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New Democrat Coalition

Ron serves as the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition - a group of democratic legislators dedicated to maintaining America’s standing as the world’s strongest, most successful nation. The New Dems believe firmly in the power of American ingenuity and innovation, and focus their work on finding ways to foster and harness this creativity so it leads to new American jobs, greater economic prosperity, and a safer and more secure future for our country. 

Taskforce on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform 

Part of the Coalition, Ron is the former co-chair of the New Dem taskforce on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform. 

"We’ve got to focus on innovation in order to foster growth now and also lay the foundation for an economy that’s globally competitive for generations,” said Rep. Ron Kind.  “That means investing in education to prepare our kids for the jobs of the future and increasing trade to help our manufacturers compete. And it also means supporting our small businesses and entrepreneurs, through greater access to capital and tax incentives, so that these engines of our economy continue to grow, hire, innovate."

Learn more about the New Dem principles on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform. 

Read Rep. Kind and Rep. Connolly's op-ed on how these principles apply to a 21st century economy.  

Taskforce on Health Care

Ron is also a former member of the New Dem taskforce on Health Care. As part of health care reform, the taskforce stressed the importance of innovation, insurance market reforms, and improving patient care and top priorities. 

Learn more about these priorities.