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Baird Demands Border Security in the Wake of Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Washington, D.C.— This week, Congressman Jim Baird visited the U.S. Southern Border to survey the current conditions after President Biden halted construction efforts and issued the following statement: “President Biden’s open-door policies at our southern border have made it unquestionably one of the biggest threats to our national security that our enemies stand ready to exploit,” said Congressm...

Baird Ensures Hoosier Farmers Get a Seat at the Table with Upcoming Farm Bill

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Indianapolis, IN— Congressman Baird hosted a listening session with key Agriculture stakeholders from across the state to provide key testimony on behalf of their respective commodity or segment of the industry. “Our farmers are the backbone of our nation, and I believe that Hoosier farmers deserve a seat at the table as Congress prepares for the 2023 farm bill,” said Congressman Baird. “Hoosier f...

Congressman Baird Supports Indiana's 4th Congressional District Law Enforcement

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Crawfordsville, IN – Today, Congressman Jim Baird met with law enforcement personnel across Indiana’s 4th Congressional District to see how they navigated a tumultuous 2020 and offer his support. “With increased crime rates and continued calls from the left to defund the police, it’s more important than ever to show our support for law enforcement,” said Congressman Baird. “Keeping our communities...

Baird Leads Bipartisan Effort to Promote Innovation

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Washington, D.C.— This week, Congressman Jim Baird and Reps. Susan Wild, Jamaal Bowman, and Anthony Gonzalez introduced the Regional Innovation Act of 2021 to support regional innovation hubs. “In order to strengthen America’s status as a world leader in innovation, we must invest in the future and eliminate economic roadblocks that stand in the way of progress,” said Congressman Baird. “Indiana i...

Baird Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Year-Round E-15 Sales

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) joined a bipartisan group of Congressional biofuels leaders as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 4410 – the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act. This piece of critical legislation for Rural America allows for the year-round sale of low-carbon E15 fuel blends following a Washington D.C. circuit court’s decision to block a rule by President Trump’s Administratio...

Congressman Baird Helps House Committee on Agriculture Unanimously Pass the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act

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Washington, D.C.– Congressman Baird released the following statement after the unanimous passage of the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act: “Over the last year, we’ve seen the harmful impact the digital divide has had on thousands of Hoosiers and Americans across the country living in rural communities,” said Congressman Baird. “My colleagues and I on the House Committee on Agric...

Congressman Baird Continues to Fight for the Unborn as House Democrats Roll Back Bipartisan Protections

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Baird released the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations approved the FY2022 LHHS bill excluding the Hyde Amendment on a partisan basis. “For over 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has saved millions of lives from abortions and has rightfully earned the support of every president since Jimmy Carter, until now,” said Congressman Baird. “Taking...

Congressman Baird Issues Reminders for International Travel

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird issued reminders to constituents who are planning to travel internationally. “As pandemic-related travel restrictions are lifted, many Hoosiers are taking the opportunity to travel internationally,” said Congressman Baird. “My office provides a variety of resources for constituents and we strive to make these resources as convenient and accessible as possible...

Opening Statement: Ranking Member Baird Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency: Small Producers and Local Agricultural Markets

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Washington, D.C.—House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Ranking Member Jim Baird delivered the following statement at today’s hearing called “Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency: Small Producers and Local Agricultural Markets.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning, and thank you Chair Plaskett for calling this hearing today. I am excited for our Subcommitte...

Baird urges Biden to Hold China and Russia Accountable for Cyberattacks Against U.S. Food System

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) led his colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging accountability of foreign adversaries for recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and our food system, and to find a reasonable solution to prevent future attacks. “Ransomware of any kind poses a dangerous threat to key components of America’s critical infrastructure, incl...