Washington, DC – Late last night, the House Committee on Ways and Means passed the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation that would lower prescription drug prices and level the playing field for American patients and taxpayers. Last week, the Committee held a hearing on the legislation, where Rep.
Washington, DC— Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement congratulating Victoria Brahm, director of the Tomah VA Medical Center, on being awarded 2019 Federal Employee of the Year as a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals Honoree.
Washington, DC—Today, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing about lowering the cost of prescription drugs, Rep. Ron Kind urged his colleagues to support legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices—a main pillar of the Congressman’s Drug Pricing Action Plan.
La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind encouraged Wisconsinites to take advantage of the Medicare Open Enrollment period. From October 15th to December 7th, Wisconsinites can sign up for health care coverage or make changes to their current health care plans by visiting Medicare.gov.
Washington, DC—Today, as part of his Drug Pricing Action Plan, Rep. Ron Kind introduced the Better Transparency in Information for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019.
La Crosse, WI— Today, Rep. Ron Kind is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Geneva, Switzerland where they will meet with officials from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discuss modernizing the WTO and de-escalating of the trade war. Rep.
Washington, DC—Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after the Administration signed a trade deal with Japan that fails to give U.S. dairy adequate additional access to the Japanese market:
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.
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U.S. Reps. Ron Kind and Tim Walz are working on aspects of health care reform that don’t get talked about as much as universal coverage — cost and quality.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Undertaking a new and aggressive push to enact health reform this year, President Barack Obama bluntly challenged Republican critics on Thursday to put forward their own plan to expand coverage to the uninsured and help struggling families afford care.
When President Obama touches down today in Green Bay, Wis., he will be landing in one of the highest-value health communities in the nation, a city that by numerous measures has managed to control medical spending while steadily improving health outcomes.