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Rep. Ron Kind, Friend of Dairy and Trade, to Speak at Advocacy Days

Jun 03, 2015

Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) has been added as a featured speaker at this year’s Insiders Breakfast during the upcoming Advocacy Days. He will join Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) on Thursday, June 18, to discuss key issues in the 114th Congress.

A native of La Crosse, Wisc., Kind has represented Wisconsin's Third Congressional District since 1997. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Medicare, Social Security and international trade. He serves on the Subcommittee on Health and, since becoming a member in 2007, also serves on the Subcommittee on Trade.

In addition to committee work, Kind has focused on the issue of agriculture reform. He is the chair of the centrist “New Democrat Coalition” and co-chairs the Congressional Fitness Caucus, the Congressional Organic Caucus, the National Parks Caucus and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Task Force. He is also the former co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.

“Rep. Kind has been a great friend to the dairy industry during his time in Congress, and we are delighted to thank him in person for his support on important issues for our industry, especially free trade,” said Dave Carlin, senior vice president for legislative affairs and economic policy. “Along with Representative Thompson, Representative Kind completes a truly all-star lineup for Advocacy Days attendees this year.”

Advocacy Days, formerly known as Washington Conference, will be held June 17-18. The annual event offers IDFA members an opportunity to make their voices heard in Washington. Conference highlights include a dairy policy briefing, networking opportunities with members of Congress and the annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party.

Don’t miss your chance to hear Representatives Kind and Thompson’s insights on policies and legislation that will affect your business and participate in all events at Advocacy Days. Register today.

For more information, contact Ashley Burch, IDFA director of political programs, at abruch@idfa.org.

 
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