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 Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Encouraging Creation of Employee-Owned Businesses and Expanding Retirement Savings Options
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act, which will encourage the formation of employee-owned businesses and promote retirement savings through S Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plans (S-ESOPs). The bill was introduced with Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO).
Rep. Ron Kind Calls on USDA Secretary Perdue to Protect Access to Mexican Market for Wisconsin Farmers
President Trump recently threatened to close the Mexican border, potentially closing trade markets for Wisconsin exports
Rep. Ron Kind’s Landmark Bipartisan Retirement Legislation Passes Ways and Means Committee
Retirement bills now move to House floor for consideration and final passage
Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Establish a Section 301 Exclusion Process for Tariffs
Comes after Amb. Lighthizer failed to establish process through the USTR office, despite requests from Congress
Reps. Ron Kind and Jackie Walorski Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill to Establish a Section 301 Exclusion Process
Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bill to Grow Craft Breweries and Create Jobs
Wisconsin is home to over 160 craft breweries
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Appointed to Trade and Health Subcommittees on Ways and Means
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind was appointed to the Trade and Health Subcommittees on the House Committee on Ways and Means. A statement from Rep. Ron Kind is below:
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says Democrats in the House will work with “Republican numbers” this week to pass individual appropriations bills to fund federal agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security, among others.
“We’re going to use what they agreed to themselves, and we’re going to see if (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell is willing to take that up,” Kind said as he outlined his priorities heading into the 116th Congress.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Unveils Priorities for 116th Congress that Move Wisconsin Forward
Kind continuing to put Wisconsinites before Washington’s elite and powerful special interests
Rep. Ron Kind’s Statement Following the Signing of the USMCA Trade Agreement
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement regarding the signing of the USMCA trade agreement. Rep. Kind is a senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee, and serves on the Trade Subcommittee: