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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin


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March 16, 2017 Press Release

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:

March 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

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:

March 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

following President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement:

February 24, 2017 Press Release

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.


February 15, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced his Higher Education Action Plan during a meeting with students and leaders from Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Rep.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

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.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

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. 


In The News

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.

June 17, 2013 In The News

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.

May 17, 2013 In The News

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.