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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...

Reps. Baird, Stevens Introduce Bill to Bolster Small Business Innovation and Technology Programs

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) and Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11) re-introduced the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2021, which will update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. “Ensuring small businesses have up-to-date and efficient resources tha...

Rep. Baird Leads Resolution Honoring the 125th Anniversary of Indiana Veterans Home

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) and Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a resolution honoring the 125th anniversary of the Indiana Veterans Home. “Since its inception, the Indiana Veterans Home has been a refuge for our heroes and their families, providing a standard of care worthy of their service to this nation,” said Rep. Baird. “For 125 years, the India...

Congressman Baird Participates in Operation Gratitude

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Washington, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Jim Baird and members of the For Country Caucus joined forces with national nonprofit, Operation Gratitude, to impact thousands of deployed troops in recognition of Military Appreciation Month and to draw attention to the importance of constructing a national memorial to the veterans who have served in the Global War on Terrorism. “The For Country Caucus is ...

Congressman Baird Introduces the DOE Biological Innovation Opportunities (BIO) Act

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Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) introduced the Biological Innovation Opportunities (BIO) Act to help advance biological and environmental research and further develop capabilities and infrastructure at the Department of Energy. “The BIO Act is a small step in creating a larger and long-term strategy for investment in critical research and infrastructure for the United States,” said Congressman Baird....

Congressman Baird Speaks on the Challenges Facing the Communities of Lakes Freeman & Shafer on the House Floor

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Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the challenges facing the communities surrounding Lake Freeman & Shafer. “At the hands of mother nature and outside forces, these crown jewels of the region have been tarnished. On multiple occasions, Lake Freeman, because of drought conditions, has been caused to drain down to the barren river...

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...