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.
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:
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, bipartisan legislation that will provide tax incentives for farmers and rural electric cooperatives who invest in biogas technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Ron Kind and Mike Gallagher introduced H.Res.483, a resolution recognizing the importance of veteran-to-veteran mentorship programs. Wisconsin has a number of established veteran mentorship programs which work to connect returning service members with veterans who have transitioned back to civilian life.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Ways and Means passed the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (Butch Lewis Act)—bipartisan legislation that will help struggling pension programs get back on track and preserves benefits for thousands and thousands of retirees. Rep.
WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments as part of the ongoing partisan lawsuit originally brought on by now-defeated Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and Governor Scott Walker.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court ruled on two cases, Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, that federal courts do not have a role to play in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims in a 5 to 4 decision. This ruling allows states to make the final decision in partisan gerrymandering cases by declining to set a constitutional standard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Advancing Medical Resident Training in Community Hospitals Act, authored by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), unanimously passed out of the Ways and Means Committee with broad bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON – This week, the House of Representatives passed a number of bipartisan proposals authored by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind that will benefit Wisconsin.
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The Healthcare Quality Coalition didn't run television ads, issue a weekly barrage of news releases or hold regular news conferences. Its members didn't appear on cable television news shows. It has no staff or dues.
Yet the coalition helped ensure that the recently enacted health care reform legislation contained several provisions to slow the rise in health care spending.
When James Ley of the Menomonie Police and Fire Commission commented on Fire Chief John Baus’ official-looking attire before Monday’s press conference announcing a new ladder truck for the fire department, Baus didn’t miss a beat.
“Hey, I’ll dress up however you want for three-quarters of a million dollars,” Baus said.
Wisconsin 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) held a listening session for all Western Wisconsin constituents via telephone conference Wednesday night to cover an array of topics.
A federal construction project at the French Island fish lab previously restricted to out-of-state contractors will be open to all bidders after the U.S. Department of Interior reversed a decision by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Added regulations on small businesses are not aiding economic growth, a member of the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center told U.S. Rep. Ron Kind on Monday.
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As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled plans for a new district office and visitors center on Brice Prairie, Wisconsin’s congressional delegation is pressuring the White House to allow local contractors to bid on several other projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Unemployment is a big topic on the minds of Chippewa County residents. And while getting a job is on the mind of many of our residents, creating jobs is the mind of our lawmakers in Washington.
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin lawmakers and other members of Congress are concerned about the safety of ethnic Hmong recently deported from Thailand to Laos.
As House and Senate lawmakers start to reconcile their health-care bills with an eye to final passage, a little-noticed provision is already prompting celebration from a small group of influential hospitals that stand to gain millions in Medicare dollars.