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April 2, 2020 Press Release

La Crosse, WI—Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced her decision not to seek reelection in November: 

March 27, 2020 Press Release

La Crosse, WI—Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help Wisconsin’s workers, families, businesses, and health care system survive the economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes funding:

March 20, 2020 Press Release

La Crosse, WI—Yesterday, Rep. Ron Kind signed a bipartisan letter led by Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) calling on U.S.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

La Crosse, WI—This morning, Rep. Ron Kind led a bipartisan letter signed by the entire Wisconsin Congressional Delegation to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn requesting more COVID-19 testing supplies to be sent to the state.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Moments ago, Rep. Ron Kind voted to pass the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which establishes paid leave, provides free coronavirus testing, protects frontline health workers, distributes additional funding to states for the ongoing economic consequences of the pandemic, and other actions. Included in the package is Rep.

March 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced changes to office operations intended to protect constituents and staff from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), while ensuring Rep. Kind and his offices can continue serving the people of Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. These changes include:

March 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—This morning, Reps. Ron Kind (WI-03), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), and Lori Trahan (MA-03) introduced legislation that will make testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) free for seniors who receive coverage through Medicare Advantage.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, H.R. 5534, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019, introduced by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), unanimously passed the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted for an emergency funding package to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding passed broad bipartisan support. The package includes funding for:



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.