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 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 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
James Baird sits on the following committees:
Baird was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Baird sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Baird recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9035: Farmers Deserve Notification Act
- H.R. 8028: Border Construction Materials Transfer Act of 2022
- H.Res. 885: Recognizing the importance of broadband in rural areas throughout the United States and …
- H.R. 6421: VA Same-Day Scheduling Act of 2022
- H.R. 6394: PART Act
- H.R. 4033: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2021.
- H.Res. 483: Recognizing the 125th Anniversary of the Indiana Veterans’ Home.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Nov 2022, Baird missed 12 of 1,871 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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