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Rep. Baird Offers Condolences to the Family and Friends of Hendricks County Sheriff's Deputy

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement offering his condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Fred Fislar of the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department after he was killed in the line of duty on Monday evening. “I am deeply saddened to hear of Deputy Fislar’s passing while serving his community and assisting a motorist in…

Rep. Baird Votes Against FISA Reauthorization to Protect American's Constitutional Rights

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7888, the bill that would reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  “The American people have an absolute right to privacy for their personal property and data unless a court finds evidence indicating they committed a crime,” said Rep. Baird.…

Rep. Baird Demands EPA Withdraw Vulnerable Species Pilot Program and Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04), Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology, along with Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, and Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan…

Rep. Baird Rejects Biden's Pro-Abortion, Pro-Illegal Immigration 2024 Spending Plan

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 1102, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, for its failure to deliver a responsible federal budget and secure the southern border.  “Washington’s spending addiction has spiraled completely out of control,” said Rep. Baird. “This latest deal cooked…

Rep. Baird Votes to Protect Americans from the Influence of Communist China

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) voted in favor of H.R. 7521, legislation that will protect Americans and prevent foreign adversaries like Communist China from targeting, surveilling, and manipulating the American people through applications like TikTok. This legislation does not ban TikTok on American shores. Instead, it would require social media companies to divest…

Rep. Baird Announces Opening of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) announced the beginning of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for students grades 7 through 12. The competition is open to all qualifying students in Indiana’s 4th Congressional District who are looking to display their artistic passions. “I’m pleased to announce that my office is currently accepting submissions for the 2024…

Rep. Baird Hosts Briefing on Agriculture Biotechnology

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Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04), Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology, held a joint briefing with Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chair Frank Lucas (OK-03) on the importance of agriculture biotechnology. The conversation focused on how biotechnology will unlock new innovations that will optimize our nation’s…

Rep. Baird Receives Agriculture Legislator of the Year Award

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) honored Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) with the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award at its annual meeting. Each year, the ARA recognizes legislators who are championing the needs of American farmers and agriculture suppliers.  “Supporting American farmers means making sure they have access to affordable products and…

Rep. Baird Votes To Reject Temporary Government Funding Deal

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7463, which would temporarily extend existing government spending. The current level of federal spending was set by Democrats when they controlled the House in 2022. “We cannot continue kicking the can down the road in Washington with temporary funding schemes that…

Rep. Baird Releases Statement After House Impeaches Mayorkas

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) issued the following statement after the House voted to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for deliberately failing to carry out his duties and being the chief architect of the border crisis. “Under the leadership of Secretary Mayorkas, the crisis at our southern border has become a festering…