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August 1, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

 Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Rep. Ron Kind calling on the government of Cameroon, armed groups, and all citizens to respect human rights and adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution in the anglophone region.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC— Following yet another round of extreme weather causing flooding and leaving thousands of Wisconsinites

July 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Last week, Rep. Ron Kind sent letters to executives at AT&T and Nexstar Media Group (the parent company to WLAX TV, FOX 25-48), urging both to restore service to thousands of Wisconsinites who rely on the station, while they continue negotiating.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—This morning, Rep. Ron Kind voted in support of the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour over six years. The last time the minimum wage increased in Wisconsin was in 2009.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after voting to hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress after failing to provide information related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census: 


In The News

July 21, 2009 In The News

Is the health care debate really Obama's Waterloo? Ben Smith of Politico discusses the battle lines being drawn in Washington.

Then, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), discusses what centrist Democrats want from health care legislation, and why he voted against the bill last Friday.


July 19, 2009 In The News

Over the past several weeks, President Barack Obama and some congressional leaders have cited Mayo Clinic and other medical group practices as "a great value" for your health care dollar: high-quality care at costs that are significantly less than other parts of the country.

July 18, 2009 In The News

A local lawmaker hopes congress takes time to get a health care reform bill right.

On Friday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 18 in favor of a health care bill. Rep. Ron Kind was one of three democrats to vote against a health care reform bill.

July 15, 2009 In The News

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July 14, 2009 In The News

Western Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind may not be a household name in health care policy. But as efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system move toward a climax this summer, sources inside and outside Congress say the moderate Democrat has quietly carved out a notable role.

July 6, 2009 In The News

Two relatively new loan programs were among the topics addressed Monday during a discussion led by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, at UW-Eau Claire.

July 2, 2009 In The News

Mickey Judkins has nine employees for her women's clothing business in Eau Claire. She can afford to pay health insurance for only two of them; the others have to rely on coverage from spouses' plans.

Jim Meyers owns an auto parts business in Eau Claire and has seen costs to insure his employees increase 20 percent per year in recent years.

July 1, 2009 In The News

DODGEVILLE, Wis. -- While health care has been getting plenty of discussion on a national level, an area community was chiming in on Tuesday.

In Dodgeville, health care is available for all whether or not they have insurance. For three years, a free clinic has provided help, but that doesn't mean residents don't want the health care system changed.

June 18, 2009 In The News

GREENWOOD -- Local dairy farmers are losing about $100 a month for each cow milked on their farm, said a Greenwood man who has lobbied lawmakers in the nation's capital for more support.