WISCREPORT.COM - Political analysts, news commentators, most voters, and a large number of politicians, especially Democrats, believe that the American people voted for a new direction by electing a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives when they cast their ballots in the November 2006 General Election.
One of the Democrats who will be part of the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives was Congressman Ron Kind (D-LaCrosse). Kind says, "As Democrats, who will be led by the first woman Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, we will work to change the tone of the debate in Washington and work cooperatively on behalf of everyone."
For the first time since 1994, voters across the country voted for a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Kind will serve in his sixth term in office. A native and resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and a former La Crosse County prosecutor, Ron Kind, 43, was first elected to Congress in 1996.
"I am honored the voters of the Third Congressional District re-elected me to represent them during this time of change and opportunity", Kind said.
"Under a Democratic majority, I will continue to pursue policies that will address the real challenges western Wisconsinites face every day. This includes making health care more affordable; cutting college costs; achieving energy independence; strengthening security at home and overseas; and making our government fiscally responsible again by restoring pay-as-you-go budgeting rules", Congressional Represenative Kind promised following his re-election victory Tuesday.
Kind also feels that it is critical that the United States determine a new direction in Iraq. "The President's policies are neither working, nor making us more secure. A stable Iraq is vital to U.S. national security interests and the long-term future of the Middle East", he stated.
The Third Congressional District Representative says Gaining the Democratic majority would not have been possible without the commitment of Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Rahm Emanuel.
"I remain committed to the residents of the Third Congressional District that their message for change will be heard in Congress", Congressperson Kind declared.