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Congressman Baird Responds to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight’s address demonstrated what the American people already know: President Biden remains out of touch with the needs of the American people. For the last year, Americans have struggled to afford everyday essentials in the face of skyrocketing inflation...

Rep. Baird Introduces Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Healthcare

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) introduced the VA Same-Day Scheduling Act to ensure Veterans get the timely attention and treatment that they deserve when contacting the VA. “Veterans and servicemembers make tremendous personal sacrifices to defend our great nation, and our appreciation for their service shouldn’t end when they complete active duty,” said Congressman Jim Ba...

Rep. Baird Leads Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Rural Broadband

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of rural broadband and emphasizing the need to invest in broadband expansion. This bipartisan resolution was cosponsored by 47 Members of Congress. “As Congress continues to make legislative decisions regarding broadband, we must ensure that rural America is not left behind,” said Congressman Baird....

Rep. Baird Introduces Bill to Prevent Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) 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 officers. “In West Central Indiana and across the count...

Rep. Baird Announces Legislative Priorities for 2022

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) issued the following statement on his legislative priorities for 2022: This year, I will continue building on the promises I made when I came to Congress – standing for conservative principles by protecting Hoosiers’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, defending the lives of the unborn, and fighting against any policies that advance the foot...

Congressman Baird Votes No on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) released the following statement in response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “The American people deserve a targeted plan to improve our nation’s infrastructure, but unfortunately the bill passed today by House Democrats is little more than a Trojan horse for their partisan wish list of wasteful spending,” said Congressma...

Baird, Plaskett Lead Letter to Administration Urging Progress on USDA Regulatory Clarity for Animal Biotechnology

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Research, and Horticulture, along with the Subcommittee’s Chairwoman, Delegate Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL), led their Agriculture Committee colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secretary, Tom Vilsack and Food and Drug Administration Ac...

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...