Banks appointed to China Select Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks released the following statement after his appointment by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to serve on the newly formed House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.

Rep. Jim Banks

 “I’ve spent much of my time in Congress pushing Washington to acknowledge and combat the existential threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party alongside Members like Chairman Gallagher and Trump administration officials,” said Rep. Banks. “We still have a lot of work to do but I’d like to thank Speaker McCarthy for establishing this historic Select Committee. I will do everything I can on the Committee to ensure that our military keeps pace with the People’s Liberation Army and to push back on malign Chinese influence. My hope is that over the next two years, the Committee will have developed the first ever long-term Congressional strategy to take on the Chinese Communist Party.”

Committee Members:

  • Chairman Mike Gallagher (WI-08)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01)
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03)
  • Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04)
  • Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-02)
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-16)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (FL-02)
  • Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL)
  • Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45)
  • Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-02)
  • Rep. Carlos Gimenez (FL-28)