Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for Indiana

Jim Banks

U.S. Representative for Indiana

James Edward Banks was born in July 1979 in Columbia City, Indiana. He earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and received an M.B.A. from Grace College and Seminary. He served on active duty in the United States Navy, including deployment to the War in Afghanistan, and is presently in the U.S. Navy Reserve. 

Prior to entering politics, Banks worked in the real estate and construction industry in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Whitley County Council. He was elected to the Indiana Senate. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 2017. 

Banks is married to Amanda and they have 3 children. He is a Protestant. 

In the News…

Representative Jim Banks of Indiana and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas intend to introduce a bill that would keep jurisdictions from receiving certain Department of Justice grants if they have eliminated cash bail and are not considering defendants’ previous criminal history when they are released from jail before their trials. 

The measure, called the Concerned Citizens Bill of Rights, would require states and localities to provide full reports of crime data to the National Incident-Based Reporting System. Reporting would also be required on policies that result in the non-enforcement and/or non-prosecution of crime as well as sentencing data, and criminal statistics on post-pretrial release. The legislation would call for ongoing strategies to reduce crime and hire and retain certain law enforcement in their jurisdictions.   

Municipalities with populations under 150,000 would also be allowed to use existing grants from the Justice Department to adhere to reporting requirements under the legislation. 

Before introducing the bill, Congressman Banks said, “Cities across the nation are now plagued by violent crime because far-left officials refuse to uphold the rule of law. Every American deserves to live in a community where they are safe, and our legislation will ensure the federal government is not subsidizing and enabling the… radical, lawless agenda.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Banks today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jim Banks 
Representative for Indiana 
1713 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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