Rep. Banks To Lead First Responders Call

(FORT WAYNE) – Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is hosting a conference call with EMA directors, sheriffs, fire and police chiefs from northeast Indiana to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and relief efforts.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

The purpose of the call is to hear feedback from those on the ground fighting the COVID-19 crisis.

Congressman Banks will be joined by Amy Biggs. Amy serves as a Captain with the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department and has 25 years of service. She has been the Whitley County Emergency Management Director for 5 years and is also the Chair of the District 3 Health Care Coalition.

WHAT: Conference call with first responders hosted by Rep. Jim Banks and FWFD’s Amy Biggs

TOPIC: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the IN-03, followed by Q & A

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11:00AM ET

If interested in joining the call, email mitchell.hailstone@mail.house.gov.

*Please note due to limited time, the question and answer time is reserved for call participants. If you’d like to ask the congressman a question about the call or any other topic, we are happy to facilitate that after the call.

This is part of a series of virtual outreach efforts Congressman Banks has organized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today at 1 p.m., Rep. Banks is hosting a call between himself and veteran leaders to discuss care for veterans during the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 25, Rep. Banks led a call with a representative of the Small Business Administration that included approximately 150 small businesses in northeast Indiana.

On April 15, Rep. Banks facilitated a call between the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee Patrick McHenry and Indiana lending institutions to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  

Information regarding the “Phase Three” CARES Act—including resources related to the PPP loans—have previously been distributed to over 200,000 residents of northeast Indiana in a daily email Congressman Banks has been sending constituents since early March.

On April 14, Rep. Banks hosted a conference call with mayors and county commissioners where they discussed options for future aid packages.

Rep. Banks also held a Facebook LIVE town hall on March 20 with medical professionals to explain federal, state and local level responses to the coronavirus. That town hall reached nearly 40,000 people.

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