22 Facts About Jim Banks


Jim Banks worked in the real estate and construction industry in Fort Wayne, Indiana, before serving in elected office.

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Jim Banks serves in the United States Navy Reserve as a Supply Corps officer.

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From 2008 to 2010, Jim Banks served on the Whitley County Council from the at-large district.

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Jim Banks won the primary after defeating incumbent county councilman Scott Darley.

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Jim Banks was succeeded by Paula Reimers on the County Council.

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Jim Banks chaired the Whitley County Republican Party from 2007 to 2011.

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Jim Banks addressed the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference in 2014 after he was selected as one of their Top 10 Conservatives Under 40.

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Jim Banks was first elected to serve in the state senate for the 17th district in 2010, and upon military deployment to Afghanistan, he took a leave of absence from the state senate in September 2014.

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Jim Banks ran for reelection; he was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Courtney Tritch in the general election with 64.

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Jim Banks ran for a third term and defeated physician Chris Magiera in the Republican primary.

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Jim Banks then defeated Democratic nominee Chip Coldiron in the general election with 67.

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Jim Banks is a member of the Republican Study Committee.

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In December 2017, Jim Banks joined Representatives Ron DeSantis, Scott Perry, and Robert Pittenger in co-signing a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that Tillerson release a classified counterterrorism agreement with Qatar.

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Jim Banks later objected to the certification of the election results.

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In October 2021, Representative Liz Cheney, vice chair of the January 6 Select Committee, revealed that Jim Banks had been sending letters to federal agencies, claiming to be the ranking member of that committee, even though he had been rejected from it.

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In one September 2021 letter, Jim Banks requested that the Department of the Interior provide him with information it had sent the committee.

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Jim Banks wrote, "Pelosi refused to allow me to fulfill my duties as Ranking Member", and signed the letter as "Ranking Member", which he was not.

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Jim Banks supported repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act .

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Jim Banks opposes single-payer healthcare, which he claims would cost taxpayers $32 trillion.

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In 2020, Jim Banks voted against the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Jim Banks opposes federal funding of abortions, as well as Planned Parenthood.

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In 2022, Jim Banks was one of 39 Republicans to vote for the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022, an antitrust package that would crack down on corporations for anti-competitive behavior.

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