The Trump Administration released their proposed budget for 2018. The budget included drastic cuts to many of the programs that partner with local communities to provide services for hard-working Wisconsinites.
Comes following severe weather caused damage in several counties in western and central Wisconsin
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting USDA expedite the damage assessment process for the counties across western and central Wisconsin that experienced damage from severe weather.
The Trump Administration sent formal notice to Congress that they intend to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Below is Rep. Kind’s statement:
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which will allow Wisconsinites with outstanding student loans to refinance their loans. Allowing refinancing of student loans was a key point in Rep. Kind’s 2017 Higher Education Action Plan.
President Trump took unprecedented action and fired FBI Director James Comey. Below is Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on the firing:
Bill allows for end to critical protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted against the Congressional Republican health care bill. The bill, which lacks transparency and complete information about what it will cost American taxpayers, would have a disastrous impact on the lives of thousands of Wisconsinites.
Helped Prevent Drastic Cuts to Programs that Wisconsinites Depend On
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted for a government funding bill, which included several key Wisconsin priorities that he has been pushing for. Many of the programs that were included in this bill were drastically cut in the Trump Administration budget blueprint. The bill is expected to pass the House today with strong bipartisan support.
Is ranked as most indpenedent member of the Wisconsin Delegation
La Crosse, WI – Today, the nonpartisan Lugar Center released their annual rankings of the most independent members of the House. The Lugar Center found that in the 114th Congress Rep. Kind ranked 19th in bipartisanship out of all 435 members and 1st in the Wisconsin Delegation.
La Crosse, WI – Today, the Trump Administration released their blueprint for tax reform. The proposal would cut taxes for large companies and powerful special interests while massively increasing the federal debt and depriving middle-class families of important benefits they currently receive. Below is Rep. Ron Kind’s statement on the plan:
Comes after Grassland Dairy canceled contracts for at least 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Acting Trade Representative Vaughn requesting that by May 1st, when the Grassland contracts expire, they create a plan to address the situation.