Washington, D.C.— Today, Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee Chairman, Jim Baird (IN-04), Ranking Member Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Michael Bennet (D- CO) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Increased TSP Access Act of 2023 to address Technical Service Provider (TSP) shortages.
“In order for our farmers… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) introduced a resolution emphasizing the need to invest in broadband expansion.
“As Congress continues to make legislative decisions and prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill, we must ensure that rural America does not get left behind by securing reliable broadband access for the millions of Americans who rely on the Internet to work and… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) led the inaugural 118th Congress hearing of the Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee as the subcommittee’s chairman. The hearing examined the implementation of key research programs within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), research program efficacy, and opportunities within these programs to… Read more »
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement after hearing firsthand accounts from witnesses on the Biden administration’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal before the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
“Today’s hearing was humbling and moving. Nearly two years ago, the world watched with horror the hasty and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan,… Read more »
Greencastle, IN — Today, Congressman Baird sent a letter to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requesting further deliveries of hazardous materials from the East Palestine train derailment to the Heritage Environmental Services in Roachdale, IN, be halted immediately.
“Last week, our state was blindsided by the announcement that the EPA would be relocating… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Baird released the following statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement on February 27, 2023, that it and Norfolk Southern would be relocating some of the hazardous soil waste from the East Palestine train derailment to Putnam County:
“For over a week, this administration has failed to properly address the public… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) re-introduced the Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts (PART) Act, which aims to reduce catalytic converter thefts by marking identifying information on catalytic converters, addressing how the parts are purchased, and strengthening enforceability of catalytic converter theft for local law enforcement.
“Across the country, millions of… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) re-introduced the VA Same-Day Scheduling Act to ensure Veterans get the timely attention and treatment they deserve when they contact the VA.
“The unnecessary and costly delays our Veterans and Servicemembers continue to encounter when trying to schedule medical appointments with the VA is plainly unacceptable,” said Congressman… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement after casting his vote for Speaker of the House for Mr. McCarthy:
“For far too long, Hoosiers have struggled under Democrats’ one-party rule in Washington and have endured the ruinous impacts their big government policies have had on our way of life,” said Congressman Baird. “As we enter the… Read more »
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Baird (IN-04) issued the following statement after the House failed to elect Leader McCarthy as Speaker of the House:
“As the Representative-Elect to Indiana’s 4th Congressional District, I am beholden to the Constitution and my constituents,” said Congressman Baird. “Every day that passes where we fail to elect a Speaker is a day my colleagues and I… Read more »