Banks introduced the Protect Our Universities Act to increase vetting of foreign students…

Rep. Banks to Host Inaugural Northeast Indiana Defense Summit

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced updates to his first-of-its-kind Northeast Indiana Defense Summit in the spring. The summit will include a day-long forum in support of Northeast Indiana’s national defense industry on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 8am to 3:30pm. Speakers and attendees will include policymakers, industry specialists and economic development leaders. The event…

Rep. Banks urges Indiana statehouse to pass strongest possible pro-life legislation

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WASHINGTON— Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement today urging the Indiana General Assembly to pass pro-life legislation before they adjourn. “Indiana is one of the most pro-life states in the country, which is why the state legislature should pass legislation that could effectively outlaw abortion following the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson decision in June. “We’re living…

Rep. Banks Statement on CONCEDES Act Passage

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WASHINGTON—After the passage of the House Democrats’ so-called “America COMPETES Act” today (a bill Republicans renamed the “America CONCEDES Act”), Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement: “I voted NO on Pelosi’s America COMPETES Act today because this bill would help China and hurt Americans. Democrats are using the China issue which has broad, bipartisan public…

Rep. Banks Reacts to Russia/China Alliance Announcement

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WASHINGTON—Rep. Jim Banks, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement on Russia and China’s announcement touting a strong alliance today: “Russia and China’s announced authoritarian coalition today shows just how badly Biden’s policy of weakness and appeasement has failed. Russia and China share a common interest to undermine the United States, and Biden,…

Rep. Banks Amendment to the America COMPETES Act Passes

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WASHINGTON—Democrats on the House Rules Committee blocked two amendments offered by Rep. Jim Banks to the so-called America COMPETES Act but allowed a vote on the third amendment that was subsequently added to the bill. Reacting to his first two amendments being blocked, Banks said: “Either Democrats don’t take the China threat seriously or they are complicit. There’s no other way…

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