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.
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
Rep. Ron Kind Criticizes Trump Administration for Igniting Trade War
Tariffs on Chinese goods and retaliation will hurt Wisconsinite’s jobs and pocketbooks
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement, following the announcement that the Trump Administration will be imposing tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese products, and the subsequent announcement of retaliation by the Chinese government.
Rep. Ron Kind Works to Help Veterans Find Jobs and Job Training Opportunities
Bill would help connect veterans with career development training
Rep. Ron Kind Slams Administration on Volatile Trade Policies
Follows Mexico’s new tariffs on Wisconsin products in response to Administration actions
La Crosse - Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind slammed United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the Trump Administration for implementing volatile trade policies, despite major concerns being raised by American workers, farmers and families.
Rep. Kind’s statement follows:
Rep. Ron Kind Cosponsors Bill to Help Small and Family Farmers Create Conservation Programs
La Crosse – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind recently co-sponsored the Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide regulatory relief to farmers and ranchers that want to implement conservation programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Rep. Ron Kind Co-Sponsors Bill to Give New Farmers the Tools They Need to Succeed
Bipartisan Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act will expand access to land and skills for new small and family farmers
La Crosse - Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind co-sponsored the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill that will expand access to land for new farmers, and recruit and support the next generation of Wisconsin farmers.
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Implementation of Congressional Review Act Procedures on Trade Measures
Rep. Ron Kind Calls for Action on Bipartisan Bill that Helps Veterans Find Jobs
Better Jobs for Veterans Act of 2017 has been stalled by House Committee on Veterans Affairs
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.
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
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.