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Congressman Baird Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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 business that will help Hoosier farmers and advance scientific education at institutions like Purdue University,” said Congressman Baird.

“I’m pleased to have Congressman Baird returning to the House Agriculture Committee to continue our work fighting for rural America,” said Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee. “He is a strong voice for the Midwest and his input will be incredibly valuable as we begin work on the next Farm Bill.”

“I’m pleased that Congressman Baird is returning to the Science Committee. In his leadership of the Research and Technology Subcommittee last Congress, he was a strong advocate for cutting-edge research and development. His work on STEM education, industries of the future, and America’s scientific competitiveness will be just as important moving forward, and I’m looking forward to continuing our work together,” said Rep. Frank Lucas, Republican Leader of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee.

During the next two years, Congressman Baird wants to utilize his position on the two committees to create the next farm bill, strengthen our food supply chain, increase resources for STEM education, and counter the Chinese Communist Party’s growing capabilities in vital technological industries like artificial intelligence.