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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 »

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 »