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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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Tags: Veterans

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 »

Banner Graphic: Jim Baird to co-chair Congressional Research & Development Caucus

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Indiana 4th District Congressman Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) has been named co-chairman of the Congressional Research and Development (R&D) Caucus, a bipartisan group that advocates on behalf of continued U.S. leadership in research and development. Baird will co-chair with Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.). Primary caucus activities include hosting briefings to better inform members of Congress of a... Read more »

Journal Review: Baird launches veterans history project

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Tags: Veterans

Local military veterans will have an opportunity to share their stories through a project that preserves their memories in the Library of Congress. U.S. Rep. Jim Baird (R-4th District) is assisting the library with the Veterans History Project, an archive of oral interviews with former service members dating back to World War I. Later this year, Baird’s staff will travel across the district to con... Read more »

Hendricks County Flyer: Coffee with a congressman

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Congressman Jim Baird, representative for the fourth district of Indiana, stopped by the Brownsburg Flapjacks restaurant for coffee with the community Wednesday afternoon. Constituents were able to meet the Congressman, ask questions and share the issues most important to them. “I’m always excited to meet members of the community, to hear their ideas and share my experiences with them," Baird said... Read more »

Science Magazine: One of Indiana’s new congressmen is a Vietnam veteran, a farmer … and a scientist

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The infantrymen whom Jim Baird led in Vietnam fondly called him “pig farmer” because of his passion for breeding pigs. Now, nearly a half-century after he was helicoptered out of a firefight in which he lost his left arm, Baird answers to a new moniker: congressman. He’s the only rookie legislator with a science Ph.D. on the newly reformulated science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives... Read more »

Hoosier Ag Today: Freshman Congressman Baird Appointed to House Ag Committee

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Freshman U.S. Representative Jim Baird, a Republican from Indiana’s 4th congressional district, was recently appointed to the House Ag Committee, a committee that hasn’t had a Hoosier on it in quite some time. “I have to tell you. I’m really excited and pleased to have this opportunity to serve on the agriculture committee in our U.S. Congress, and I look forward to hearing from farmers, farm grou... Read more »