Kind touts bipartisan efforts on opiate drug controls, college affordability

Kind touts bipartisan efforts on opiate drug controls, college affordability

We got a welcome reprieve from the non-stop and mostly nonsensical presidential primary appearances in Wisconsin with a visit to the editorial board by Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind.

Kind was recently ranked 11th out of 438 members of Congress in an analysis of bipartisan efforts to pass legislation. It’s a ranking Kind touts with pride and we agree.

And while it is tough, if not impossible, to get anything done in Congress these days, Kind said it’s the effort that keeps him going to work every day.

The congressman says prospects for bipartisan action on opiate drug issues and college affordability give him hope, and he points to support from Republican Milwaukee Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner on things like farm bill reform as a sign of what’s possible.

Unfortunately Kind said redistricting reform, trade agreements, even a Republican budget in a Republican House seem unlikely. And we’re again reminded of the impact presidential politics really exerts in this nation today.