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Senate votes to end debate on $956 billion farm bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 72-22 to end debate on a five-year, $956 billion farm bill passed by the House last week, with passage expected Tuesday.

House passes $956B farm bill on bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives, on a bipartisan 251-166 vote, passed a sweeping $956 billion farm bill Wednesday.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.

House votes down farm bill

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday rejected a five-year farm bill that would have cut the food stamp program by more than $20 billion.

Republican candidates target ANWR's oil

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Five congressional candidates are headed to Alaska to show support for opening a wildlife refuge up to oil development, sources said.

Democrats recruit conservative candidates

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party, seeking to retake the U.S. House of Representatives, has recruited some conservative and moderate candidates.

U.S. politicians flock to free Web sites

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. political candidates are flocking to free Internet sites such as Facebook and MySpace for exposure that comes with hazards, USA Today reports.

U.S. lawmakers face anthem challenge

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- With a fuss about a Spanish "Star Spangled Banner," ABC News found mixed success while checking whether U.S. lawmakers can handle the song in English.

Kerry on upper Midwest bus tour

DULUTH, Minn., July 2 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry kicked off a Fourth of July weekend campaign bus tour of three Midwest swing states Friday near Duluth, Minn.

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UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 1, 2001

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Ronald James "Ron" Kind (born March 16, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His district is located in the western portion of the state and is anchored by La Crosse and Eau Claire.

Kind was born and raised in La Crosse. He is the third of five children born to Greta and Elroy Kind, and the fifth generation of his family to live in the area. Kind's mother formerly worked as the assistant director of personnel in the La Crosse School District. His father had a 35-year career as a telephone repairman and union leader at the La Crosse Telephone Company.

Kind attended the public schools in La Crosse and became a standout student athlete at Logan High School in both football and basketball. He accepted a scholarship to Harvard University where he graduated with honors in 1985. While attending Harvard, Kind played quarterback on the football team and worked during the summer with Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire in Washington. In Proxmire's office he helped investigate waste, which provided the basis for some of the senator's famous Golden Fleece Awards.

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