National Obesity Care Week is recognized during the first week of November when individuals and organizations from across the country raise awareness about the serious chronic disease of obesity. Below is U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on National Obesity Care Week:
Comes following increasing severe weather and flooding across the country has damaged homes, property, and businesses
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on House leadership to quickly move forward with his bill to open up the flood insurance market and allow more private businesses to compete and possibly lower prices for consumers. Currently, the primary option for property owners needing to purchase flood insurance is the National Flood Insurance Program, which can be costly.
Comes on the heels of failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill and insurers raising costs and dropping coverage in rural Wisconsin
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to Governor Walker requesting that for the health and wellbeing of rural Wisconsinites he give up his partisan crusade and accept federal money to expand BadgerCare.
Was joined by members of the community who have been positively impacted by Obamacare
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled a plan to improve health care for Wisconsin. The announcement comes on the heels of Congressional Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare and the pressing need to work together to stabilize and fix the health care system.
Comes on the heels of Senate’s failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind urged Congressional Leadership to stay in session in August to stabilize the health care marketplaces. With the Senate’s failure to pass a health care bill and the ongoing uncertainty, action needs to be taken to provide certainty and ensure Americans continue to have access to health care.
Will provide needed resources to help Wisconsin veterans and their families treat opioid addiction
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind helped secure funding to implement pain management reforms included in the Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act. The funding, included as part of the 2018 budget, will assist in increasing programs to help medical professionals and patients understand the risks associated with pain medication and examine alternative treatments.
Bill expands Post-9/11 GI Bill by giving veterans increased access to benefits
La Crosse, WI – This week, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted in favor of the Forever G.I. Bill, which expands the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Rep. Kind is a cosponsor of the bipartisan bill and helped push the bill towards passage. It removes time limits placed on veterans to receive G.I. Bill benefits and gives veterans and their family members increased access to education programs.
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that the Federal Aviation Administration will partner with the La Crosse Regional Airport to conduct an Airport Master Plan Study. The study will assist the La Crosse Regional Airport in making development decisions and help the airport remain an integral part of the community for years to come.
FEMA must partner with communities across western Wisconsin to figure out what needs to be fixed
La Crosse, WI – Today, with ongoing severe weather leading to flooding and damage in western Wisconsin, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to quickly work to expedite the damage assessment process.
Would help lower costs for Wisconsinites enrolled in technical schools, job training programs, and universities
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter urging the House Education Committee to pass his bill, the Pell Grant Funding Act, or include it in a comprehensive higher education bill. The bill requires the Secretary of Education to use the profits generated each year by the Federal Direct Loan Program to fund the Federal Pell Grant Program in the following year.