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Latest Ron Kind Items
A second Republican has entered the race to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
One of the most moderate Republicans in the Wisconsin state Legislature, and the only Republican to vote against Gov. Scott Walker's union law, will retire rather than take on a more conservative challenger.
Democrats are returning to Washington this week armed with stories from some of the 1.6 million unemployed Americans back home who are desperate to have the federal government resume paying unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.
Although not much can garner bipartisan support on Capitol Hill these days, Legos and Super-Soakers apparently can bridge the aisle.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House are forming a new caucus to promote a new free-trade deal that would open up markets around the Pacific Rim, including the high-coveted Japanese market.
For budget hawks, federal farm-subsidy programs have long been a huge but elusive target, but critics say the time might finally be right to reap a harvest of savings by cutting payments to farmers as lawmakers gear up for a massive fight next year on a new long-term farm bill.
Pork is back on the menu and the appetite is growing on Capitol Hill, where the number of lawmakers voluntarily swearing off earmarks for pet projects has fallen by nearly half compared with last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Democratic-controlled House passed legislation today that combines billions in aid for farmers with money for low-income nutrition programs, defying a veto threat from President Bush over the bill's largesse to crop producers.