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September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Primary Health Services Enhancement Act to expand access to physical therapy services in rural regions. Many rural residents receive their primary care at Community Health Centers (CHCs), but restrictive requirements make it difficult for CHCs to offer physical therapy.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Yesterday, Rep. Ron Kind voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress’ annual defense authorization bill. This bipartisan bill supports our service members and their families, invests in technology and innovation, and bolsters our national security.   

September 15, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted to pass provisions of the Build Back Better Act through the Ways and Means Committee that make landmark progress in lowering health care costs, creating jobs, boosting our economy, and supporting working families across Wisconsin.

September 7, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind joined Sen. Tammy BaldwinRep. Mark PocanState Sen. Brad PfaffState Sen. Jeff SmithState Rep. Katrina ShanklandState Rep. Jodi Emerson, and State Rep.

September 3, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that fire departments across Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District have so far received a total of $1,717,170.53 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

August 20, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) helped introduce the bipartisan Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act to improve flawed Medicare reimbursement formulas that harm rural health care providers. This bill would adjust the geographic practice cost index (GPCI) to accurately reflect the cost of labor and practice expenses in rural regions.

August 10, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, in front of the former Roosevelt Elementary School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Rep. Ron Kind announced his decision to not seek reelection in 2022.

Rep. Kind released the following statement after making his announcement: 

August 3, 2021 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act. This legislation will reward high-performing Medicare Advantage health plans while lowering premiums for Wisconsin seniors. The bill was introduced with Reps.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted for a Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations package to create good-paying jobs right here in Wisconsin, invest in rural broadband, support working families across the state, and expand access to health care for our veterans. 


In The News

January 14, 2019 In The News

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.

March 15, 2017 In The News

America’s farmers are the world’s most productive.  The food from our nation’s farm fields help feed a hungry and growing world.  That is why President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a win for farmers, workers, and businesses… in China.

November 7, 2014 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.

May 28, 2014 In The News

by Mike Tighe

La Crosse Tribune

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.

January 28, 2014 In The News

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:    

January 16, 2014 In The News

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.

November 21, 2013 In The News

Washington – In a ceremony that many believed was years overdue, 33 tribes — including three from Wisconsin — on Wedne

October 18, 2013 In The News

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.

September 5, 2013 In The News

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.

July 19, 2013 In The News

by M.D. Kittle

Wisconsin Reporter

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.