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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

October 1, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind’s Statement on the Completion of NAFTA Renegotiations

La Crosse – Late last evening, the Trump Administration announced the completion of a trilateral NAFTA renegotiation. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement:

September 19, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Hosts Roundtable in Stevens Point with Wisconsin Farmers, Workers and Manufacturers to Discuss Safeguarding Wisconsin’s Rural Economy
Rural Economy Roundtable focused on Wisconsin businesses impacted by increased steel and aluminum tariffs and tariff retaliation

August 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Hosts Roundtable in La Crosse with Wisconsin Farmers, Workers and Manufacturers to Discuss Safeguarding Wisconsin’s Rural Economy

Rural Economy Roundtable focused on Wisconsin businesses impacted by increased steel and aluminum tariffs and tariff retaliation

August 7, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Hosts Roundtable in Eau Claire with Wisconsin Farmers, Workers and Manufacturers to Discuss Safeguarding Wisconsin’s Rural Economy

Rural Economy Roundtable focused on Wisconsin businesses impacted by increased steel and aluminum tariffs and tariff retaliation

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Tours Western Technical College’s Sparta Campus to Discuss Job Training and Closing the Skills Gap 

July 31, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Tours Crown Beverage Packaging and Discusses Growing and Strengthening Wisconsin Businesses

Crown is one of many businesses in Wisconsin impacted by increased steel and aluminum tariffs and tariff retaliation

July 27, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Works to Help Veterans Find Careers in Agriculture

Bipartisan VET-2-FARM Act connects veterans with farmers and resources to help start their own farms after serving

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Calls on Congress to Cancel August District Work Period and Focus on Working Together to Help American Farmers, Workers and Families
Congress recessing without putting an end to tariffs that are hurting Wisconsin jobs and farms

July 11, 2018 Press Release

Bipartisan House Coalition Introduces Tariff Legislation
Seeks to Reassert Congressional Authority on Tariffs

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI), joined by his colleagues Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Mark Sanford (R-SC), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) introduced legislation that would require the president to submit to Congress any proposal to adjust imports in the interest of national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. 

July 3, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Tours Brewery in La Crosse to Discuss Impact of Trade War
President Trump’s 10% Tariffs on Aluminum will cost America’s beer industry more than $340 million a year 

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind toured the La Crosse City Brewery and discussed the negative impact the beer industry is facing after the Trump Administration’s implementation of a new 10% tariff on aluminum. Over half of the beer produced in America annually is packed in aluminum cans or bottles.