Press Releases

Congressman Baird Commends USDA ReConnect Program Grant for Fountain County

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) commends the announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program, in which they awarded TipMont REMC one million dollars to expand broadband infrastructure in Fountain County. “In today’s constantly connected global economy, adding 300 people in rural Indiana to the network is a huge feat,” Rep. Baird said. “For this co... Read more »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Cloverdale, Galveston, Thorntown and Wolcott. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Monday, October 5 1:00PM (ET) – 3:00PM (ET) Cloverdale Town Hall, 154 S. Main Street, Cloverdale, ... Read more »

Congressman Baird Announces $5 Million in Federal Dollars for Avon to Improve US 36/Rockville Road

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Baird (IN-04) today announced that Indiana will receive a total of $5 million in Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for highway improvement projects. “These funds will revitalize important infrastructure along this heavy traffic corridor and provide the town of Avon with more economic opportuni... Read more »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Flora, Frankfort, Rensselaer, Crawfordsville. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Thursday, September 10 11:00AM (ET) – 1:00PM (ET) Flora Town Park, Under the Northeast Pavilion, F... Read more »

Congressman Baird Applauds Recent EPA Announcements on Watershed Protection Grants and Improved Air Quality for the District

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds the recent announcements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on awarding grants to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for the improvement of air and water quality designations across the state, including a $6.3 million grant to protect Indiana’s watersheds and an upgrade in air quality designation for Morga... Read more »

USDA Announces the Addition of Eligible Commodities for CFAP

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (IN-04) supports the United States Department of Agriculture’s decision to expand assistance for farmers during the ongoing pandemic. In response to data gathered and feedback from the agricultural community, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will cover additional commodities. “I ... Read more »

UPCOMING CONSTITUENT MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

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Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Flora, Mooresville, Kokomo, and West Lafayette. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local and state safety guidelines. Wednesday, July 29 1:00 PM (ET) – 3:00 PM (ET) Café Literato, 1920 Northwestern Ave, West Lafaye... Read more »

Congressman Baird Announces Service Academy Information Day

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Washington, DC – The Office of Representative Jim Baird (R-IN04) is hosting a virtual Service Academy Information day. A member of Congressman Baird’s staff will be answering questions about the academies and the congressional nomination process for students grades 8-12. “Attending an Academy is a unique and rewarding experience for students to continue their education while building a foundation ... Read more »

Congressman Baird Applauds National Science Foundation $2 Million Grant to Purdue University

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) applauds the announcement of the National Science Foundation awarding Purdue University nearly $2 million to advance medical research on finding solutions to help prevent bone fractures in elderly Americans. “Purdue University has a rich history of providing the world with medical breakthroughs. This award reflects the confidence the NSF has in Purd... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

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Washington, DC – Representative Jim Baird (R-IN) voted for H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The PPP was designed to provide small businesses the opportunity to retain employees during the pandemic in an effort to expedite recovery upon reopening. This recent legislation provides greater flexibility in that program for small businesses developing their reopening strategie... Read more »