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.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced his Higher Education Action Plan during a meeting with students and leaders from Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Rep.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Stop Taxing Death & Disability Act. This bill would put an end to the unfair practice of charging parents of deceased students’ taxes on any student loans that are forgiven.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind congratulated Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, Workforce Connections, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Portage County, and Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Programs, Inc. on receiving federal grants to support their Foster Grandparent Program.
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that his office is currently accepting submissions from western and central Wisconsin high school students for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline for submitting art to Rep. Kind’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd.
La Crosse, WI - Recently, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind co-sponsored the ACCESS Act to restore the year-round Pell Grant program. With many Wisconsin students choosing to take less traditional paths towards completing their education it is important to make sure they have the opportunity to access year-round Pell Grants.
Menomonie, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind toured the Menomonie Fire Department to discuss the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) the department received and view the Jaws of Life that was purchased with the grant money.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, along with Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that creates an incentive for entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in communities, like many across Wisconsin, that have been left behind in the economic recovery.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently remove Medicare’s cap on physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Repealing the arbitrary and dated cap will ensure Wisconsin seniors receive the care that they need at an affordable price.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act to help Wisconsin brewers continue to grow and create jobs. Wisconsin brewers have an economic impact of close to $1 billion on the western and central Wisconsin economy and support almost 8,000 jobs.
On Friday President Trump signed an Executive Order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States. The Executive Order immediately set off confusion and led to unnecessary detentions for families and travelers across the United States. Below is Rep. Kind’s statement on the Executive Order:
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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.