Connolly and Kind: Refuel U.S. Innovation Engine to Spur Job Growth
One way the government can ensure America’s future economic competitiveness is by investing in the next generation. U.S. colleges and universities rank 27th globally for graduates with science or engineering degrees. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math studies, we can guarantee our students are ready for 21st-century jobs and are educated to excel in the industries …
Kind, Johnson resist safe route
You'd be hard pressed to find many things Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson agree on, but they both got it right last week by voting against continuing to borrow from our future to paper over our present. Unfortunately they were in the minority as their colleagues carried out this election-year political stunt.
Lawmakers to vote on insider trading ban
Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, was the only Republican in the Wisconsin delegation to co-sponsor the House bill. All three Democrats — Tammy Baldwin of Madison, Ron Kind of La Crosse and Gwen Moore of Milwaukee — backed the proposal.
Stop $5 Billion in Farm Checks
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, also expressed hope last week here in Wisconsin that wasteful government handouts will be scaled back this year.
Rep. Kind Meets with Local Ag Advisory Committee
Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind says he met this week with his agriculture advisory committee, which is a group made up of local farmers and stakeholders from across western Wisconsin, to talk about issues affecting the state's farming sector in 2012.
Worries mount over lack of PE in schools
The FIT Kids Act co-sponsored by Smith would measure schools on how they are progressing in comparison to national standards. And it would pay for research to examine the link between children's health and their academic achievement. The bill's other sponsors are Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis.
Report: Health insurance costs inflating
Democratic Congressman Ron Kind said health care exchanges – part of the Affordable Care Act – will bring more competition into his district and smaller markets, thus driving down costs.
House members ask for Stillwater bridge vote
"Congress must act soon to ensure that the state funding is not reallocated to other projects," said a letter to Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings signed by Minnesota Reps. Michele Bachmann, Chip Cravaack and Tim Walz, and Wisconsin Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Sean Duffy, Ron Kind, Thomas Petri and Reid Ribble.