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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Press Releases

February 15, 2017 Press Release
Plan helps Wisconsin Students Prepare for College, Increases Affordability, and Creates Job Opportunities

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 10, 2017 Press Release

La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that his office is currently accepting submissions from western and central Wisconsin high school students for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline for submitting art to Rep. Kind’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd.

February 10, 2017 Press Release
Bill would reinstate year-round Pell Grants for students attending local technical schools and colleges

La Crosse, WI - Recently, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind co-sponsored the ACCESS Act to restore the year-round Pell Grant program. With many Wisconsin students choosing to take less traditional paths towards completing their education it is important to make sure they have the opportunity to access year-round Pell Grants.

February 7, 2017 Press Release
The fire department received a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase the equipment

Menomonie, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind toured the Menomonie Fire Department to discuss the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) the department received and view the Jaws of Life that was purchased with the grant money.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, along with Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill that creates an incentive for entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in communities, like many across Wisconsin, that have been left behind in the economic recovery.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently remove Medicare’s cap on physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Repealing the arbitrary and dated cap will ensure Wisconsin seniors receive the care that they need at an affordable price.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act to help Wisconsin brewers continue to grow and create jobs. Wisconsin brewers have an economic impact of close to $1 billion on the western and central Wisconsin economy and support almost 8,000 jobs.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

On Friday President Trump signed an Executive Order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States. The Executive Order immediately set off confusion and led to unnecessary detentions for families and travelers across the United States. Below is Rep. Kind’s statement on the Executive Order: