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…

Reps. Banks, Davis Call on J6 Committee to Release Required Staffing Reports

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WASHINGTON—Today, Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Banks and Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration Rodney Davis announced their letter calling on the Chair of the Committee on House Administration and Member of the Select Committee on the January 6th Attack (J6 Committee) Zoe Lofgren to release the J6 Committee’s required monthly staffing reports. Read the…

RSC Chairman Jim Banks Blasts Pelosi’s COMPETES Act

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement after reviewing the text of Speaker Pelosi’s COMPETES Act, the latest version of the so-called “China competitiveness bills:”   “All along, conservatives have criticized the Sen. Chuck Schumer-led Endless Frontier Act and its various iterations, including the Senate-passed United States…

Rep. Jim Banks Statement on GOP Member Briefing with House SAA and USCP Chief

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Washington, DC— Today, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives Major General William J. Walker and Chief of the United States Capitol Police J. Thomas Manger briefed the Republican conference on the preparedness, current security posture and structure of the United State Capitol Police. Congressman Jim Banks said: “I’d like to thank Major General Walker and Chief Manger for…

Jobs Report Reveals “Chronic Mismanagement”

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks released the following statement on the December jobs report: “Today’s jobs report does NOT show signs of a healthy economy. Indicators reveal Democrats’ chronic mismanagement of our country. Take a look: NBC: “Far below expectations” CNBC: “Hiring falters” CNN: “Jobs disappoint” Forbes: “The December Jobs Report…

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Hold Big Tech Accountable for Exploitation of U.S. Immigration System

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced legislation called the American Tech Workforce Act today that would stop Big Tech’s exploitation of the United States’ immigration system to disadvantage American workers and drive down wages. The bill is part of a Republican Study Committee initiative to hold Big Tech accountable. Banks said: “Big Tech is…

Reps. Banks, Spanberger, Sens. Rubio, Warner Introduce Protecting Ballot Measures from Foreign Influence Act

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WASHINGTON— Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Protecting Ballot Measures from Foreign Influence Act, which would make it unlawful for a foreign national to contribute money, either directly or indirectly, to a State or local ballot initiative or ballot referendum. Notably, the bill…

Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Nominees

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Fort Wayne – Today, Rep. Jim Banks announced he has nominated 7 students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District for acceptance to the United States service academies’ Class of 2026. Said Rep. Banks: "Join me in congratulating these seven young men and women who have shown dedication to our country leading to their nominations to the U.S. service academies. I'm proud that…

Rep. Jim Banks Calls on Fellow GOP to Oppose Democrats’ CR

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WASHINGTON—Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks released the following statement about pending government funding legislation currently slated for a vote by the end of the week: “The border crisis, the inflation crisis, the supply chain crisis and the government debt crisis—each of the crises facing our nation today can be traced back to specific policies pursued by Democrats.…

Rep. Jim Banks Introduces Truth in Testimony Rule

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) proposed a new rule in the House of Representatives that would strengthen the “Truth in Testimony” form required for nongovernment witnesses under House rules, requiring maximum transparency, so that Congress and the American public understand exactly how foreign agendas may be influencing the public policy discussion that takes place before…

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