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February 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Village of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, to support the construction of the Village’s new industrial park.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) joined Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) in reintroducing the bipartisan Free Veterans from Fees Act, legislation which would waive application fees for special use permits for veterans’ demonstrations and special events at war memorials on federal land.  

February 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Ron Kind and the Ways and Means Committee took steps to deliver much needed relief to the American people amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis it has caused.

February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —This week Rep. Ron Kind will introduce the Infection Control Training and Support Act, legislation that would provide an additional $200 million for quality and infection control support for skilled nursing facilities.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that he joined his colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee in introducing the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that he was once again selected to join the House Rural Broadband Task Force for the 117th Congress. The House Rural Broadband Task Force works to eliminate digital deserts and expand rural broadband access.   

February 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted for the bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act of 2021. This legislation expands opportunities and access to Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after the Wisconsin Rapids Together Task Force met on Wednesday.


In The News

December 11, 2009 In The News

The House passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- meant to prevent the financial conditions that led to last year's economic collapse -- by a 223-202 vote Friday.

December 3, 2009 In The News

Struggling dairy farmers in Wisconsin may get what they want - and need - most for Christmas: a check from the federal government.

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, delivered that news to hundreds of west-central Wisconsin farmers Wednesday evening during a telephone town hall meeting focusing on agricultural issues.

November 17, 2009 In The News

Washington - Rep. Ron Kind returned Sunday from a congressional fact-finding trip to Pakistan - a weeklong visit that comes at a time when the Obama administration is turning up the heat on Pakistan to do more to fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban.

November 9, 2009 In The News

Now that the House of Representatives has had its historic 220-215 vote for health care reform, the battle of the news releases has resumed in earnest.

Supporters of the 1,990-page, $1.2 trillion plan have argued that the current situation leaves 15 percent of Americans without health insurance and unfairly discriminates against Midwest hospitals and clinics.

November 6, 2009 In The News

Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Congress has another deal for you: Buy a home before May 1 and collect up to $6,500 from the government. If you're a first-time home buyer, get up to $8,000.

October 23, 2009 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a deal Thursday that may remove the biggest hurdle to his support for federal health care reform.

The agreement would link health care providers' Medicare payments to quality of care rather than quantity, which the La Crosse Democrat long has sought.

October 22, 2009 In The News

House leadership and a group of Representatives from low-cost states made news with a deal Thursday that will deliver their support for a public option which would pay providers according to rates based on Medicare. In return, the Representatives will get a study to start fixing low reimbursement rates in low-cost areas of the country.

October 9, 2009 In The News

AT $2.87 a gallon, the average price of milk is down 27 percent from a year ago. That means cheaper groceries for recession-weary consumers and more bang for the taxpayer's buck in food stamps and other federal nutrition programs. What's not to like? Well, dairy farmers hate it: They are facing a $12 billion decline in sales this year, according to the National Milk Producers Federation.

October 8, 2009 In The News

Amid mounting speculation over the future of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, Congress moved today to give American service members another 12 months to claim the popular incentive.

October 2, 2009 In The News

Three Wisconsin congressmen who serve on the House Dairy Caucus met with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday to discuss the troubled dairy industry.