U.S. Rep. Ron Kind made the following statement in response to the news of Senator Herb Kohl's retirement.
"Senator Kohl is the epitome of public service. The State of Wisconsin and the entire nation are at a great loss today with the news of his retirement. Senator Kohl has always put the interests of Wisconsin families, businesses, and farmers first. His dedication to providing access to affordable health care, especially for our seniors, is something our state and our country will value indefinitely. Senator Kohl has stood up for what is fair and right in politics. He was a good friend that I enjoyed working with and he will be greatly missed."