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Rep. James Baird

Representative for Indiana’s 4th District

pronounced jaymz // baird

Baird is the representative for Indiana’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Baird is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. James Baird [R-IN4]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Baird.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Baird is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Baird has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

James Baird sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baird sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (100%)

Recent Bills

Some of Baird’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Baird voted Yea

Baird voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Baird voted Nay

Passed 403/16 on Oct 29, 2019.

Baird voted Nay

Baird voted Nay

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Baird voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jan 2020, Baird missed 5 of 728 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: