Read our 2017 Report Card for Banks.
Banks is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Banks has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jim Banks sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Banks was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3656: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses ...
- H.R. 1391: Veterans Success on Campus Act of 2017
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Banks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Banks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5683: Department of Veterans Affairs Oversight Enhancement Act of 2018
- H.R. 5348: Military Career Intermission Program Act of 2018
- H.R. 5199: Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2018
- H.R. 5039: National Airmail Museum Act
- H.Res. 675: Condemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for ...
- H.Res. 648: Expressing support for the designation of August 3, 2018, as “National Ernie Pyle ...
- H.R. 4173: Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017
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S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2018. Passed 256/164.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
H.Res. 569: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Oct 12, 2017. Passed 353/69.
This resolution rewrote the text of H.R. 2266 to be the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, and sent the new text of H.R. 2266 back to the Senate for approval. The text of the bill can be found in this resolution.
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2018, Banks missed 5 of 988 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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