Washington, DC— Today Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act, which would create a formal definition of “natural cheese” to ensure consumers are fully informed when purchasing cheese.
La Crosse, WI— Rep. Ron Kind is encouraging Wisconsin dairy farmers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that the deadline to sign up was extended to Friday, September 27, 2019.
Washington, DC—Today, Wisconsin Reps. Kind, Moore, and Pocan—along with Reps. DelBene and Welch—sent a letter to United States Trade (USTR) Ambassador Lighthizer after finding out at the eleventh hour that the administration potentially failed to acquire a truly level playing field for U.S. dairy exporters into Japan. Instead, in the backdoor agreement, U.S.
Platteville, WI—Yesterday during a stop at UW-Platteville, Rep. Ron Kind rolled out his Higher Education Action Plan. Rep Kind’s plan takes a common-sense approach to lower costs and expand access to the classroom for Wisconsin students.
Once again USDA Secretary Perdue’s method of distribution of the Market Facilitation Program has caused concern
La Crosse, WI—Today in a letter to Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, Rep. Ron Kind asked for Secretary Perdue to explain how over $2 million in trade aid went to some of the President’s closest political agricultural advisors from his presidential campaign, while family farmers in Wisconsin got next to nothing.
La Crosse, WI— Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a major disaster declaration for 17 Wisconsin counties—including five counties in the Third Congressional District—impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the state last month. Last week, Rep.
La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind sent a letter to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue demanding changes to how the USDA distributes aid to farmers being impacted by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.
La Crosse, WI—Just in time for back to school shopping, the Trump Administration announced another round of tariff increases on $300 billion worth of Chinese exports—including pens, pencils, classroom instructional tools, children’s shoes, and cellphones—further escalating the U.S.-China trade war.
Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted against a rash, backroom budget deal that is not paid for and would add $1.7 trillion to the country’s debt over the next ten years. The U.S. annual deficit is on track to exceed $1 trillion this year — the highest level since 2012, when much of the country was still climbing out of the recession.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted for and the House passed H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (Butch Lewis Act). This bipartisan legislation will address the multiemployer pension crisis by allowing the Treasury Department to sell special bonds to finance pension plans. Rep.