Count U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse among officials saying they’re “mad as hell” about the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal in which vets reportedly died waiting for care and VA medical centers covered up evidence.
The Trump Administration released their proposed budget for 2018. The budget included drastic cuts to many of the programs that partner with local communities to provide services for hard-working Wisconsinites.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting USDA expedite the damage assessment process for the counties across western and central Wisconsin that experienced damage from severe weather.
The Trump Administration sent formal notice to Congress that they intend to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Below is Rep. Kind’s statement:
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which will allow Wisconsinites with outstanding student loans to refinance their loans. Allowing refinancing of student loans was a key point in Rep. Kind’s 2017 Higher Education Action Plan.
President Trump took unprecedented action and fired FBI Director James Comey. Below is Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on the firing:
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted against the Congressional Republican health care bill. The bill, which lacks transparency and complete information about what it will cost American taxpayers, would have a disastrous impact on the lives of thousands of Wisconsinites.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted for a government funding bill, which included several key Wisconsin priorities that he has been pushing for. Many of the programs that were included in this bill were drastically cut in the Trump Administration budget blueprint. The bill is expected to pass the House today with strong bipartisan support.
La Crosse, WI – Today, the nonpartisan Lugar Center released their annual rankings of the most independent members of the House. The Lugar Center found that in the 114th Congress Rep. Kind ranked 19th in bipartisanship out of all 435 members and 1st in the Wisconsin Delegation.
La Crosse, WI – Today, the Trump Administration released their blueprint for tax reform. The proposal would cut taxes for large companies and powerful special interests while massively increasing the federal debt and depriving middle-class families of important benefits they currently receive. Below is Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on the plan:
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Acting Trade Representative Vaughn requesting that by May 1st, when the Grassland contracts expire, they create a plan to address the situation.
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by Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
On the last day of America's bloodiest battle, Alonzo Cushing was cut down next to the artillery guns he refused to leave despite the horrendous wounds that left him almost speechless as he whispered commands to his soldiers.
by Mike Tighe
La Crosse Tribune
Many people across western and central Wisconsin rely on propane gas to heat their homes and businesses. In light of the recent shortages and frigid temperatures, here are several ways to receive more information or request assistance:
Thousands of job-seeking Wisconsinites are struggling to make ends meet. House Republicans must allow us to extend UI benefits to those who rely on them, so they can feed their families and put gas in their cars while they continue to look for work. The longer that Congress waits, the longer that families and local businesses will suffer.
Washington – In a ceremony that many believed was years overdue, 33 tribes — including three from Wisconsin — on Wedne
By Patrick Anderson
La Crosse Tribune
Mike Jawson was told to follow the news to find out if he’d be going back to work.
Returning to his offices Thursday at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center was exciting, Jawson said, but it also means getting up to speed after weeks of being shut down.
by Nathan Vine
Stevens Point Journal
People want information on the Affordable Care Act — from details about their options, to what they will have to do as part of the program — rather than political viewpoints for or against it, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says.
by M.D. Kittle
MADISON — The days of $4 million training conferences and motivational employee dance videos at the Internal Revenue Service could be a thing of the past under a bill cosponsored by a Wisconsin congressman.
La Crosse Tribune
Growing up in La Crosse, I had the value of a dollar instilled in me at a very young age. It’s a value we share here in Wisconsin. Families and businesses from West Salem to West Allis know how to manage their budgets, make the most out of every dollar, and tighten their belts when times are tough.
Moundview employees, volunteers advocate for local health care
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Several managers, volunteers and governing board members from Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics recently had an opportunity to meet with legislators to discuss the challenges rural hospitals are facing.