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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

OP-ED: It's time to vote on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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Op-ed: Blocking the USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada is hurting Indiana and the U.S. Last November, the United States, Mexico and Canada joined in a new agreement, the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), effectively bringing North American trade into the 21st century. Now it’s up to Congress to implement legislation so it can go into effect. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Demo... Read more »

Frankfort Times: Baird brings Library of Congress books

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U.S. Rep. Jim Baird delivered several boxes of books from the Library of Congress during a visit to the Clinton County Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, taking in a tour of the facilities as well. “Our office in Washington is partnering with the Library of Congress and they have excess books,” Baird said. “We feel it's important to get those that they don't need for their programs anymore … to get tho... Read more »

Banner Graphic: Phi Kappa Psi, Baird honor Brown ahead of retirement

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For the last 26 years, though, Brown has been able to have her most direct impact on young people as the housemother for the DePauw chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. It’s no understatement to say that Dorothy Brown casts a long shadow when it comes to education in Greencastle. Brown was the first African American to teach in Greencastle schools, a one-time principal of Ridpath School, assistant... Read more »

OP-ED: Why USDA should pick Indiana for new research facility

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When first announced last August, the proposal to relocate departments within the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of Washington, D.C., opened a floodgate of reaction. The idea of moving a part of the federal government out of the D.C. beltway caused uproar among some in as well as praise from many of the millions of Americans who work in the field of agriculture in the remaining 99.9 percent of... Read more »

Lebanon Reporter: Congressman Jim Baird searching for volunteers

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More than 30 people from Boone, Hendricks and surrounding areas recently participated in a special volunteer training opportunity at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville. Baird’s office has partnered with the Library of Congress in a project to collect and preserve the oral history of veterans in the Veterans History Project (VHP). “The Veterans History Project is an invaluable resourc... Read more »