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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

June 15, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Works to Help Veterans Find Jobs and Job Training Opportunities

Bill would help connect veterans with career development training

June 6, 2018 Press Release

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:

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Cosponsors Bill to Help Small and Family Farmers Create Conservation Programs

La CrosseU.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).

May 10, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Implementation of Congressional Review Act Procedures on Trade Measures

May 9, 2018 Press Release

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

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.