Congressman Jim Banks to have August recess

For the next month, the congressman is taking a break to get out of Washington D.C. and hear from local community members and leaders about the issues that affect them most.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 5:34 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 8:35 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Congressman Jim Banks came by the FOX 55 studio Wednesday as he starts his August recess.

For the next month, the congressman is taking a break to get out of Washington D.C. and hear from local community members and leaders about the issues that affect them most.

Banks plans to answer questions and bring concerns back to D.C.

"It's healthy for my job to get out of Washington D.C. and come back to the real world and visit with community leaders, business owners, farmers, different people who represent the fabric of our district to hear about what's on their mind," he said.

After Labor Day, Banks plans to focus on government funding and avoiding a shutdown before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.

He'll also look at funding that could go toward building a wall along the southern border.

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