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.
Kind has returned over $1.77 Million to pay down the debt
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.
Comes following the Trump Administration’s Budget Eliminating the Program
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.