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Congressman Baird Votes for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) voted for H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The PPP was designed to provide small businesses the opportunity to retain employees during the pandemic in an effort to expedite recovery upon reopening. This recent legislation provides greater flexibility in that program for small businesses developing their reopening strategie... Read More »

Congressman Baird Supports President Trump’s Farm Relief Package

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds President Trump’s decision to provide a $19 billion relief package for farmers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the relief will be in the form of direct payments to farmers, as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The Farm Service Agency will begin to accept application from farmers and... Read More »

Indiana Congressional Delegation Asks for FEMA Assistance to Support Livestock Industry during COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – Indiana’s Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter T. Gaynor in support of the state of Indiana’s request for FEMA assistance for depopulation activities resulting from COVID-19 disruptions. The letter requests eligibility for existing resources under FEMA as livestock and poultry producers struggle to combat severe... Read More »

Congressman Baird Supports Creation of CFAP

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds the creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The new program will provide much needed assistance to Indiana farmers and consumers during the COVID-19 emergency. “As a farmer and a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I know how much our farmers are in need of assistance during these ... Read More »

Rep. Jim Baird Supports CARES Act

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) supports the passage of critical relief legislation, the CARES Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide for thousands of Hoosier families and small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representative Baird released the following statement: “While American families worry about keeping their loved ones safe and healthy from... Read More »

Rep. Jim Baird Introduces Industries of the Future Act

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Washington, D.C. - Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) along with his colleagues Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL), Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Haley Stevens (D- MI) introduced the Industries of the Future Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase the capacity for research and development programs of the federal government that focus on industries of the future such as: artificial intelligence, 5G networks, ... Read More »

Rep. Jim Baird Introduces Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act

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Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) along with his colleagues Reps. TJ Cox (D-CA), Chip Roy (R-TX), and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act which extends wartime veterans benefits, including the Veterans Pension and health care, to the nearly 3,000 officers and enlisted men who served in the US Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG). These brave men served during the Vietnam... Read More »

District Mobile Office Hours for March

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours during March in Lebanon, Greencastle, Fowler, Galveston, and West Lafayette. Constituents are encouraged to stop-by for assistance with any federal issue. Tuesday, March 3 10:00AM (ET) – 1:00PM (ET) Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon Friday, March 13 10:00AM (ET) – 1:00PM (ET) Putnam County Library, 103 E. Po... Read More »

Congressman Baird Speaks at the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force Press Conference to Highlight His VA DROP Act

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Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) today participated in a press conference with the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force to highlight his VA DROP Act (H.R. 4817). The legislation would direct the Secretary of the Veteran’s Administration to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substance medications. This would provide some ... Read More »

Coffee with the Congressman

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2020 Contact: Quincy Cunningham Quincy.cunningham@mail.house.gov Coffee with the Congressman Danville, IN - Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will be hosting Coffee with the Congressman in Rensselaer, where constituents can ask questions and receive a congressional update. Staff will also be on hand to help with constituent casework. Friday, January 24 12:00PM (CT) Fe... Read More »

District Mobile Office Hours for January

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours during January in Mooresville, Rossville, Logansport, Attica, Monticello and West Lafayette. Constituents are encouraged to stop-by for assistance with any federal issue. Thursday, January 16 8:30AM (ET) – 11:00AM (ET) Mooresville Government Center, 4 E. Harrison Street, Mooresville Thursday, January 16 9:00AM (ET) – 12:00PM (ET... Read More »

Baird STEM Education Bill Passes House and Heads to Presidents' Desk to Become Law

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed by voice vote the Building Blocks of STEM Act (S. 737), which ensures that children, and especially girls, are introduced to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) earlier and more effectively. Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) and Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) introduced H.R. 1665, which unanimously passed the House in July. S. 737... Read More »

Congressman Baird Introduces VA Directly Returning Opioid Prescriptions (DROP) Act

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Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) today introduced the VA DROP Act (H.R. 4817) to direct the Secretary of the Veteran’s Administration to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substance medications. “This commonsense legislation provides for the secure disposal of controlled substances by creating a safe, anonymous, ... Read More »

Districtwide Mobile Office Hours for October

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Danville, IN - Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours during October in Rossville, Galveston, Monrovia, Cloverdale, Kentland, Flora, Lebanon and West Lafayette. Constituents are encouraged to stop-by for assistance with any federal issue. Thursday, October 10 1:00PM (ET) – 4:00PM (ET) Rossville Public Library, 400 W. Main St., Rossville Thursday, October 17 2:00PM (E... Read More »

Congressman Baird Named as Outside Conferee to NDAA Conference Committee

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) announced Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will serve as an outside conferee on the House-Senate Conference Committee to resolve bicameral differences in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Baird is the only Republican selected from the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to help negotiate the defense bi... Read More »