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Baird 'Strongly Urges' Meeting on Lake Freeman Water Issue

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MONTICELLO — A US Congressman is calling on the leaders of two federal agencies to end their “woeful negligence” and meet with him to discuss how to prevent future mass draw-downs of Lake Freeman to comply with the Endangered Species Act and help save an endangered species of mussels living downstream from the Oakdale Dam. US Rep. Jim Baird (R-4th District) sent a letter to Martha Williams, actin...

Baird, Pence, Spartz Hold Farm Bill Listening Session at State Fair

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United States Representatives Jim Baird, Greg Pence, and Victoria Spartz heard from farmers and farm groups during a Farm Bill listening session at the state fairgrounds Wednesday. The existing Farm Bill runs through 2023, so why have a listening session now? “You know, it always amazes me, the last Farm Bill we passed was in December of 2018. So, we just barely got it under the wire. So, I think ...

U.S. Rep Jim Baird Holds Roundtable Discussion with Local Law Enforcement

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — Republican U.S Rep. Jim Baird is working to get a grasp of what local law enforcement needs to better protect the communities they serve. "Our law enforcement officers are an integral part of our communities," Baird said. Baird is on a mission to help law enforcement. "We've got this messaging going on about defunding the police, and I think it's important that we def...

U.S. Rep. Jim Baird Opposes Biden's Federal Infrastructure Program

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — U.S. Representative Jim Baird (R-District 4) is opposed to President Joe Biden's recently proposed federal infrastructure program. Biden recently unveiled his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which outlines billion dollar investments in traditional infrastructure in Indiana and across the nation. But it also includes investments in child care, health care and other ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...