Standing Up for Victims of Domestic Violence — the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

Just over a year ago, our country mourned for the tragic loss of Zina Daniel. Zina was shot and killed by her estranged husband while at work in the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She was a mother of two daughters and was well loved by her family and the community. Last month, I met with Zina’s brother,


Food stamp program undergoes funding changes

With the end of funding from the 2009 stimulus bill, a new report revealed 47 million Americans using food stamps will have less money per month to buy meals.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps, gives assistance in buying groceries for low-income individuals and families throughout the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture website.


Senator, Congresswoman, Advocates to Receive Awards for Work on Homelessness

On Wednesday, October 30, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (“the Law Center”) will honor Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D -WI), Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Judy Curtis for their work to end homelessness, at the 15th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eddie Johnson (D-TX) and ABC7/WJLA-TV News reporter and


Elvin Daniel, Rep. Gwen Moore discuss gun control on Capitol Hill

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, October 30th, amid the uproar over health care, Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore wanted to return the focus to gun control — and the brother of one of the victims in the Azana Salon & Spa shooting was on hand.

“Keep the heat on Congress to do something. I can tell you we’ve


Decisions made by Wisconsin explains massive health insurance premium disparity between MN and WI on new health insurance marketplaces

On a media call Wednesday that included U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new report documenting vast differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the cost for health insurance on the individual insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.

The report also compares health insurance individual marketplace rates for Wisconsin’s major metro areas, and


GSM mentioned Obamacare system had minimal testing, despite warnings

Washington — The Obama administration launched its troubled health care insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, witnesses told a congressional panel Thursday.

At a House oversight committee hearing, contractors said the administration did not conduct end-to-end testing of the system’s technology until just two weeks before


U.S. Rep. Moore: Supports our nation’s water infrastructure

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) joined her colleagues to pass H.R. 3080 – voting to authorize a host of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activities including harbor maintenance, dredging, flood control, and other infrastructure construction and repair.

Although Congress usually votes for authorization every two years, it has been nearly six years since such


Dems call on ‘cult’ Tea Party to ‘stand down’ and open the government

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told conservative Republicans Thursday to release their grip on the Republican Party and allow the House to vote on a resolution reopening the government. [WATCH VIDEO]

“We need to stop the extreme attitude,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor. “We need to recognize that the poor people of America, the people


Opposition to Obamacare has its limits

No one is more opposed to the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — than the Republican members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation.

The state’s five GOP reps — Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble — have repeatedly voted to repeal the landmark bill. All joined the House majority in opposition that led to a


Gwen Moore Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released this statement commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized from September 15 through October 15:

“I am proud, once again, to celebrate the varied way Latinos contribute to our history, our diversity and our overall way of life.

“As we use this month to learn more about how Latino culture