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Congressman Baird Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) announced the 2021 Congressional Art Competition and encourages high school students throughout Indiana’s 4th District to submit their artwork by April 16th. “This is a great opportunity for students across the district to showcase their creativity and skills. We have so many talented students in our community and I look forward to seeing their artwor... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No on Amnesty Bill

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) voted no on H.R. 6 the American Dream and Promise Act. “As our country faces a crisis along our southern border, a crisis that President Biden has created, it is unthinkable that Congress would grant amnesty and encourage millions of more migrants to illegally enter the country. President Biden and Congress should work together to resolve the crisis a... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No on Gun Control Bills

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) voted no on H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act and H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. “These gun control bills punish law-abiding Americans rather than focus on criminals breaking the law. Studies show most criminals obtain firearms through illicit means like purchasing them on the black market and these bills would do little to ... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No on PRO Union Bosses Act

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) voted no on H.R. 842 the PRO Act. “This bill is a political giveaway to union bosses at the expense of American workers. It would force workers into union contracts, bar workers’ right to vote by a secret ballot, and undermine Indiana’s own right-to-work laws,” said Congressman Baird. “Furthermore, this bill would hinder our economic recovery from the... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No on Election Power Grab

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) voted no on H.R. 1, For the People Act. “They should have named this bill For the Politicians Act because that is who benefits. This bill is an attempt by Democrats to nationalize elections and have Washington, D.C. dictate state legislatures on how to run their elections,” said Congressman Baird. “This bill would force states to permanently expand mai... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No Democrats’ $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) voted no on Democrats’ partisan $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. “This bill is irrational and irresponsible. Only 9% of the funds in the stimulus bill are related to the pandemic. It doesn’t make sense to spend another $2 trillion when Congress just passed a COVID relief package in December. The federal government has close to $1 trillion of unspent pandem... Read more »

Congressman Baird Votes No on Equality Act

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) voted no on H.R. 5, the Equality Act. “The Equality Act is an attempt by the far-left to dictate and punish Americans who hold different views on the issues of marriage and gender. The most outrageous and harmful provision in this bill is the nullification of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which means Americans with conscientious objections to ... Read more »

Congressman Baird Appointed as Top Republican on Agriculture Subcommittee

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) was appointed today to Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research. The Subcommittee focuses on improving our nation’s agriculture industry through advanced science, technology, research, and education. As a Ph.D. animal scientist and former extension agent, Congressman Baird is uniquel... Read more »

Congressman Baird Sends Letter to President Biden and USDA Urging for CFAP to Resume

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) has written a letter to President Biden urging him and his administration to continue the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). “Farmers across the country are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP has been a lifeline to them and their families. It has ensured the stability of our food supply and has provided food assistance to million... Read more »

Congressman Baird Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) announced that he will continue to serve on the Agriculture Committee, and the Science, Space, & Technology Committee for the 117th Congress. “I look forward to continuing vital work on both committees. Last Congress, I was proud to lead on the Building Blocks of STEM Act and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Now it’s time to address unfinished ... Read more »