News from Congressman Banks



As your representative, I wanted to make sure you were aware of my latest efforts in Congress to take on the Chinese Communist Party.  

Rep. Banks Introduces 5 Bills to Counter Chinese Communist Party Aggression


That's why I’m proud to introduce five different bills to protect America’s interests from Beijing along with my colleagues in the Republican Study Committee. 
Not only is China America's foremost military adversary -- the CCP also seeks to infiltrate our economy, universities, digital infrastructure and intelligence agencies. Congress should be focused on safeguarding each of these American institutions from the Chinese regime.The greatest threat to American freedom and justice is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

A 'legislative blitz'

The five bills introduced this week are as follows:

1) “Stop Funding the PLA Act”

Prevents U.S. investments from flowing to China’s military industrial base by requiring a Treasury Department-led effort to produce a list of People's Liberation Army (PLA)-linked companies in which American U.S. individuals, entities, companies, banks and financial institutions cannot invest.

2) “Placing restrictions on acquisitions by the People’s Republic of China”

Empowers the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) – the body responsible for reviewing national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies or operations – to prevent predatory investments of American companies by the Chinese government.

3) “Online Consumer Protection Act”

Prohibits the download of an application or software from a country that poses a national security risk to the United States without first acknowledging a warning about the application or software’s source nation.

4) “Safe Career Transitions for Intelligence and National Security Professionals Act”

Restricts the ability of national security professionals to work for certain foreign-government backed organizations for five years after a position which required a security clearance.

5) “Protect Our Universities Act”

Prevents foreign espionage against our country’s most sensitive academic research by requiring the Department of Education to create and lead an interagency task force and requires that students from adversarial nations to apply for a waiver granted by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to participate in sensitive research projects funded by the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Department of Energy.

We must confront, not just compete with, China


The following contains excerpts from this Breitbart exclusive

It’s not enough to compete with China, we must continue President Trump’s approach to confront China. The Chinese Communist Party is not a partner, it’s the greatest threat to the U.S. and worldwide freedom and prosperity, and if we fail to treat them as such, we will reap severe consequences.

On just his second day in office, Biden issued a flurry of executive orders helping the CCP. They include one that reentered the U.S. into the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) even after its efforts to cover up the Chinese origins of the coronavirus pandemic and another that allows Chinese Communists and Russians access to the U.S. power grid, undoing an order from Trump that barred them from getting into the nation’s energy supply. Five days later, Gina Raimonda, Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce, refused to keep Chinese technology firm Huawei on the Department of Commerce’s Entities List, what is essentially a blacklist that prevents the company’s technology use from being authorized here. The day after that, Biden’s Treasury Department delayed until May an executive order Trump had rolled out sanctioning Chinese military companies operating in the United States. That’s all just in Biden’s first week in office.


In the media: 

- "EXCLUSIVE: Conservative Lawmakers Launch Legislative Blitz Exposing Biden’s Weakness on Communist China" Breitbart

- "GOP Group Launches Legislative Blitz On Biden-China Policies" One America News

- "Conservatives Launch Efforts To Reveal And Counter Biden’s Coziness With Communist China" Christianity Daily

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Jim Banks
Member of Congress
Indiana’s Third District


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