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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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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 »

Fox 59: Indiana Rep. Jim Baird poses with fellow wounded congressmen: ‘5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American’

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A freshman congressman from Indiana posed in a touching photo with two other wounded veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Brian Mast tweeted the photo Thursday to welcome Rep. Jim Baird and Rep. Dan Crenshaw to Congress with the caption “5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.” Baird lost his left arm serving combat duty in the Vietnam War, Crenshaw lost an eye while serving a... Read more »

The Hill: 3 combat veterans unite on first day of new Congress: '5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.'

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Republican lawmakers who were wounded in combat gathered on the first day of the new Congress for a group photo and to highlight their military service, saying they are “All American.” Rep. Brian Mast (Fla.) shared a photo with freshmen lawmakers Reps. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) and Jim Baird (Ind.) on the day of their swearing-in ceremony. “5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American,” Mast wrote in his tweet... Read more »