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Congressman Baird Commends USDA ReConnect Program Grant for Fountain County

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) commends the announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program, in which they awarded TipMont REMC one million dollars to expand broadband infrastructure in Fountain County. “In today’s constantly connected global economy, adding 300 people in rural Indiana to the network is a huge feat,” Rep. Baird said. “For this co... Read More »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Cloverdale, Galveston, Thorntown and Wolcott. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Monday, October 5 1:00PM (ET) – 3:00PM (ET) Cloverdale Town Hall, 154 S. Main Street, Cloverdale, ... Read More »

Congressman Baird Announces $5 Million in Federal Dollars for Avon to Improve US 36/Rockville Road

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Baird (IN-04) today announced that Indiana will receive a total of $5 million in Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for highway improvement projects. “These funds will revitalize important infrastructure along this heavy traffic corridor and provide the town of Avon with more economic opportuni... Read More »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Flora, Frankfort, Rensselaer, Crawfordsville. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Thursday, September 10 11:00AM (ET) – 1:00PM (ET) Flora Town Park, Under the Northeast Pavilion, F... Read More »

Baird expresses pride in country, Congress

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Even in the midst of racial unrest, a pandemic and a contentious presidential election, Congressman Jim Baird is proud of what he’s seen from his country in 2020. While admitting that things have gotten very rocky as Congress negotiates another round of COVID-19 emergency assistance, the Greencastle Republican expresses great pride in what was done back in the spring. “I thought we did a really go... Read More »

Congressman Baird Applauds Recent EPA Announcements on Watershed Protection Grants and Improved Air Quality for the District

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds the recent announcements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on awarding grants to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for the improvement of air and water quality designations across the state, including a $6.3 million grant to protect Indiana’s watersheds and an upgrade in air quality designation for Morga... Read More »

USDA Announces the Addition of Eligible Commodities for CFAP

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (IN-04) supports the United States Department of Agriculture’s decision to expand assistance for farmers during the ongoing pandemic. In response to data gathered and feedback from the agricultural community, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will cover additional commodities. “I ... Read More »

Baird touts 3 points from House's draft of 2021 NDAA

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The House of Representatives passed its draft of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 with a veto-proof majority last week, and Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN 4th District) spoke with The Times on Thursday about three features he hopes will be in the final bill that will go to the president. Baird mentioned that there were some points of contention before coming up with the House’s draft o... Read More »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Flora, Mooresville, Kokomo, and West Lafayette. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Wednesday, July 29 1:00 PM (ET) – 3:00 PM (ET) Café Literato, 1920 Northwestern Ave, West Lafaye... Read More »

Congressman Baird Announces Service Academy Information Day

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Washington, DC – The Office of Representative Jim Baird (R-IN04) is hosting a virtual Service Academy Information day. A member of Congressman Baird’s staff will be answering questions about the academies and the congressional nomination process for students grades 8-12. “Attending an Academy is a unique and rewarding experience for students to continue their education while building a foundation ... Read More »

Congressman advises there’s still money for small businesses

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JASPER COUNTY — U. S. Representative Jim Baird, in a phone interview on June 24, said the PPP (payroll protection program) still has $129 billion available for loans to small businesses which have lost revenue since the pandemic forced the shut down of businesses across the state and the country. After the first round of money quickly dissipated, a second round of money was made available through... Read More »

Continuing the Work

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COVID-19 has challenged us all. It forced us to re-think how we go about the simplest tasks. The impact to our daily lives has been felt in so many ways. Some have asked, what’s it like in Congress during this pandemic? While we may not physically be in Washington as often, each day continues to be filled with constituent meetings and legislative work. I am continuing to work toward improved and e... Read More »

EPA Administrator Wheeler Appoints New Member from Purdue University to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. (June 17, 2020) -- Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing the appointment of thirty-three members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), including Dr. Charles R. Santerre from Purdue University. Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to the E... Read More »

Congressman Baird Applauds National Science Foundation $2 Million Grant to Purdue University

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds the announcement of the National Science Foundation awarding Purdue University nearly $2 million to advance medical research on finding solutions to help prevent bone fractures in elderly Americans. “Purdue University has a rich history of providing the world with medical breakthroughs. This award reflects the confidence the NSF has in Purd... Read More »

Frankfort Times: Baird promotes use of CFAP

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U.S. Representative Jim Baird (R-IN, 4th District) is encouraging Indiana agriculture producers and ranchers to apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. “There are $19 billion total in this program,” Baird said. “Sixteen billion of it is to fund this CFAP program which goes to producers and ranchers, and there was $3 billion that was designated to get the food into food banks. Sec... Read More »