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Baird Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral bill to address costly catalytic converter thefts

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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…

Baird Continues Efforts to Improve VA Efficiency

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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…

Baird Supports McCarthy in Bid for Speaker

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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…

Baird Calls on Colleagues to Put the American People First

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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…

Baird Slams Childish Delays in Speaker Vote

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement: “For two years, the American people have suffered under Democrats’ one-party rule in Washington and have felt the lasting impact their inflation-driving policies have had on their wallets,” said Congressman Jim Baird.  “Every moment we waste not electing Leader McCarthy as the Speaker of the…

Baird Applauds Fair Oaks Farms, LLC and Lake States Dairy Center, Inc Investment through the Jasper Newton Foundation in Childhood Education

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement in support of local business’ investment in early childhood education: “Education is essential to creating opportunities and laying a foundation for success for the next generation of Hoosiers,” said Congressman Baird. “Partnerships between local businesses like Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, Lake States Dairy…

Baird Votes Against Congressional Democrats’ Temporary Funding Bill

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) issued the following statement on Congressional Democrats’ temporary funding measure:  “This short stop-gap funding bill—which expires next week— falls woefully short of what Americans deserve and is yet another reminder of Congressional Democrats’ failure to govern responsibly,” said Congressman Baird. “The…

Congressman Jim Baird's Statement on Rail Strike Vote

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement on H.J.Res 100: “The Biden administration has known about a potential rail strike for months, yet instead of acting to avoid a strike with potentially devastating impacts, this administration shamefully passed the buck to Congress at the 11th hour,” said Congressman Baird. “Though I oppose federal…

Baird Disappointed as FMCSA Denies Farmers, Ranchers’ Commonsense Petition

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN, 04) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) denied Ag groups’ petition for exemption: “For the last two years, our farmers and ranchers have endured supply chain disruptions and soaring inflation rates driving up costs, yet the FMCSA’s decision…

Baird Opposes Massive Spending Bill

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement opposing the continuing resolution: “For over a year, Hoosier families have watched prices for household essentials skyrocket, forcing many to spend hundreds more each month to keep up with record-breaking inflation as their wages remain stagnant,” said Rep. Baird. “While Congressional Democrats…