Latest Ron Kind News

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Sep. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line. Biden is trying to persuade Democrats to embrace a more emotional argument, namely...

House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans

Sep. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping...

Democrats say Fort McCoy refugees are being properly vetted

Sep. 08, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Several Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation who toured Fort McCoy say they're confident Afghan refugees arriving at the Wisconsin base are being properly vetted before they resettle across the country. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin...

Library worker: Candidate was irate over gay books display

Aug. 23, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — A staffer at a southwestern Wisconsin library says a Republican congressional candidate threatened her over a gay pride display. Kerrigan Trautsch, a page at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, told the La Crosse Tribune that Derrick Van...

Lawsuit challenges Wisconsin districts after census release

Aug. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin’s current congressional and legislative district boundaries, arguing the 10-year-old maps are unconstitutional and shouldn’t be used as the starting point for new districts set to be...

Van Orden receives Trump endorsement for Wisconsin race

Aug. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his “Complete and Total Endorsement!” to the Republican seeking to flip a southwestern Wisconsin congressional district held by Democratic Rep. Ron Kind since 1997. Derrick Van Orden was also...

Biden's complicated new task: keeping Democrats together

Aug. 12, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden overcame skepticism, deep political polarization and legislative gamesmanship to win bipartisan approval in the Senate this week of his $1 trillion infrastructure bill. But as the bill moves to consideration in the House alongside...

Wisconsin Democrat Kind won't seek 14th term in US House

Aug. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, who served more than 24 years in a southwestern Wisconsin district that former President Donald Trump carried in 2020, announced Tuesday that he won’t seek reelection next year. Kind is one of just seven House...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind won’t run again in 2022, after more than 24 years representing western Wisconsin

Aug. 10, 2021 16:14 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind won’t run again in 2022, after more than 24 years representing western Wisconsin.