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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...

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 ...

Congressman Baird Statement on Objection to Certification Votes

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Dear Fellow Hoosiers, Since the election, I have heard from countless Hoosiers concerned with how the 2020 election was conducted. Along with millions of other Americans across the country, they’ve raised important questions about the irregularities in how some states conducted their elections and the impact these actions may have on the integrity of this and future elections. I share some of the...

Congressman Baird Votes in Support of COVID Relief Bill

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Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) voted today in support of COVID-19 relief legislation, providing targeted relief to Hoosiers, farmers, small businesses, and those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This legislation provides targeted relief to those still in need. Small businesses have been devastated through no fault of their own. New PPP funds will keep employees on their payrol...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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

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Congressman Baird during the Soy Bean Talk Shop 2020

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...

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 ...