Democrats Warm Up for a “War on Poverty” With Republicans on Capitol Hill

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) thinks that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), who chairs the House Budget Committee and is in line to become the next chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is “a nice guy.” The budget he proposed earlier this month is not, Moore and other Democratic lawmakers say.

Facing a tough midterm election cycle, they’re hoping that

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House Budget Committee Sets Third Hearing On Federal Anti-Poverty Programs April 30

April 22 (BNA) — The House Budget Committee is slated April 30 to hold its third in a series of hearings on federal anti-poverty efforts, an area Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has focused on recently.

The hearing will look at “lessons learned” in the 50-year “war on poverty,” according to the committee’s announcement April
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Ryan to Meet With Black Lawmakers After ‘Inner Cities’ Uproar

After being criticized as racially insensitive for his comments on unemployment in “inner cities,” House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus next week to discuss the issue of poverty, an aide for the CBC says.

“Congressman Ryan is a nice guy, and as such you know he has tried to frame the comments



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Black Caucus to challenge Ryan on poverty

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will meet next week with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to discuss strategies for alleviating poverty.

The closed-door meeting has been in the works since last month, when Ryan stirred controversy by saying poverty is caused largely by a “tailspin of culture,” particularly in inner cities, where “generations of men



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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on 15th Milwaukee Aldermanic District:

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Statement on 15th Milwaukee Aldermanic District: “With the departure of Willie Hines, after his long and distinguished service, the voters in the 15th Aldermanic District have an opportunity to select a new alderman. “With so many qualified candidates, from former county supervisor Eyon Biddle Sr. to current county supervisor Russell Stamper II, […]

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Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Help Immigrant Victims of Violence

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization being signed into law. As the House sponsor of the strong, bipartisan Senate VAWA update, I can tell you that this was a victory hard-fought and one that women should be proud of. I witnessed the tireless grassroots work of our advocates,

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Boys and Girls Clubs kicks off “Year of the GIRL” program

As a young girl, Gwen Moore spent her time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee watching the boys play, recounted Denisha Tate, the clubs’ COO, at a recent gathering. The youth club, originally called the Busy Boys Life Club and open only to boys, extended membership to girls in 1984.

That was too late for Moore, but the

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Pres. Obama, Air Force One arrive at 128th Air Refueling Wing

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — President Barack Obama arrived on Air Force One at the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th. When Pres. Obama got off the plane with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D) and was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Co. Executive Chris […]

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Obama signs executive order in Waukesha

President Barack Obama today signed an executive order for a federal jobs training program at an appearance in Waukesha.

The president spoke at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines plant Thursday morning as part of his tour following the State of the Union address Tuesday.

Obama said household incomes have not risen on pace with the stock market and





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READ IT: Pres. Obama’s speech at GE in Waukesha Thursday

WAUKESHA (WITI) — Below is a transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech delivered Thursday, January 30th at GE Energy Waukesha Gas Engines Facility in Waukesha.

THE PRESIDENT: “Thank you!  (Applause.)  Hello, hello, hello!  (Applause.)  Well, it’s good to be in Wisconsin!  (Applause.)  It’s good to be in Waukesha.  (Applause.)  Now, I’ve always appreciated the hospitality that Packer Country gives



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