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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Jobs and the Economy

Economic conditions in western and central Wisconsin and across the country are slowly improving. But we still have work to do. While there may be disagreements about how we address it, there is overwhelming consensus that we must do something. I will continue to work to foster an environment that creates good paying jobs, gets Wisconsinites back to work, and keeps our economy growing.

Job Growth

Getting the economy back on track and creating good paying jobs here in Wisconsin is my priority. I am advocating for policies that will create and save jobs, invest in stabilizing state and local economies, and provide help to the unemployed.

We need to invest in our greatest resource – our workers – so that we can remain the most innovative and creative nation in the world.  I support investing in workforce training, education, infrastructure and basic research and development to ensure our workforce is ready to compete in the 21st century economy. 

American Made: Ensuring a Strong Economy

We must build, construct, and grow manufacturing in Wisconsin and across America in order to ensure a strong American economy.   

That's why I've put together a plan to help us do just that. By capitalizing on existing American strengths – a well educated and well trained labor force, innovation, and competitive spirit; by supporting the transformation and growth of America’s manufacturers to move into the markets of the future; and by coordinating with federal, state, and local governments and private institutions, we can ensure America’s economic success. Read the summary here

Helping Rural Business Prosper

I authored the Rural Microbusiness Investment Credit togenerate investment in both start up and expanding rural microbusinesses by providing a 35% federal tax incentive to entrepreneurs who invest in their businesses.  This is importantl for businesses in the midst of recession that need assistance in making critical investments. The credit is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs who are operating businesses in economically distressed rural areas where access to capital has always been a challenge and is even more difficult with the recent decline in bank lending to small businesses.

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More on Jobs and the Economy

April 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Works to Support Veteran Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

La Crosse - Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind co-sponsored the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act, a bipartisan bill that will support the Boots to Business (B2B) program within the Small Business Administration.

April 5, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Reps. Ron Kind and Whip Steny Hoyer Discuss Job Opportunities in Wisconsin

Manufacturing Facility Tour and Discussion on Job Growth in Conjunction with Whip Hoyer’s Third Make It In America Listening Tour

March 13, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls on USDA Secretary to Protect Wisconsin Farmers from Trade Retaliation

European Union has promised to retaliate following steel and aluminum tariffs

La Crosse – This week, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to protect Wisconsin farmers, and inform Congress of efforts the Department would take if retaliatory tariffs by the European Union (EU) are implemented in response to President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.

March 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Helps Create and Grow Apprenticeship Programs

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind cosponsored the American Apprenticeship Act, which will help create and expand tuition assistance programs for students interested in hands-on work experience in Wisconsin.

March 8, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls on Congress to Hold Hearings on Impacts of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

February 27, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Works to Override FCC’s Vote and Preserve Net Neutrality
Introduces Resolution to Protect a Free and Open Internet

La Crosse - Today, Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bicameral Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval, which will override the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling limiting the free and open internet and reinstate the 2015 net neutrality rules.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Kind Urged Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Get US Fiscal House in Order


La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind during a hearing with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin urged Secretary Mnuchin to take immediate action to get the United States fiscal house in order. Earlier this week the Administration proposed $2 trillion in cuts to Medicare & Medicaid to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and powerful special interests and an increase in government spending.


February 8, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Kind Votes Against Irresponsible Deficit Busting Budget

We need to grow our economy not the national debt  

La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted against a budget bill that adds almost $400 billion to the national debt. The bill is the fifth short-term extension in as many months and will expire on March 23rd.


November 29, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Exploring the Future of Work Act, to review the workforce challenges that an increase in automation and innovation present. The bill is a first step in helping make sure our workers are prepared and trained for the jobs innovation brings.

November 12, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Better Jobs for Veterans Act. The bill provides veterans and their spouses the training and opportunity they need to find good-paying jobs.