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 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.
The House Ways & Means Committee, which Rep. Kind serves on, will review the House Republican health care repeal bill. Below is Rep. Kind’s statement on the bill:
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Promoting Education for Lifetime Learning (PELL) Grant Funding Act, which directs any profit the government makes from federal student loan programs into federal Pell Grants to ensure that the grants remain available to help Wisconsinites afford higher education.
following President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement:
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that over the next few weeks representatives from his district offices will be available at open office hours in all 18 counties in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.
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.
Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) and Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute and clarify its application to the Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) program.
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by Mike Tighe
La Crosse Tribune
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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.
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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
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La Crosse Tribune
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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.