Banks Wishes Mom Happy Birthday, All Hoosier Moms a Happy Mother’s Day

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Washington, May 7, 2018 | comments
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today spoke on the House floor to wish his mom a happy 60th birthday and to wish all Hoosier moms a Happy Mother’s Day.

Click here or on the image below to view Congressman Banks’ speech.

Text of the speech follows:

I rise today to wish my mom a happy 60th birthday.

I couldn’t ask for a better mom. Most likely her favorite son, I have known every day of my life that my mom loves me and is proud of me.

My mom hasn’t always had it easy. She’s worked hard all of her life, both as a cook in a nursing home for over forty years and by holding it all together at home as she cared for my dad, my two brothers, and me.

What we need now more than ever is more moms like my mom. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we honor our moms and say thank you for their tireless work and sacrifices.

Motherhood is a full-time job and a lifetime commitment, but the impact mothers make in the lives of their children is profound.

I’m grateful for all of the moms in my life, including my extraordinary wife, Amanda, who is raising three extraordinary little girls.

I wish my mom a happy birthday and wish all the mothers in northeast Indiana and across our country a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.


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