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Baird assigned to committees for 117th Congress

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Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) announced on Wednesday that he will continue to serve on the Agriculture Committee, and the Science, Space & Technology Committee for the 117th Congress. “We just yesterday got our committees populated,” Congressman Baird told The Times on Thursday. “We just now have received information from the ranking members from our side. Once we get organized, we will start to h... Read more »

Frankfort will remember Jamie Jarboe with downtown bridge dedicated to fallen soldier

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FRANKFORT – Army Sgt. Jamie Jarboe always wanted to be remembered. And with a bridge right in the heart of his hometown of Frankfort to be named in the fallen soldier's honor on Saturday, it seems that his wish will come true. It took years to get done, but the proposal to name the bridge in Jarboe’s honor was finally passed through the Indiana House and Senate, and signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb, in... Read more »

RFDTV: Indiana Representative Jim Baird wants to prioritize the programs that support farmers

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Early voting is underway across the country. On the ballot for Indiana's 4th congressional district are Republican incumbent Jim Baird and Democratic challenger Joe Mackey. RFD-TV's Emily Buck joined the candidates for a closer look at their policy goals for rural America. Indiana Republican, Jim Baird is a Vietnam veteran with a doctorate in animal nutrition. On the hill, he serves on the House ... 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 »

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 »