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.
Mauston, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind congratulated the City of Mauston on being awarded a $135,248 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to make updates and improve local parks. The grant will help them build a splash pad and dog park for local residents to enjoy.
La Crosse, WI – In a recent segment on RFD – TV, a station devoted to covering rural issues, Rep. Kind highlighted the negative impact the Trump Administration’s budget blueprint would have on rural communities.
La Crosse, WI – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced today that he is returning $105,017.99 to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the national debt. Rep. Kind has found savings in his congressional budget every year since taking office and has returned over $1.77 million to taxpayers.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to Governor Walker requesting that he put the needs of Wisconsinites first and accept federal money to expand BadgerCare. The failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act signifies that it is time to put aside partisanship and provide Wisconsin’s most vulnerable with the support they need.
Amid chaos within their own party House Republican Leadership was forced to delay a vote on their health care bill. This will be the second time in two days that they have had to delay the vote.
Eau Claire, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on the House Budget Committee to include funding for the Essential Air Service program, which the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport depends on, in any final budget.
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted in support of a bipartisan bill that would streamline and improve the process for VA Medical Centers, like Tomah, to hire and retain needed health care professionals. This comes amid staffing shortages at the Tomah VA Medical Center and VA Medical Centers across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Trump Administration released their 2018 budget blueprint. The blueprint makes drastic cuts to programs that create jobs and assist rural Wisconsin communities and families, including a 21% cut to USDA and elimination of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the below statement:
The House Ways & Means Committee, in the middle of the night, voted to move forward a bill that makes Wisconsinites pay more for less coverage, lacks transparency, and doesn’t give complete information about what it will cost American taxpayers. Rep. Kind voted against the bill.
In The News
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.